OUTLINE OF 4-HOUR TDIP CURRICULUM

INTRODUCTION - 10 MINUTES

Instructor introduction and training background
Orient students to:

a.)     Course content
b.)     Facilities (exits, rest room, emergency situations, smoking areas)
c.)     Policies (cancellation, refund, attendance, grading, student responsibility to report attendance, rules of conduct)

Purpose and benefits of course:

a.)     Heighten traffic safety awareness and risks associated with driving
b.)     Develop greater sense of responsibility for driving behavior
c.)     Decrease driving errors, etc.

Course evaluation procedures:

a.)     Oral participation (discussion)
b.)     Written evaluation
c.)     Written test to include Tennessee road rules and signs

SESSION 1     SEEING/EFFECTIVE USE OF  YOUR EYES

a.)     Establishing a visual lead
b.)     Checking behind
c.)     Checking to the side
d.)     Compensating
e.)     Distractions - cell phones, eating, radio, etc.

SESSION 2     COMMUNICATIONS

a.)     How to Interpret Road Signs, Signals and Markings
b.)     Communicating in Special Circumstances

SESSION 3     ADJUSTING SPEED

a.)     Visibility and Speed
b.)     Traction and Speed
c.)     Distractions and Speed

SESSION 4     MARGIN OF SAFETY

a.)     Following Distances
b.)     Blind Spots and Hazards of the Road
c.)     Handling the Tailgater
d.)     Passing

SESSION 5     YOU THE DRIVER

a.)     Effects of Alcohol and Prescription Drugs on driving
b.)     Traffic Safety Countermeasures
c.)     Illegal Drugs
d.)     Fatigue and Emotions

SESSION 6     RULES AND LAWS APPLICABLE IN TENNESSEE

a.)     Financial Responsibility
b.)     Move over Law
c.)     Tennessee Road Rules and Laws
d.)     Responsibility if involved in Crash and Consequences of DUI Arrest and Conviction

CONCLUSION

a.)     Summation
b.)     Issue Test and Course Evaluation Form
c.)     Collect Test and Score
d.)     Collect Course Evaluation Forms
e.)     Issue Completion of Course Certificates
f.)     Dismiss

* Participants who score 70 or less on the written test will not be issues a course completion certificate and will be required to re-take the training.

"Promoting Traffic Safety Through Education"

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