Driving Comfortably and Control of Your Vehicle
In this section, we will begin to master the operational performance skill. At the conclusion of this section, you should be able to identify the basic components of a vehicle and explain their functions. Blind spots will be defined with an explanation of how to compensate for them.
Begin with the following vehicle-safety checklist. The purpose of this checklist is to ensure, through inspection, that you can identify a vehicle that is safe to operate. Consider these as minimum requirements for same operation. To ensure your vehicle meets all safety requirements, frequent inspections should be conducted of all systems outlined in your vehicle owner’s manual. As you use the checklist later in this module, ask yourself how and why each item is to be checked. The vehicle should not be driven if any of the systems do not meet the minimum criteria listed in the checklist.