Tag Archives: Driving Practice

Illinois Cell Phone Laws: What You Should Know

Use of electronic communication devices in Illinois while driving comes with certain stipulations and possible penalties if violated. It is imperative that all drivers operating a vehicle in the state of Illinois be aware of current laws governing cell phone use while driving. Whether you are just passing through the ‘Land of Lincoln’ or are […]

What Are the Most Common Traffic Signs?

Traffic signs function similarly to traffic signals as they control the flow of traffic and fulfill fundamental needs of drivers and pedestrians. Generally, traffic signs aim to: Grab driver and pedestrian attention Convey a clear, simple meaning Command respect from road users Give adequate time for the proper response (yield, stop etc.) Stop Signs This […]

How Scanning Ahead Can Make You a Better Driver

You’ve heard the term scanning, but do really know what it is and how to employ it to become a better driver? First things first, scanning is knowing where, when and how to look 360 degrees around the vehicle for signs, signals, roadway markings and potential hazards. Here’s what you need to know to become […]

How to Master Interstate Driving

Interstate driving can be overwhelming at first and is an integral part of our highway transportation system. Generally, these high-speed roadways, when compared to other roadways, have a lower frequency of collisions; however, when a collision does occur, it is often more severe because of the combination of speed and impact. Because of higher speeds, […]

5 Driving Tips for New Drivers

You’ve received your driver’s license, congrats! Hopefully, you feel confident and properly prepared to share the road with others. As a new driver it can be a bit nerve-wracking to begin driving on your own, but just remind yourself this is what you’ve been training for! Continue to practice good judgment in your driving and […]

Who Has the Right-of-Way?

Even for experienced drivers, intersections are among the most hazardous locations and are the site of many collisions. It may sound simple, but the sooner you size-up an intersection and identify the potential hazards, the more likely you are to avoid a collision.   Here are four things you should do when coming to an […]

How to Successfully Make a 3-Point Turn

Do you what a 3-point turn is and how to correctly execute one? Well, if you don’t, you sure should! The ability to perform a 3-point turn is a great skill for every driver to have. This particular skill can come in handy when faced with turning around in a narrow street or area where […]

The Top Driver Difference

What makes a driving school great? Only Top Driver addresses parents’ main concerns about driver education: quality of the training, convenience, and help for the parent in coaching their teen to drive safely. As one of the nation’s top driving schools, parents can trust Top Driver. With Top Driver, you get experience in and out […]

What You Need to Know About Sharing the Road with Emergency Vehicles

At any given moment we may share the road with a wide variety of things; Cars, 18 wheelers, tow trucks, animals, cyclist, emergency vehicles and more. How we drive must change based on this. Adjusting our driving to who we share the road with is just as important as adjusting our driving to adverse weather […]

Lane Changing – It’s More Than Just Using Your Blinker

Lane changing is an important part of the driving process. Most likely, you will not be staying in one lane the entire time you’re driving to your destination. Knowing the proper way to change lanes can help prevent car collisions. Follow these steps to ensure the lane change process is safe and effective.   Scan […]

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