Tag Archives: Driving

When to Use the Passing Lane

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On Your Mark, Get Set, Summer Road Trips!

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”3730″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Are you gearing up for a road trip this summer? You’re probably mapping your course, choosing the sites you’ll visit and planning what items to pack. But, don’t forget the most critical ingredient, the one that will get you from one place to another – your car. Put your […]

Navigating Railroad Crossings: The Importance of Staying Alert

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Construction Workers Have the Right of Way

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Be Aware of Your Surroundings While Driving

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”3651″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text] Now That Spring is Here, Drivers Need to be Aware of Their Surroundings Spring is here, which means people are getting out and enjoying the nice weather. Spring is an important time for drivers to be cautious of outside surroundings such as children and pets. Although many […]

Do’s & Don’ts of a Four Way Stop

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Tire Care & Maintenance

Sometimes it’s pretty clear that you need new tires, such as when you experience a flat, but how do you tell before it reaches that potentially unsafe juncture? This past year the importance of tire care and maintenance jumped to the headlines after the California Highway Patrol finished their investigation in the accident that killed […]

Winter Driving Tips

The last blog post went through the steps needed to winterize your car to be prepared for winter driving. Once winter comes are some additional steps drivers need to take before hitting the road each day to keep safe, so be sure to follow these easy winter driving tips: If you’re lucky and can turn on […]

Winterize Your Car

Winter is just around the corner and both new and experienced drivers will benefit from taking steps to winterize their cars.  The best time to winterize your car is before the first frost, but oftentimes drivers wait until after the first major snowfall, which oftentimes is too late.  At Top Driver driving school we encourage […]

Cell Phone Laws While Driving

Cell phone laws while driving vary greatly from state to state and what is legal in one state isn’t always legal in another. Regardless of whether it is legal or not where you live cell phone usage while driving leads to distracted driving and according to a CDC study 20% of all traffic accidents in […]

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