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Driver's Ed Chapter 4

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escape path
place to go in case of possible conflict
ovsp
process of searching critical areas in a regular sequence
zones
six areas of spaces around the vehicle
path of travel
the space your vehicle will occupy
open zone
a space where you can drive free of restrictions to your line of sight or path of travel
space cushion
area of space around the vehicle that is free of restriction, hazards, and conflicts when you use it
field of vision
all of the area that is visible to the driver when looking straight ahead
closed zone
a space not open because of restrictions in your line of sight or path of travel
compromise space
give as much space as possible to the greater hazard
minimize a hazard
reducing risk by putting more distance between yourself and the hazard
traction
the gripping power between the tire and the road surface
selective seeing
selecting and identifying only those clues or restrictions, hazards, or conflicts that are important to your driving task
target area
area far ahead in your path of travel and the area to the left and right
12-15 second range
the recommended searching area for identifying changes in your line of sight and path of travel
peripheral vision
the part of a field of vision surrounding the central vision
4-6 second range
the searching range where you need to get the final update of how you are controlling your intended path of travel
scanning
when the driver follows the process of an orderly visual search pattern
separate hazards
adjusting your speed in order to handle one hazard at a time
central vision
that part of a field of vision where you can see clearly and sharply
line of sight
the distance you can see ahead in the direction you are looking
three hazards of driving
1. glare
2. contrast
3. depth perception
high beams
shine high and further, to be used only on open country roads, 500 feet shine
low beams
when you turn your car on and its too dark, normally use there 150 feet shine
overdriving headlights
driving so fast that your eyes can't process all the information on the road. to fix, slow down.