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 […]

What is the proper following distance when driving?

What is the Proper Following Distance When Driving?

By definition, proper following distance would be the distance you would have to be from the vehicle in front of you so that no matter what that vehicle does, i.e. slam on the brakes, you would not rear end that vehicle. Proper following distance is the distance between you and the car in front of you […]

About the Illinois driver education process

About the Illinois Driving Exam

Enrolling in and attending a 30-hour classroom course is your first step in satisfying the requirements needed to pass the Illinois driving exam. Teenage drivers have the highest crash risk per mile traveled, compared to other drivers in older age groups. Young drivers tend to overestimate their driving abilities and underestimate the many dangers on […]

Teen driver tips for merging, passing an turning

Teen Driver Tips: Merging, Passing & Turning

Checking your blind spot is a crucial safety step in lane changes, merging, backing, parking, pulling away from curb, or turnabouts. Every driver should be well aware of all of these teen driver tips before getting behind the wheel. Something as simple as not signaling or going too slow in the passing lane could mean […]

What is the IPDE Process?

What is the IPDE Process for Driving?

IPDE stands for Identify, Predict, Decide, and Execute. This is the step-by-step process behind the principles of defensive driving and complexities of visual perception in traffic. Driving is such a regular and routine part of our lives that we’re often figuratively asleep at the wheel. IPDE demands the driver engage in the strategic thinking and […]

How to Overcome Bling Spots.

How to Overcome Bling Spots When Driving

All drivers should be equipped to handle blind spots when on the road. Do you know where the blind spots are in your vehicle? Are you able to determine where another driver’s blind spots are? What Are Blind Spots? Blind spots are the areas on both sides and rear of your car that can’t be […]

How to Reverse Safely

How to Reverse a Car Safely

Knowing how to reverse a car safely and efficiently is critical to the safety of the driver and individuals in the area who share the road or utilize nearby sidewalks (other motorists, cyclists, pedestrians). It is also a skill that you will be graded on when taking the Illinois and Michigan driving test. 8 Recommended […]

5 driving resources for new drivers.

5 Driving Resources for New Drivers in Illinois

The steps required for a new driver to complete driver education and obtain a license can be daunting – but they don’t have to be. We’ve compiled a list of important driving resources and information you will find helpful as you tackle the road ahead and work towards passing the Illinois driving test. Illinois Teen […]

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