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.
- realize that Situations of Uncertainty exist, and
- know how to recognize them, regardless of whether they use hearing or vision.
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 merely . . .
. . . observing the traffic for a short time (listening or watching) and
. . . notice whether the warning time of approaching vehicles is shorter than their crossing time (if so, it's a Situation of Uncertainty).