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Module 2: Car Regulations . Melissa Boggs. Schedule. Last weeks online module Review Lecture Quiz . Module 9. Due Thursday or Saturday? . Time for Review! . 1) in which location is parking permitted? A) Unmarked Curb B) 10 Feet of Fire hydrant C) Crosswalk D) Between a safety zone .
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Module 2: Car Regulations Melissa Boggs
Schedule • Last weeks online module • Review • Lecture • Quiz
Module 9 Due Thursday or Saturday?
Time for Review! • 1) in which location is parking permitted? • A) Unmarked Curb • B) 10 Feet of Fire hydrant • C) Crosswalk • D) Between a safety zone
When can you drive above the speed limit? • Rural areas • City Limits • Highways • None of these
A race is defined by: • Two or more vehicles, starting from a point side by side and accelerating in a competitive attempt to out distance each other. • Anytime a vehicle is driving above the speed limit • Any time two vehicles are driving next to each other in a fast manor • When a checkered flag is waved and two cars accelerate at the same time
Which is not a safety tip regarding a railroad crossing? • Never drive around a lowered gate • Do not shift gears on tracks • Stop between gates and looks for trains • Do not race a train
Objectives • Students will be able to state the appropriate condition their car must be in
Rationale • Why is it important? • Safety for everyone involved • Watch This!
Steering • Steering wheel must operate normally • No excessive play in the wheel
Steering • Sector shaft is secure • No binding/lash in the steering assembly
Tires • Must have a minimum of 1/6 inch tread • They should be free of bumps, bulges, breaks, or damage
Question • True or False • You are borrowing your fathers car for your road skills test. His steering wheel is bound by zip-ties. You are concerned with driving his car, but he ensures you that you will be okay. Should you use his car?
NO! any major defect in a car will prevent you from taking your road skills test
Question Yes or no: Is this rim okay?
Wheels and Rims • NO! • Rims should not be bent or twisted • Lug bolts must be secured tightly.
Brakes • Service Brakes: • This is the primary brake you use while driving
Brakes • Emergency Brakes: • Independent brake system • Stopping or holding a vehicle in an emergency or while parked
Brakes Continued • Brakes will be inspected to determine: • sufficient brake pedal • brake pedal reserve • brake will stop the vehicle
Headlights • You must have two working headlights
Question • True or False: • This car is legal to drive on the road?
Taillights • You must have at least one taillight
Brake lights • Every vehicle must have at least two stop lights
License Illuminating Light • You must have a working white light • It illuminates the license plate
Red Reflectors • All vehicles should have two red reflectors • Can be a part of the taillight
Color of Lights • You may only have white or amber colored headlights unless: • You hold a special permit • You drive a special vehicle
Turn Signals • You must have rear and front working turn signals
Windshield/Windows • All glass should be free of discoloration and cracks
Opportunity to Respond Is this car appropriate for your road skills test?
No. • Glass should be free of cracks. This crack is so large it could affect your field of vision.
Exhaust System • Your vehicle should not: • Have a muffler cutout • Bypass (produces excessive smoke or gas) • Produce excess noise
Opportunity to Respond • Watch This! • Is this car appropriate for the road skills test?
Rear View Mirror • All vehicles must have a rear view mirror
Windshield Wipers • All vehicles should be equipped with working windshield
Horn and Warning Device • Your vehicle must have a working horn
Broken Parts • Your car should not: • Have protruding objects • Broken sharp edges • Dangerous vehicle parts
Other Equipment • Bumper Law- must have a bumper
Safety Belts- You must have at least 2 seatbelts for the front seat. You must wear the seatbelt for all components of the skills test.
Other Equipment • Flashers- may be used when a disabled vehicle is left or near a roadway
Other Equipment • Studded tires- are legal from Nov.1- April 15
Window Tinting • Windshield- must allow 70% light transmission • Front seat driver/passenger side windows- must allow 50% light transmission • Violation of this is a misdemeanor and $100 fine
Opportunity to Respond Studded tires: are these appropriate?
Opportunity to Respond Are these headlights legal?
NO! • Only white and amber colored lights are legal
Reasons for Failing Test • Unfamiliar with car • Watch This! • How can you avoid this?