The Big Picture -- Expectations
Now is a good time to step back and consider
what we expect for our students at crossings with no traffic control,
we know what skills and concepts we need to teach them to meet these expectations.
WHAT IS EXPECTED of our students for uncontrolled crossings:
After they complete our O&M program, our students will
To recognize Situations of Uncertainty, students do not use any formal method of assessment or timing of vehicles.
Instead, they do everything by intuition, on a "gut level."
- They have an intuitive understanding of their crossing time for streets of various widths;
- If the crossing is unfamiliar, students who rely on hearing can determine the probable width of the street by listening to the traffic; and
- Students can judge whether it is a Situation of Uncertainty by observing the traffic for a short time (listening or watching) and;
- compare warning times of approaching vehicles with their crossing time intuitively (without having to count); and
- notice whether the range of warning times of approaching vehicles could include some that are shorter than their crossing time (if so, it's a Situation of Uncertainty).