Driving a Passenger Vehicle
  • Éditeur québécois

Do you want to familiarize yourself with how to drive a motor vehicle, learn the right techniques and find out how to be safe? Do you want to refresh your knowledge about road safety? This handbook is for you!

It outlines :

- The basic manœuvres for controlling a vehicle;
- A visual scanning method that teaches how to see everything happening on the road;
- Driving techniques for special circumstances, such as in poor weather conditions or when mechanical problems occur;
- Road safety tips;
- Energy-saving and environment-friendly tips;
- Self-evaluation exercises to verify your knowledge.

Driving a Passenger Vehicle: an indispensable tool to learn how to drive safely and how to share the road with others users.

To complete your driver education, you can also:

- Read the Driver’s Handbook to find out about road signs and traffic signals;
- Take the online quiz, available on the website of the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec at saaq.gouv.qc.ca, to check your knowledge.

Table des matières

Table des matières
Cover 1
Table of contents 6
Chapter 1 - Get ready to drive 15
Adopting a preventive attitude 16
Knowing your vehicle 24
Preparing the vehicle and carrying baggage 44
Self-evaluation exercises 52
Chapter 2 - Basic instructions: OBSERVE - EVALUATE - ACT 57
OBSERVE - evaluate - act 58
observe - EVALUATE - act 71
observe - evaluate - ACT 73
Self-evaluation exercises 74
Chapter 3 - Controlling the vehicle 79
Laws of phsics 80
Driving safely 87
Self-evaluation exercises 120
Chapter 4 - Sharing the road 129
Safe driving 130
Cooperating with other road users 140
Adapting your driving to special circumstances 154
Self-evaluation exercises 160
Chapter 5 - Driving strategies 165
Difficult conditions 166
Emergency situations 193
Self-evaluation exercises 219
Chapter 6 - Preventive attitude 227
Controlling the situation 228
Being couteous on the road 238
Concentrating on your driving 239
On the road to success 246
Self-evaluation exercises 247
Appendices 255
Appendix I - Safety restraint devices for children 255
Appendix II - Driving with a standard transmission 259
Appendix III - Warning lights and gauges 267
Appendix IV - Preparing an emergency kit 273
Appendix V - Sport utility vehicles 275
Index 277
Back 282