Driver Training: Extreme Driving Conditions

Your Driver Will Learn in This Unit?

What Will Happen in This Unit?

Basic information on operating in extreme driving conditions and the hazards that are encountered in extreme conditions will be presented in the classroom. The unit concludes with a range lesson demonstrating the proper procedures for mounting snow chains and for using tow chains and cables to free stuck vehicles.

Extreme Conditons Introduction

Prepare for operation in cold weather including activating the front brake limiting valve; removing snow and ice from windows, mirrors, brakes, lights, hand and toe holds, etc.; And installing tire chains when necessary.

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Extreme Conditions One

Adjust operation of your vehicle to weather conditions, including speed selection, braking, making direction changes, and adjusting following distance, to maintain control and avoid jackknifing.

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Extreme Conditons Two

The conditions that produce low traction including rain, ice, and mud.

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Lesson 2 - Techniques Used During Extreme Conditions

This lesson begins with an instructor demonstration of procedures for mounting snow chains. After the demonstration, each student will have an opportunity to mount and remove a set of snow chains. In the second part of the lesson, two instructors will demonstrate procedures for using tow chains or cables to free stuck vehicles. The students will then divide into groups of threes and practice the procedures. Students will take turns hooking up the chains or cables driving the towing vehicle and driving the vehicle.

Student Aids

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Driving in Hot Weather

Your driver will learn to:

Your driver will learn:

Adverse Weather Checklist

Mounting and Removing Snow Chains and Freeing Stuck Vehicles Checklist

Mounting Snow Chains

If installing on duals, fasten

If installing on singles, fasten

After driving about five miles, stop and tighten chains again, loose chains wear faster.

Removing Snow Chains

Using Tow Chains or Cables to Free Stuck Vehicles

Driving the Towing Vehicle

When on firm surface

(a) Honk horn signaling tow truck to stop

(b) Move vehicle up slightly, slacking cable or chain

6. When on firm surface

(a) Honk horn signaling tow truck to stop

(b) Move vehicle up slightly, slacking cable or chain

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