- If you don't have a Brake, the car does NOT go into gear.
- If you cannot drive from the passenger seat, the car does NOT go into gear.
Can your driver
- open door?
- enter vehicle?
- adjust the seat?
- see three inches over the steering wheel?
- reach the pedals without s t r e t c h i n g?
or reach the Adaptive Driving aids without s t r e t c h i n g?
- adjust mirrors?
- reach all secondary controls?
- reach all tertiary controls?
- start the car?
- put the vehicle in gear?
As your driver proceeds during the session, do they
- check traffic in mirrors and "blind spot" before changing lanes (or pulling away from curb)?
- frequently check traffic in mirrors?
- use directional signals?
- stop for STOP signs? (No adverb needed. A stop is a stop - S T zero P.)
- stop where it is legal to stop at STOP signs?
- stop for RED LIGHTS?
- stop where it is legal to stop at RED LIGHTS?
- make a turn on RED when legal and safe?
- observe traffic so as to not interfere with traffic?
- observe traffic so as to not wait when it is clear to go?
- in general, use Observational Vigilance?
- center vehicle in lane?
- have good vehicle position when making turns?
- use the proper lane(s) when turning from or entering multi-lane roads?
- yield to other drivers or pedestrians when required by law?
- yield to others when the others are breaking the law?
- follow all rules of the road?
Try the following:
1) Oh, I meant to have you turn (show or tell which direction) there. Would you please find someplace to turn around and get us back to that road?
2) Explain a destination; make sure the driver understands the location. Ask the driver to take you there. If your driver does not know the area, possibly point to a location on the other side of a parking lot or park or traffic circle and ask the driver to go there.
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