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Student Driving Course Assignment Instructions

Each assignment needs to be 200 words (half a page) and must be handed in by the last in-class date.

Trip planning

In order to help save fuel, minimize driving stress, and maximize your enjoyment of the drive, advanced preparation can really pay off.  This assignment puts you in the captain’s chair, responsible for every detail of the journey.

By choosing a destination outside of Ontario, you will provide details in point form for each of the following:

  1.  Departure details
  2.  Destination details
  3.  Total round trip kilometers
  4.  Preparing your vehicle
  5.  Preparing the driver
  6.  Route directions and street names
  7.  Rest stops
  8.  Emergency plan
  9.  Estimated time of departure
  10. Estimated time of arrival

This assignment is worth 5 marks

Driver attitudes and behavior

Accurate assessment of driving environments, road conditions and appropriate adjustment of driving behavior is essential to safe driving.  Control over emotions and other personal factors can play a bigger role than you think.

Values, beliefs and other motives can easily influence our attitudes towards driving.

This assignment will deal with the impact of driver behavior on our safety, as well as the safety of other road users.

By choosing one of the following topics, you will write a one-page report (200-300 words) that will help foster the understanding and practice of safe and responsible driving behavior.

  1. Types and sources of road rage
  2. What personal factors influence driving attitudes and behavior
  3. Influence of other people’s driving habits
  4. Peer pressure and driving
  5. Influence of vehicle advertising
  6. How positive driving attitudes result in safe and responsible driving behavior
  7. Driving is a privilege not a right
  8. Effective strategies for resisting negative pressures

This assignment is worth 5 marks

Changing lanes

Changing lanes in traffic is a critical skill that must be developed and maintained.  Improper lane changing causes numerous collisions each year.

Vehicle damage, personal injury, even death, can be the result of a bad lane change.

This assignment calls for you to come up with 10 different reasons for making a lane change.

You will also list the five proper steps in making a safe lane change.

The assignment is worth 5 marks 

Road test evaluation

This assignment puts you in the shoes of the driving examiner

You the fresh information you now have on the rules of the road,

It is time to put your licensed driver to the test…. literally.

Using the road test evaluation sheet you will role-play with your parent/guardian or mentor.

For fifteen minutes as they drive, you will use the test sheet to mark their skills on right and left turns, parking on a hill, backing into a spot etc.

Be strict but have fun.  It should prove to be very enlightening

Experience for all those involved.

This assignment is worth 5 marks 

Environmental issues

Many factors lead to climate change.  The emphases on automobile use and the burning of fossil fuels have targeted every day drivers as a major contributor to this problem.

This assignment will help you to understand the individuals role in reducing the impact automobiles have on global warning.

You will research a media source and bring to class a copy of your findings as it pertains to the automobile and the environment.

You will also come up with at least two driver-controlled solutions to this problem.

This assignment is worth 5 marks