Section 7 Driver Evaluation - Please note: There is no answer key to this guide. These questions are designed to trigger your thought process and understanding of different scenarios that you must know in order to be a well rounded safe driver and to help prepare yourself for the test at the end of each level.

Ask yourself the following questions and record points in the right column
Points

1

Did your student driver check that all seat belts were buckled before driving?

Yes: 2 points

No: 0 points

 

2

Did your student driver adjust the mirrors before driving?

   
Yes: 2 points
No: 0 points
 

3

Is the parking brake off prior to moving the vehicle?

Yes: 1 points

No: 0 points

 

For questions 4 24:

 

Always

Almost Always

Sometimes

Almost Never

Never

 

 

4

Are starts and stops smooth and are complete stops made at the stop signs?

2 points

1 points

0 points

0 points

0 points

 

5

Are turns smooth?

4 points

1 points

0 points

0 points

0 points

 

6

Is the hand-over-hand method used?

2 points

1 points

0 points

0 points

0 points

 

7

Are turn signals used properly and consistently ?

4 points

2 points

0 points

0 points

0 points

 

8
Does the driver respect solid yellow and white lines?

5 points

2 points

0 points

0 points

0 points

 

9
Does the driver stay reasonably focused on the driving task?

4 points

2 points

1 points

0 points

0 points

 

10
Does the driver see the total driving environment and not fixate on one thing too long?

4 points

2 points

0 points

0 points

0 points

 

11
When asked, is the driver able to identify and define street signs?

4 points

1 points

0 points

0 points

0 points

 

12
Does the driver use the Three-Second Rule?

6 points

2 points

0 points

0 points

0 points

 

13
Is a greater margin to the front allowed when being tailgated?

5 points

2 points

0 points

0 points

0 points

 

14
Does the new driver adjust to the different events in the driving environment and leave himself avoidance options?

8 points

4 points

1 points

0 points

0 points

 

15
When passing another vehicle, does the driver allow adequate space margins?

6 points

2 points

0 points

0 points

0 points

 

16
Is a good margin on both sides maintained, and is the vehicle kept in the center of the lane?

6 points

1 points

0 points

0 points

0 points

 

17
Does the driver maintain a consistent speed (never over, and not less than 5 mph under the posted speed limit)?

7 points

4 points

2 points

0 points

0 points

 

18
Does the driver effectively adjust speed to the conditions?

6 points

4 points

2 points

0 points

0 points

 

19
Does your new driver react well to the pressure from tail-gaters?

7 points

5 points

3 points

0 points

0 points

 

20
Does the driver use the SIPDE process accurately and effectively?

8 points

6 points

3 points

0 points

0 points

 

21
Does the driver use proper techniques for entering the freeway?

7 points

5 points

1 points

0 points

0 points

 

General Driving Skills: For each mark in an area below subtract 2 points

Search

Steering

Braking

Acceleration

Lane Use

Total Subtracted Points:

 

Total Score for this evaluation:

 

Please enter student's total points and time on a Section 7 driving log.

Perfect: 100

Passing: 90-99

Keep Working: 70-89

Start Over: 0-69

Emergency Driving Course Evaluation
Points

 

Always

Almost Always

Sometimes

Almost Never

Never

 

 

1

Can the driver demonstrate braking efficiency using the anti-lock braking technique?

35 points

25 points

17 points

10 points

5 points

 

2

Can the driver demonstrate proper quick-turn collision avoidance maneuvers?

34 points

25 points

17 points

10 points

5 points

 

3

Can the driver keep effective control of the vehicle when the engine is shut off?

35 points

25 points

17 points

10 points

5 points

 

General Driving Skills: For each mark in an area below subtract 2 points

Search

Steering

Braking

Acceleration

Lane Use

Total Subtracted Points:

 

Total Score for this evaluation:

 

Please enter student's total points and time on a Section 7 driving log.

Perfect: 100

Passing: 90-99

Keep Working: 70-89

Start Over: 0-69