Module 7: Cooperating with Others on Highway 04

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(Defensive Driving)Defensive driving means not endangering anyone’s life, saving time and money, despite current conditions and the actions of others. … Defensive driving is anticipating the actions of other drivers and applying the correct driving techniques for the situation you face. To avoid collisions, the defensive driver should:

  1. Be alert and keep your eyes moving to keep track of what is happening all the time.
  2. Look for problems that may develop in general.
  3. Have a plan of action.
  4. Know that the law requires drivers to protect each other from their own mistakes

The driver and all passengers, regardless of age, in a passenger car must wear a seat belt if they occupy a seat in a vehicle equipped with seat belts. Any child under the age of 8 must be in a federally approved child car seat if occupying a seat in a vehicle equipped with a seat belt, unless the child is over 4’9 ”tall. Seat belt requirements include pickup trucks, SUVs, and trucks. Seat belts prevent you from:

  • Get thrown out of your car. Your chances of dying are five times greater if you get thrown out of your car.
  • Hit the board too hard.
  • Keep better control of your car.
  • Whatever reason you have for not wearing a seat belt, it is dangerous and violates state law.