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Driving in Rain and Fog
Wet roads and or fog add complexity of driving.
• Driving too fast for the conditions and obscures vision due to weather or other issues are the #2 and #10 factors, respectively in fatal crashes,
• hydroplaning (where water between the roadway and your tires adversely affects your ability to drive or steer) can occur at speeds as low as 30 mph.
Practice driving in such condition if done properly, can improve a student’s depth of experience and make them safer drivers, don’t forget that we are in Florida and you can expect rain any time.
We suggest all drivers do the following in adverse weather condition:
• Reduce your speed- don’t forget that speed limits are set for ideal conditions
• Increase your following distance from the normal 3 seconds from the vehicle in front you to 5 seconds or more.
• Brake smoothly, evenly and easy don’t wait too late to stop
• Try to avoid standing water, if safe to do so, change lanes
• Use your low beams to make yourself more visible, day and night we encourage you to have your teen practice driving in such conditions but only when you feel it is safe and they are prepared to do so.
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Things to know.
• 16% of fatal crashes involve driver distraction anything that takes your focus off the road
• Teens are the #1 age group for crashes due to driver distraction
•People who text while driving are 23 times more likely to be in a crash
• Talking on a cell phone reduces the amount of brain activity associated with driving by 37% and 19% of all drivers and 37% of 18-27 year old drivers regularly send texts while driving Cell phones and texting are main reason why so many accidents.
Do you as a parent what is the best thing to do?
• Be a good sample for your teens. Doesn’t use the cell phone when driving remember that kids copy what parents do.
• Turn your cell phone off
• Talk to your kids about the use of cell phones texting and all distractions before they start driving .Same as the use of alcohol Cell phone “Zero tolerance” simple as that.
1. What is distracted driving?
There are 3 main types of distraction:
• Visual - taking your eyes off the road
• Manual - taking your hands off the wheel
• Cognitive - taking your mind off what you’re doing
Distracted driving is any non-driving activity a person engages in while operating a motor vehicle. Such activities have the potential to distract the person from the primary task of driving and increase the risk of crashing.
2. Why do people do it?
There are many reasons for distracted driving, including busy lifestyles, stressful jobs, and the presence of children and pets in the car. Many people use technology such as cell phones, Blackberries, and other electronic devices as their main means of communication. They forget to put these devices down when they should be paying the closest attention to their driving for the sake of their own safety and that of other.
3. Who are the offenders, and how great a problem in this?
Everyone is guilty to a certain extent. The youngest Americans are most at risk, but they are not alone.