Parent Meeting MT OPI Traffic ED

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State of Montana Office of Public Instruction. (2012, August 14). Parent meeting
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Programs/DriverEd/Curric/INDEX.html

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Parent Meeting MT OPI Traffic ED

  1. 1. Montana Teen Driver & Training Curriculum Module 1 PARENT ORIENTATION MEETING Montana Teen Driver Education & Training 1
  2. 2. Montana Teen Driver & Training Curriculum Montana Teen Driver Education & Training Welcome! 2
  3. 3. Montana Teen Driver & Training Curriculum Driver Education Parents/Guardians Meeting • Course schedule • Requirements • Expectations of the teen student and the parents/ guardians • Montana Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) law • Requires 50 hours of supervised practice driving including 10 hours at night with an adult • Teens need 2 hours of driving practice each week to meet the required 50 hours within 6 months – Learner licenses are valid for one year • Limits passengers and restricts night driving with first year license 3
  4. 4. Montana Teen Driver & Training Curriculum Building Better Drivers Driver Education, GDL, and Parent Involvement 4
  5. 5. Montana Teen Driver & Training Curriculum What Can You, the Parent, Do? • Be a good role model for safe and smart driving • Participate with your teen during driver education • Supervise teen driving and encourage safe driving habits • Set family driving rules, limits and consequences • Know Montana's Graduated Driver License Law https://doj.mt.gov/driving/driver-licensing/#newdrivers 5
  6. 6. Montana Teen Driver & Training Curriculum What are the risks facing young teen drivers? • Inexperience • Judgment • Speed • Distractions • Fatigue • Alcohol is involved in about 16% of fatal crashes involving 16- and 17-year-old drivers These factors cause crashes, but what kills? Not wearing a seat belt 6
  7. 7. Montana Crash Data 0-4 5-9 10-14 15-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65-69 70-74 75-79 80-84 85+ Non-Belted 7 16 45 313 330 206 147 130 125 120 112 74 50 27 28 19 18 11 Belted 12 37 37 205 190 113 107 95 100 115 147 113 84 68 60 42 36 33 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 NumberofSeverlyInjuredVehicleOccupants Age Fatal & Incapacitating Injuries and Restraint Use by Occupant Age (2008-2010 Montana Crash Data) light blue = no seat belts
  8. 8. Montana Teen Driver & Training Curriculum Major causes of crashes in Montana Inattentiveness, carelessness and driving speed accounted for more than 50% of Montana crashes over the past 10 years. 8
  9. 9. Montana Teen Driver & Training Curriculum Montana Teen Crashes All new drivers—even straight-A students and "good kids"—are more likely than experienced drivers to be involved in a crash The major causes of teen crashes in Montana: • Speed too fast at curves • Failure to see Line of Sight – Path of Travel (LOS-POT) far enough in advance • Rain, loose gravel, sand, snow, ice • Out-of-balance SUV or pickup truck overturning 9
  10. 10. Montana Teen Driver & Training Curriculum Teen drivers are inexperienced 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Month of licensure Crashesper10,000drivers Crash Rate by Licensure Month Learner Licensed to Drive Independently Adapted from: Mayhew et al., 2003 - Accident Analysis and Prevention 10
  11. 11. Montana Teen Driver & Training Curriculum Some knowledge about the brain is becoming common Teens and Judgment 11
  12. 12. Montana Teen Driver & Training Curriculum 12
  13. 13. Montana Teen Driver & Training Curriculum Level 1 — Unconsciously Competent: I don’t have to think about what I know and what I can do, but I do it well Level 2 — Consciously Competent: I am aware of what I know and what I can do and what I need to do to continue to improve Level 3 — Consciously Incompetent: I am aware of what I don’t know and what I can’t do and I am willing to work on getting better! Level 4 — Unconsciously Incompetent: I am unaware of what I don’t know and what I can’t do Four Levels of Performance 13
  14. 14. Montana Teen Driver & Training Curriculum 14
  15. 15. Montana Teen Driver & Training Curriculum Graduated Driver License Four Key Objectives Expand Learning Process Minimize Crash Risk Exposure Improve Driving Skills Motivate for Safety GDL 15
  16. 16. GDL Step One: 50 hours • 10 at night The Starting Line is knowing the Rules of the Road … then it’s time to practice Driving experience develops competence
  17. 17. Montana Teen Driver & Training Curriculum GDL Step One: Learner’s License Seatbelts required – for everyone – all the time Requires 50 hours of supervised practice driving including 10 hours at night with an adult Teens need 2 hours of driving practice each week to meet the required 50 hours within 6 months Learner licenses are valid for one year 17
  18. 18. Montana Teen Driver & Training Curriculum Practice driving in varied road and stormy weather conditions as teen’s driving skills improve 18
  19. 19. Montana Teen Driver & Training Curriculum GDL First-Year Restricted License 19
  20. 20. Montana Teen Driver & Training Curriculum Montana GDL Steps: Restrictions Seatbelts required – for everyone – all the time Passengers – First 6 months – only one Second 6 months – up to three Best Practices: No passengers Night restrictions 11:00 pm – 5:00 am Best Practices: Avoid it. The real risk is darkness Parents are the Key to Teen Driver Safety 20
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  22. 22. Montana Teen Driver & Training Curriculum Highest lifetime crash risk is in the first year of independent driving. Lowest risk is when driving with parent/guardian. 22
  23. 23. Montana Teen Driver & Training Curriculum CAN I BORROW THE CAR? The conversation starter that might stop a teen from crashing Recommend that teens ask for the keys at least for the first 6-12 months. Parent’s opportunity to: • review house rules • help with trip decisions • provide support on peer pressure Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia http://www.teendriverssource.org/ (2011) 23
  24. 24. Montana Teen Driver & Training Curriculum CAN I RIDE WITH A FRIEND? 24
  25. 25. Montana Teen Driver & Training Curriculum Inexperienced teen drivers increase risk for passengers – 54% of 14-year-old passenger deaths happen when a teen is driving. IS YOUR FRIEND A SAFE DRIVER? 25
  26. 26. Montana Teen Driver & Training Curriculum 26
  27. 27. Montana Teen Driver & Training Curriculum Steering for Balance and Control 27
  28. 28. Montana Teen Driver & Training Curriculum Minimum Following Distance 28
  29. 29. Montana Teen Driver & Training Curriculum Reference Points Front Limitation • AT INTERSECTIONS • IN A STOPPING POSITION • PERPENDICULAR PARKING Knowing where the front end of your vehicle is when you are: 29
  30. 30. Montana Teen Driver & Training Curriculum LOS-POT Line of Sight - Path of Travel 30
  31. 31. Montana Teen Driver & Training Curriculum Targeting Find • Solve • Control 31
  32. 32. Montana Teen Driver & Training Curriculum Disastrous Distractions 1. Visual - Eyes off the road 2. Cognitive - Mind off the road 3. Manual - Hands off the steering wheel Nearly 8 out of 10 crashes happen within three seconds of a driver becoming distracted. 32
  33. 33. Montana Teen Driver & Training Curriculum  50.2% of Montana high school students reported texting and 53.3% used a cell phone while driving during the past 30 days (YRBS 2011)  Text messaging creates a crash risk 23 times worse than driving while not distracted. (VTTI)  Sending or receiving a text takes a driver's eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds -- the equivalent of driving blind for the length of an entire football field at 55 mph. (VTTI) http://www.distraction.gov/ Deadly Distractions 33
  34. 34. Montana Teen Driver & Training Curriculum Traffic Education Program Policies • Class schedule • Attendance • Behind-the-Wheel (BTW) scheduling • Driving to Traffic Education class • Classroom make-up sessions • BTW make-up sessions • Tardiness • Drive groups • Successful Completion • Other 35
  35. 35. Montana Teen Driver & Training Curriculum Montana KEYS Parent Teen Homework 36
  36. 36. Montana Teen Driver & Training Curriculum Montana KEYS Skill Assessment and Parent Teen Agreement 37
  37. 37. Montana Teen Driver & Training Curriculum Getting Your MT Driver’s License Traffic Education Permit To drive only with instructor After GDL 50 hours and 6 months of supervised driving practice
  38. 38. Montana Teen Driver & Training Curriculum • GDL information • Techniques for guiding teen driver’s practice period • Log to track practice time • Parent/Teen contract • Bring to driver examiner when applying for restricted license; they will ask for it. GDL Driving Practice Log 39
  39. 39. Montana Teen Driver & Training Curriculum Check to see if the driver exam station requires appointments. https://doj.mt.gov/driving/appointment-scheduling Bring:  CERTIFIED BIRTH CERTIFICATE (not a copy)  SOCIAL SECURITY CARD (not a copy)  Cancelled mail showing your name and mailing address (can’t be a post office box)  Parent/legal guardian to sign consent  Driving practice log Getting Your Driver’s License Driver License Exam Stations require TWO forms of identification. The list of additional documents which are accepted ONLY at Driver Exam Stations can be found at http://www.doj.mt.gov/driving 40
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  41. 41. Montana Teen Driver & Training Curriculum “You’ve invested time and caring to grow them well and keep them healthy and safe. Your time and caring are needed now more than ever.” 42 David Huff, Traffic Education Director – 1992 - 2011 Montana Office of Public Instruction

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