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Drinking and driving don’t mix. Alcohol affects a person’s ability to make crucial driving decisions, such as braking,
steering, or changing lanes. Remember, you are not the only one in danger when you decide to drink and then drive. You are sharing the road with everyone including large vehicles and your chances of getting into an accident are greatly increased. If you get into an accident with a truck, you’re out of luck. The odds of surviving a serious accident with a large truck are too low. However, if you do live through it without serious injury, think of your higher insurance rates, your large legal fees, and other social and professional setbacks it will cause you. So think before you drink.
You will always be sharing the road with trucks because they haul more freight more miles than any other form of transportation. Trucks are the sole method of delivery and pickup for approximately seventy-seven percent (77%) of
America’s communities.
A typical tractor-trailer combination, a loaded semitrailer hinged and being pulled by tractor unit may weigh up to pounds or 40 tons. Depending on the trailer length, the total length of the combination may exceed 70 feet. SHARING THE ROAD WITH LARGE TRUCKS AND BUSES

In 2015, 4,311 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes.
Many truck-car crashes could be avoided if drivers know about truck (and bus) limitations and how to steer clear of unsafe situations involving large vehicles. Seems obvious, doesn’t it?
But the fact is that while most people realize it is more difficult to drive a truck than a car, many don’t know exactly what a truck’s limitations are in terms of maneuverability,
stopping distances, and blind-spots. Remember Large trucks,
recreational vehicles and buses are not simply big cars. The bigger they are. The bigger their blind spots. Trucks have deep blind spots in front, behind and on both sides. Make sure you position your vehicle so that the driver of the truck can see you in the side mirrors of his truck. The longer it takes trucks to stop. A car traveling at MPH can stop in 240 feet however a truck traveling at the same speed of 55 MPH, takes about 450+ feet to stop. The more room they need to maneuver, such as making right turns. Trucks must swing wide to the left to safely negotiate aright turn. They cannot see motorcycles or cars behind or beside them. The longer it takes an automobile or motorcycle to pass them. As stated above, the more likely you are to be the loser in a collision.
Truck drivers are always watching for automobiles and smaller vehicles and working to avoid collisions. There are some techniques that you can use to help them and yourself share the road safely and reduce the likelihood of a collision with a large vehicle.
Do NOT enter a roadway in front of a large vehicle. A truck or bus cannot slowdown or stop as quickly as an automobile.
By pulling out in front of these vehicles, you could easily cause a rear-end collision.
Do NOT drive directly behind a truck or bus. Keep a reasonable distance between your vehicle and the large vehicle ahead. This gives you a better view of the road to anticipate problems, and you will give yourself room for an emergency
Do NOT cut abruptly in front of a large vehicle. If you are exiting, it will only take a few extra seconds to slowdown and exit behind the truck. Cutting off a large vehicle on the interstate is particularly dangerous because of the high speeds being traveled.
When passing a large vehicle, do NOT pullback over into the lane in front of the truck unless you can seethe whole front of the vehicle in your rearview mirror. Complete your pass as quickly as possible and don’t stay alongside the truck. Do
NOT slowdown once you are in front of the truck.
Position your vehicle so you are outside the truck driver’s
“blind spots, and be sure the truck driver can see YOU in the side rearview mirror. If you can’t seethe truck’s mirror, the

Where you can obtain a copy of this publication
Interim documents
Section a. chapter 1 your license
Section a. chapter 2 applying for your license
Section a. chapter 4 the examinations
Section b. chapter 2 tennessee safety belt laws
Section b. chapter 3 traffic signs and signals
Section b. chapter 4 rules of the road
Section b. chapter 5 interstate driving
Section b. chapter 8 driving responsibility
Section c. chapter 1 defensive driving and road rage
Section c. chapter 3 sharing the road safely
Section c. chapter 4 helping teens and new drivers learn to drive
Graduated driver license driving experience log
M• motorcycles and motor-driven cyclesp
Identification license
Other tdl features include:
Sign up register to bean organ and
Sign upon the donate life tennessee organ and tissue
Possession of an international driving permit does not mean
Temporary driver
Secondary proof of identity
Certification of 50 hours behind the wheel driving
Form c for public school bus drivers – or –
No photocopies will be accepted.
Secondary identification
Note: copy of court document with an original
Two documents from the list below
Proof of tennessee residency
New residents-returning residents
Items must be original documents. no photocopies will
Q: how do i replace a lost license?
Q: how do i renew my license
Q: how do i change my address?
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First level - intermediate restricted license
Second level - intermediate unrestricted license
Final level - regular driver license
Learner permit
Only one passenger allowed, unless:
Seatbelt use is mandatory for all passengers age 4 through 17
This certified driving record must show no violations or
Unsafe driving incidents or violations that could result in the suspension or automatic downgrade of license level under the
After intermediate
Unrestricted issued
Some work zone safety tips:
Important for teenage drivers
License holder caught with a forged or fake letter
Unrestrictednat least 17 years old nheld a valid restrictedintermediate for 1 yearn bcannot have:
The department of safety reserves the right to
Windshield defroster and fan control.
Multi-purpose vehicles
Number of errors
Vehicle condition
Seat adjustments
Mirror adjustments
Safety belts fastened
Special warning for drivers with
Pull and hand-over-hand.
The following instructions are for vehicles with automatic
Special warning
Operating ahand-held phone
Chapter 1– chapter sample test questions
Child safety restraint rules
Set a good example – always buckle up
It’s worth the effort
Air bags and children
Air bags and adults:
Special warning during hot
Chapter 2 – chapter sample test questions
Learn the standard colors and shapes (shown below) so
Black-white is used for regulatory signs
Fluorescent yellow-green is the new
Temporary traffic control zones
Traffic signs are placed to help you and to instruct you in
Triangular shape — yield
Diamond shape — hazardous or
No passing signs
No trucksno bicycles
Reverse turn sign
M.p.h.cattle crossing
Channeling devices
Highway flaggers
Red reflective
Green:go if
Protected arrows
Permissive arrows
T rail bbbike route
No passingno passing
Coasting prohibited
Littering is against state law. fines start at $50 and can be
Remember, slower is not always safer.
Principles of the basic speed rule:
Interstate speed limits
Rural interstate limits
Speeding in school zones
Tennessee law mandates a minimum fine of
It takes longer to stop than most people realize.
Perception, reaction and braking time
Stop—look—listen—look again!
Meeting a school bus:
School bus warning lights:
Yellow flashing:
Approaching intersections safely
Right-of-way procedures
Tennessee’s move over law requires that when
The first rule of turning is to turn from the closest lane in
A. hand signal tips:
B. electrical turn signal tips:
C. you should not use your signals:
A. from a two-way street onto a two-way street
B. from a two-way street onto a one-way street
C. from a one-way street onto a one-way street
E. notes on multiple turn lanes
A. turn warning trucks and buses turning right
A. roundabouts
You may not make a u-turn:
The center lane of a two-way, three-lane or five-lane
Drive in the proper lane
Remember, such a crossover is permitted only at
Rules: • on a downhill with a curb
Chapter b - chapter sample test questions
Do you know what the difference in the two signs above is?
Lane addedmerging traffic
High occupancy vehicle (hov) lanes
It is illegal to parka motor vehicle, whether attended or
Diamond interchange
Cloverleaf interchange
Diamond interchange
Fight interstate hypnosis
Dynamic message signs
Tennessee law requires that motorists yield the lane closest
Move it for safety
Under tennessee law, you must not leave the scene of any
Drive slower at night
Glare and glare recovery
Aim your headlights correctly:
Use headlights on low beam
Slippery when wet
When driving through dense fog, heavy
Skids: if your wheels don’t roll - you
Regaining control of your vehicle when
Does a heavy vehicle equal safety in flood situations no!
Turn around, don’t drown
Getting stuck in mud or snow
The three big errors of most drivers in snow and ice are:
Reduced ability to stop and loss of steering
Remember: continuous hard braking on snow and ice can
Don’t think that it won’t happen to you.
What is blood alcohol concentration (bac)?
Amount of alcohol consumption
Body weight and fat
Amount of food in the stomach
With a bac of .10 percent, you are seven times more likely
Judgment: ability to think clearly and make quick
Reaction time and coordination:
Alcohol’s effects on driving ability
The defendant’s ability to drive when using drugs maybe bbsufficiently impaired to constitute a dui violation.
Implied consent law
Consequences of a dui arrest
Additional dui penalties
Please note that a person with 2 duis in a five year period
Not just driving—riding with others!
Jail timefines
The decision is yours. be responsible and
Avoiding the risks
We are doing better
Let’s get this percentage lower!
Problem driver pointer system
Whenever a driver license is suspended or revoked, it must
Important: if you have anew address, you must report
For the hearing impaired, tty users should have
Frequent traffic violations
Points speeding
The order allows the person to drive to and from work
Re-examination of drivers
Financial responsibility
If you do not comply with these requirements, your driving
Exchange information
Chapter 8 chapter sample test questions
Staying safe after the test
Courtesy and consideration toward others are the
Drive cautiously
Scanning the road and traffic for defensive reactions
Scan to the sides
By knowing the speed and position of traffic on all
As a driver you will constantly be making
Tips to avoid road rage
You can’t control traffic, but you can
To make quick evasive turns to the left
You can help to avoid an unplanned meeting with a deer or
Special info learn to use your anti-lock brakes!
Don’t: freeze or jerk.
Crashes don’t just happen, they are caused
If you are required to wear glasses or contact lenses,
Check the vehicle
Windshield and wipers
Recommended tire pressure-
Steering system
Engine cooling system
Be aware of the various road conditions you may
Be alert for traffic trouble spots
Be road educated
Your role as a driver
Your role as a pedestrian
Safety tips for pedestrians
Watch your walkways
Stopping distances
Safety tips for drivers:
Residential areas are danger zones for bicycles
Wear your helmet
Check your brakes
Beware of the no-zone
Why drivers don’t always see motorcyclists
Driver tips for sharing the road with motorcycles:
Hazards that can affect motorcyclists maneuvers:
Safety tips for motorcycles
Watch the no-zones
Always wear a helmet
Check yourself and your bike
To learn more about motorcycle safety, pickup a copy of
Cutting in front can cut your life short
Watch your blind spots – the “no-zones”
Aggressive drivers
Risky situations with large vehicles
The right turn squeeze
Maintaining a safety cushion with large vehicles
Hills or mountain roads
Learn the “no-zones” for large vehicles:
Overhead view of “no-zone” areas
Parents and other adults must also do their part. for
Horse drawn carriages
Turns and passing
Work zone safety it’s everybody’s business
What is a work zone
Slow down and pay full attention to the driving situation!
Keep your ears open
Use extreme caution
Avoid roadwork zones
If you are on a collision course with a train, only you can
Railroad crossing stop signs
Don’t attempt to beat the train
Avoid stopping on the railroad tracks
Your vehicle is replaceable.
Avoid conditions that lead to loss of control
Watch your blind spots - the “no-zones”
Check your tires
Wear your safety belt
Which comes first, the book or the road?
A safe attitude for driving and learning
Verbal teaching in the moving classroom”
Planning safe and informative practice sessions
Communicate clearly
Don’t get excited during practice sessions
Two reference tools to consider
Driving contracts
Helping non-english speaking beginners
A special final word to parents

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