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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 […]

Let’s Review: 2017 at Top Driver

With 2017 coming to an end, the team at Top Driver wanted to take time to highlight our most popular events, news, and more. We’re proud of everything our students have accomplished this year and we look forward to continuing our mission in 2018!   Driver Intelligence Scholarship.   Three Top Driver graduates were presented […]

Vehicle Maintenance Checklist – Know When to do What

For preventative maintenance, make it a habit to periodically inspect your vehicle according to the owner’s manual.  It’s important to keep your vehicle running efficiently so that you can avoid any potential safety issues. You can also avoid costly vehicle repair needs if you catch something early rather than let it go unnoticed. View and […]

Flat Tire – Now What?

Every driver should know how to change a tire. To learn how to do so, start by practicing in a safe and supervised situation with the following steps.   If possible, pull off the traveled portion of the roadway. Turn on the hazard lights and use warning devices, such as triangles. Once your car is […]

Recap of National Teen Driver Safety Week

Last week was National Teen Driver Safety Week, which aims to raise awareness and seek solutions for preventable teen deaths and injuries on the road. With motor vehicle crashes being the leading cause of death for teens in the United States, we understand the importance of educating people about statistics and providing tips for developing […]

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 […]

What to Do If You’re Involved in a Minor Car Crash

You’ve been in a minor crash. This can be a scary and stressful situation. Your mind is going in a million directions and you’re wondering what to do next. Here are some things to consider if you’re involved in a minor car crash:   Pull Over. If possible, safely pull over to the side of […]

5 Steps to Getting Your Graduated Driver’s License

We all know that the DMV can be an intimidating place to a new teen driver.  But obtaining a graduated driver’s license doesn’t have to be a scary process.  It can be swift and easy when following these 5 steps.   Complete 30 hours of classroom instruction, 6 hours on the road with a driving […]

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