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What Footwear to Wear While Driving Constant reminders Behind the wheel and other in-car lesson students are reminded regularly about the importance of wearing the appropriate footwear whenever they are driving.   While there are no laws governing this in Virginia, it’s highly recommended that drivers: Do not drive in sandals or flip flops; Avoid …

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Parents: 3 Things You Should Ask Before Your Teenager Drives Away Understandably concerned During a recent conversation with parents of a new teenage driver, the subject of concerns about what their son would be doing now that they have their driver’s license came up.  The mom had worries, and rightly so, what their 17-year old …

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The Best Bumper Sticker We’ve Seen in a While It’s what we preach That blinky thing you see is a turn signal.  Yes, that’s what was printed on the sticker.  Catchy, for sure!  Our primary goal is to teach safe driving skills to our students, to help make them safer, smarter drivers.   One of …

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Keeping Your Ride in Top Shape Preventive maintenance During our New Driver Vehicle Orientation class, as well as Driver’s Ed, the importance of vehicle maintenance is reviewed in detail. Keeping your ride in tip top shape is not only key to its health, preventing expensive repairs and embarrassing breakdowns, but also for safety of you …

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Concerns of New Drivers What are your fears or anxieties? The vast majority of students we work with for in-car instruction, whether it be with Behind the Wheel or Private Lessons, fear most interstate highway driving. This continues to amaze us from a numbers standpoint since the overwhelming majority of vehicle crashes in Virginia occur …

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Car Infotainment Systems…A Blessing or a Curse? Over the past decade, the technological advances in modern automobiles has been astounding.  Cars today are equipped with Bluetooth connectivity, telematics, built-in touch screen displays, navigation, wireless hotspots, collision avoidance, backup cameras, backup sensors, blind spot indicators, active cruise control and the list goes on and on.  But …

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Driving: Is Your Teen Ready? We ask a simple question every time a parent is asking to sign their teenage son or daughter up for behind the wheel:  “On a scale of one to five, how would you rate their ability to drive?”  Often, the answer is two or three.  Rarely does someone answer five, …

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Winter Driving Safety: Proper Vehicle Maintenance As the weather turns colder and winter sets in, the importance of proper vehicle maintenance for your safety and that of others is often overlooked.  Car manufacturers provide recommendations for preventive maintenance on certain schedules that should be followed, based on your driving habits and conditions. Most automotive repair …

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Holiday Shopping? Let’s Stay Safe! The 2017 holiday season is upon us, and the time for gift shopping has arrived.  Despite an ever increasing number of Americans doing their holiday shopping online, the bulk of shopping remains with brick and mortar physical stores.  With the hustle and bustle of trying to check everything for everyone …

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