Defensive Driving Tip 5: Right of Way   Believe it or not, many drivers don’t understand the concept of yielding or yielding the right of way. Yielding is a complex subject because people have never bothered to learn or don’t care who has the right of way on the road. Let’s start with the Comedy…

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Defensive Driving Tip 4: Passenger Safety Equipment   Modern vehicles come with all kinds of safety equipment to make the driver and passengers safer in the event of a collision. Safety belts, air bags, child safety seats — all with years of research behind their construction. But these safety devices will only help you if…

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Defensive Driving Tip 3 Take Care of Your Vehicle and It Will Take Care of You Cars and trucks are wonderful things. They get us to where we need to go at speeds undreamt of one hundred years ago. They’re almost like magic. Unfortunately, motor vehicles are not magical and must be maintained so that…

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Halloween driving has its own dangers. Around dusk — when daylight is the most problematic for human vision anyway — residential streets will be populated by diminutive monsters and superheroes, going from house to house and gathering the stuff that makes kids and dentists happy. Later on, the roads may be filled party-goers, driving home…

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Now anyone who has received a driver’s license has studied the Driver Safety Handbook and taken a written test which covered traffic lights and road signs, but it is amazing and even a little scary how many of these signs get ignored on any given day. Thousands of accidents could be avoided annually if people…

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