About the Text
The primary text for this course is the American
Automobile Association's Responsible Driving. The 2006
edition is divided into 19 chapters over 6 units, with a short
test at the end of each chapter and a longer test at the end of
The following is a list of special features of
the primary text. A wealth of information can be obtained from
these features. The "Glossary and Index" play an important role in
your doing well on the required Vocaulary Test of this on-line
course. It is important to study the facts given in each feature so
that you become a more informed and safe beginning driver.
- Tips for New Drivers - This is a
special feature directed as solving the special problems
experienced by every new driver.
- FYI - Bits of special, high-interest
information, including up-to-date statistics, are included
periodically in side columns.
- Advice from the Experts - At the end
of the last lesson of every chapter, driving professionals provide
their personal advice to new drivers. This advice is offered from
driver education instructors and consultants, members of the
Highway Patrol, and motor vehicle officials nationwide.
- Energy Tips - Tips to help students
remember that the conservation of energy is in everyone's
self-interest appear in the side columns throughout each
- Safety Tips - Important safety
information appears regularly in the side columns throughout each
- Glossary and Index - Every major
vocabulary term is listed and defined in the glossary. A
comprehensive index is provided to assist students in finding
- Connections - Many chapters have
short, informative features designed to provide links between the
content of driver education and other curricular areas such as
science, mathematics, or social studies.
- Projects - These activities, which
include an internet project, helps students to become aware of law
within their states, improve their driving skills, and increase
their understanding of driving-relative issues.