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NCJ Number: 67972 Find in a Library
Title: EMERGENCY DRIVING SKILLS, PART 4 - PREDICTING HAZARDS AND DECIDING UPON ACTION
Author(s): ANONYMOUS
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 40
Publication Number: UNIT 36
Document: PDF
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS SELF-INSTRUCTIONAL UNIT PRESENTS OPERATORS OF EMERGENCY VEHICLES WITH INFORMATION NEEDED TO PREDICT POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS DRIVING SITUATIONS AS WELL AS TO DECIDE UPON THE PROPER COURSE OF ACTION.
Abstract: THE COURSE INCLUDES INFORMATION ON THE PROBABILITY OF A COLLISION UNDER VARIED CIRCUMSTANCES AND THE CONSEQUENCES OF SUCH COLLISIONS. IT AIMS TO HELP THE STUDENT IDENTIFY THE PROCEDURES FOR PREDICTING THE PROBABILITY OF HAZARDS, WAYS TO MINIMIZE A SINGLE HAZARD, AND THE CONCEPT OF SEPARATING TWO OR MORE HAZARDS, AS WELL AS DEVELOP SKILLS OF COMPROMISING IN REAL-WORLD DRIVING SITUATIONS. HAZARDOUS DRIVING SITUATIONS NOTED INVOLVE EXPRESSWAYS, INTERSECTIONS, LEFT TURNS, AND EXIT RAMPS. THE DISCUSSION OF DRIVER DECISIONMAKING TAKES INTO ACCOUNT TIME-DISTANCE-SPEED RELATIONSHIPS. QUESTIONS WITH ANSWER KEYS FOLLOW EACH SECTION. ILLUSTRATIONS ARE INCLUDED. FOR RELATED DOCUMENTS, SEE NCJ 67969-71.
Index Term(s): Driver training; Emergency procedures; Emergency vehicles; Highway safety; Maryland; Self instructional materials
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