OTH070: Drivers Safety (Elective)

This list is representative of the materials provided or used in this course. Keep in mind that the actual materials used may vary, depending on the school in which you are enrolled, and whether you are taking the course as Independent Study.

For a complete list of the materials to be used in this course by your enrolled student, please visit MyInfo. All lists are subject to change at any time.

Scope & Sequence : Scope & Sequence documents describe what is covered in a course (the scope) and also the order in which topics are covered (the sequence). These documents list instructional objectives and skills to be mastered. K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

Course Overview

Drivers Safety can provide a foundation for a lifetime of responsible driving. Instructional material in this course emphasizes the mechanics of driving operations and the rules of safe driving. Among other topics, students learn how to assess and manage risk, handle social pressures, understand signs and signals, comprehend the rules of the road, and start, steer, stop, turn, and park a car. They also learn how to contend with driving environments including light and weather conditions, share the roadway, respond to an emergency, buy and maintain a car, plan a trip, take a state driving test, and partner with their parents or guardians to promote safety on the road. Students use a textbook for this one-semester course. This course may not satisfy the state department of transportation's or motor vehicle's requirements for learners permit issuance. Please consult local requirements prior to enrolling.

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Course Length

One Semester

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Course Outline

Unit 1: Risk Management

  • Assessing and Managing Risk
  • Knowing Yourself
  • Handling Social Pressures

Unit 2: Learning the Basics

  • Signs, Signals, and Markings
  • Rules of the Road
  • Getting to Know Your Car
  • Starting, Steering, and Stopping
  • Basic Driving Skills

Unit 3: Moving Onto the Road

  • Turning and Parking
  • Driving Environments
  • Light and Weather Conditions
  • Sharing the Roadway
  • Natural Laws and Driving
  • Responding to an Emergency

Unit 4: Planning Your Future

  • Buying a Car
  • Car Systems and Maintenance
  • Planning a Trip
  • Your State Driving Test
  • Knowledge Test
  • In-Vehicle Test
  • Taking the Final Test

Unit 5: Parents and Teens—Partners in Safety

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K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

  • Course Overview (as seen above)
  • Course Outline
  • Lesson Time and Scheduling