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Top 10 Best & Worst States For Teen Drivers

While driver education instills universal principles, new drivers can have vastly different learning experiences from one another because driving environments vary drastically throughout the US. City or country roads, lenient or stringent insurance and safety laws, hilly or flat terrain — all of these variables play a big part in shaping how effectively a new […]

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6 Teen Driver Safety Tips to Keep Out of Harm’s Way

One significant part of growing up in the US is getting your driver’s license — it’s almost a rite of passage. But operating a vehicle must be taken seriously. In fact, traffic crashes are still the leading cause of death of young adults. With the right education, hours of practical, behind-the-wheel training, and teen driver […]

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What You Need to Know About the Natural Laws of Driving

All drivers should be aware of the natural laws of physics that affect any moving or stationary object.  While the rules of the road are of utmost importance to know and obey, understanding the natural laws of driving will help you be able to anticipate how your vehicle handles and reacts in various situations and […]

Causes of Road Rage and How to Handle It

We’ve all felt frustration while driving at some point or another. Perhaps someone cuts you off, runs a stop sign next to you, merges improperly, etc. But the line between irritation and road rage is whether or not retaliatory action is taken — something that endangers the lives of everyone around. Here we’ll discuss the […]

[WEBINAR] Illinois Driver Ed 101 For Teen Driving Safety Week

In conjunction with National Teen Driver Safety Week, Top Driver hosted a free webinar titled Illinois Driver Ed 101: What Every Parent Needs to Know About Teen Driving in Illinois. During the webinar, officials from Top Driver covered a variety of topics including: The history, results, and phases of the Illinois Graduated Driver Licensing program […]

What to Do After Witnessing a Traffic Crash

You’re driving along the highway peacefully when suddenly you see a car in front of you swerve, lose control, and smash into the roadside barrier. Broken glass litters the road as you pass by the vehicle. Do you stop or keep going? Do you call for help? Witnessing a traffic crash can make your head […]

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4 Signs the Car Next to You Has a Distracted Driver

How many times have you been driving next to a car only to look over and see them staring down into their lap? Unfortunately, it’s quite common and exceedingly dangerous. The National Safety Council estimates that around 1.6 million crashes per year can be attributed to cell phone use while driving. While this statistic may […]

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2020 Illinois Car Crash Statistics

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the year 2020 is shaping up to be quite surprising, in terms of road safety statistics. A report in May tracked a “very, very disturbing 11% increase” in Illinois car crash fatalities in the first three months of 2020, compared to the first three months of 2019. While Illinois isn’t alone […]

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