Driver's Training

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WELCOME TO THE START OF YOUR JOURNEY ON THE ROAD TO BECOMING A SAFE DRIVER!

Richard Guinan
Contact Information
email: rguinan@cysd.k12.pa.us
extension: 1394

PLEASE VISIT OUR CLASSROOM WEB SITE: https://sites.google.com/a/cypanthers.org/cyhsdrivered/
A web page created and maintained by the CYHS Driver Education Students. A fine example of what our students do!

Prep to take your Learner's Permit Test!

Study and take FREE practice tests for the DMV in general or the specific PA Test Bank.


Looking for information on Behind the Wheel Driver Training?

Please visit the high school main office to obtain the form to enroll in this program. We recommend that you pick up the form as soon as you receive your Pa. Learner's Permit and submit your enrollment form as soon as possible. Please bring your permit with you when picking up the form. You must have a valid Pa. Learner's Permit, be a district resident, pay the $275.00 enrollment fee and complete the required paperwork. One of our instructors will contact you to schedule your driving times. Our instructors recommend that you have 20 - 30 hours of driving practice before you report for your first session with us. Be safe, drive well and buckle up!

GOT YOUR LEARNER'S PERMIT DURING THE SUMMER?
GOOD NEWS: You can still sign up for the BTW program! The High School main office is open during the summer months. We advise calling ahead: 717-846-6789 ext. 1309 as hours may vary.


PLEASE NOTE AN IMPORTANT CHANGE IN POLICY FOR THE CENTRAL YORK BTW PROGRAM:

Effective March 1, 2011

Each student participating in this program will be required to perform BOTH 6 hours of driving time AND up to 6 hours of observation for a total of approximately 12 hours. Students will be scheduled to drive in pairs for each session. Your instructor will inform you of how he or she will coordinate the schedule for your sessions. Please be aware that the necessity to re-schedule your driving session may occur. Your instructor will make every effort to contact you in a timely manner. If you cannot keep your scheduled appointment, we ask that you contact your instructor as soon as possible.

You will be given a Pa. Driver Manual in class to use. Please bring it with with you daily!



Driver Education in the classroom:
Driver Education will include practical information on many topics related to young drivers and the issues they face. Topics will include:
* Safety and Prevention
* Speed Control
* Seat belts
* Driving Under the Influence
* Perception
* Decision Making
* Responsibility
* Crashes
* Weather and its effects upon driving
* Map skills
* Mechanical Basics
* Risk Management
* Traffic Signs, Signals and Markings
* Graduated Driver Licensing Requirements
* Defensive Driving
* Buying a Car Project: (Trade-in, financing, insurance, safety ratings)

Students will be required to bring with them daily the Pa. Driver's Manual, one copy will be provided.

We will have a presentation from the Springettsbury Township Police Department's School Resource Officer on "Survival 101" regarding crashes and their effects upon drivers.
Assignments/Topics:
CURRENT EVENT:
Students will be required to bring to class 3 articles related to a motor vehicle crash. The article may be from anywhere in America. Newspapers or Internet articles are both acceptable sources. Electronic versions of the articles may be stored on the student's device.
Students will work in groups examining these crashes and develop an effective oral presentation for the class.

Teen Drivers and Seat Belts:
Students will design an "mini" I-Movie trailer presentation in an effort to educate peers about the use of seat belts. This will also serve to prepare the student for the next project.

I-Movie Public Service Announcement Project:
Students will develop a public service announcement using I-Movie software. A list of potential topics will be provided. We pair with the health class as a team project.

Buying A Car Project:
Students will explore the world of buying a car. Students will virtually trade-in a car, buy another vehicle, secure insurance, research safety ratings and examine potential "scams" that exist during this process. A monthly budget will be provided for this "purchase".

Web Site:
We have designed a student directed and generated web page for our class. This includes excellent examples of the great work our students do and provides a community resource.

Simulated DUI Field Sobriety Testing:
Students will participate in a simulated field sobriety exercise to highlight the real dangers of driving under the influence.

Google Maps Project;
Students will use Google maps as a tool to help plan trips to various destinations.