Drivers Ed Parent Orientation

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Drivers Ed Parent Orientation

  1. 1. Punahou Driver Education Parent Informational Meeting
  2. 2. Welcome to Punahou Drivers Education! Douglas Kiang Your teacher Welcome Douglas Kiang Driver Ed Instructor Sheri Sagayaga State Compliance Officer Casey Agena Director, Summer School
  3. 3. Driver Ed
 Spring 2014 4 – 7 pm 10 classes 30 Hours Monday WednesdayTuesday Thursday Friday Apr. 14 15 16 17 18 21 22 23 24 25 28 29 30 May 1 2 5 6 7 8 9 12 13 14 15 16 19 20 21 22 23 26 27 28 29 30 Lesson 1 Lesson 2 Lesson 3 Lesson 4 Lesson 5 Lesson 6 Lesson 7 Lesson 8 Lesson 10 June 2 3 4 5 6 Make-up Make-up Lesson 9 Memorial
 Day
  4. 4. make-up policy Up to two classes may be made up by arrangement with instructor Two make-up days on 4/21 & 4/28 Additional classes may be made up in a future session
  5. 5. be on time.
  6. 6. Engine running 1 2 3 6 7 8 4 5 9 10 present this stamp card to Mr. Kiang at the beginning of each class DriverEd@punahou.edu future driver SUMMER 2011 future driver
  7. 7. RequiredAttendanceAttention
  8. 8. What’s a clicker?
  9. 9. What does a catalytic converter do? Converts heathen cats to Christianity Helps burn off excess fuel in the exhaust Helps convert catalysts in the engine Text a CODE to
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  10. 10. What does a catalytic converter do? Helps burn off excess fuel in the exhaust
  11. 11. In which type of turn is visibility a greater hazard? right turn left turn Text a CODE to
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  12. 12. In which type of turn is visibility a greater hazard? right turn
  13. 13. What’s our goal? Change attitudes? Change behavior?
  14. 14. Survey • What do drivers consider the most distracting? • What percentage have talked on a cell phone while driving? • What percentage consider themselves to be safe drivers?
  15. 15. Cell phone distractions caused 2,600 traffic deaths every year, and 330,000 accidents that resulted in moderate or severe injuries. Source: Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, 2003
  16. 16. Crash involvements per million miles driven, by driver age Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 2011
  17. 17. Graduated Drivers License 0 27.5 55 82.5 110 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Colorado States report an average of 43% drop in fatalities among 16-18 year olds
  18. 18. Important
  19. 19. The Permit • Must be 15 1/2 years old • Must possess permit at all times when driving • Must be with licensed adult • Between 11 - 5 a.m. must be with parent • All occupants must wear seatbelts • Valid for one year, but renewable
  20. 20. Obtaining Provisional Drivers License • Must have held permit for six months with no tickets • Must have BOTH parents’ signatures. Real Important
  21. 21. Restrictions after being granted provisional license • Must possess at all times while driving • All occupants must wear seatbelts • Shall not transport more than one person under eighteen years old without adult accompaniment, unless that person is a household member
  22. 22. Restrictions after being granted provisional driving license • Shall not drive between 11:00 and 5:00 a.m. unless accompanied by a parent or guardian (work exemption available). • Can travel to and from school activity with a signed note from parent or guardian
  23. 23. Full License • Must be 17 years old • No suspensions pending • Tickets or run-ins with the law will have consequences that will affect getting your license
  24. 24. Assessment • Weekly Quizzes • Final Exam • Class Participation
  25. 25. You may cross a solid white line: Never Anytime With care On Sundays only 874382 874383 874384 874385 Text a CODE to
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  26. 26. You may cross a solid white line: With care
  27. 27. When using a crosswalk in Hawaii, you can be ticketed for not walking on the right hand side of the crosswalk. True False 874380 874381 Text a CODE to
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  28. 28. When using a crosswalk in Hawaii, you can be ticketed for not walking on the right hand side of the crosswalk. True gov/dot/highways/safe-communities/walkwisehawaii/guidelines.htm
  29. 29. 1 2 3 4 When to stop?
  30. 30. The Engine • All students construct a working model engine • Will take three hours of class time • Will be quizzed on parts and functions
  31. 31. Current Events • Each student brings in one article or topic • Discussion of how it is related to driving
  32. 32. The Final Exam • 150 Questions • Passing is 95% or better • Failing is 94.99% or lower
  33. 33. The Final Exam •Exam is available now online •Open note exam •Students will write on 4 out of 7 essay questions
  34. 34. The Honor Code • Students engaging in dishonest behavior will be expelled from the course. • Regular Punahou Dress Code is in effect throughout every class. Good judgment!
  35. 35. Curriculum • We will be following the state recommended ADTSEA curriculum which covers attitudes, skills, and behaviors. • Although “Hawaii Driving” is emphasized, it is not exclusive.
  36. 36. Gore The use of grotesque images will be used sparingly. If you have a history of problems dealing with gore, alternative arrangements can be made.
  37. 37. You are traveling on the H-1.Your cell phone rings. Is it legal to answer it? Yes No Only if you pull over to the shoulder Text a CODE to
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  38. 38. You are traveling on the H-1.Your cell phone rings. Is it legal to answer it? No The use of the shoulder on the freeway for a non-emergency such as using a mobile electronic device is prohibited under the Revised Ordinances of Honolulu, under Section 15-14.1,
  39. 39. When parking uphill on a road with a curb, which direction should your wheels face? Left Right Uphill
  40. 40. When parking uphill on a road with a curb, which direction should your wheels face? Left
  41. 41. Do you believe the left lane is a passing/speeding lane to be used only for those grossly exceeding the speed limit? Yes No It should be for “fast” traveling cars Anyone at or slightly above the speed limit should be able to use the left lane of a freeway or highway.
  42. 42. We will also rely on our culture’s obsession with automobiles to make the class more entertaining, relevant, and make each three hour class seem less like “watching paint dry.”
  43. 43. Douglas Kiang dkiang@punahou.edu • Students must enroll in the Moodle online course environment. • Students will receive credit for forwarding articles, sharing experiences, or posting links on the site. • You may e-mail me with any concerns, comments, or questions. Ask me!
  44. 44. What’s the Parent Role? •Modeling •Practice •Restraint
  45. 45. A blue road reflector means: a school zone is near a fire hydrant is near a hospital is near
  46. 46. A blue road reflector means: a fire hydrant is near
  47. 47. The number assigned to an interstate highway tells you its direction. True False What number?
  48. 48. The number assigned to an interstate highway tells you its direction. True
  49. 49. There are new devices to help monitor and teach young drivers. Ask Mr. Kiang for details. !
  50. 50. State Farm Driver Feedback • GREAT free app for the iPhone • Provides feedback on your braking, acceleration, and cornering skills • Allows you to see your driving on a map. • Enables you and your teen to have conversation based on objective data
  51. 51. Behind the Wheel (BTW) Requirements • A 6-hour course is required by law. • Punahou doesn’t provide BTW training. • Punahou can recommend certain schools. • Start around the beginning of November (halfway through).
  52. 52. 30 + 6 + 50 = License • Thirty hours classroom instruction • Six hours BTW training with certified instructor • Fifty hours supervised driving with parent or other licensed adult (21+)
  53. 53. What city has the worst traffic in the world? NewYork Honolulu Tokyo Caracas Beijing Whatever city I’m driving in at the moment
  54. 54. What city has the worst traffic in the world? Caracas
  55. 55. What is the #1 reason Punahou students fail their driving test? Their clothing choices Their driving skills They forget or have the wrong paperwork Iolani Alumni driving examiners
  56. 56. Remember... Driving is the most dangerous activity you will engage in. Let’s all take this as seriously as the statistics suggest we should. I’m here to help!
  57. 57. Images and slide content by Dr.Traffic

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