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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Directional Signals are Vital to Safe Driving

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As a safe operator of a motor vehicle, you can avoid many collisions while driving by using your directional signal, as well as being alert for other drivers using their directional signal. It is not possible for other drivers to correctly predict your actions without proper communication. Your directional signal may be used to indicate [...]

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Summer Road Trips!

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Are you gearing up for a road trip this summer? You’re probably mapping your course, choosing the sites you’ll visit and planning what items to pack. But, don’t forget the most critical ingredient, the one that will get you from one place to another – your car. Put your mind at ease by preparing your [...]

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Red Light & Traffic Cameras in Chicago

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For the past few years, Chicago has relied on traffic cameras to detect and report on minor traffic violations at intersections throughout the city. These monitoring systems aren't always popular with drivers, but their positive impact on road safety is apparent. Before hitting the road in Chicago, it's a good idea to learn a little [...]

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Tips for Better Parallel Parking

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If you're uneasy about parallel parking, you aren't alone. It's one of the most common reasons people flunk their driving tests, and even those who manage to pass aren't always comfortable with it. If you live in a large city, like Chicago, parallel parking is an essential skill to have. You'll need to learn how [...]

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Sharing the Road with Runners

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Encountering runners on the road is a common occurrence in many communities around the United States. Although fitness is important to people of all ages, these runners can sometimes pose an additional risk to drivers. Drivers, especially new drivers, need to be aware of the dangers posed by runners on the road. Here are a [...]

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Always Wear Your Seat Belt

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Every day, you make thousands of decisions. While some of these choices are of little importance, some can be the difference between life and death. This is certainly the case regarding decision of whether or not to wear a seat belt while in a car. Below are some of the reasons why you should buckle [...]

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