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Teen driver tips for merging, passing an turning

Teen Driver Tips: Merging, Passing & Turning

Checking your blind spot is a crucial safety step in lane changes, merging, backing, parking, pulling away from curb, or turnabouts. Every driver should be well aware of all of these teen driver tips before getting behind the wheel. Something as simple as not signaling or going too slow in the passing lane could mean […]

Illinois Cell Phone Laws: What You Should Know

Use of electronic communication devices in Illinois while driving comes with certain stipulations and possible penalties if violated. It is imperative that all drivers operating a vehicle in the state of Illinois be aware of current laws governing cell phone use while driving. Whether you are just passing through the ‘Land of Lincoln’ or are […]

Why Driving Without Car Insurance Is a Bad Idea

There are a number of reasons why you shouldn’t drive without car insurance. From penalties and fines to a suspended drivers license, driving without car insurance comes with some serious repercussions. Traffic laws are doled out at the state level, so make sure to stay current on your local laws and requirements, so you can […]

5 Driving Tips for New Drivers

You’ve received your driver’s license, congrats! Hopefully, you feel confident and properly prepared to share the road with others. As a new driver it can be a bit nerve-wracking to begin driving on your own, but just remind yourself this is what you’ve been training for! Continue to practice good judgment in your driving and […]

How Parents Can Encourage Their Teen Driver to Limit Distractions

I’m sure you’re all too familiar with the frequency in which your teen texts, but did you know that texting while driving is the most dangerous distraction? In fact, people who text while driving are 23 times more likely to be involved in a crash. That’s why it’s important to understand that when your teen […]

5 Tips to Being a Good Driving Role Model for Your Teen

It takes a great amount of time and practice to become a good driver. According to the Office of the Illinois Secretary of State, “Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death among young people ages 15-20. Nearly one in five licensed 16-year- olds are in a vehicle crash and, per mile driven, his/her fatality […]

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 […]

Why the Number of Passengers in Your Car Matters

In a vehicle, your passengers can strongly influence the way you drive. The initial licensing phase laws in Illinois state that the first 12 months of licensing, or until the driver turns 18, whichever occurs first, the number of passengers is limited to one person under age 20, unless the passenger(s) is a sibling, step-sibling, […]

What to Look for When Selecting Auto Insurance for New Drivers

Now that you or your child are getting ready to hit the road, it’s important to know the various requirements and options for auto insurance and what each type covers. When looking at an insurance policy for a new driver, be sure to consider the following:   Bodily-Injury Liability If involved in a car crash, […]

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 […]

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