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Street Skills

The Car (#103)

Just "fillin' it up" at the gas station isn't enough. Drivers need to keep their cars fully maintained, from plugs and pumps to tires and wires. This program surveys possible mechanical problems and emphasizes the importance of proper maintenance. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: STREET SKILLS takes teens on an exciting ride while teaching them to be safer, more responsible drivers. The producers interview dozens of driving experts who address different aspects of driving. They include a mechanic, a neurologist, a lawyer and a state medical examiner. Young people who have suffered emotional and physical losses from vehicle crashes also talk about their experiences.

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  • The Art of Driving (#101)

    Getting a license is an exciting rite of passage for a teenage driver. But driving also means being responsible for a 2,000-pound hunk of steel. This program covers the mystique of the automobile, basic driving skills and the rules of the road. [26 minutes]

  • Nature's Laws (#102)

    On the road, as in life, "nature rules." The physiological and biological forces of speed, gravity and friction in vehicle handling and the effects of fatigue, alcohol and drugs on the driver all affect driving. [26 minutes]

  • The Road (#104)

    When you're driving, it's often the highway's call, whether you like it or not. Poor weather conditions and other special challenges contribute to the hazards of the road. [26 minutes]

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