Thursday, 6 March 2014


 This chapter is intended to teach student about the rule of the road the proper observation of these rules. The student have accumulated knowledge of driving through observation of family and friends, and it is important that they understand their responsibility to effectively obey rules of the road, even the commonly ignored ones. 

Our objective
Upon completing of this chapter, the student be able to:
·         Identify the different types of speed limits and how they relate to the basic speed law
·         Explain what rotaries and roundabouts are describe how to drive in single lane rotaries, multiple lane rotaries and roundabout and how to pass in these situation
·         Define right of way and the right of the way rules for all users of the road including vehicle, pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicyclists
·         Provide example of how to judge time and distance and how this relates to negotiating intersection and passing
Our measurement method
·         Provide diagram about intersection, roundabout, rotaries and right of way scenarios and have the student label them appropriately depending on the road situation
·         Test student’s memory of the different types of speed limits and related speed laws.
·         Provide a multiple-choice test about basic operating traffic laws of Nigeria.

1.       Basic operating traffic laws of Nigeria
         Understanding the law
         Getting a driver’s license
         Violations and the point system
        Certification of title
         Vehicle registration
         Inspection sticker
         Speed limits
A.      Discuss the different types of speed limits
              Fixed speed limits
              Advisory speed limits
             Day and night speed limits
             B. What are basic speed laws
3. Negotiating intersections
        A. Controlled intersection
        B. Uncontrolled intersection
4. Railroad crossing
         Safely crossing a railroad
                Determining when it is safe to cross
                 Staying Alert                
                 Do not panic if the vehicle stalls 
                Winter-time railroad crossings
                Road salt and railroad crossings
5. Rotaries and roundabout
         Describe the use of rotaries
         Single-lane rotaries
         Multiple lane rotaries
        Continue straight Ahead
        Three-quarter turn
        Rules for passing, including passing on the left, passing on the right, and being passed .
6. Determining the right of the way
          A. What is right-of-way?
          B. When should you yield the right-of-way?
          C. Discuss the right-of-way rules for:
                         Funeral processions
                        Intersection not controlled by sign or signals
                        Four-way stops
                        Turning left
                        Private roads, driveways and unpaved roads
                        Intersection of single’ two-lane and multiple-lane roads, and rotaries
7.       Safe driver law A. Mobile phones
B. Testing
C. Three sub chargeable events in two years suspension
8. Emergency vehicle “move over” law 


This chapter instructs students on the basic driving skills necessary to begin driving. It is intended that students learn the proven successful methods for operating a vehicle, navigating turn, moving and stepping and incorporating the use of the necessary vehicle control and communication devices.

Our objectives
Upon completing of this chapter, the student should be able to:
·         Identify the initial steps a driver always take as they prepare to drive.
·         Demonstrate effective method of holding a steering wheel, turning the steering wheel, and steering wheel, and steering in reserve
·         Describe how to use the various mirrors while driving and how they assist in navigation
·         List the step drivers must follow when preparing to turn or change lanes
·         Explain how to control your vehicle using acceleration, deceleration and braking.

·         Issue a pre-test and a post-test that addresses the key component s of basic driving skills.
1.       Preparing to drive
2.       Starting, moving and stopping
      Moving into traffic
      Advance planning
3.       steering
                  Forward and through turn
                  Holding the steering wheel
                  Tracking and steering
                  Steering in a straight line
                  Steering to turn driver education program
                  Hand-over hand steering
                  Push-pull-feed steering
                  Steering in reverse
4.       use of mirrors
5.       use of headlights
6.       signaling
7.       turning procedure  A .Executing  a right turn
    Preparing to make a right turn
    Check for other motorists, bicyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians that may be approaching
    on the right. Choose the correct lane
    Communication intention to other motorists (and pedestrians and bicycles) position the
B. Executing a left turn
    Preparing for a left turn
    Check for other motorists, bicyclists, motorcyclist and pedestrians
    Choose the correct lane
    Communication intention to other motorists (and pedestrians and bicyclists)
    Position the vehicle
         Turning left from a two-way street onto a two-way street
         Turning left from a two-way street onto a one-way street
         Turning left from a one-way street onto a one-way street
         Turning left from one-way street onto a two-way street
8.       backing up
    A. Straight
    B. While turning
       9. Executing a reverse in direction
                  Two-point turns
                  Backing into a driveway
                  Heading into a driveway on the left
                 Heading into a driveway on the right
                  Three-point turn
10.   parking the vehicle
A.      Angle parking and perpendicular parking
       Right-or-left-angle parking (show illustrations)
       Perpendicular parking (show illustrations)
B.      Exiting an angle or a perpendicular parking space
C.      Parallel parking

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11.   Changing lanes
                The safest way to change lanes
               Making the change
    12. Passing
          A. Decision making process
                         Road signs and pavement markings
                         Weather condition
                         Relative speed of two vehicles
         B. passing another vehicle
         C. Being passed
   13. Acceleration and braking
             A. Acceleration, deceleration, and speed                                          
                       Acceleration and deceleration rates vary
                       Maintaining a constant speed

                       Monitoring your speed


This chapter provide an orientation of the basic vehicle component and the control system drivers must be familiar with in order to control a vehicle. The subject matter is intended to educate new drivers about the importance of understanding and effectively using vehicle component and to build routine habits necessary to being a safe driver. 

Our objectives
Upon completion of this chapter, the student should be able to:
·         Locate and label and basic vehicle components
·         Explain the importance of communication device and its affect on driving
·         Create pre-driving procedure checklist
·         Define the two types of transmission

Our measurement method
·         Have each student create a pre-driving checklist
·         Have each student complete a vehicle survey of the component of the vehicle they will drive the 
·         most.

Our topic outline
1.       Transmission types A. Automatic transmission

                                      B. Manual transmission
2. Basic vehicle component A. control device
        Ignition switch
        Selection lever for automatic transmission
        Gearshift for manual transmission
        Clutch pedal for manual transmission
         Steering wheel
          Cruise control
          Brake pedal
          Parking brake
B. comfort device
        Seat –position controls
        Steering wheel
        Air conditional and heater
        Air vent
3.  Visibility and vehicle safety
       A. Device that aid visibility
             Windshield wipers and washer
             Sun visors
             Rearview and side-view mirrors
       B. Restraint system
               Safety belt
               Air bags
              Head restraints
               Door locks
                Structural features
       C. Anti-theft devices
                  Ignition buzzer
                  Alarms and antitheft devices
4. Instruments and controls
        Speedometer and odometer
        Fuel Gauge
        Alternator Gauge or warning light
        Temperature Gauge or warning light
        Oil –pressure gauge or warning light
        Brake warning light (ABS)
        Check engine light
        Other dashboard light
5. Communication devices
         Directional (turn) signals
         Emergency flashers (hazard light)
         Parking light
6. Pre-driving procedure
      A. external checks
      View the surrounding area
     Importance of proper pressure
     Proper wear pattern

     Sufficient tread depth for safety (minimum 2/32 inch)
     Vehicle body
     Exterior light: headlights, directional light, brake lights, back-up
     Light and tail lights
     Exhaust system
     Fluid levels
     Under the hood
B. Internal checks
      Dash board
      Fluid level alerts
      Fuel level
      Types of brake: ABS and other brake system
      Parking brake
      Safety belts
      Spare tire and tire changing equipment
      First-aid kit (not required)

1.       Discussion with student about how to safely change a tire.

Monday, 3 March 2014



This chapter provide basic education on the concept of the transportation system and explain the road markings that road markings that new driving must be able to read and understands in order to apply this information to a driving situation. This chapter is intended to identify roadway communication tools that driver must be able to comprehend and be responsive to.

Upon completion of this chapter, student should be able to:
·         List the various types of traffic signs
·         Recognize the common roadway sign and explain each sign’s purpose
·         Identify how a driver must respond to different signals
·         Explain the purpose of the roadway markings and how a safe driver adheres to the markings

Our measurement method      
·         Issue a pre-test about signs, signals, and road marking at the beginning of this chapter then issue a post –test at the end of this chapter.

Our topic outline
1.       The highway transportation system
                    A. What is the highway transportation system
                    B. Highways and their design intersection with street and roads
                    c. Requirements

        2. Traffic signs
                 A. Stop and yield SIGNS
                B. Regulatory sign
                                   Action Required
                                   Speed limit signs
                                   Railroad cross bucks
                C. warning sign  
Action required
School Area Signs
Railroad warning signs
               D. Guide signs
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                       Route markers
                       Destination and mileage signs
                       Roadside services signs
                       Recreational service signs
             E. Road work warnings
      3. Traffic signals
                A. Motor vehicle signals
                B. pedestrian signals
                C. Traffic officer’s directions
                D. lane-use light

      4. Roadway markings
               A. White lane lines
                          Broken, solid, double solid
              B. Yellow lane lines
                          Broken, double: one solid, one broken, Double: both solid
              C. Arrows
              D. bicycle
              E. Crosswalks
              F. Stop lines
              G. Railroad crossing

      5. School zones

      6. Construction zones


The introduction chapter is intended to provide an explanation of the driver’s education program content and expectations. Our instruction identify the basic elements of becoming a successful driver and provide an overview of the Nigeria driver’s license and the license process.

At the end of this chapter,the student should be able to:
Explain the structure of the driver’s education program and their responsibility for successful      
List the basic driving fundamentals
Identify the impact of decision making on driving records
Define the Nigerian license classes and restrictions
Outline the procedure for obtaining a license

Our measurement method
Issue a personality indicator instrument so student can identify the type of driver they might be.
Facilitate a discussion with the student on decision-making and gauge their understanding of 
How decision impact their driving.

  Our topic outline
1.       Student responsibility, class schedule and syllabus structure of class ,Administrative requirement.
2.       Value of taking a driving education course
3.       Driving fundamentals
·         control
·         Responsibility
·         Recognition
·         Anticipation
·         Compensation
·         Courtesy
        Importance of good decision making

4.       Driving is a privilege not a right
5.       Consequences of poor decision making
·         Lifetime look back
·         Out of state violation count on FRSC record
·         Injury
·         Criminal vs. civil infractions
6.       license classes and restrictions
a.       learner’s permit 

b.      full license 


Fourthman driving school is established to provide first class drivers education as obtained in the development counties of the world. Our driver education program consists of at least 15hours of classroom instruction. Our curriculum consist of 15,one hours chapters .the chapters are comprised of topic matter that will provide student s the skills necessary to obtain a drivers license and to become conscientious driver.    if the instructor choose to vary from the recommended program ,the order in which the chapter will be taught is documented and made available upon request.
Each student is taught the material contained in all 15 chapters. If a student misses a class, the student must make up the chapter that was missed or the course hours will be considered incomplete. Material chapters are taught through instruction, guest speaker, textbook or video presentation.
Our driver education programs also consist of 5 hours on road instruction conduction by our driver education instructor and 2hours of observation.

Our final examination is offered to students upon completion of the course. The final examination is to test a student’s comprehension of the topics covered in the driver’s education program and certification is awarded to the grandaunt. 

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Top 7 Most Dreadful Parking Awards: Photos..

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Some drivers are naturally more able than others when it comes to parking. Others find Parallel parking hard, but parking in a marked bay is a piece of cake.  However difficult getting into a space can be, I cannot help but be astounded by the shear level of parking failure demonstrated below.

Our first driver may have slightly overstepped the markings. Lets hope this car isn’t front wheel drive!

It looks as if this driver thought his car would fit just nicely on this small square of raised curb.

Although many of us like to proclaim, ‘I could fit a whole car in that gap!’. This driver has taken this to the next level.

Abit rusty, would be an under statement to the driver who forgot which way up to parallel park his car

I wouldn’t necessarily class this as bad parking, in fact this camel has managed to fit nicely within the marked bay. He just hasn’t realized that he isn’t a car.

Whereas some drivers will overestimate the length of their vehicle, leaving a large amount of space at the rear of the parking bay. This driver thinks he is driving a car half the size.

Ever felt the frustration of not being able to find a place? Been in a hurry and nowhere to park? God knows how this driver managed to fit in there.

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