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How to Create space Around your Vehicle

To be a safe driver you must manage the road space around your car. Good drivers keep a safe following distance so they can see well. The more space you allow between your car and the car ahead, the more … Continue reading

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A Sleep at the Wheel

Every driver should be aware of how dangerous it is to drink and drive. However, driving drowsy can be just as deadly as driving drunk. Sleepiness hinders your reaction time, decreases awareness, and impairs your judgment, just like drugs or alcohol. … Continue reading

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Factors that Influence You, the Driver.

Your emotions affect the way you drive. Whether you are calm, anxious or hot-tempered strong emotions can interfere with your ability to think and reason. This reduces your ability to make safe decisions. It is a challenge to not let your … Continue reading

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Law Enforcement and Emergency Vehicles on the road

As summer sizzles on we are sure to see more people on the road including law enforcement and emergency vehicles. You must yield the right-of-way to a police car, fire engine, ambulance, or other emergency vehicle using an audible or … Continue reading

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The No-Zone:Driving near big trucks

On my daily commute I see cars jet in, out and around big trucks. My heart stops for these drivers. We may not understand the technique of driving big trucks however, to reduce the chance of a collision with a … Continue reading

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driving tan

In sunny states like California, Florida and Texas, you’ll know all too well the uneven arm tans you can get while driving. Anyone who loves comparing silly tans on road trips can relate. I’m not keen on the idea of … Continue reading

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Traffic Safety Campaign

The new child transportation safety campaign from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Ludorum is Think Safe, Ride Safe, Be Safe! The leading cause of injury and death for children continues to be traffic incidents. We can not predict … Continue reading

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construction zone workers

Living in one of the largest cities, we are familiar with driving through construction zones. Defensive driving in a construction zone starts with driving at the posted speed. The Texas Department of Transportation reports that the number one cause of … Continue reading

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Driving at night

As our days become shorter and our nights longer we spend more time driving at night. You must use extra precautions when you drive at night. You will have less time to stop if a hazard lies ahead. Make sure … Continue reading

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Space Cushion

To be a safe driver you must manage the road space around your car. Good drivers keep a safe following distance so they can see well. The more space you allow between your car and the car ahead, the more … Continue reading

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