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Getting Back to Basics for Teen Drivers

Posted by on May 4, 2018 in Driving Tips, Teen Driving | Comments Off on Getting Back to Basics for Teen Drivers

We have been loading up our new teen drivers with maintenance tips as well as a bunch of driving tips, but it has been a while since we have gone over some of the basic safety tips they need to adhere too. So, without delay, here are some great tips that even the most experienced driver needs to follow to stay safe on the roads. Leave your cell phone off – in most cases, there is nothing you need to know that is going to change from the time you get from Point A to Point B, so mute the phone, toss it in the glove compartment, and leave it alone until you get to where you are going. If you are using the phone for GPS, use it ONLY for GPS and ignore texts and calls until you...

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How to Safely Pass a Car

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 in Driving Tips, Safety Tips | Comments Off on How to Safely Pass a Car

If you have been driving for more than a minute, you already know you eventually come up on a car that you need to pass. This can be a pretty tense moment for a new driver, but we have put together some basic tips that will help you safely pass that car and get back into the main driving line with confidence. Step 1: Scan the road around you for any possible hazards, such as other cars quickly approaching from the rear (let them pass first) and merging vehicles. Step 2: Check your blind spots. Step 3: Before moving into the passing lane, put your turn signal on to signal your intention, then accelerate into the passing lane. Step 4: Continue acceleration to appropriate speed in passing lane until you have safely passed the intended vehicle, then turn off...

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