Tag Archives: Driver Safety

Right Turn on Red: Top 3 Things You Need to Know

Red lights – we all dread them.  Waiting around, especially when you’re in a hurry, is never ideal.  But, as you approach a red light to take a right hand turn with no sign stating “No Turn On Red”, you’re lucky enough not to have to participate in the waiting game.  Before you make your […]

The 4 Rules of 4-Way Stops

We’ve all been there. That moment when you come to a 4-way stop and aren’t sure who get’s to move first.  It can be a frustrating experience but more importantly, it can be hazardous. So, follow these 4 rules to a 4-way stop to keep traffic flowing smoothly and safely. 1. First come, first served. […]

Driving with Limited Visibility: What You Can Do to Avoid A Crash

When dealing with limited visibility, the first rule is that you only drive when you must. If you can avoid driving in fog, rain, night-time or other conditions that limit your visibility, you will reduce the risk of becoming involved in a crash. Here’s what you need to know about driving with limited visibility and […]

6 Steps to Parallel Parking

Parallel parking is a skill that requires practice, patience and persistence. At first, it may seem like a daunting task that you’ll never master, but over time you will gain confidence and become more comfortable with parallel parking. Use the following six steps to parallel park the right way.   1.)  Find a spot that […]

Why You Should Consider Becoming a Driver Education Instructor

Becoming a driver education instructor requires time, patience, energy and focus. Parents and young drivers are counting on the instructors to be passionate teachers and give the students the time and attention that they need to become safe and responsible drivers. So what’s in it for driver ed instructors? Here’s why you should consider becoming […]

Teen Driver’s Guide to Identifying Road Markings

There’s a lot happening while you’re driving: you’re paying attention to what’s in front of you on the road, there are pedestrians crossing the street, you’re trying to watch your speed, and there are other vehicles driving around you. With all of this activity, it’s easy to miss road markings and properly obey them, especially […]

What You Should Know When Sharing the Road with Cyclists

The number of cyclists on our roads, especially in large cities, has increased over the years. When you’re sharing the road with cyclists, it’s important for the safety of everyone to drive with extra caution. Here’s what every driver needs to know when sharing the road with cyclists:   Pay attention to the bike lane. […]

4 Safe Driving Tips to Teach Your Teens

When your teenage son or daughter first starts driving, it’s crucial to establish safe driving habits from the start. Safe driving tips that they start practicing from the beginning will stay with them for a lifetime. Use these four safe driving tips when you’re teaching your teenager to drive.   Buckle up. The first action […]

3 Tips to Prepare for Your Driver’s Test

Preparing for your driver’s test may seem like a daunting task. You’ve spent hours in the classroom and driving with an instructor, parent or guardian, and now it’s time to take your driver’s test. Here are a few things to keep in mind when preparing for the big test.   1. Ask questions. During your […]

Car Safety Recalls: 3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Ignore the Warnings

  Car recalls are not glamorous by any stretch of the imagination — they’re costly to the automotive manufacturer and it’s one more item you have to add to your to-do list. But ignoring car safety recalls is not a good idea, as it can put you, your family, your car and other drivers at […]

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