By | February 23rd, 2017

To many drivers, speeding is a violation of the posted speed limit. However, this is a narrow definition and isn’t always technically correct. The posted speed limit applies to good driving conditions. For less ideal conditions you must follow California’s basic speed law that states you can’t drive faster than is safe for the current driving conditions. This means you will have to exercise your judgment to determine the safe speed. However, the police can cite you for violating the basic speed law if your speed is too fast according.

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By | February 16th, 2017

Many people worry about their personal safety. They avoid walking in dark alleys. They look both ways before crossing the street. And they lock their doors at night. However, when using a car, many people don’t use seatbelts. It isn’t because they’re unaware of the potential danger because seatbelt safety is taught when getting a driver’s license. It could be because car accidents don’t happen every day, and people consider one an unlikely event. Here are three reasons given by people for not wearing seatbelts: I’m a Good Driver and.

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By | February 9th, 2017

Thanks to the Internet, the world is a more connected place. While this is a good thing overall, it also facilitates the spread of misconceptions. Some misconceptions are harmless while others concerning winter driving may cause a car accident. If you intend to drive in areas with snow and ice this winter, here are three winter driving myths that are best left ignored: All Season Tires Work for All Seasons The name “all season tires” only applies to areas that don’t get snow or ice over the winter. Using these.

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By | January 26th, 2017

Tailgating is all-too-common on the roads today. Not only does it give you little reaction time when the car in front brakes, the car also blocks your view of the road ahead. If the vehicle in front is a truck, then your lack of visibility is compounded. Tailgating a motorcyclist threatens the person’s life. Motorcyclists can fall off their bikes on slippery pavement or when they hit a pothole. Should this happen to a motorcyclist just a few feet in front of you, you won’t have time to avoid hitting.

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By | January 26th, 2017

Of our five senses, we primarily rely on the sense of sight for our driving. While all drivers have this sense, some “see” the road and traffic situation far better than others. Why do some drivers possess a superior road awareness while others don’t? Because they are using several if not all of these tips: Stay Alert A number of factors go into your alertness when driving. First, you must have an alert mind. This requires getting at least 7 hours of sleep every night. You must not drive under.

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By | January 12th, 2017

Obeying the traffic laws and safe driving isn’t easy when many people on the road don’t share your mindset. You make an effort to allow a safe following distance only to have a tailgater negate this by following you too closely. How do you deal with aggressive tailgaters without becoming aggressive yourself? Here are five suggestions: Don’t Get Drawn into the Aggressive Driving “Game” While getting some revenge may seem tempting, the other driver will simply respond in kind. The result is an unpleasant and dangerous road battle that could.

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By | January 5th, 2017

Having a driver’s license is a huge responsibility. That’s because any mistake motorists make while behind the wheel can cause a catastrophic accident in a matter of seconds. Safe driving requires both concentration and care. Here are four dangerous driving mistakes you need to avoid: Driving Drowsy Driving drowsy is just as dangerous as driving drunk. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration¬†(NHTSA), more than 83,000 car accidents and over 1,000 fatalities are caused by tired drivers every year. They have decreased reaction times and impaired decision making. If.

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By | December 15th, 2016

When children in California turn 15 ¬Ĺ, they often take the test for their temporary license. After many hours of practice time on the roadways, they get their license. And their freedom. Unfortunately, this new found freedom can come with a price as teens often find themselves distracted behind the wheel. The National Transportation Safety Board has worried about distracted driving and teenagers for years, which is why the agency recommended that all states prohibit those with learner’s permits and intermediate licenses from using cell phones while driving. Common teenage.

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By | December 8th, 2016

When you’re driving, an accident or roadside emergency can happen when you least expect it. A cell phone makes it easy to call for help, but there may be times when you don’t have service. To make sure you are prepared for the unexpected, here are five items you should always keep in your car: Emergency Lighting If you’re stuck on the side of the road, it’s important to have flares or reflectors that will make you visible to other motorists during nighttime hours. Having a flashlight is also a.

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By | November 25th, 2016

Backover car accidents are just what the name suggests; it is an accident where the driver backs the car over someone. These accidents are more common than you may think, and according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are 228 deaths in addition to the 17,000 injuries that occur each year from such accidents. The NHTSA also states that about 44 percent of the victims are children under five and a third of victims are above the age of seventy. Prevention Tips for Drivers The Insurance Institute.

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