English Culture Videos

"Winter Driving Tips"

Instructions: Watch this video and answer the questions. Then, read the script at the bottom of the page.

Randall's first point about driving in the winter is to _____.

Number one: Make sure you drive slower than the posted speed limit because you can never tell when the roads might be a little slick.

His second point to avoid accidents is to ______.

The other thing is . . . is add some extra distance between you and the car in front of you in case you need to stop suddenly.

The last point of driver's safety is to _____.

And the last this is you might consider packing, and having in your vehicle, an emergency kit with water, and food, and some other things in case you're stranded along a snowy road and don't get help for awhile.

Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

What kinds of new challenges might a visitor to your country experience when driving for the first time (e.g., traffic congestion, weather conditions, special traffic laws, size of the streets, etc.)? Use the Internet to locate one or more traffic signs that might be new or confusing to the visitor. What does the sign mean and what is the penalty for not obeying it?

Video Script

Hi, I'm Randall. Driving in the winter is much different than driving in the summer, so you should keep several things in mind.

Number one: Make sure you drive slower than the posted speed limit because you can never tell when the roads might be a little slick.

The other thing is . . . is add some extra distance between you and the car in front of you in case you need to stop suddenly.

And the last this is you might consider packing, and having in your vehicle, an emergency kit with water, and food, and some other things in case you're stranded along a snowy road and don't get help for awhile.