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Drugs and alcohol................................................................. 106 Taking risks.............................................................................. 106 Peer pressure.......................................................................... 107 Unsafe passengers................................................................... 108 Unsafe drivers.......................................................................... 109 Aggression on the road........................................................... 110 Preventing aggression................................................................ 111 Organ Donor Registry............................................................. 113 How to register........................................................................... 113 Chapter 8

Emergency strategies.............................................................. 115 Preparing for emergencies...................................................... 115 Emergency driving strategies.................................................. 115 Emergency braking.................................................................... 115 Anti-lock braking systems (ABS)............................................ 116 Skid control................................................................................. 117 Steps to handle a skid........................................................... 117 Environmental hazards............................................................ 118 Loss of visibility........................................................................... 118 Glare and shadows................................................................ 119 Loss of traction........................................................................... 120 Rain........................................................................................ 120 Deep water............................................................................ 121 Ice and snow......................................................................... 121 Stranded or snowbound............................................................. 123 Turbulence.................................................................................. 124 Night hazards.......................................................................... 124 Using the headlights................................................................... 124 Overdriving the headlights......................................................... 125 Vehicle breakdowns................................................................ 126 Tire blowout................................................................................ 126 Brake failure................................................................................ 126 Engine problems........................................................................ 127 Headlight failure......................................................................... 128 Hood flying up............................................................................ 128 Gas pedal sticking...................................................................... 128 Animals on the road................................................................ 129 Collision avoidance.................................................................. 130 At the scene of a crash............................................................ 132 You arrive at the scene of a crash............................................... 132

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Learn to Drive Smart  

This guide is designed for new drivers in British Columbia. It is also helpful for experienced drivers who are new to British Columbia, taki...

Learn to Drive Smart  

This guide is designed for new drivers in British Columbia. It is also helpful for experienced drivers who are new to British Columbia, taki...