ERIC Number: ED260298
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Driving Procedures. A Resource Guide for Driver Education Teachers.
Texas State Dept. of Public Safety, Austin.
Designed to provide instructors with resource materials for driver education, this book contains mainly materials on established safe driving procedures. An introduction defines a procedure as describing ways in which a driver can comply with the law to do something extra that will increase his/her safety and prevent congestion and collision. Examples and descriptions of procedures and laws are provided, and suggestions are made for incorporating discussion of procedures into driver education. These categories of driving procedures are discussed: city driving; rural driving; night driving; winter driving; driving on mountain roads; driving on freeways; driving in fog; driving in sandstorms; driving on slick roads and running off roadway; driving in mud, water, and rain squalls; problems and procedures involving trucks; railroad crossing procedures; driver signals; traffic signs, markings, and signals; applying brakes on automobiles; blowout hazards and recovery procedures; passing problems on two-lane city streets; transitions between roadways; small barricades in one lane of a multilane roadway; use of rearview mirror in approaching an intersection; checking left lane before starting to overtake and pass; the right-of-way and how to show drivers you will yield it; yielding right-of-way to emergency vehicles; braking distance charts; vehicle acceleration and deceleration; and following distances. Two final sections address littering and the square principle. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Texas State Dept. of Public Safety, Austin.