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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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FIVE COMMON REASONS TEST TAKERS FAIL THEIR PERMIT TESTS

3 years 47 weeks ago by Abby
​Failing your permit test is simply not fun. Who wants to pay a retest fee or spend time studying for the permit test all over again? Here are five common reasons test takers fail their permit tests and how you can avoid following in their footsteps. NOT STUDYING Duh. This reason is the most obvious and the first on our list. (more...)
Posted under: Permit Test

TEN DRIVING MISTAKES TO AVOID ON YOUR ROAD TEST

3 years 47 weeks ago by Abby
The purpose of the DMV road test is to prove to your examiner that you know how to operate a vehicle safely and efficiently. To pass your road test successfully, you’ll want to avoid making the mistakes on the list below. #1 BRAKING TOO HARD By the time you take your road test, you should be familiar with your vehicle and how to brake appropriately. (more...)
Posted under: Bad Driving Habits

HOW TO STUDY YOUR DRIVER'S MANUAL

3 years 47 weeks ago by Abby
For good reasons, every study guide for the written test will tell you to study the driver’s manual. Many local DMVs have online or physical copies available for free, making studying for this important exam easier and more accessible to a wide range of test takers. Your state driver’s manuals will likely provide a wealth of information. (more...)
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SIX TIPS TO HELP YOU SURVIVE A TRIP TO THE DMV

3 years 47 weeks ago by Abby
Visiting the DMV will never be as wonderful as eating an ice cream sundae or taking a cruise to The Bahamas, but there are ways to make this dreaded chore slightly more pleasurable. Here are some tips and tricks to make your trip to the DMV as efficient and painless as possible. (more...)
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NINE HILARIOUS LICENSE PLATES

3 years 47 weeks ago by Abby
  Looking for a laugh? Love funny license plates? We searched the Internet and found some incredibly funny license plates. Here's the best of them for your viewing pleasure. You're welcome!  John P.  At least you know why the driver ahead is speeding. Hope you're sharing... (more...)
Posted under: Cars

EIGHT WAYS TO BECOME A BETTER DRIVER

3 years 47 weeks ago by Abby
Knowing the basics required to obtain a driver’s license doesn’t automatically make you a good driver. Driving is a skill that you must develop and hone over time. Here are eight ways to help you become a better, safer driver. DITCH DISTRACTIONS To be a good driver you need to be alert and focused. (more...)
Posted under: Driving Safety

SIX BAD DRIVING HABITS THAT ARE RUINING EVERYONE'S DAY

3 years 47 weeks ago by Abby
  Bad driving habits are easy to practice and even more difficult to break. Are you guilty of practicing these habits? Please stop! Or does someone you know need a reality check? Here are six driving habits that are ruining everyone’s day. (more...)
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FIVE USEFUL TIPS TO HELP WARM UP YOUR VEHICLE DURING THE WINTER IF YOUR CAR'S HEATER ISN'T WORKING

3 years 47 weeks ago by Abby
  Fortunately, most modern vehicles come equipped with heating systems that can keep you warm throughout the winter. In an ideal world, before the winter season begins, you would have your car overlooked by a mechanic who can find potential issues with your heating system before it becomes really cold. (more...)
Posted under: Car Maintenance

SEVEN COMMON SENSE REMINDERS FOR IF YOU'RE EVER STRANDED IN YOUR CAR DURING A SNOW STORM

3 years 47 weeks ago by Abby
  Compare Now   It’s your worst nightmare come true. You’re stranded on an infrequently travelled road during a horrible blizzard. Snow is falling quickly. Visibility is low.  You’ve called for help (or tried to), and you are waiting anxiously for help to arrive. (more...)
Posted under: Driving Safety

TWELVE ESSENTIAL ITEMS TO INCLUDE IN YOUR CAR'S WINTER SAFETY KIT

3 years 47 weeks ago by Abby
You can never be too prepared. Here twelve essentials item to include in your car's winter safety kit.  CELL PHONE PORTABLE BATTERY CHARGER In an emergency situation, you’ll definitely want your cell phone charged fully. You can find easy and affordable portable battery chargers on Amazon or E-Bay. These chargers will help elongate your phone’s battery life as you wait for help. (more...)
Posted under: Driving Safety