Tag Archives: Bad Driving Habits

Impaired Driving: What You Need to Know

Impaired driving is currently the leading cause of death in motor vehicle crashes. Impaired driving is a problem at all times and days of the week. “Driving Under the Influence” is defined as operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol, other drugs including cannabis (marijuana) prescribed for medical purposes, or intoxicating compounds and methamphetamine. In […]

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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 […]

Controlling Emotions Behind the Wheel

Stressful driving situations can cause strong emotions to surface. The problem comes when we let our emotions get the best of us and affect our ability to stay focused while driving. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that one-third of all fatal car crashes could be attributed to road rage. To lower […]

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Driving Courses for Individuals with ADHD

All parents with teens starting driver education have mixed feelings of excitement accompanied with nervousness. If your child has ADHD or another executive functioning disorder, you likely have even more concerns than other parents. Just how nervous should you be? How do you negotiate your child’s desire to drive with the challenges they face? What […]

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Driving Etiquette

When you get your learner’s permit and study to take your driving test, there are lot of road rules you have to learn to get a license. You know all the laws and regulations and illegal moves that’ll get you a ticket, but what about basic driving etiquette? What are the unwritten rules of the […]

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Keeping Your Car’s Value High

When you buy a car, you want to keep it in good working condition as long as possible. There are plenty of reasons to regularly maintain your car—spending money on your car now can lead to a longer life and less money spent on fixing problems down the road. It can also mean that you’ll […]

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Most Common Driving Violations

Getting a traffic ticket is no fun. It causes a time delay from getting pulled over, usually costs a few hundred dollars in fines, add points to your license, cause your insurance costs to go up, and may even require you to go to traffic school. People who’ve been driving for a long time may […]

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Tips for Dealing with Heavy Traffic

Few things are more frustrating than getting stuck in a massive traffic jam. Whether it’s caused by an accident on the road, construction or just general rush hour backup, driving in traffic is less than ideal. It can also be dangerous. Here are some tips for driving when there are a lot of other cars […]

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Why You Actually Need an Oil Change

If you have no oil in your car’s engine, the metal pieces are rubbing together as you drive, creating friction. Oil lubricates your engine and keeps it from overheating. You can’t run a car without any oil in it. You probably aren’t doing that, since most cars will have oil in them when you buy. […]

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Cross Country Driving Considerations

Cross-country road trips are an important part of the American driving culture. It is the best way to bounce between national sights and local festivities. However, these trips require a lot of preparation and planning. Here are some considerations to make when you are planning such a trip. To learn more about Top Driver, visit […]

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