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contents Using this guide........................................................................... 1 New drivers................................................................................. 1 Experienced drivers..................................................................... 1 Getting the most from this guide................................................ 1 Organization................................................................................... 2 Design features............................................................................... 3

Developing your smart driving skills Chapter 1

You in the driver’s seat................................................................ 5 Be a thinking driver..................................................................... 5 Be fit to drive.............................................................................. 6 Make good decisions.................................................................. 6 Keep learning................................................................................. 7 Plan your driving............................................................................. 8 Predict the scene............................................................................ 8 Think for yourself............................................................................ 9 Take responsibility..................................................................... 10 You, the driver.............................................................................. 10 Your passengers........................................................................... 11 Other road users........................................................................... 12

Chapter 2

You and your vehicle................................................................. 13 Adjust for safety........................................................................ 13 Seat............................................................................................... 13 Head restraints............................................................................. 13 Seatbelts....................................................................................... 14 Safety restraints for children......................................................... 15 Stage 1 — rear-facing............................................................. 15 Stage 2 — forward-facing with tether..................................... 15 Stage 3 — booster seat.......................................................... 15 Stage 4 — seatbelt only.......................................................... 16 Airbags......................................................................................... 16 Mirrors........................................................................................... 17 Hand controls............................................................................ 17 Steering wheel.............................................................................. 18 Ignition switch............................................................................... 18 Gearshift lever.............................................................................. 18 i

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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...