Driving Simulation

Lessons are comprised of three distinct phases:

Introduction – The lesson objectives are presented in a multimedia format to introduce concepts and proper procedures to students.

Practice Session – Students are able to practice performing proper driving procedures before being scored.

Evaluation Session – The students then apply the knowledge garnered from the first two phases and are evaluated on performing the targeted driving skills.


Students spend approximately 25 minutes on each lesson and must pass each lesson before moving onto the next.



Lessons:

1. Getting Ready to Drive – Allows students to familiarize themselves with vehicle components and provides a pre-test of students’ skills.
2. Developing Visual Processes – This lesson helps students develop knowledge of basic visual processes, such as sight-line, targeting, transition points and blind zones.
3. Developing Searching Skills – Students apply the basic vision and perception concepts learned in Lesson Two to the driving task. They must also use their focus vision to gather critical information to help deal with potential problems.
4. Searching for Signs, Signals & Markings – To successfully complete this lesson, students must divide their attention to gain information from the signs, signals, and pavement markings on and around the roadway.
5. Evaluating to Minimize Risk – This lesson tests students’ risk assessment by measuring how they choose to respond to threats or critical problems that could affect their vehicle’s travel path or sight line.
6. Executing Effective Speed & Position Adjustments – Students will learn how to properly use their brakes or accelerator for speed adjustments and performing lane position adjustments or changing lanes.
7. Managing Intersections – Lesson seven will help students learn how to properly approach intersections and then safely follow the steps for entering and exiting the intersection.
8. Managing Turns at Intersections – Students will learn the proper steps for safely making a left or right turn at different types of intersections.
9. Managing Curves and Hills – In this lesson, students learn how to deal with restrictions to sight line and travel path to properly negotiate any curve, hill, or combination of grades and curves.
10. Managing Time & Space Intervals – Students will learn how to develop the processes for searching for problems, evaluating situations, and executing appropriate communication, speed, and position adjustments in complex situations involving higher speeds, more traffic flow, unusual intersections, or approaching hills or curves.
11. Responding to Vehicle Failures – This lesson educates students on many vehicle malfunctions and allows them to practice how to resolve some potential problems.
12. Assessing Driver Performance & Awareness – This lesson tests the skills students have learned in the previous lessons. Students will be expected to evaluate driving situations and execute reduced-risk choices within the available time and space using appropriate communication, speed adjustment and lane position adjustments.