5 Tips to Being a Good Driving Role Model for Your Teen

It takes a great amount of time and practice to become a good driver. According to the Office of the Illinois Secretary of State, “Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death among young people ages 15-20. Nearly one in five licensed 16-year- olds are in a vehicle crash and, per mile driven, his/her fatality […]

What You Need to Know About Sharing the Road with Emergency Vehicles

At any given moment we may share the road with a wide variety of things; Cars, 18 wheelers, tow trucks, animals, cyclist, emergency vehicles and more. How we drive must change based on this. Adjusting our driving to who we share the road with is just as important as adjusting our driving to adverse weather […]

Why You Should Consider Taking a Refresher Course at Top Driver

Even the most experienced drivers should reacquaint themselves with the rules of the road. Law changes, improved safety strategies, and potential discounts on your auto insurance are just a few reasons to register for our online refresher courses.   Each course is designed to help drivers boost their skills in specific areas in which they […]

Do you follow these 5 pre-trip procedures?

Do You Follow These 5 Pre-Trip Procedures?

The process of getting ready to drive starts before you even get into your car. Regardless of how good a driver you may be, you need a vehicle that is in good condition. When was the last time you did a thorough vehicle inspection? When you’re in a hurry, do you take time to check […]

5 steps to safe and proper turns.

5 Steps to Safe and Proper Turns

Turning is one of the basic maneuvers of driving and also one of the most important. When making right turns, left turns, and U-turns, always remember to do the following steps:   Signal and slow down or brake before the turn It’s important to signal before reducing your speed, as this is how you’ll warn […]

Items you should always have in your car.

Items You Should ALWAYS Have in Your Car

Before getting on the road, make sure you’re prepared for the worst by having the proper equipment stored in your car. The following list goes over items every driver should have in their vehicle:   Tire Changing Supplies The first thing on our list is actually a collection of items – a spare tire, tire […]

Vehicle Maintenance Checklist: Know when to do what. *clipboard graphic*

Avoid the Five Most Common Driving Errors

#1: Incorrect Speed To avoid speeding, always know the speed limit, regularly check the speedometer, and allow enough time to reach your destination. Assess the driving conditions and adjust your vehicle speed accordingly. If a vehicle is following closely behind you, slow down to encourage them to pass rather than speeding up.   #2: Violating […]

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Making the Proper Adjustments Inside the Vehicle

Before you put the car in drive, do you have a list of things you check inside your vehicle to ensure safety? There’s a lot to think about when you get behind the wheel, but here are a few things you should check before you hit the road.   Close and lock all doors. Locked […]

Using Your Senses While Driving (Besides Vision)

A large majority of the information you gather while driving is received through your eyes, such as the cars around you, traffic lights and signals, road construction, street signs, and so much more. Even though your sense of sight is crucial, you will still need to depend on other senses to identify any potential dangers […]

Lane Changing – It’s More Than Just Using Your Blinker

Lane changing is an important part of the driving process. Most likely, you will not be staying in one lane the entire time you’re driving to your destination. Knowing the proper way to change lanes can help prevent car collisions. Follow these steps to ensure the lane change process is safe and effective.   Scan […]

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