Tag Archives: Driving Tips

What to Do When Encountering Certain Traffic Signals

Traffic signals are used to control the flow of traffic while also promoting safe and efficient driving. Traffic control signals can be found along, beside, or above a road and are used by motor vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians. Traffic signals also create breaks in traffic to allow pedestrians ample time to cross the street […]

5 Rules of the Smith System

While there are many driving systems, the Smith System is a commonly used method for many drivers. The Smith System was invented by Harold Smith in 1952 to increase safety of commercial drivers and revolves around employing five rules when operating a motor vehicle. These five rules can dramatically reduce the risk of major accidents […]

6 Tips to Driving Safely In the Rain

As a driver, you must be sensitive to weather conditions. It’s that simple. When confronted with adverse weather and your trip is not absolutely necessary, the safest choice you can make may be to cancel or delay your trip until conditions improve. When you must drive in less than ideal weather conditions, there are a […]

How Can You Lower Your Risk of Hydroplaning?

Hydroplaning — the word can be a bit scary for even the most experienced drivers. The event can occur with even the smallest amount of water accumulation and happens when your tires ride on the surface of standing water instead of the pavement. Hydroplaning specifically refers to a film of water that forms between the […]

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 […]

Helpful Tips for Hill Parking

Imagine pulling into that primo parking spot at your favorite restaurant. You haven’t eaten much today, so you’re very eager to get out of the car and begin your feast. You jump out of the car like it’s on fire and rush inside to grab a table. But wait — did you apply the parking […]

Follow These 5 Rules to Reduce Your Risk of Crashing

Your vehicle carries more than just precious loved ones, it holds flammable materials and weighs more than 3,000 pounds. In many cases, it can kill. Understand the risks every time you get behind the wheel and more importantly, what steps you can take to stay safe.   Avoid distracted driving. Distracted driving is any activity […]

6 Factors That Contribute to Smooth Braking

Braking is a technique worth getting right. When properly executed, braking can ensure your safety, your passengers’ safety, and prolong the life of your vehicle. Who doesn’t like being safe and saving money? Learn how to be most efficient when coming to those four-way intersections. Here’s what you need to know to break smoothly and […]

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 […]

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