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Module 7– Freeway Driving and Defensive Driving . Melissa Boggs . Schedule. No review Online Module 5 9 Lecture Post quiz. Objectives. Students will state the steps to get on to the freeway, driving safely while on the freeway, and getting off the freeway
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Module 7– Freeway Drivingand Defensive Driving Melissa Boggs
Schedule • No review • Online Module • 5 • 9 • Lecture • Post quiz
Objectives • Students will state the steps to get on to the freeway, driving safely while on the freeway, and getting off the freeway • Students will know about the defensive driving course
Getting on to the Freeway • Watch This!
Getting on to the Freeway • If you the on-ramp is on the left side, do not wait until the last second to get onto the left lane.
Getting on the Freeway • Once you enter the ramp, accelerate.
Getting on to the Freeway • When you reach the end of a freeway on-ramp, weather permitting, you should be traveling as close as possible to the speed of the traffic
Getting on the Freeway • Use your turn signal to merge • Motorist on the highway have a right away; be cautious of them when entering the highway
Question • True or False: When entering the highway, you should be traveling slower than the speed of the traffic?
False; you should be traveling the same speed as the traffic at the end of the on-ramp
Traffic Movement • Once you are in a lane, stay in it. Don’t weave through traffic
Traffic Movement • Remember, moving faster means it will take longer to stop
Traffic Movement • Maintain your speed at or below the speed limit • Speed rule of thumb
Question • True or False: You are driving in a hurry. It’s okay to weave through traffic if there are no cops nearby.
Question • True or False: The faster you are driving the longer it will take to stop.
True; you should allow more distance between cars the faster you are driving.
Exiting the Freeway • Watch This
Exiting the Freeway • Watch for signs. When you see your exit turn on your turn signal • Move to the correct exit lane
Exiting the Freeway • Stay at the speed of traffic until you reach the exit ramp • Slow down and stop if required
Exiting the Freeway • If you miss your exit, take the next one. It’s illegal to drive in the median to turn around.
Question • True or False: You should begin slowing down for your exit once you see the sign.
Question • True or False: If you miss your exit you must wait until the next exit to turn around.
True; it is illegal to turn around in the median if you miss your exit. Keep driving until the next exit and turn around.
Defensive Driving • Watch out for other drivers mistakes • There is a course offered—Defensive driving course through National Safety Council