Driving Along Lake Shore Drive

Lake Shore Drive Flooded Last Friday commuters on Lake Shore Drive were met with a surprise when portions of the drive were covered in water. Motorists were urged to take alternate routes and to drive carefully. High winds and waves as high as twenty-three feet were the cause of the flooding.  The worst hit area […]

Visibility and Winter Driving

We discussed the importance of clearing all the snow and ice off your car last week, but to reiterate be sure to clear off the following areas: Windshield – Clear the entire windshield, not just the area directly in front of you. Back window – Without a unobstructed back window you will have to rely […]

Winter Driving Tips

The last blog post went through the steps needed to winterize your car to be prepared for winter driving. Once winter comes are some additional steps drivers need to take before hitting the road each day to keep safe, so be sure to follow these easy winter driving tips: If you’re lucky and can turn on […]

Winterize Your Car

Winter is just around the corner and both new and experienced drivers will benefit from taking steps to winterize their cars.  The best time to winterize your car is before the first frost, but oftentimes drivers wait until after the first major snowfall, which oftentimes is too late.  At Top Driver driving school we encourage […]

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Recent AAA Study

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Illinois Cell Phone Laws

*Update on Aug. 7, 2019* Hand-held devices are banned while driving in the state of Illinois, which means no talking, texting, emailing, or adjusting your GPS while driving. Yes, even touching your GPS while driving is considered a violation. You can use a phone if you are using a speakerphone or headset in most circumstances […]

Michigan Cell Phone Laws

Updated April 29, 2019. Michigan Cell Phone Laws Michigan cell phone laws aren’t as strict as other states since only teens with level 1 and level 2 learner’s permits are restricted from talking on the phone while driving. As an adult if you are in an accident or violate a traffic law while talking on […]

Cell Phone Laws While Driving

Cell phone laws while driving vary greatly from state to state and what is legal in one state isn’t always legal in another. Regardless of whether it is legal or not where you live cell phone usage while driving leads to distracted driving and according to a CDC study 20% of all traffic accidents in […]

Sharing the Road with Bicycles

It is said that the first recorded car accident to take place in the United States was between a car and a bicycle back in 1896; back then there were a lot fewer cars and bikes on the road. Today an average of 700 bicyclists are killed in cycling accidents a year and another 45,000 […]

Adult Driver Education Course Requirement Added for Illinois

Effective July 1, 2014 for the state of Illinois, adults who are 18, 19, or 20 years old and did not take a drivers education class during high school are required to complete the six hour adult driver education course before getting a driver’s license. The course can be taken in either a classroom or […]

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