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Requirements for the Illinois Written Driving Exam

Requirements For the Written Illinois Driving Exam

Before you prove your skills on the road when getting your driver’s license, you need to take the written portion of the Illinois Driving Exam — 35 questions that will test the knowledge you’ve obtained from driver education courses. The questions range from identifying road signs and basic rules of the road to understanding your […]

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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Traveling During COVID-19: 5 Road Trip Safety Tips to Follow

Road trips are becoming the preferred method of transportation as summer is in full-swing and coronavirus (COVID-19) cases are on the uptick in certain states. By now, most Americans are experiencing quarantine fatigue and are adjusting their previous vacation plans in favor of road trips. As more people take their vacation on the road instead […]

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What Must You Do to Legally Own and Operate a Vehicle in Illinois?

Not every teen is gifted a car for their 16th birthday. If you’re looking to purchase your first gently used vehicle, there are a number of hoops you must jump through before you can lawfully own and operate a vehicle in Illinois. But before we get to that, you’ll first need to obtain your Illinois […]

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Increased In-Vehicle Sanitization Methods

Top Driver is going the extra mile to ensure that we are providing a safe learning environment for our students and instructors. In response to the current status of the world and an increased standard of safety, we are employing additional training to our staff and modified disinfection to all of our vehicles and classrooms. […]

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