Speed Control NJ Seatbelt Laws

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Speed Control NJ Seatbelt Laws. You are driving on a highway where the maximum speed limit is 55 mph. You see warning signs indicating a curve ahead and a square yellow sign indicating a maximum speed limit of 35 mph. Model your thinking process as you proceed in this situation. Do Now….
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Speed ControlNJ Seatbelt LawsYou are driving on a highway where the maximum speed limit is 55 mph. You see warning signs indicating a curve ahead and a square yellow sign indicating a maximum speed limit of 35 mph. Model your thinking process as you proceed in this situation.Do Now…..Slow down to the 35 mph limit.
  • Pay attention to how well you can control your vehicle on the curve at this speed
  • Truck/SUV vs. small car
  • Reduce your speed even more if your control of visibility, time, and space requires it.
  • SolutionWhat is the sequence of speed control?
  • A motorist should start slowly, gradually increase speed within the legal speed limit and flow of traffic.
  • The most important requirements of safe driving are visibility, time, and space.
  • Speed ControlBusiness/Residential/School 25 mph
  • Suburban Business/Residential 35 mph
  • All other roadways 50 mph
  • Certain state highways 55 mph
  • Certain highways (as posted) 65 mph
  • If you are stopped by an officer for speeding in a 65 mph speed limit zones, your fines will be DOUBLED!!
  • Speed ControlYou will need to slow down during the following special driving conditions:
  • Narrow, winding roads
  • Intersections
  • Hills
  • Sharp or blind curves
  • Pedestrians or hazards present
  • Wet/slippery roads
  • School zones
  • SLOW DOWN!!!!!!Fixed Speed Limit
  • Maximum and minimum speed that a vehicle may be driven on a roadway.
  • Slow drivers can be pulled over and also make other drivers nervous or angry.
  • Cause traffic tie-ups and congestion.
  • Advisory Speed Limit
  • All roads are not straight.
  • Interrupts normal driving speed for a limited time due to road conditions.
  • Speed LimitsOne Car Length Rule
  • One car length should be left between you and the vehicle in front of you for each 10 mph of speed
  • Example:
  • 50 mph = 5 car lengths
  • Three Seconds Rule
  • Pick a fixed object on the roadway; 3 seconds should pass from the time the car in front of you passes that object to the time that your car passes the object.
  • Why 3 seconds??Following DistanceThe less time the driver has to spot dangerous situations and take action.
  • The greater the time and distance it takes to stop a vehicle.
  • The greater the chance the vehicle will skid.
  • The greater the force of impact will be in a collision.
  • The greater the personal injuries and property damage will be in a collision.
  • The higher the speed…All front seat occupants must wear a seat belt.
  • The driver is responsible for passengers under the age of 18.
  • Front seat passengers 18 and older are responsible for themselves.
  • Seat belts help to:
  • Keep a motorist from being thrown from the vehicle.
  • Slows the body down.
  • Keeps the body from sliding during sudden stops and turns.
  • But I don't need to wear my seatbelt (JUST WATCH)Seat BeltsChild car seats should be placed in the back of the vehicle when possible.
  • An infant seat should face the rear of the vehicle.
  • A child must be at least 17 pounds to face forward in the car seat.
  • Car SeatsChildren up to age 8 years of age or less than 80 pounds must ride in a safety or booster seat in the rear of the vehicle.
  • Children under age 8 and children that weigh over 80 pounds must be secured in a rear seat and use a seat belt.
  • If there is no rear seat, the child must be properly belted in the front seat.
  • Child Restraint LawAir bags are designed to supplement safety belts.
  • You can tell if your vehicle has an air bag by:
  • Airbag
  • SRS (Supplemental Restraint System)
  • SIR (Supplemental Inflatable System)
  • How do these things work?Air bags
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