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This course will be 6 hours long and must be completed in 14 days. There will be review quizzes within and at the end of each module. The final exam will include 20 questions

Final Exam

  • Consists of 20 questions
  • Students must score 75% or higher to pass.
  • If a student doesn’t pass the first time, he or she can re-test.
  • If the student doesn’t pass on the second attempt, he or she would need to re-take the course.
  • Review course before final exam to avoid retesting or retaking the course

COURSE CONTENT

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Throughout the course, you will learn more about:

  • Driving Strategies
  • Licensing and Testing
  • The Rules of the Road
  • Driver Responsibilities
  • Safety Knowledge
  • Safety Tips
  • Managing Risks

COURSE DESCRIPTION

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Nova’s “Adult Driver Education” will:

  • Review basic Illinois rules of the road
  • Aim to reinforce the best driving practices, such as distraction-free driving tips, to keep drivers alert and safe on the roads.
  • Promote in young drivers the use of proper driving techniques, the reduction of risky driving behaviors and the ability to make safe well informed decisions behind the wheel.
  • Facilitate the successful implementation of such decisions with an understanding that they should be based on road and environmental conditions present.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Young drivers are over represented in motor vehicle accident statistics because they are inexperienced and lack crucial driving skills and capabilities. After this course you will:

  • Ideally get in the habit of using proper rules of the road at all times.
  • Learn appropriate content and necessary skills by utilizing curriculum material and provided supplemental materials.
  • Be equipped with the skills required to use the highway transportation system in a competent, safe, and responsible manner as a driver, passenger, or pedestrian.
  • Recognize potential hazards well in advance.
  • Maintain a safe, controlled emotional level while driving.
  • Recognize other driver’s error and develop evaluation techniques using the SIPDE and Smith System.
  • Receive the defensive driving skills needed to safely operate a vehicle on Illinois roadways.

COURSE GOALS

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The course is designed to:

  • Provide young drivers with an understanding of basic driver education information including:
    • Detailed description of Illinois’ traffic laws
    • Signs and signals
    • Highway driving
    • Strategy for driving
    • Right of way rules
    • Sharing the road
    • DUI laws
    • Driving and driver hazards
  • Review the factors that lead to motor vehicle crashes including:
    • Alcohol use
    • Distracted driving
    • Driver overconfidence
    • Aggressive driving
  • Provide tools to help them predict and react to hazards accordingly.

STATISTICS

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According to the National Safety Council:

  • Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for people between the ages of 15 to 24.
  • Approximately 11,000 people aged 15 to 24 years old die in vehicle crashes in the U.S. each year.
  • Auto crashes cause 1 out of 3 deaths of 15-24 years olds
  • Drivers between 15 and 24 represent 14 percent of licensed drivers, but they represent 27% of those involved in crashes.

Teen Driver Crashes – Facts and Statistics

Illinois Crash Statistics

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According to IDOT- Illinois department of Transportation, in 2013 (latest complete statistics) there were:

  • 895 car accidents in Illinois
  • 991 people killed in car accidents
  • Over 60,000 injuries

Illinois fatal crash data as of November 7, 2014:

  • Fatal crashes 715
  • Fatalities 783
  • Fatalities last year to date 865
  • Change (lower than last year) 82

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