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[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]DRIVER SAFETY TIPS: THE S.I.P.D.E.METHOD OF DECISION MAKING SCAN, IDENTIFY, Tools PREDICT, DECIDE, EXECUTE   [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvcggCTD4zE[/embedyt]   [caption id="attachment_17783" align="alignnone" width="300"] Scanning can help avoid slow vehicle clog up.[/caption]   Driving within the Highway Transportation System requires constant mental alertness and scanning skills.  Your visual scanning skills and your ability to make split second decisions can affect your driving safety.   SCAN:   What are you looking for? Scanning skills and defensive driving skills are learned. They do not come naturally.   Just as learning any skill takes training and practice, driving is no different.   An inexperienced driver will not scan the roadway as an...

The most frequent distracted drivers are from ages 35-39 and 65+ The average text takes 4 seconds, in that amount of time at 45 mph you have covered 264 feet!   [caption id="attachment_17516" align="alignnone" width="300"] Especially be sure and pay close attention at intersections.[/caption] A recent study by the VA Tech Transportation Institute shows that 80 percent of all crashes and 65 percent of all near-crashes are the result of driver inattention. The top five driver distractions last year were, in order: Drivers not having their eyes on the road Fatigue Looking at a roadside incident Cell phone use Passenger distractions There are 3 basic types...

PROPER DRIVER POSITIONING [caption id="attachment_17052" align="alignnone" width="300"] Position your hands at 9 and 3 on the steering wheel.[/caption]   In order to maintain balanced, smooth control over your car, you should be in the proper driving position. Position your hands on the outside of the steering wheel at the 3 and 9 positions. Adjust the top of the head rest to the top of our ears Your left foot should be on the dead petal. Your right foot go from the accelerator to the brake without lifting your foot from the floor. Additional resources: www.drivesmartva.org Position yourself 10-12 inches from the steering wheel [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wJQV9SAQZ0[/embedyt] Place your wrist...

Safe Driving Tips Expressway Driving VA to Fine Slow Left Lane Expressway Drivers 1.Communicate on the expressway  Virginia law states that you must always signal when changing directions.  You need to increase communication on the expressway by signaling.  Be sure to communicate lane changes, merges, exits and entrances.  By signalling, you prepare those around you for your change in direction.   Statistically,  there are less crashes on the expressway than on urban and rural roads, but crashes are usually more serious due to high speeds.  You should make every effort to increase expressway driving safety by communicating. IF THERE IS NO ONE BESIDE YOU AND...

IIHS test passenger side safety!   Wait for it! https://youtu.be/EyTG3C5qFCU The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety is now testing passenger side safety in crashes.  The institute is located in Virginia and has played a major role in improving safety in our automobiles.  From 2009-2014, there were nine (9) vehicles that had no fatalities per million cars on the road. The IIHS has does great work in encouraging automobile manufactures to beef up their vehicles to protect the passengers.  At the IIHS they test new safety devices, side  collision safety, driver side front end collision safety, roll over top crush safety, among many other things.  They...

https://youtu.be/FFrUY8yl11o Risk vs reward! Speeding Almost all endeavors in life of great reward, involve some risk. What is the actual reward for taking the risk of speeding on the Virginia roadways.  Is there a reward at all?  Is it time?  Watch the video below if you  are speeding to save time!  Realize risk in not all circumstances leads to proportionate rewards! For example, investment risk often brings large economic rewards, however, the down side of that is monetary failure on a large scale.  Gambling incurs large risk, but brings a thrill to many, that causes them to take the risk for the ride...

DRIVER IMPROVEMENT CLINIC FOR SENIORS As we age we will all experience some challenges.  For each of us the time may come when we need to consider letting someone else take over the responsibility of driving for us.  As we age our reflexes along with our eyesight and cognitive abilities slow down.  This is a natural process of aging.  We can make our best efforts to slow down or retard this process as much as possible, but it is something that seniors need to take into consideration. Driving tips! There are some tips that I can offer as a driving instructor to help...

Driver Positioning: To maintain a balanced, smooth control over your car, you should be in the proper driving position.  Maintain proper driver positioning at all times. Sit comfortably and maintain good control over the car with a balanced motion. You should be 10-12 inches from the steering wheel. This is the distance where your wrist rest comfortably on the steering wheel at 12:00 with a slight bend in the elbow. The steering wheel should be slanted toward your chest or body and not your face. The potential danger of the air bags deploying makes this distance necessary for your protection. The air bag...

What techniques can we learn to avoid collisions? A Safe Way Driving Academy, LLC   To Consider Is it possible to put space between you and other cars in all situations? What type of thought process and vehicle placement is required to avoid collisions? How does knowing the traffic patterns, understanding the signs, road markings, and being courteous to others on the road help to prevent collisions? What is the reason for most “accidents”? Can you have a crash if two people or objects are NOT occupying the same space at the same time? How can you prevent this? This is the subject of...

Techniques for avoiding collisions- SIPDE [caption id="attachment_53" align="alignnone" width="300"] SIPDE and safe driving[/caption] Techniques for avoiding collisions- SIPDE S.I.P.D.E is an acronym for defensive driving. #Defensivedriving is not a passive activity, but rather an active, conscious effort made to train your eyes and mind to drive in a defensive manner. By using this system of scanning the environment, identifying possible conflicts and preparing in advance for these conflicts you will be able to, essentially: decide ahead what action you need to take in order to execute smooth movements and avoid any conflict that may arise. An intersection in an urban environment is the most potentially dangerous...

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