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Safe Driving Tips As The Clocks Go Back

The long light evenings of summer have come to an end and it’s time to exchange that air conditioning button for your car’s heating control. Yes, at 2 a.m. this Sunday (November 6), we officially say goodbye to summertime as the clocks go back one hour, marking the end of Daylight Saving Time for 2016 and a return […]

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What’s the Best Age to Start Teaching My Teen to Drive?

[By DriversEd.com Contributing Writer Christina Tynan-Wood] Is a five-year-old too young to learn to drive? When my daughter, Ava, was five, she got behind the wheel of a pink, battery-powered Barbie car. Everything she knew about driving, she’d learned from watching cartoons. So she closed her eyes, floored it, whipped the steering wheel back and […]

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10 Online Teen Driver Resources That Will Make You a Better Driver

When new drivers first get on the road, one of the first things they learn is how much they still don’t know. No, it’s not because they didn’t pay enough attention in drivers ed; rather, because driving involves dealing constantly with unique and unpredictable situations, there’s a lot you can learn only once you’ve had […]

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Share the Road: Why Bicyclists Deserve Drivers’ Respect

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In cities and towns all over the country, more and more people are using bicycles to get around. If you think about it, this should come as no surprise: they’re lightweight, portable, and inexpensive—and to use them, you don’t need to have an insurance policy or buy gas all the time, either! But though bicycles […]

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Save Your Labor Day Road Trip with These Tips

If you’re getting out of town for the long weekend, we’ve got some advice for you. eDriving recently commissioned a poll to find out about people’s driving experiences and thoughts. What we learned can help save your Labor Day road trip. Arguing in the Car We asked over 2,000 people to tell us what they argue […]

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Cars and Pedestrians: A Conflict Where Both Sides Lose

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If we’re in a hurry, it can be easy to get frustrated with pedestrians who dawdle in the crosswalk or start crossing in the middle of the street without even looking first. When we’re on foot, however, suddenly it’s the people behind the wheel who seem aggressive, inconsiderate, or entitled—backing up without checking, stopping in the […]

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Ten Driving Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making

We all know it’s illegal—and unsafe—to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. As a matter of fact, impaired driving resulted in 1.2 million arrests and over 10,000 crash fatalities in the United States in 2013 alone. But when you look at the larger picture of traffic safety, you can see that a far […]

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Beat the Heat: Dehydrated Driving is Dangerous Driving

You know those movies where someone’s lost in the desert, desperate for anything that could slake their thirst? It’s a situation that always seems to reduce people to the same desperate condition: staggering, clumsy, unable to think clearly, even seeing things that aren’t there. Now, instead of alone on some sandy dune, picture this same parched […]

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Stranded on the Highway? The Freeway Service Patrol Will Save You

If your car breaks down on a California highway, who should you call? Your best friend? No. Your mom? No. Your mechanic, your notary public, or your lawyer? No, no, and no. Take it from one who knows: call the Freeway Service Patrol. Earlier this summer, the car I was driving suddenly stalled in the […]

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Spring Car Maintenance Tips

Are you and your car ready for springtime driving? Make sure your car is in tip-top shape: follow these spring car maintenance tips from the California Department of Insurance to stay safe on the road this season! And while you’re at it, refresh your knowledge of road rules and signs too! Spring into Action on […]

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