Chapter 14 DRIVING IN city traffic


Adjusting to city traffic.

Be aware to look all around for hazards when driving in the city.

Watch out for other people who like to cut out in front of you.

Use the IPDE process in city traffic to avoid conflict. Identity, Predict, Decide, Execute.


Following and meeting traffic.

Q1. How do you use the 3 second rule?

A1. Use a 3 second following distance by setting an object for them to pass. Once you pass it, you should have a count of 3 seconds.

Q2. What do you do when oncoming traffic crosses the line?

A2. Watch out for oncoming traffic. If a car crosses the line; slow, blow the horn and move to position 3.

Q3. How do you avoid a tailgater?

A3. Watch out for tailgaters. Avoid/prevent a crash by moving to the right or pull off to the side to prevent a crash.


Managing space in city traffic.

Q4. When do you cover the brake?

A4. Cover the brake when you sense conflict by holding your foot over the brake.

When in city traffic, you should be looking about a block ahead of your car.

Q5. How far away should you drive from a parked car?

A5. Watch out for parked cars. Drive at least a cars door away when driving past.

When choosing a lane to drive in, pick the one with less hazards.

Q6. How do you adjust speed in the city?

A6. Drive with the traffic flow, but stay within the speed limit and adjust speeds to avoid conflict.


Special city situations

Q7. How do you identify a one way street?

A7. Identify one way streets by looking that all the cars are going in the same direction or if there are wrong way signs.

If your turning right you should be in the right lane and if your turning left you should be in the left lane for a one way street.

Q8. What do you do if a car is going the wrong way on a one way street?

A8. If you encounter a driver going the wrong way on a one way street, slow down, steer right and sound your horn.

Q9. Where should your hands be on a steering wheel?

A9. in the 10 and 2 position

Q10. What is the first thing you do when you get in a car?

A10. Close the door


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