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12 steps for fixing a damaged tire or blown tire

12 Steps for Fixing a Damaged Tire

If you spend a considerable amount of time in the car, flat tires are about as guaranteed as having to pay taxes. Damaged tires are much more common in areas with heavy construction and during periods of warmer weather. It’s important to know what to do and make sure you’re prepared before this inevitable and […]

What should be in your trunk if your car breaks down?

What Should Be in Your Vehicle if Your Car Breaks Down?

A sudden car breakdown is one of the biggest inconveniences you can have on a day-to-day basis. They always seem to happen at the worst possible moments: birthdays, weddings, vacations, etc. But when you think about it, at least one of the many moving parts in a vehicle are bound to malfunction eventually; it’s not […]

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Important Facts About Texting and Driving

7 Facts About Texting and Driving You Need to Know You’ve probably seen it all-too-frequently, even in your own neighborhood: you stop at a light or pass someone on the highway and catch a glimpse of the driver next to you who is…staring down at their phone. It’s never a good look. People wrongly think […]

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How to Safely Plan a Roadtrip

It’s that time of year again. School is coming to a close, mother nature has cranked up the heat and many families are busy planning a roadtrip. But not so fast! Before you put the pedal to the metal and map out your long journey to Disney, there are a few tips and tricks every […]

What is a specialized driver education program?

What is a Specialized Driver Education Program?

For drivers with ADHD and other executive-functioning disorders, it’s important to practice driving in a welcoming and calm environment with minimal distractions. A specialized driver education program provides individualized skill training that promotes new cognitive routines for the driver through coaching. Research has shown that using a coaching approach with this particular population is more […]

Top Driver Driver Intelligence™ Scholarship Program

What is the Top Driver Driver Intelligence™ Scholarship Program?

Top Driver Driver Intelligence™ Scholarship Program The Top Driver Driver Intelligence™ Scholarship Program was created to bring awareness to the critically dangerous issue of reckless and distracted driving among teens. All applicants are asked to submit a media entry that discourages reckless driving and highlights the dangers associated with reckless driving. While Top Driver encourages creativity, […]

What is a remedial driving course?

What is a Remedial Driving Course?

Top Driver is an approved Illinois Secretary of State Driver Remedial Course provider. We offer more classes and driving lessons than any other driving school—giving you the flexibility to choose the class that best fits your schedule. Learn more about remedial driving courses and in what situations your teen could be required to take one. […]

What is the Parent Care Program?

What is the Parent Care Program?

The Parent Care program is comprised of two courses “Coaching From the Passenger Seat” and “Danger Zone Training.” This exemplary program was developed in association with Mike Pehl, a 30 year veteran crash investigator and driving educator, to combat common driving issues and dangers. Mike’s passion for teaching parents and new drivers about how to […]

What is a cognitive driver assessment?

What is a Cognitive Driver Assessment?

Driving skills can change. If you’re worried about someone’s driving it might be time to have them take a cognitive driver assessment. In partnership with SafeWay Driver Fitness Centers, Top Driver provides an on-road driving evaluation which is an objective and unbiased assessment. Definition of Cognitive Driver Assessment A cognitive driver assessment predicts the quality […]

7 tips to improve your teens safety while driving.

7 Tips for Improving Your Teen’s Safety While Driving

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Survey, over 97% of all motor vehicle crashes are caused by driver error. As new drivers, mistakes can happen, but it’s important to well equip your child with the necessary resources and basic teen driving rules before letting them take on the […]

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