Welcome to 3PointTurn, a driver-safety podcast presented by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and the Florida Highway Patrol. In promotion of “A Safer Florida,” FLHSMV offers this educational series as a supplement to the Florida Driver License Handbook.
We want our novice and teen drivers to study the handbook and learn as much as possible about how to operate safely and effectively on Florida’s roads. And FLHSMV and FHP believe a driver of any level can benefit from discussion of the topics presented in 3PointTurn.
We hope this 3PointTurn podcast series, involving knowledgeable and experienced FHP troopers, can better illustrate and analyze broad topics and finer nuances of the handbook, and, ideally, better prepare drivers for situations they will likely face during their lifetime.
Please listen to 3PointTurn below, on Apple or Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Intro: Welcome to 3PointTurn
As the 3PointTeam aims to “Discover. Debate. Drive.” surrounding a variety of subjects, please use our website FLHSMV.gov to peruse our resources and acquire more specific information on the topics presented in this podcast series.
RESOURCES: FLHSMV homepage
Ep. 1: Personal Responsibility
The FLHSMV team helps new and teen drivers prepare for the freedom and privilege of driving by looking at aspects of personal responsibility. They talk about individual maturity, how to operate a vehicle, and discuss the roads on which drivers will travel.
RESOURCES: Licensing Requirements for Teens, Graduated Driver License Laws and Driving Curfews
Ep. 2: Driving Safety
The FLHSMV team chats about elements of driving safety and interactions with other drivers. They define right-of-way, provide a look at roundabouts and intersections, and talk about how to navigate common traffic situations properly.
RESOURCES: Federal Highway Administration – Intersection Safety
Ep. 3: Arrive Alive
The FLHSMV team provides understanding of how to Arrive Alive when heading out for short or long drives. They break down the dangers of speeding and passing vehicles, and showcase the practice needed to park safely and effectively.
Ep. 4: Stay at the Scene
The FLHSMV team looks at the importance of staying at the scene of a crash or roadside breakdown. In this discussion, they highlight what to do if involved in a crash, the penalties of hit-and-run crashes, and how to handle unexpected mechanical emergencies.
Ep. 5: Move Over
The FLHSMV team talks about Florida’s Move Over Law and the aspects of protecting people and vehicles pulled over on the side of the road. They define the law and the vehicles protected by the law, plus look at the real-life impact of failing to move over.
Ep. 6: Choice vs. Consequence
The FLHSMV team provides meaningful dialogue on the dangers of poor choices and the consequences from improper decision-making while driving. They discuss driving while impaired, speeding, and distracted driving as primary instances where wrong decisions can present major repercussions.
Ep. 7: Strange Situations
The FLHSMV team chats about strange situations encountered while driving. Some of the less-than-optimal conditions discussed are driving at night, inclement weather on roadways, and encountering animals and wildlife.
Ep. 8: Safe Holiday Travel
The FLHSMV team provides information on how to be safe while driving longer distances during periods of sustained travel, such as holidays and vacations. They tackle tire care, preventive vehicle maintenance, and drowsy driving.
Ep. 9: Share The Road
The FLHSMV team discusses its Share The Road safety campaign and how to operate on roads alongside commercial motor vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles. They look at large trucks’ no-zone and the importance of looking twice for hard-to-see two-wheeled vehicles.
Ep. 10: Safety in Zones
The FLHSMV team chats about safety in various zones encountered while driving. This discussion involves school zones and school bus safety, crossing zones and intersections where pedestrians may be active, and construction zones where workers may or may not be present.
Ep. 11: Defensive Driving
The FLHSMV team helps drivers prepare for dangerous situations and crashes with a look at defensive driving. They outline safety-first thought processes, how to minimize damage in a crash, and the dangers of overcorrection when a vehicle travels off the road.
Ep. 12: Get on the Road
The FLHSMV team helps drivers get on the road and stay there with a look at driver licenses, insurance coverage, and vehicle registration. They break down the requirements and need for each, the importance of those aspects, and what to do when pulled over during a traffic stop.
RESOURCES: Licensing Requirements for Teens, Graduated Driver License Laws and Driving Curfews and Insurance and Motor Vehicle Registrations