University Teenage School of Driving Unit: .3  
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Unit 1: Driving Responsibilities                                                  

                  Section 01.C:   Obeying the literal interpretation of the law

    

 

Purpose: Introduce the student to some of the general responsibilities associated with driving, the meaning of a driver license, the importance of driver education, and the impact of the automobile on society.

   Issue        Learning   Objective     References
01.C.01 Importance of everyday laws 01.C.01(1) Although it may not seem important to strictly obey everyday laws, it is important to do so.   VC: 21802, 21803, 22450 CDH: p. 16 CDH: P. 36
01.C.02 Importance of everyday laws, stop signs 01.C.02 (1) Why should you stop completely at stop signs? A stop sign means that you stop fully behind the limit line, crosswalk, or at the corner. Most accidents occur at intersections, resulting in millions of dollars of damage, injuries, and deaths. Choosing to stop completely could mean the difference between life and death.  
01.C.03 Importance of everyday laws, stop signs 01.C.03(1) What does yield really mean? Failure to yield the right-of-way to other drivers is one of the top 5 causes of accidents in the U.S. Yield means to let other drivers, pedestrians, and bicycles have the right-of-way before you proceed. Sadly, 1,000s of accidents which could have been avoided are caused each year by drivers failing to yield the right-of-way. Again, simply following the letter of the law could save you a lot of pain and suffering.  
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