Driver Education Syllabus
Sevier County High School’s Driver Education program is designed to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become safe, low risk, and responsible drivers. The primary resources use are the Drive Right textbook and the Tennessee driver Handbook. The first six weeks will be spent in the classroom studying the driving task and skill needed to navigate our roads and highways. The 2nd and 3rd six weeks students will be driving on the range or on the road. Students must pass the classroom portion of the class before he//she is permitted to drive on the range or road.
Chapter 1 You are the Driver in Textbook Section A Chapters 1-3 Section B chapter 1 in
Chapter 2 Signs, Signals and roadway Markings Section B Chapter 3 in Handbook
Chapter 3 Basic Vehicle Control in Textbook Section B Chapters 1 & 2 in Handbook
Chapter 4 Managing Risk with the IPDE Process in Textbook
Chapter 5 Natural Laws and Car Control in Textbook
Chapter 6 Performing Basic Vehicle Maneuvers in Textbook
Chapter 7 Negotiating Intersection in Textbook
Chapter 8 Sharing the road in Textbook Section B Chapter 4 & Section C Chapter 3 in
Chapter 9 Driving in Urban Traffic in Textbook
Chapter 10 Driving in Rural Areas in Textbook
Chapter 11 Driving on Expressways in Textbook Section B Chapter 5 in Handbook
Chapter 12 Driving in Adverse Conditions in Textbook Section B Chapter 6 in Handbook
Chapter 13 in Handling Emergencies in Textbook Section B Chapter 8 in Handbook
Chapter 14 Effects of Driver condition in Textbook
Chapter 15 Alcohol, Other drugs and Driving in Textbook Section B chapter 7 in Handbook
Chapter 16 Buying and Owning a Vehicle in Textbook
Chapter 17 Maintaining Your Vehicle in Textbook Section C Chapter 2 I Handbook
Chapter 18 Planning Your Travel in Textbook Section C Chapter 4 in Handbook
⅔ Daily Work -All assignments are graded. Students can resubmit assignments during class or by the 8:00am the next day for higher grade.
The student is responsible for requesting and making up all daily work and test when absent.
⅓ Test ( Chapter and Unit Test) Students can resubmit test till the end of the class period for a higher grade.
Grading on Driving Phase
Techniques of steering, braking, signaling, starting and stopping
2. Students will drive in subdivision, demonstrating basic skills.
3. Students will drive on a divided highway, demonstrating lane changes and merging in
and out of traffic.
4. Students will drive in 2 way traffic on highways with oncoming traffic.
5. Students will drive on rural roads.
6. Students will drive in city traffic with 4 way stops and traffic signals.
7. Students will perpendicular, angle, and parallel park and learn to make three point
Grading on the Driving Phase will be based on performing basic steps and skills.
Improvement of driving skills will be considered in the grading process.
Driver Education Rules and Policies
Students in vehicle