- A. Right and left turns, stop signs, yield signs:
Practice in a quiet neighborhood. Maintain 3 feet from curbs and 1 foot from painted lines.
Stop before crosswalks, roll when no pedestrians and stop again before entering
the street only if there is traffic.
- B. Residential streets, light traffic:
Continue skills from A. with peds. and light traffic.
- C. Moderate traffic, signal lights, pedestrian crossings:
Increase traffic conflict.
- D. Rural highway, curves, hills, intersections:
Using a quiet rural road, maintain center lane position and smooth speed near the
limit (not over). Take curves at smooth speed under control bet without being too
slow. Use proper observation skills (12 seconds lead and looking for risks) at curves,
hills and intersections.
- E. High traffic highway, observation, passing:
Expand highway skills with traffic.
- F. Multilane highway, enter and exit, lane changes:
Maintain speed and position. Enter the traffic at the speed of traffic, begin the exit near the speed limit.
Observe any ramp speed limit. Make lane changes with the speed at the speed of
the traffic being entered. Understand the use of ramp metering.
- G. City traffic, parking, signal lights, turn arrows:
Maintain proper speed and position. Practice left turns at signals with and without
turn arrows. Yellow means stop unless committed to crossing the crosswalk. If in
the intersection, yellow means clear the intersection.
- H. Parking: parallel, angle, parking lots:
Practice with stakes and real cars and with traffic. Parallel parking stalls are 25' by 7.5'. Start with back bumper even with the front
stake. Roll backward while turning to a 40 angle. Straighten out and continue
backward. Turn hard left when clear of the front stake. A roll forward to parallel
the car to the curb and a roll backward to center the car in the space are permitted.
The car should be within 12" of the curb. The exam includes a "corner back" equivalent to backing
into an alley, driveway or perpendicular parking stall. The width is 10 feet. One
way to do this is to start 5' out and 5' beyond the space and turn smoothly into
the space as the car rolls backward.
- I. Longer distances, trip planning:
Use a map to plan a trip to a place that is not familiar. List route, expected
stops and other details.
- J. Reduced traction and visibility:
Drive on a gravel road or in icy conditions to get the feel of reduced traction.
Drive at night and during rain.
- N. Night driving: (Minimum of 10 hours) More than 1/2 hour after sunset. Discuss visibility problems and driving while tired.
- O. ok, nothing out of the ordinary: Start practice with good driving conditions
but do not do all practice in this area.
- P. Passing on a 2 lane road: Do a normal pass in 10 seconds. A "leap frog" game with another car may be setup.
- Q. Gravel or dirt road: Slower speeds are needed and traction is reduced.
- R. Rain - light to moderate: Wipers needed and lights on. Go slower, traction is reduced.
- S. Snow - light to moderate: Wipers needed and lights on. Go slower, traction is reduced.
- T. Rain - thunderstorm or heavy:
- U. Snow - heavy:
- V. Limited visibility - fog etc.: Lights on. Slow down but don't always stop.
- W. Strong winds: Hold wheel firmly. Watch for truck gusts.