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Index A Accelerator....................................................... 21 sticking gas pedal....................................... 128 Address change............................................. 148 Aggression............................................. 110–112 Airbags....................................................... 16, 72 Alcohol................103–105, See also Impairment

Crash fact...... 11, 13, 62, 69, 101, 103, 105, 106, 107 Crosswalks....... See Pedestrian and Intersections Cruise control................................................... 20 Cul-de-sacs....................................................... 57 Curves.............................................................. 71 Cyclists....................................................... 85–88 bicycle lanes.................................................. 53

Animals................................................... 129–130

communication............................................. 87

Automatic transmission.............................. 18–19

observing for cyclists................................85-86

B

right-of-way rules.......................................... 86

Backing up....................................................... 62

shoulder check.............................................. 86 space margins............................................... 87

Blind spots................................................. 61, 90 Brakes anti-lock brakes (ABS)........................... 22, 116 brake failure........................................ 126–127 brake pedal................................................... 21 parking brake................................................ 19 Braking............................................................. 69 covering the brake........................................ 69 emergency braking............................. 116–117 stopping distance................................... 73–74 Buses public transit................................................. 93

D Decision-making.......................................... 6–10 Driver Improvement Program........................ 154 Driver Penalty Points (DPP)............................ 153 Driver Risk Premium (DRP)............................. 153 Driving lessons............................................... 145 Drugs....................105–106 See also Impairment

E Emergencies collision avoidance.............................. 130–131

school............................................................ 92

crash scene......................................... 132–133 preparing for............................................... 115

C Cellphones..................................................... 101 Centre of gravity.............................................. 70 Child restraints........................................... 15–16 Clutch........................................See Transmission Commercial vehicles.............. See Large vehicles Communication.......................................... 76–79 eye contact................................................... 78 horn............................................................... 78 lights........................................................ 77–78 turn signals.............................................. 76–77 Construction zones.................................... 95–96 Control panel............................................. 22–23 Crashes..................................... See Emergencies

Emergency vehicles................................... 93–94 Emergency workers.................................... 94–95 Emotions................................................ 102–103 Engine failure................................................. 127 Environment............................................... 26–27

F Fitness.................................................. 6, 99–103 alertness...................................................... 100 fatigue......................................................... 100 health.......................................................... 100 Following distance................ See Space margins Freeway entrance and exit lanes.........See Lanes 161

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