TEACHER: COACH WADE HAWKINS (RHS)
CLASSROOM: Classroom #221 AT RIDGELAND HIGH SCHOOL
CLASS FEE: $154
CREDIT: 1/2 CREDIT
REGISTRATION: May 30 and 30 AT MADISON CAREER AND TECH SCHOOL (SOWELL ROAD)
STARTING DATE OF CLASS: JUNE 10 / 8 -10 AM AT RHS
1. COMPLETED 8TH GRADE AND 14 YEARS OLD OR OLDER.
2. ENROLLED IN 9TH-12TH GRADES FOR 2011-12 SCHOOL YEAR.
3. HAVE A VALID ORIGINAL SOCIAL SECURITY CARD AND ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE.
** Classes meet on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. (No Wednesdays)
JUNE 10, 8-10 AM CHAPTERS 1-2
Objectives for chapter 1: You Are Part of the System p.4-14
1. Describe the 3 parts of the highway transportation system. (HTS)
2. Tell how the HTS is regulated.
3. Explain how social, physical, and mental skills work together in your driving task.
4. Name the 4 steps in the IPDE Process.
5. Explain how your attitude will affect your driving.
6. List some examples of HTS breakdowns.
7. Describe several major causes of collisions.
8. Explain how drivers can help protect our environment.
9. Explain how a graduated driver licensing program can help you drive more safely.
10. List some of the main concepts stressed in a quality driver education program.
Objectives for chapter 2: Signs, Signals, and Roadway Markings. p.19-36
1. State the meaning of the eight shapes and eight colors used for traffic signs.
2. Describe the actions to take at STOP,YIELD, and speed limit signs.
3. List five situations where warning signs might be used.
4. Explain how guide signs and international signs help you when driving.
5. Explain what to do at a green light, and red light.
6. Describe the action to take when you approach a flashing red signal or flashing yellow signal.
7. Describe the actions to take with pedestrian signals and traffic control officers' signals.
8. Describe the difference between broken yellow lines and broken white lines.
9. Explain the difference between a shared left-turn lane and left-turn lane.
10. List six types of special roadway markings.
JUNE 11, 8-10 AM CHAPTERS 3-4
Objectives for chapter 3: Basic Vehicle Control p.49-56
1. Identify each guage and warning light on an instrument panel and explain its function.
2. Explain the purpose of each control used to operate a vehicle.
3. Describe the use of safety, communication, and comfort devices.
4. List in order the checks you make when preparing to drive.
5. Describe how to enter a vehicle from the street side.
6. Discuss how to set and use mirrors.
7. Describe the procedure for starting an automatic transmission vehicle in motion.
8. Tell the correct procedure to follow when leaving an automatic transmission vehicle from the street side.
9. List procedures for using standard or manual transmission.
Objectives for chapter 4: Managing Risk with IPDE Process p. 62-84.
1. Name 3 major factors that can contribute to the degree of risk you encounter while driving.
2.. Name the 4 steps in IPDE Process.
3. List the 5 rules of the Smith System.
4. Explain the structure of the Zone Control System.
5. Describe the location of each of the 6 zones of the Zone Control System.
6. Explain what is meant by open and closed zones.
7. Describe an orderly visual search pattern.
8. Name the 3 different lan postitions availabel to you within your lane.
9. Explain what is meant when you minimize or separate a hazard or compromise space.
10. List the 3 most important actions you can take to avoid conflict.
11. Explain what is meant by commentary driving.
12. Describe what is meant by selective use of the IPDE Process.
JUNE 13, 8-10 AM CHAPTERS 5-6
Objectives: Chapter 5 Natural Laws and Car Control p.92-104
1. Explain how gravity affects your car.
2. Describe the factors that affect energy of motion.
3. Explain how traction controls your car.
4. List 3 things that can reduce traction.
5. Describe how you can check traction while driving.
6. List factors that affect your car in a curve.
7. Define total stopping distance and name 4 factors that affect braking distance.
8. List 3 factors that will change your vehicle's force of impact in a collision.
9. Explain the correct way to adjust safety belts.
10. Describe how a driver and passengers should position themselves to benefit from air bags.
11. Explain how best to position and use child safety seats.
Objectives: Chapter 6 Performing Basic Vehicle Maneuvers p. 110-124.
1. Explain how to steer straight forward and backward.
2. Describe the correct use of hand signals and explain when they might be used.
3. List the proper steps for changing lanes.
4. Describe hand-over-hand steering.
5. List the steps for making right and left turns.
6. Describe how to back left and right.
7. Describe 5 turnabouts and tell which is the safest to use.
8. Discuss reference points and how to use them as guides when parking your vehicle.
9. Describe the procedures for angle, perpendicular, and parallel parking.
10. Describe how to park uphill and downhill with and without a curb.
11. Explain how to start from an uphill parking space without rolling backwards.
JUNE 14, 8-10 AM CHAPTERS 7-8
Objectives: Chapter 7 Negotiating Intersections p.130-144
1. Explain how to search an intersection after it has been identified.
2. Tell when you are at the point-of-no-return.
3. describe what you should do when you have a closed front zone at an intersection.
4. Explain how to approach a controlled intersection.
5. Tell how to move from a STOP sign when your view is blocked.
6. Describe how to make right turns at controlled intersections.
7. Tell how to identify an uncontrolled intersection.
8. Explain the procedures to follow at an uncontrolled intersection.
9. Describe the proper procedures for crossing uncontrolled railroad tracks.
10. Define the right of way.
11. Describe situations in which you, the driver, must yield the right of way.
12. Identify how long it takes to cross and join traffic.
Objectives: Chapter 8 Sharing the Roadway p.150-168
1. Tell why you have the responsibility for protecting motorcyclists.
2. Explain how to use the IPDE Process to protect motorcyclists.
3. Describe the situations where you should look for motorcyclists.
4. Explain the difference in acceleration and braking abilities between motorcycles and other vehicles.
5. Describe the protective equipment motorcyclists should wear.
6. Explain motorcyclists special riding problems.
7. Tell how you can help protect bicyclists form conflict.
8. List the guidelines that moped and motor scooter drivers should follow when riding.
9. Explain why you should use extra caution and care to protect pedestrians.
10. List areas where you can expect to see pedestrians.
11. Explain procedures to follow to clear the way for emergency vehicles.
12. Define "no-zones" around large trucks.
13. Explain precautions to take when following larger trucks.
14. List guidelines to follow when passing large trucks.
JUNE , 8-10 AM SIGNS AND ROAD MARKINGS TEST
JUNE , 8-10 AM CHAPTERS 9-10
JUNE , 8-10 AM CHAPTERS 11-12
JUNE , 8-10 AM CHAPTERS 13-14
JUNE , 8-10 AM CHAPTERS 15-16
JUNE , 8-10 AM CHAPTERS 17 / MS DRIVERS MANUAL
JUNE 26, 8-10 AM CHAPTER 18 / MS DRIVERS MANUAL
JUNE 27, 8-10 AM MS DRIVERS MANUAL
JUNE 28, 8-10 AM MS DRIVERS MANUAL
JUNE 29, 8-10 AM MS DRIVERS MANUAL
JULY 2, 8-10 AM FINAL EXAM
** STUDENTS BEGIN DRIVING SCHEDULES AS SOON AS THEY ACQUIRE A LEARNERS PERMIT OR HAVE A VALID DRIVER LICENSE (THIS WILL BE SCHEDULED INDIVIDUALLY BETWEEN STUDENTS AND COACH HAWKINS BASED ON INDIVIDUAL SCHEDULES )
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OFFICE #: 601-898-5023 EXT.410