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1

See

Scan for hazards, pay attention to other ppl

2

Think

Decide which hazards are most dangerous, quickly get safest solutions

3

Do

Do manœuvres to keep yourself and others safe

4

Central vision

Right ahead of you

5

Peripheral vision

Allows you to see more than what is directly in front of you

6

Rear-view mirrors

Look in rear-view mirror before u slow down or stop.

7

Side-view mirrors

Use side view mirrors whenever you’re changing road position or direction.

8

Blind spots

Large areas you can’t see with mirrors

9

Blind spot detectors, cameras

Help you detect hazards in blind spots or behind the vehicle, they don’t replace the need to turn your head to check

10

Shoulder checks

Do a shoulder check whenever you change direction or road position to make sure blind spot is clear

11

Backing up

Do a 360 degree vision check before you back up

12

Stopping and starting up again

As you slow down to halt, check mirrors and traffic behind you. Move slowly into intervention if vision is blocked

13

Turning

Should check, then scan intersection as you begin to move forward. Make sure you’re looking towards the direction you’re turning

14

Hazard

Anything in the driving environment that could harm you or other road users

15

Hazard perception

Skill of identifying these hazards

16

Space conflict

When 2 road users try to move into the same space at the same time

17

Space margins

Areas of space around your vehicle

18

Average speed in cities/towns

50km/h

19

Average speed outside cities and towns

80km/h

20

Max speed limit in a lane or alleyway within municipalities

20km/h

21

Traction

Grip your tires have on the road

22

Inertia

Tendency for moving objects- the faster you’re going, the greater force of inertia.

23

Gravity

The force that pulls everything towards earth.

24

Centre of gravity

The point around which all of an objects weight is balanced, lower centre of gravity means better balance

25

Hands on steering wheel

9 and 3 o’clock position
Or
10 and 2 o’clock position
Or
8 and 4 o’clock

26

Tailgate

Following too closely behind the vehicle in front

27

Total stopping distance

Distance your vehicle travels from the moment you notice a hazard until the moment the vehicle stops

28

Be timely

Signal well ahead to give other road users plenty of warning

29

Be clear

Don’t apply your turn signal too soon and confused ppl

30

Mean what you say

Make sure your signal has cancelled after your turn