Tag Archives: Safe Driving Tips

4 Conditions That Cause Limited Visibility and How to Handle Them

There are only two types of driving environments we can encounter, perfect and not so perfect. We use two terms to describe these environments: ideal and adverse. Visibility is something that refers to the ability to see and be seen. There are a number of conditions that can contribute to poor visibility while driving. Do […]

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 […]

Using Your Senses While Driving (Besides Vision)

A large majority of the information you gather while driving is received through your eyes, such as the cars around you, traffic lights and signals, road construction, street signs, and so much more. Even though your sense of sight is crucial, you will still need to depend on other senses to identify any potential dangers […]

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 […]

5 Common Causes of Car Crashes and What You Can Do to Avoid Them

In today’s fast-paced world, driving safely is a habit that needs to be consistently practiced. Understanding these five common causes of a car crash, and knowing what to do to avoid them, can mean the difference between getting injured or arriving to your destination safely.   Speeding  When you speed, you can lose control of […]

Top 3 Safety Tips to Remember When Merging onto a Highway

  When you first begin to drive, merging onto a highway may seem like a daunting task. Merging can be a complicated task but, like anything else, it takes time and practice to master. As a teenage driver, here are three helpful tips to remember when merging onto a highway:   Use the entrance ramp […]

3 Ways to Prepare to Ride In the Passenger’s Seat While Your Teen is Driving

  When your teen first gets behind the wheel, there’s a lot of risk involved. As a parent or guardian, your first priority is to ensure they drive safely, especially when they’re out on their own. Use these four tips to prepare to ride in the passenger’s seat while your teen is driving, and perhaps […]

Be an Example: How You Can Model Good Driving Habits for Your Teen

If your teen is just starting to drive, they’ve been learning from you, as a parent, for longer than you realize. In fact, they likely started subconsciously picking up on your driving habits from the day they first drove in the car with you. It’s no secret that teenagers replicate their parents’ driving behavior, so […]

Driving in Spring

Spring weather can be extremely unpredictable and create some dangerous driving conditions. Top Driver has created our top list of potential road hazards that you may encounter in the spring time. To learn more about Top Driver Education visit us online at www.topdriver.com or call 1 (800) 374-8373. Rain & Flooding Rain and flooding conditions can […]

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