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Here are some rules of the road...as taught in our Gibbs Online Driver Education

The  importance of driver education 

1/ Understand that the main purpose of driver education is to help you learn the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed for greater safety both as an operator of an automobile and as a pedestrian.  

2/ Using the knowledge, skills, and attitudes you learn in driver education lowers your chances of being involved in costly, injurious, and sometimes deadly accidents.    

3/ Using the knowledge, skills, and attitudes you learn in driver education also reduces the costs of law enforcement, property replacement, and results in a much more pleasant driving environment. 

Driving: A privilege, not a right

1/ Having a driver license is a privilege, not a right. All California residents must have a driver license to operate a vehicle of any kind on a public highway or parking facility.   

2/ Driver license and what it means to others. Other drivers and pedestrians will expect that you will follow the laws and rules of the road, be courteous, and will not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or otherwise be impaired while you are driving.   
  
3/ If you are a minor, your parent(s) or guardian(s) are responsible for the financial consequences of your driving. If you have a driver license, they will expect that you will drive safely.   
  
4/ Passengers in your car have put their safety in your hands, and expect that because you have a driver license, you will drive safely.   

Common courtesy is a key to traffic safety

1/ The roadway is shared by all drivers. Safely sharing the roadway with other drivers and pedestrians is essential for avoiding accidents.   

2/ Courtesy, makes order out of chaos. The traffic laws and rules of the road cannot address all possible driving situations. 
If you remember to be courteous, you can help avoid accidents and keep traffic moving in an orderly fashion.

3/ Courtesy, the Golden Rule. The golden rule of driving is to treat other drivers the way you want to be treated. You should obey traffic laws, drive responsibly, and avoid taking unnecessary risks. 

Obeying the literal importance of the law

1/ Although it may not seem important to strictly obey everyday laws, it is important to do so.   

2/ Importance of everyday laws, stop signs. Why should you stop completely at stop signs? A stop sign means that you stop fully behind the limit line, crosswalk,              or at the corner. Most accidents occur at intersections, resulting in millions of dollars of damage, injuries, and deaths. Choosing to stop completely could mean the difference between life and death.    

3/ What does yield really mean? Failure to yield the right-of-way to other drivers is one of the top 5 causes of accidents in the U.S. Yield means to let other drivers, pedestrians, and bicycles have the right-of-way before you proceed. Sadly, 1,000s of accidents which could have been avoided are caused each year by drivers failing to yield the right-of-way. Again, simply following the letter of the law could save you a lot of pain and suffering.