Stage 3: Goals Checklist
If your teen has successfully completed the items below, they’re probably ready to move on to Stage 4.
- Has developed a Space Management System.
- Scans all areas around the car including other cars, traffic signals, pedestrians, and bicycles.
- Scans all six space management zones by turning head and using all three mirrors.
- Scans instinctual range, scan and evaluate range, and long term range.
- Accurately determines closure rates.
- Safely enters intersections with a large gap by accurately determining closure rates.
- Can perform two-point turns:
- Front-entry on the right side of the road.
- Rear-entry on the right side of the road.
- Front-entry on the left side of the road.
- Executes three-point turns in only three points without blocking traffic for extended periods of time.
- Performs a U-turn safely.
- Has thoroughly enjoyed themselves during several role reversal sessions (assuming you could handle the abuse).
- Drives at night safely.
- Understands the dangers and risks of night driving and makes adjustments to their driving behavior accordingly.
- Maintains a minimum three-second following distance in optimal conditions. Increases following distance to four or more seconds during dangerous driving conditions such as night driving.
- Understands which direction major roads run. For example, they know the direction the major cross street near your house runs.
- Knows how to find their location on a map.
- Can plot a course home from a random location on a map.
- Can identify how an intersection is controlled.
- Accurately determines a point-of-no-return when approaching an intersection controlled by a traffic signal.
- Knows the dangers and risks of intersections.
- Understands right-of-way rules at intersections (especially three-way and uncontrolled intersections).
- Can focus on driving for 45 minutes to an hour.
Continue on to Stage 4: Overview