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5. Driving Safety
- 5.1. Distracted Drivers
- 5.2. Getting Ready to Drive
- 5.3. Defensive Driving
- 5.4. Driving Safety for Mature Drivers - Tips to Help You Drive Safer .... Longer
- 5.5. When You Back Up
- 5.6. Avoiding Rear-end Collisions
- 5.7. Emotions
- 5.8. Basic Driver Improvement
- 5.9. Safety Belts
- 5.10. Protecting Children
- 5.11. Speed Limits
- 5.12. Following Officer's and Fireman's Instructions
- 5.13. Crossing Intersections
- 5.14. Right-of-Way
- 5.15. Stop Signs
- 5.16. Open Intersections
- 5.17. Roundabouts
- 5.18. Driveways
- 5.19. Emergency Vehicles
- 5.20. Making Turns
- 5.21. Turnabout (Three-Point Turn)
- 5.22. Turn Signals and Emergency Signals
- 5.23. Traffic Lanes
- 5.24. Blind Spots
- 5.25. Passing
- 5.26. Minimum Safe Following Distances
- 5.27. Parking
- 5.28. Expressway Driving
- 5.29. Night Driving
- 5.30. Animals
- 5.31. Reduced Visibility
- 5.32. Handling Emergencies
- 5.33. First Aid
Good drivers develop habits that focus their full attention on driving. Some drivers can develop bad habits that can be very dangerous when driving. Some bad habits that distract your attention away from driving are:
- Driving when ill, upset or angry.
- Driving while eating and drinking.
- Driving while adjusting the radio or changing CDs/tapes/digital players.
- Driving while calling, answering, talking or texting on a mobile phone.
- Reading while driving.
- Driving while drowsy or fatigued.
NOTE: Florida law prohibits the operation of a motor vehicle while texting.
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