So you are wondering what kind of things you will learn with a 6 hour online driving course Texas. We thought we would publish this article as an example of what you can expect. The first thing we are going to suggest in our driver education course is that in any emergency situation is don't panic! You have time, as short as it may be, to think, to reason, and to react.
On a two-lane road, a potential head-on collision can result from many different causes, including: tire blowouts, drivers who are distracted, drivers who swerve to avoid a hazard, sudden medical problems, faded lane markings or by drivers who are trying to pass without having enough room to do so safely.
Be particularly attentive when you are driving on two-lane roads:
- Avoid crowding the center line of the road.
- Use extreme caution when you are planning to pass.
- Look ahead for problems that could force oncoming traffic into your lane.
- Read the body language of approaching drivers for any hint that might signal danger. Drivers who are talking on the phone, looking down or lighting a cigarette, are all worth keeping an eye on.
If a vehicle is coming toward you in your lane:
- Slow down. Slowing down will give the other driver more time to return to their lane.
- Move to the right. Be prepared to keep moving to the right as much as needed to avoid a collision.
- Honk your horn and flash your lights.
- If you think that you may have to leave the roadway, scan for hazards like trees, telephone poles, bridge abutments or parked vehicles. Choose and aim for the path of least resistance.
- Avoid overcompensating. Some drivers who are run off the road to the right, overcompensate by turning back too far to the left and end up crossing over into oncoming traffic.
If you need to recover from the shoulder of the roadway:
- Get a good grip on the steering wheel.
- Ease your foot off the accelerator, slow down and regain control of your vehicle.
- Use your left turn signal and turn your wheels to the left so that you fully reenter the roadway.
- When both front tires are back on the roadway, counter-steer to the right to keep your vehicle in your lane.
- Turn off your signal and regain your speed.
We often forget while seated comfortably in the driver’s seat of our smooth and quiet automobile that, if the car is traveling at 60 miles per hour then so are we. So what do you suppose happens when that car, after striking another object, suddenly comes to a stop? We continue to travel at 60 miles per hour until another force stops us. None of these forces, which include things like steering wheels and dashboards and windshields, are very pleasant for a human body traveling at sixty miles per hour to interact with.
If you are properly seat belted in, this stopping force is spread across the strong parts of the body and not concentrated completely on the hardest surfaces of your car’s interior. See that wasn’t so bad! Get started with your TEA approved Texas drivers license course online now and get on the road asap.