Hazards, Distractions & Risk
A high energy session aimed at familiarizing students with the most common crashes involving young people and how to prepare to avoid or minimize their impact. Students also identify distractions that they can control or remove in order to prepare them better for circumstances outside their control. This part of the session explores the role of mobile phones, passengers, music, etc. The session is presented with the aid of video footage and involves students taking part in several fun 'hazard perception' tests.
Food for thought...
What risks to you take when you're behind the wheel?
How do you contribute to the environment when travelling as a passenger?
How many distractions can you eliminate from your vehicle's environment?
Are you always ready to respond to unexpected hazards when driving?
Dealing with attitudes and awareness rather than giving a technical lesson on driving to teach students to prepare for the unexpected by eliminating risk, minimising distractions and anticipating hazards.
At the conclusion of this session, students will be able to:
• nominate an appropriate following distance
• identify at least three distractions or risks that can be eliminated from the vehicle’s environment