Monthly Archives: November 2012

NTSB: no distracted driving, no cell phones behind the wheel

Next time you’re tempted to reach for your cell phone behind the wheel, consider this: in December 2011, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) called for a nationwide ban on using any personal electronic devices behind the wheel. The NTSB suggests banning drivers from using any and all devices for non-emergency purposes, including hands-free devices. […]

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Driving on the Hills

“OH – MY – GOD,” screams my friend Jonathan. He is visiting San Francisco from Chicago for the first time. We are in the neighborhood known as Telegraph Hill due to my sightseeing itinerary. Jonathan is driving a rental Chevy Impala down Lombard Street, which has a 25 percent incline and continues his monologue: “No, […]

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Winter Check-Up List

Winter is just around the corner and before the cold temperatures hit our towns, let’s check if our cars are ready for the change. We are all aware that neglecting seasonal maintenance, can cause a lot of unpredictable situations with our vehicles, and this is never more true than when it comes to winter check-up […]

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Shame as Punishment for a Sidewalk Driver

What do you usually do, when you happen to be behind a school bus? I guess there is only one right answer for this question: you follow the law, you fight your boredom, forget the fact that you’re in a rush, stop in the appropriate spot and wait for the bus and patiently continue your […]

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Safety for Pets!

Okay, everybody, it’s time for a quick quiz! Once again, who needs to wear a seat belt in the car? Right, all the passengers! Including your furry friends, if you live in New Jersey. New Jersey lawmakers have proposed a law that would require drivers to either crate or buckle in their animals while driving, […]

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Road Trips of a Lifetime

Are you ready to see the world? Load up your car and begin the journey of your life! Just consider one thing: traveling can become addictive and it would be hard to stop. “The more you travel, the more you realize how little you have seen,” said 74 years old Gunther Holtorf, road traveler from […]

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Driving Safety and Big Cities

According to some psychological theories, different cities have different energies. I am sure you have experienced that: a new place seems to be very familiar and comfortable, people are amiable and open. Or a drastically opposite scenario: the city you are visiting looks nice, but you feel anxiety and tension, some of people ignore you, […]

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How to Stop Texting Behind the Wheel

Everyone knows that texting behind the wheel is a dangerous contrivance, but apparently not everyone can control the typing habit. If you’re having trouble keeping the phone out of your hand when you’re driving, maybe some of these will help! Helpful tips from NHTSA include: – Find a designated driver – Switch your phone into […]

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Traffic School in Michigan? Yes!

We are happy and proud to announce that DriversEd.com has been offering Online Traffic School in Michigan state also known as a Basic Driver Improvement Course. Getting this course online and fully approved was one of our more recent triumphs, and we’re really proud of this one. There are 7 million licensed drivers in the […]

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Project Ignition. Teen Driver Safety Contest

Studying in high school? Want to spread the word about teen driver safety and win a prize?  Team up with your friends and classmates to participate in Project Ignition. You can win up to a $9500 grant to implement campaigns on teen driver safety. First of all, it’s fun: the sky is the limit for […]

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