Driving Courses for Individuals with ADHD

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All parents with teens starting driver education have mixed feelings of excitement accompanied with nervousness. If your child has ADHD or another executive functioning disorder, you likely have even more concerns than other parents. Just how nervous should you be? How do you negotiate your child’s desire to drive with the challenges they face? What […]

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Most Common Driving Violations

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Getting a traffic ticket is no fun. It causes a time delay from getting pulled over, usually costs a few hundred dollars in fines, add points to your license, cause your insurance costs to go up, and may even require you to go to traffic school. People who’ve been driving for a long time may […]

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Why You Actually Need an Oil Change

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If you have no oil in your car’s engine, the metal pieces are rubbing together as you drive, creating friction. Oil lubricates your engine and keeps it from overheating. You can’t run a car without any oil in it. You probably aren’t doing that, since most cars will have oil in them when you buy. […]

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Traffic Circles and Roundabouts

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Modern roundabouts differ vastly from older traffic circles. The older method involved a convergence of roads together in a center; whereas, the modern roundabout features a steady flow to prevent lock up, which was common with older traffic circles. For instance, people entering the traffic circle had the right of way, which caused significant back-up. [...]

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Recent Teen Driving Study

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Teen drivers have mastered basic skills, according to a recent study published in Injury Prevention, but they lack advanced skills that could keep them safe on the highway. For the study, teen and adult drivers took a 35-minute "drive" in a simulated driving assessment (SDA). The drive included 22 of the high-risk conditions most likely [...]

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Driving With Pets

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Once you receive your license, you are likely excited to get in the car with your furry friend. However, before you start to drive with your pet, you need to know some safety tips to keep both you and your pet safe. Failure to do so could prove fatal. Wait Awhile Before Driving with Pets [...]

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When to Use the Passing Lane

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How to Choose: Right or Left Lane? On roads with multiple lanes, drivers often see signs that say "Slower Traffic Keep Right" or "Keep Right Except to Pass." While this seems self-explanatory at first glance, there is a strong debate about what these signs truly mean. Are they polite guidelines, meant to remind us how [...]

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How to Drive in Heavy Rain

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The weather in our area has been less than summer-like and pleasant lately. With the rainstorms that have been coming in, and the knowledge that summer rains will continue to fall, it is incredibly important for you to learn how to drive safely in heavy rain. Not only will it keep you safe while you [...]

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How to Stay Alert When Driving Long Distances

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Driving alone for lengthy periods of time can be very dull and monotonous, leaving you with the possibility of becoming unfocused and diverting your attention away from the road. Losing focus for just one second can result in a crash, particularly when driving in Chicago or around Chicago. Despite the difficulties of driving long distances, [...]

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Directional Signals are Vital to Safe Driving

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As a safe operator of a motor vehicle, you can avoid many collisions while driving by using your directional signal, as well as being alert for other drivers using their directional signal. It is not possible for other drivers to correctly predict your actions without proper communication. Your directional signal may be used to indicate [...]

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