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What to Do When Encountering Certain Traffic Signals

Traffic signals are used to control the flow of traffic while also promoting safe and efficient driving. Traffic control signals can be found along, beside, or above a road and are used by motor vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians. Traffic signals also create breaks in traffic to allow pedestrians ample time to cross the street […]

5 Rules of the Smith System

While there are many driving systems, the Smith System is a commonly used method for many drivers. The Smith System was invented by Harold Smith in 1952 to increase safety of commercial drivers and revolves around employing five rules when operating a motor vehicle. These five rules can dramatically reduce the risk of major accidents […]

How Scanning Ahead Can Make You a Better Driver

You’ve heard the term scanning, but do really know what it is and how to employ it to become a better driver? First things first, scanning is knowing where, when and how to look 360 degrees around the vehicle for signs, signals, roadway markings and potential hazards. Here’s what you need to know to become […]

How to Master Interstate Driving with Top Driver Driving School

How to Master Interstate Driving

Interstate driving can be overwhelming at first and is an integral part of our highway transportation system. Generally, these high-speed roadways, when compared to other roadways, have a lower frequency of collisions; however, when a collision does occur, it is often more severe because of the combination of speed and impact. Because of higher speeds, […]

How to Safely Check Your Blind Spots

Every driver should know where his or her blind spots are for their vehicle. Do you know where your blind spots are and how to properly check them? Learn how checking blind spots by scanning ahead, communicating intentions and maintaining a cushion of safety can save you a costly trip to an auto body shop. […]

What Impacts Total Stopping Distance?

A vast majority of the information you gather while driving is received through your vision, such as the cars around you, traffic signals, street signs, road construction, pedestrians and much more. While your sense of sight is crucial, it’s also important to rely on your driver training. Do you know how to come to a […]

What is a Car Recall?

You retrieve your mail and begin sifting through the important envelopes and notice one marked, “Important Safety Recall Information.” You nervously open the envelope to learn that your 2015 Nissan Pathfinder has a recall issued for a faulty windshield wiper system. What do you do? Read your recall letter carefully for detailed instructions on how […]

How to Deal With a Backseat Driver

What is a Backseat Driver? A backseat driver is a passenger in a vehicle (not necessarily in the backseat) who gives unsolicited advice to the driver. This type of behavior can contribute to distracted driving. Learn more about how drivers can deal with the much dreaded and aggravating backseat driver. Do Not Respond with Hostility […]

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