SUMMER INFO: Sign up for classroom driver ed is done over the phone starting after CPS spring break. Please call 773 534-5418 for dates, times and fees.

Lane Technical High School
Driver Education

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Emergency Procedures

Brake Failure
  1. Vigorously pump the foot brake (cars without ABS)
  2. Shift to low (L)
  3. Parking brakes on slowly (hold release lever out)
  4. Roll to a controlled stop using escape right
  5. Look for something soft to hit
High-speed blowout
  1. Firm grip on steering wheel
  2. Ease up on accelerator
  3. Coast
  4. Gently pump foot brake if necessary
  5. Lane change completely off road
  6. Stop and change tire
Forced off Road
  1. Firm Grip on steering wheel
  2. Ease up on accelerator
  3. Coast
  4. Gently pump foot brake if necessary
  5. Lane change back onto road turning sharply
  6. Accelerate once on roadway
Accelerator Pedal Sticks
  1. Neutral (N)
  2. Foot brake
  3. Lane change off road
  4. Stop and use escape right
Hood Pop Ups
  1. Slide down in seat and look through the crescent between dash and hood
  2. Lane change off road
  3. Stop and secure hood
Skid Recovery
  1. Steer in direction rear end is going (or into skid)
  2. Unwind so that rear end stops directly behind you
  3. Accelerate lightly to improve traction
  4. Warning: No sudden moves of the feet
  5. Warning: Braking makes the skid worse



Gregg Mitchell
Director of Driver Education
Lane Tech High School
773-534-5418


2017