Visual Search

Visual Search at Night (ELDT B-A)

Is nighttime visual search harder? Yes. Vision is impaired at night, so driving is more difficult.  At dawn and dusk driving is especially challenging as light conditions change. How is vision affected during darker light conditions such as at night? Depth perception decreases Distance is harder to determine Ability to distinguish from colors decreases Eye …

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Driver (ELDT B-A)

Why do professional drivers need to be aware of space around their rig? To be a safe and efficient driver, it is important to be aware of the space all around your truck.  The external environment includes the front, back, sides, top, and underneath clearance.  This means a driver must constantly see, hear, feel, and …

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Mirrors and Blind Spots (ELDT B)

What are “blind spots” around a truck? Large commercial vehicles have blind spots around the vehicle. These are areas the driver cannot see even with mirrors.  Drivers can only see limited areas behind a truck since they sit higher and rigs are long.  If there is a vehicle in a driver’s blind spot, the driver …

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Scanning at Intersections (ELDT B)

What is important to know about visual search when approaching an intersection? An intersection is an extreme danger area because traffic is moving in many lanes and in different directions. Here are some key tips for operating a truck in an intersection: As you approach the intersection, look well ahead for hazards and traffic. If …

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Visual Search at Night (ELDT B)

Is nighttime visual search harder? Yes. Vision is impaired at night, so driving is more difficult.  At dawn and dusk driving is especially challenging as light conditions change. How is vision affected during darker light conditions such as at night? Depth perception decreases Distance is harder to determine Ability to distinguish from colors decreases Eye …

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