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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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TOP FIVE TIPS FOR SURVIVING A LONG DRIVE

4 years 26 weeks ago by Abby
Preparing for a cross-country road trip? Or do you have a long commute to or for work? Here are five excellent tips to help you survive the long drive. SLEEP WELL Before a long drive, get a good night’s rest—at least seven to nine hours of sleep. (more...)
Posted under: Driving Tips

TOP TRICKS AND TIPS TO MAKE DRIVING AT NIGHT EASIER

4 years 26 weeks ago by Abby
  The sun rises later and sets earlier during the fall and winter seasons, which means a lot more drivers, seasoned or inexperienced, will find themselves driving during the darker hours significantly more often around this part of the year. Here are some driving tips and tricks to make night driving more pleasant (and safer) for you. (more...)
Posted under: Driving Safety

WHAT TO BRING TO THE DMV

4 years 26 weeks ago by Abby
Who doesn't hate visiting the DMV? Long wait times. Tedious forms. Strict guidelines. Worse than having to visit the DMV once, is having to revisit it because you forgot an important document or form the first time. We've compiled a quick checklist of the most common documents that you typically need to bring with you to the DMV. (more...)
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TEN CRAZY AMERICAN TRAFFIC LAWS

4 years 26 weeks ago by mixedbin
Most traffic laws make sense: wear a seatbelt, don’t drink and drive, or stop at a stoplight.  However, there does exist some traffic laws that are absolutely bizarre. Why some of these laws needed to be written? We’re not sure, but here are ten crazy traffic laws from all over the United States. NOTE:  Thankfully, some of these laws are no longer enforced or observed. (more...)
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TOP FIVE DRIVING MYTHS DEBUNKED

4 years 26 weeks ago by mixedbin
There are plenty of “wise adages” and “essential rules” of driving out there. Unfortunately, quite a few of them aren’t true or helpful. Here are five driving myths that need to be laid to rest once and for all. Myth #1: “Change the oil of your vehicle every 3,000 miles…OR ELSE!” Service stations have advertised the 3,000-mile oil change tip for far too long. (more...)
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SIX COMMON DRIVING MISTAKES TO AVOID DURING THE WINTER

4 years 26 weeks ago by mixedbin
Doesn't matter how experienced you are as a driver, it's easy to commit perilous driving mistakes that can have big consequences, ESPECIALLY during the winter. Below are six common mistakes that drivers make during the cold weather season that you should avoid. MISTAKE #1: Driving at an improper speed for road conditions ahead. (more...)
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Motorcycle Lane Spliting on the Highway

3 years 14 weeks 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

6 years 4 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

6 years 4 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

6 years 4 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