Overview of In-Class Instructions

Rules of the road

  1. Traffic laws and Regulations
    1. Types of driver's licences
    2. Graduated licensing program
    3. Getting your license
    4. Maintaining a valid driver's license
    5. Demerit Points Systems
    6. Emiision Testing
  2. Reason for Traffic laws and regulations
    1. Current road safety issues
      1. Seat Belts
      2. Mirrors
      3. Blind Spot
      4. Child Safety
    2. Speeding
    3. Impaired Driving
    4. Emergency Vehicles
    5. Insurance
  3. Levels of Traffic Laws
    1. Federal
    2. Provincial
    3. Municipal
  4. Road Control Devices
    1. Signs
    2. Signals
    3. Marking

The Vehicle and its components

  1. Basic Vehicle Components
    1. Control Devices
    2. Instruments and Warning Devices
    3. Safety and Security Devices
    4. Anti-theft devices
    5. Visibility Devices
    6. Communications Devices
    7. Comfort Devices
  2. Vehicle Safety
    1. External Checks
    2. Internal Checks

Vehicle Handling

  1. Controlling The Vehicle Safety
    1. Visual Tracking
      1. Smith System
    2. Steering
    3. Seating and Positioning
    4. Starting and Acceleration
      1. Optimal Lane Position
    5. Deceleration and Braking
    6. Speed Control
    7. Parking
      1. Uphill
      2. Downhill
      3. Angle
      4. Reverse
      5. Parallel
    8. Changing Direction
      1. Backing
      2. Merging
      3. Lane Changes
    9. Right of way manoeuvres
    10. Turns
    11. Highway and Freeway Driving
  2. Traction
  3. Friction
  4. Collision Avoidance
    1. Critical Situations
    2. Wheel Off Road
    3. Head-on Collision Avoidance
    4. Read-End Collision Avoidance
    5. Brake Limit
  5. Skid Control
    1. ABS

Driver Behaviour

  1. Adjusting Driver Behaviour
    1. Risk Perception
  2. Emotions Effecting Driving
    1. Emotions and Decision Making
    2. Dealing With Emotions
  3. Positive Driving Attitude and Behaviours
    1. Values and Beliefs
    2. Motives
      1. Driving as thrill seeking
    3. Social Factors
      1. Advertisements and Media
      2. Peer Pressure
    4. Positive Attitudes
      1. Driving is a Priviledge
      2. Cooperative Driving

Respect and Responsibility

  1. Responding to Emergency Situations
    1. Collisions
    2. Arriving at the collision scene
    3. Dealing with police
    4. Emergency Vehicles
    5. Vehicle Malfunction
    6. Brake Fail
    7. Tires Blowout
  2. Safety and Responsibility
    1. Safety Measures
      1. Seat Belts
      2. Child Restraints
  3. Conflict Avoidance
    1. Respecting Others
    2. Road Rage
  4. Environmental Responsibility
    1. Fuel Efficiency
      1. Idling
      2. New Technologies
    2. Proper and Regualr Vehicle Maintenance
      1. Oil Change
      2. Tune Up
    3. Emiission Testing
  5. Lifelong learning
    1. Changing Skills
    2. Age and Driving
    3. Changing Laws and Regulations

Sharing the Road

  1. Cooperative Driving
    1. Other Road Users and their needs
      1. Cyclist
      2. Motorcycles
      3. Transit Vehicles
      4. Emergency Vehicles
      5. Trucks
      6. Pedestrians
      7. School Buses
  2. Communication among road users
    1. Vehicle Signals
    2. Hand Signals
    3. Horn
    4. Headlights

Attention

  1. Impaired Driving
    1. Types of Impairment
      1. Alcohol
      2. Fatigue
      3. Medical Conditions
      4. Drowsy Driving
  2. Effects of Impairment
    1. Impaired Judgement
  3. Consequences of Impairment
    1. Collision
    2. Legal Issues
  4. Distraction
    1. Inside the Vehicle
    2. Outside the Vehicle

Perceptions and Risk Management

  1. Wehre to observe
    1. 360 Vision
    2. Distance Scanning
    3. Peripheral Vision
    4. Blind Spots
  2. How to observe
    1. Active Attention
    2. Shoulder Check
    3. Mirrors
  3. Scanning
    1. Distinguishing Hazards
  4. Perception of Personal Limits
    1. Types of Drivers
  5. Dangerous Driving
    1. Aggressive Driving
    2. Street Racing
  6. Risk Tolerance
    1. Confidence
  7. Accurate Risk Perception
    1. Reaction Time
    2. Proactive Vs Reaction Action
  8. Factors Effecting Perception
    1. Age
    2. Experience
    3. Environment
    4. Mental Factors
  9. Factors of Collision
    1. Common caluses of Collision
  10. Driving Hazards
    1. Common Driving Hazards