Tag Archives: Driving Tips

Parent’s Guide to Modeling Good Driving

Remember when your little one would follow you around and mimic your every move? They were your “mini-me.”  Yet now, as a teen, things may be different.  It’s important to remember that many children will still do as you do even as they age.  Be sure to practice good technique on the road so you […]

Is Your Teenager Ready to Drive?

It is scary handing the keys over to your 16 year old teen driver and letting them go off on their own. You know  that once they’re on their own they have a whole new set of freedoms and distractions.  So, how do you know when your child is truly ready to hit the roads […]

Who has the right-of-way?

Who Has the Right of Way: 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. Follow these 4 rules to a 4-way stop to keep traffic flowing smoothly and safely. 1. First come, first served. This […]

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 […]

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. […]

Flashing Lights: What to Do When Pulled Over

In the event of a traffic stop, both you and the police officer want a smooth and safe encounter. It’s important to stay calm and keep these tips in mind to prevent the situation from escalating. Here’s what to do when pulled over:   Safely pull over. When you see the flashing lights in 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 […]

What You Need to Know About Passing a Stopped School Bus in Illinois

  There’s a few more months before school gets out for summer, so now is a good time to review some safety protocols when it comes to driving near school zones, specifically passing a stopped school bus in Illinois. Here’s what you need to know to follow the rules, keep the roads safe and avoid […]

Black, Yellow, Green, Blue, Orange, Brown: Know What Each Type Of Road Sign Means

  Road signs come in many different shapes and colors, and keeping track of each color can be difficult. But studying your traffic signs and knowing what each type of road sign means could be the difference between reaching your destination safely or not. Here are some tips to improve your knowledge of traffic sign […]

Don’t Abuse Your Freedom: What You’ll Learn After Getting Your License

During the course of your driver education, you’ll learn about safety, proper driving behavior, rules and regulations,  and your responsibilities as a driver. When you first receive your driver’s license, you may feel invincible. You’re handed the keys and freedom is all yours. But it’s important to stay focused and continue to practice proper driving […]

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