Tag Archives: Safety Tips

Thanksgiving Driving Tips

Happy Thanksgiving From Top Driver We’d like to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving this Thursday. Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday that encourages families and friends to come together to enjoy one another’s company. For many it’s one of the few times a year they get to see their family, so it’s a very […]

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 […]

Driving During the Winter

For both new and experienced drivers driving during the winter brings about many challenges. A little preparation for your car during the winter will go a long way, but altering your driving habits will help to keep you safe while driving during the winter. Tips for Driving During the Winter Don’t Use Your Cruise Control […]

Driving Along Lake Shore Drive

Lake Shore Drive Flooded Last Friday commuters on Lake Shore Drive were met with a surprise when portions of the drive were covered in water. Motorists were urged to take alternate routes and to drive carefully. High winds and waves as high as twenty-three feet were the cause of the flooding.  The worst hit area […]

Visibility and Winter Driving

We discussed the importance of clearing all the snow and ice off your car last week, but to reiterate be sure to clear off the following areas: Windshield – Clear the entire windshield, not just the area directly in front of you. Back window – Without a unobstructed back window you will have to rely […]

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 […]

Illinois Cell Phone Laws

*Update on Aug. 7, 2019* Hand-held devices are banned while driving in the state of Illinois, which means no talking, texting, emailing, or adjusting your GPS while driving. Yes, even touching your GPS while driving is considered a violation. You can use a phone if you are using a speakerphone or headset in most circumstances […]

Michigan Cell Phone Laws

Updated April 29, 2019. Michigan Cell Phone Laws Michigan cell phone laws aren’t as strict as other states since only teens with level 1 and level 2 learner’s permits are restricted from talking on the phone while driving. As an adult if you are in an accident or violate a traffic law while talking on […]

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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