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Teen drivers need guidance and guidelines when they first get their driver's licenses. This is because they are still inexperienced and are largely unable to pay for a car or the expenses that go with it. Until they prove that they can handle driving and paying for a car what guidelines should parents put in place?
Teen drivers need guidance and guidelines when they first get their driver's licenses. This is because they are still inexperienced and are largely unable to pay for a car or the expenses that go...
Few activities are more exhilarating than riding a motorcycle for the first time. Motorcycles offer a fun ride and a fuel-efficient way to get around. However despite their benefits motorcycles can be deadly when used improperly. The following are some top riding tips for first-time motorcycle owners.
Few activities are more exhilarating than riding a motorcycle for the first time. Motorcycles offer a fun ride and a fuel-efficient way to get around. However despite their benefits motorcycles can...
If you are the parent or guardian of a teen who will soon be testing to receive his or her driver's license then you may be understandably nervous. After all you care greatly about your child's safety and worry about him or her being behind the wheel. Still it is a teen's rite of passage to obtain a driver's license which means all you can do is prepare him or her to be as safe as possible on the road.
If you are the parent or guardian of a teen who will soon be testing to receive his or her driver's license then you may be understandably nervous. After all you care greatly about your child's...
While some people ride motorcycles for recreation others rely on them for fuel-efficient transportation. Unfortunately motorcycles also offer less protection for you or your passenger in case of an accident.
While some people ride motorcycles for recreation others rely on them for fuel-efficient transportation. Unfortunately motorcycles also offer less protection for you or your passenger in case of an...
Communicating with your teen is one of the best ways to help them become a safe driver. A parent-teen driving contract is a great way to open up a conversation while laying out a firm set of driving rules. Here is a sample contract from the California DMV. There are many more contracts available online or you can even create your own custom contract. You can refer to the DMV practice test for your state for even more ideas to include in your contract. While your family may have its own special r
Communicating with your teen is one of the best ways to help them become a safe driver. A parent-teen driving contract is a great way to open up a conversation while laying out a firm set of driving...
If your teen is about to start driving what should you know as a parent about graduated driver&#39
If your teen is about to start driving what should you know as a parent about graduated driver's licenses? It is important for you and your teen to understand the rules when they can drive. When Can...
Getting your first driver's license is a major milestone and one of the first steps towards adulthood. Getting that first license may seem like an overwhelming process. You are required to take driver's education courses study DMV practice tests	 and spend hours behind the wheel learning to drive. Recent legislation across the country has made the process of getting a license more challenging for teen drivers in order to prepare teens to drive safely.
Getting your first driver's license is a major milestone and one of the first steps towards adulthood. Getting that first license may seem like an overwhelming process. You are required to take...
If you are the parent or guardian of a teen who will soon be testing to receive his or her driver's license, then you may be understandably nervous. After all, you care greatly about your child's safety and worry about him or her being behind the wheel. Still, it is a teen's rite of passage to obtain a driver's license, which means all you can do is prepare him or her to be as safe as possible on the road.
If you are the parent or guardian of a teen who will soon be testing to receive his or her driver's license, then you may be understandably nervous. After all, you care greatly about your child's...
Check speed limits that may differ from state to state
If you are moving from one state to another, or even passing through a state on a road trip, it is possible that driving laws will vary. If you are not aware of these laws, you may be at risk for a...
Practice for your written driving test
The prospect of getting your driver's license for the first time can certainly be an exciting one. However, if you are a poor test taker or are nervous about the written exam for any other reason,...
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Motorcycle Lane Spliting on the Highway

13 weeks 6 days ago by mixedbin
If you drive a motorcycle or are obtaining a motorcycle license, here's a look at where lane splitting is legal and the guidelines for performing lane splitting safely. One of the most confusing aspects of driving a motorcycle is understanding what lane splitting is. Lane splitting is a term that refers specifically to motorcycles as well as similar two-wheeled vehicles and is something that every driver should understand before operating a motorcycle in order to avoid any trouble with the law. In essence, lane splitting refers to the act of a motorcycle moving in between two separate vehicle lanes in order to pass the cars ahead. These lanes will be moving forward in the same direction as the motorcycle (more...)
Posted under: Motorcycle

Teen Driving Privileges

13 weeks 6 days ago by Elizabeth Erickson
Teen drivers need guidance and guidelines when they first get their driver's licenses. This is because they are still inexperienced and are largely unable to pay for a car or the expenses that go with it. Until they prove that they can handle driving and paying for a car what guidelines should parents put in place?
Teen drivers need guidance and guidelines when they first get their driver's licenses. This is because they are still inexperienced and are largely unable to pay for a car or the expenses that go with it. Until they prove that they can handle driving and paying for a car what guidelines should parents put in place? (more...)
Posted under: Parents of Teens

Top Riding Tips for First-Time Motorcycle Owners

13 weeks 6 days ago by Elizabeth Erickson
Few activities are more exhilarating than riding a motorcycle for the first time. Motorcycles offer a fun ride and a fuel-efficient way to get around. However despite their benefits motorcycles can be deadly when used improperly. The following are some top riding tips for first-time motorcycle owners.
Few activities are more exhilarating than riding a motorcycle for the first time. Motorcycles offer a fun ride and a fuel-efficient way to get around. However despite their benefits motorcycles can be deadly when used improperly. The following are some top riding tips for first-time motorcycle owners. (more...)
Posted under: First Motorcycle

Teen Drinking and Driving

13 weeks 6 days ago by Elizabeth Erickson
If you are the parent or guardian of a teen who will soon be testing to receive his or her driver's license then you may be understandably nervous. After all you care greatly about your child's safety and worry about him or her being behind the wheel. Still it is a teen's rite of passage to obtain a driver's license which means all you can do is prepare him or her to be as safe as possible on the road.
If you are the parent or guardian of a teen who will soon be testing to receive his or her driver's license then you may be understandably nervous. After all you care greatly about your child's safety and worry about him or her being behind the wheel. Still it is a teen's rite of passage to obtain a driver's license which means all you can do is prepare him or her to be as safe as possible on the road. One hazard that many parents may not consider when they speak to their teens about the inherent responsibilities that come along with having a driver's license is avoiding drugs and alcohol. (more...)
Posted under: Parents of Teens

Five Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

13 weeks 6 days ago by Elizabeth Erickson
While some people ride motorcycles for recreation others rely on them for fuel-efficient transportation. Unfortunately motorcycles also offer less protection for you or your passenger in case of an accident.
While some people ride motorcycles for recreation others rely on them for fuel-efficient transportation. Unfortunately motorcycles also offer less protection for you or your passenger in case of an accident. In fact motorcycle accidents are 35 times more likely to result in death than car accidents are according to data from the federal government for 2006. This study compared the number of deaths for each type of vehicle per mile traveled. Motorcycle accidents are inherently dangerous because riders lack the security that comes from being belted inside the protective shell of a metal vehicle. (more...)
Posted under: Motorcycle

Parent-Teen Driving Contracts

13 weeks 6 days ago by Elizabeth Erickson
Communicating with your teen is one of the best ways to help them become a safe driver. A parent-teen driving contract is a great way to open up a conversation while laying out a firm set of driving rules. Here is a sample contract from the California DMV. There are many more contracts available online or you can even create your own custom contract. You can refer to the DMV practice test for your state for even more ideas to include in your contract. While your family may have its own special r
Communicating with your teen is one of the best ways to help them become a safe driver. A parent-teen driving contract is a great way to open up a conversation while laying out a firm set of driving rules. Here is a sample contract from the California DMV. There are many more contracts available online or you can even create your own custom contract. You can refer to the DMV practice test for your state for even more ideas to include in your contract. While your family may have its own special rules there are some items that should be in every parent-teen driving agreement. (more...)
Posted under: Parents of Teens

Graduated Driver Licensing Programs for Teen Drivers

13 weeks 6 days ago by Elizabeth Erickson
If your teen is about to start driving what should you know as a parent about graduated driver&#39
If your teen is about to start driving what should you know as a parent about graduated driver's licenses? It is important for you and your teen to understand the rules when they can drive. When Can Your Kids Drive? Most states mandate that your child does not drive alone on the the road during the overnight hours. While some states mandate that minors cannot drive after dark many states demand that teen drivers are off of the road by nine p.m. Looking at a DMV practice test can help you become familiar with the rules that your teenage driver has to follow. (more...)
Posted under: Parents of Teens

Buying or Leasing: Which Option is Best for Your Next Motorcycle

13 weeks 6 days ago by Elizabeth Erickson
As motorcycling enthusiasts know	 there is nothing like having your very own bike to ride whenever and wherever you choose. After obtaining your motorcycle operator��?��̫s license	 there are two financing options available for purchasing a motorcycle: buying and leasing. Figuring out which option is best for you will depend on many factors.
As motorcycling enthusiasts know there is nothing like having your very own bike to ride whenever and wherever you choose. After obtaining your motorcycle operators license there are two financing options available for purchasing a motorcycle: buying and leasing. Figuring out which option is best for you will depend on many factors. (more...)
Posted under: Buying A Motorcycle

Parenting Guide for Parents of Teen Drivers

13 weeks 6 days ago by Elizabeth Erickson
The moment that your teen driver receives his or learner's permit is a moment that you won't soon forget. As much as you love your child	 you also can't help worrying about what might happen when your teenager hits the open road. While you'll typically take the time to show your teen the basics of driving	 work with your younger driver on different types of roads and ensure that your teenager reads all the testing materials carefully	 you also want to take the time to sit down and discuss the po
The moment that your teen driver receives his or learner's permit is a moment that you won't soon forget. As much as you love your child you also can't help worrying about what might happen when your teenager hits the open road. While you'll typically take the time to show your teen the basics of driving work with your younger driver on different types of roads and ensure that your teenager reads all the testing materials carefully you also want to take the time to sit down and discuss the potential hazards with your new driver. (more...)
Posted under: Parents of Teens

What to Look for in a Motorcycle Insurance Policy

13 weeks 6 days ago by Elizabeth Erickson
So you finally passed your motorcycle permit test. Perhaps you bought your first bike or even the motorcycle of your dreams. No matter what your reason for riding	 you need to find a good motorcycle insurance policy. It's required by law	 just as if you were purchasing insurance for your car. This insurance plan won't just protect your new dream ride ��?��̨ it can protect you as well. Here are some tips on what to look for during your search for a motorcycle insurance policy.
So you finally passed your motorcycle permit test. Perhaps you bought your first bike or even the motorcycle of your dreams. No matter what your reason for riding you need to find a good motorcycle insurance policy. It's required by law just as if you were purchasing insurance for your car. This insurance plan won't just protect your new dream ride ��?��̨ it can protect you as well. Here are some tips on what to look for during your search for a motorcycle insurance policy. (more...)
Posted under: First Motorcycle