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Does your car meet the requirements for the driving test
  So youve passed your written test, and now think youre ready to get behind the wheel for the last piece of the driving puzzle. Before you pull up to the curb in your refurbished, repaired,...
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...
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6 HIGH WAY DRIVING TIPS FOR NEW DRIVERS

3 years 41 weeks ago by Abby
Pay Careful Attention to the Speed Limit The speed limit varies from highway to highway. On most highways, the speed limit is 70 mph during the day, and 65 mph during the night.  Pay attention to the speed limit. Driving too quickly or driving too slowly poses a hazard not only to you, but also to everyone else using that highway. (more...)
Posted under: Driving Safety

TEEN TEXTING AND DRIVING

3 years 41 weeks ago by Abby
Getting a license is a milestone every teenager anticipates with excitement, but new drivers face more dangers than ever before. With all the recent headlines about the dangers of distracted drivers parents are scrambling for ways to stop their kids from texting while driving. (more...)
Posted under: Driving Safety

9 DEADLY DRIVING DISTRACTIONS

3 years 41 weeks ago by Abby
Watching YouTube videos of cats swimming in a pool, backyard wrestling, or babies dancing can do wonders for passing the time. Doing it while driving, however, can cause a multi-car pile-up and might even be deadly. Distractions are the leading cause of accidents on the road today and they are completely avoidable. (more...)
Posted under: Bad Driving Habits

3 QUICK MNEMONIC DEVICES TO HELP YOU PASS YOUR ROAD TEST

3 years 41 weeks ago by Abby
Use these tricks to help you with your DMV practice test and to pass your road test on the first try. Use SAM Use SAM to remember what to do when you get in the car: Seatbelt, Adjustments, Mirrors. On the day of your road test, before you start your vehicle’s engine fasten your seatbelt, and ask the instructor to do the same. (more...)
Posted under: Improving Driving Skills

10 TIPS TO HELP YOU PASS YOUR DMV WRITTEN TEST

3 years 41 weeks ago by Abby
Ever feel like drivers on the road today wouldn’t be able to pass a driving test? If you have, you’re not alone. A 2010 study found that 1 in 5 drivers would not be able to pass the written test if they took it today. In fact, 70 percent of first-time test takers go home with a failing grade. Don’t be one of those drivers! (more...)
Posted under: DMV

TIPS TO AVOID FOUR COMMON MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS

3 years 47 weeks ago by Abby
Riding a motorcycle can be fun, invigorating and also dangerous if you’re not a careful rider. We offer below some important tips to help motorcyclists avoid common motorcycle accidents. (more...)
Posted under: Motorcycle

TERMS TO KNOW FOR YOUR PERMIT TEST (T-Z)

3 years 47 weeks ago by Abby
Tailgating Tailgating occurs when you follow another car too closely. If someone is tailgating you do not speed up as this will most likely only encourage the tailgater to also increase his speed. Try to allow them to pass you by switching lanes, slowing down to let them pass or tapping your brake lightly a few times to warn the other driver that he is driving too closely. (more...)
Posted under: Permit Test

FIVE WAYS TO CUT COMMUTING COSTS

3 years 47 weeks ago by Abby
Spending a lot of money to commute to work doesn’t seem fair. You work hard at the office for that regular paycheck only to have to deduct a substantial amount to pay on gas, parking, insurance and other related car expenses. (more...)
Posted under: Driving Tips

SIX TIPS FOR SAFE CAR TRAVEL WITH YOUR PET

3 years 47 weeks ago by Abby
Travelling with a pet can be rewarding experience for the pet and his owner. Who doesn’t love seeing a happy, tongue-wagging dog poke his head out of the window to embrace the wind? But travelling with a pet can also be challenging and exhausting, especially if you and the pet are not properly prepared for the journey. (more...)
Posted under: Driving

FIVE DRIVING RULES YOU SHOULD NEVER BREAK

3 years 47 weeks ago by Abby
Speeding Speeding is an extremely common and dangerous traffic violation. Speeding affects a driver’s ability to reaction to sudden changes in his environment. If something darts out into the road, a driver who is speeding excessively will need a longer distance to brake. Speeding isn’t even worth it either. (more...)
Posted under: Bad Driving Habits