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  • "The comedy and easy questions."
    - J. Clark, Dallas, TX
    December 08, 2016 (Student # 3,460,644)
  • "Easy to understand and follow....no complications"
    - S. Cotham, Odem, TX
    December 08, 2016 (Student # 3,460,645)
  • "The fact that i could listen or read along"
    - L. Wolfe, Vidor, TX
    December 08, 2016 (Student # 3,460,646)
  • "Simple, quick, easy, and enjoyable"
    - E. Joseph, Carrollton, TX
    December 07, 2016 (Student # 3,460,647)
  • "I liked the comedic aspects of it."
    - R. Kaiser, Leander, TX
    December 07, 2016 (Student # 3,460,648)
  • "The arnold and christopher walken segments"
    - J. Clardy, Fort Worth, TX
    December 07, 2016 (Student # 3,460,649)
  • "That i could turn it off."
    - D. Rankins, Horizon City, TX
    December 07, 2016 (Student # 3,460,650)
  • "Funny at times. kept it entertaining."
    - J. Padgett, Midland, TX
    December 07, 2016 (Student # 3,460,651)
  • "The questions were so easy!"
    - L. Mcdanel, Boerne, TX
    December 07, 2016 (Student # 3,460,652)
  • "It was informative and easy."
    - C. Chavez, Odessa, TX
    December 07, 2016 (Student # 3,460,653)
  • "It was informative and easy."
    - C. Chavez, Odessa, TX
    December 07, 2016 (Student # 3,460,654)
  • "Kept my attention and i liked the comedy"
    - J. Conyers, Arlington, TX
    December 07, 2016 (Student # 3,460,655)
  • "That it wasnt hard questions, they were mainly common sense questions!"
    - M. Ramirez, Houston, TX
    December 07, 2016 (Student # 3,460,656)
  • "It was informative in a non boring way"
    - V. Pena, Austin, TX
    December 07, 2016 (Student # 3,460,657)
  • "Different situations played by different people"
    - M. Bodanese, Houston, TX
    December 07, 2016 (Student # 3,460,658)
  • "Dividedinto manageable segments. easy to follow progress."
    - K. Garber, Dallas, TX
    December 07, 2016 (Student # 3,460,659)
  • "That i was able to take it on my own time."
    - R. Hernandez, Waco, TX
    December 07, 2016 (Student # 3,460,660)
  • "I laughed through the entire course."
    - B. Dixon, Watauga, TX
    December 07, 2016 (Student # 3,460,661)
  • "The comedy relief that made the topics more interesting."
    - L. Johnson, Dallas, TX
    December 07, 2016 (Student # 3,460,662)
  • "The comedy relief that made this course interesting in the topics covered."
    - L. Johnson, Dallas, TX
    December 07, 2016 (Student # 3,460,663)
  • "The comedy relief that made this course interesting in the topics covered."
    - L. Johnson, Dallas, TX
    December 07, 2016 (Student # 3,460,664)
  • "The comedy how they tied it into the driving course."
    - D. White, Humble, TX
    December 07, 2016 (Student # 3,460,665)
  • "It was funny and straight to the point to educate drivers!"
    - N. Gray, Tyler, TX
    December 06, 2016 (Student # 3,460,666)
  • "Its not your basic boring learning course"
    - K. Griffin, West Columbia, TX
    December 06, 2016 (Student # 3,460,667)
  • "Its not your basic boring learning course"
    - K. Griffin, West Columbia, TX
    December 06, 2016 (Student # 3,460,668)
  • "Comedy made the coarse seem faster."
    - A. Garcia, Cotulla, TX
    December 06, 2016 (Student # 3,460,669)
  • "The short videos were great !"
    - D. Hernandez, Texas City, TX
    December 06, 2016 (Student # 3,460,670)

Using Your Mirrors – Texas Defensive Driving Online Course

Using Your Mirrors – Texas Defensive Driving Online Course

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The objective of our mirrors is to change lane position without getting in another driver’s way or cutting them off. Inside rear-view mirrors will only give the driver a view directly behind them.
By not using your side-view mirrors, you are narrowing your scope of visibility by as much as 50%.
 
Your side-view mirrors will tell you more in relation to where traffic is around you than your rear-view mirror ever will. By focusing on the sides you have a much better view of where the traffic is moving around you. Most people adjust their mirrors so they can see the side of the vehicle on the inside edge of the mirror. Consider the view when the side-view mirrors are set up as just described. Essentially, you have created “tunnel vision” to the rear.
 
Your side-view mirrors overlap much of what your inside rearview mirrors sees and you’ve also created blind spots. The solution is called the wide-view mirror. Simply adjust the side-view mirrors just beyond the point where you could see the side of your vehicle on the inside edge of the mirror. With this setup, you completely solve the blind spot problem.
 
For the case where there is a vehicle present that isn’t visible when checking the mirrors, the vehicle’s position will probably be such that its front end is adjacent to your door and you’ll spot it in your peripheral vision as you check the side-view mirror. Most of us have dealt with blind spots by turning our head for a quick check. With well-positioned mirrors, your head won’t have to turn as far to check any possibly remaining blind spots. For example; when getting on a highway your ability to judge how to best merge with the traffic flow, that you are about come together with, will be greatly enhanced with the wide-view side-mirror. Likewise, as you pass interchanges on the highway your ability to monitor traffic entering the highway is also enhanced.
 
New drivers should be taught to concentrate on side-view mirror usage. Do this by completely removing the inside rear-view mirror from their vehicle. It’s something truck drivers do extraordinary well everyday and they have a lot bigger area to worry about. By using only the side-view mirrors a driver will develop a habit of scanning their mirrors every few seconds and this is a very good habit to develop. By doing this you will be much more focused in heavy traffic and less likely to be caught off-guard by another vehicle entering the space you are trying to occupy as well. You will also have better vision to your front with the inside rear-view mirror removed.

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