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What to do When you Get Pulled Over by the Police

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”3527″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Being pulled over by the police is an unavoidable hazard of driving. No matter how careful you might be, everyone is pulled over at some point. There is no shame in it, though it might be a frightening experience the first time, and it doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve done […]

Minimizing Car Accidents

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]This past week the midwest experienced it’s first major winter storm of 2015 and along with the snow and cold came icy roads. Icy roads and low visibility that unfortunately helped to contribute to a huge pile up of nearly 200 vehicles in Michigan along I-94 this past Friday. That portion of I-94 is […]

Nighttime Driving Safety

While driving at night your visibility is dramatically decreased since we have to rely on our headlights and street lights. You’re also more likely to encounter drunk or tired drivers and if you are in a rural area you may encounter wildlife. A typical set of low beams only illuminate 160 to 250 feet in […]

Holiday Shopping Safety Precautions

In the coming weeks many of us are going through our holidays lists and spending time shopping for our friends and family. With more people shopping this time of year it is important to keep some easy holiday shopping safety precautions in mind to help protect yourself and your vehicle. Last thing you want is […]

Plummeting Gas Prices

Gas Prices Drop Recently plummeting gas prices have become the trend, which is counter to normal price trends for this time of year. Last month’s November 1st marked the first day in 1409 consecutive days that that the national average was below $3.00 according to a the Times.  December 1st the national average was $2.77 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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