Tire Care & Maintenance

Posted On by Paul Zalatoris In Top Driver Blog  4

Sometimes it’s pretty clear that you need new tires, such as when you experience a flat, but how do you tell before it reaches that potentially unsafe juncture? This past year the importance of tire care and maintenance jumped to the headlines after the California Highway Patrol finished their investigation in the accident that killed […]

Read More

Driving During the Winter

Posted On by Paul Zalatoris In Top Driver Blog  5

For both new and experienced drivers driving during the winter brings about many challenges. A little preparation for your car during the winter will go a long way, but altering your driving habits will help to keep you safe while driving during the winter. Tips for Driving During the Winter Don’t Use Your Cruise Control […]

Read More

Driving Along Lake Shore Drive

Posted On by Paul Zalatoris In Top Driver Blog  4

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 […]

Read More

Visibility and Winter Driving

Posted On by Paul Zalatoris In Top Driver Blog  4

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 […]

Read More

Winter Driving Tips

Posted On by Paul Zalatoris In Top Driver Blog  3

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 […]

Read More

Winterize Your Car

Posted On by Paul Zalatoris In Top Driver Blog  4

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 […]

Read More

Recent AAA Study

Posted On by Paul Zalatoris In Top Driver Blog  2

As state and federal funding for drivers education courses decreases more and more novice drivers are opting to skip driving school, but a recent study published by AAA shows that teenage drivers who miss out on drivers education are more likely to get into traffic accidents or receive traffic convictions. Teenage drivers who attend courses [...]

Read More

Ohio Cell Phone Laws

Posted On by Paul Zalatoris In Top Driver Blog  4

Starting back in 2013 Ohio Cell Phone Laws banned text messaging while driving. Drivers under the age of 18 are prohibited from all mobile device use while driving. Some local municipalities have also banned cell phone use, but it varies from location to location. Exceptions to Ohio Cell Phone Laws Adults can use cell phones [...]

Read More

Illinois Cell Phone Laws

Posted On by Paul Zalatoris In Top Driver Blog  4

As of the beginning of the year all hand-held devices are banned while driving in the state of Illinois, which means no talking, texting or emailing while driving. You can use a phone if you are using a speakerphone or headset in most circumstances: when in school zones, during constructions zones or if you are […]

Read More

Michigan Cell Phone Laws

Posted On by Paul Zalatoris In Top Driver Blog  4

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 your cell phone you can be charged with […]

Read More