Little Known Traffic Laws

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Typically when you’re getting pulled over, you know you’ve been speeding, are not wearing your seatbelt, or have somehow committed a moving violation. However, if you’re getting pulled over and you have no idea why, take note! These little known traffic violations could be to blame. To learn more about Top Driver Education visit us […]

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5 Driving Tips that Can Save Your Life

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It can be easy to hop in your car every day and go about your business, forgetting that you’re in a powerful machine that’s moving very fast! If you’re not careful and conscious, you could do some serious damage to your vehicle and yourself. Here are Top Driver’s top five favorite tips for staying safe […]

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Traffic Circles and Roundabouts

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Modern roundabouts differ vastly from older traffic circles. The older method involved a convergence of roads together in a center; whereas, the modern roundabout features a steady flow to prevent lock up, which was common with older traffic circles. For instance, people entering the traffic circle had the right of way, which caused significant back-up. [...]

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Recent Teen Driving Study

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Teen drivers have mastered basic skills, according to a recent study published in Injury Prevention, but they lack advanced skills that could keep them safe on the highway. For the study, teen and adult drivers took a 35-minute "drive" in a simulated driving assessment (SDA). The drive included 22 of the high-risk conditions most likely [...]

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Driving With Pets

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Once you receive your license, you are likely excited to get in the car with your furry friend. However, before you start to drive with your pet, you need to know some safety tips to keep both you and your pet safe. Failure to do so could prove fatal. Wait Awhile Before Driving with Pets [...]

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When to Use the Passing Lane

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How to Choose: Right or Left Lane? On roads with multiple lanes, drivers often see signs that say "Slower Traffic Keep Right" or "Keep Right Except to Pass." While this seems self-explanatory at first glance, there is a strong debate about what these signs truly mean. Are they polite guidelines, meant to remind us how [...]

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Chicago’s Toll Roads

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New drivers and those new to the Chicagoland area, need to learn about the tollway system to efficiently traverse the area. Chicago toll roads can be confusing, so it's wise to learn what to look out for and how to navigate the toll system as early as possible. Which Chicago-Area Expressways are Toll Roads? The [...]

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How to Drive in Heavy Rain

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The weather in our area has been less than summer-like and pleasant lately. With the rainstorms that have been coming in, and the knowledge that summer rains will continue to fall, it is incredibly important for you to learn how to drive safely in heavy rain. Not only will it keep you safe while you [...]

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How to Stay Alert When Driving Long Distances

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Driving alone for lengthy periods of time can be very dull and monotonous, leaving you with the possibility of becoming unfocused and diverting your attention away from the road. Losing focus for just one second can result in a crash, particularly when driving in Chicago or around Chicago. Despite the difficulties of driving long distances, [...]

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