Beginner Driver's Guide

Parallel Parking Explained - How to Parallel Park

Many drivers go to great lengths to avoid having to parallel park. While parallel parking is a little tricky and takes some practice to master, there is no reason to be nervous about this driving skill. Depending on where you live, you may be required to demonstrate your ability to parallel park during your driver’s license examination. It is advisable to practice your skills before your test or before you are required to parallel park on a busy r ...

How to Locate DMV Records

There are many different reasons why you might need to locate DMV (Department of Motor Vehicle) records. It may be that you are buying a new car, and you want to find out if the car has been in any accidents in the past that the current owner does not know about, or is simply not telling you about. You may also be moving to another state, and you need to get a new driver’s license, insurance and vehicle registration for that state. Luckil ...

Top 7 Tips For An Excellent Driver's License Photo

You will probably have a tough time finding anyone who actually likes the photo that is on their driver’s license. Most of the time, people have an expression on their face that they do not like, or their hair looks funny, or there is something else that bugs them about their photos. What most people do not realize is that they can have a driver’s license photo that does look alright, as long as they prepare for the photo ahead of tim ...

DMV-ictory! 7 Tips to Overcome Anxiety for Your Permit Test

It’s not unusual to get nervous, anxious or feel stressed when it comes time to take a test of any kind. For someone about to take their first driver’s permit test, this can be especially true because there is a lot “riding” on the outcome of the results. You may need to obtain your drivers license in order to start a new job or something else equally important. Maybe it is for a teenager who needs to be able to help with picking up younger ...

7 Things NOT To Do The Night Before Your DMV Test

So, you have invested time and effort into learning, studying and committing to memory the road signs, rules and laws in preparation for your permit and driving test. Now, the best thing you can do is set yourself up for success by preparing the night before and ensuring that you are ready to make the most of test day. Being ill-prepared or making choices about the night before that could negatively impact you on test day could mean failing the te ...

How To Prepare For Your DMV Permit Test

A common mistake people make when they get ready to take their permit test is to not study enough. They think the test won’t be that difficult or that they already have a basic knowledge of the road rules, laws and regulations for their state. Once they get to the DMV though, they realize they were sadly mistaken. The permit test can be much more complex than people imagine. For that reason, it is a good idea to do everything you can to make ...

Drive-thru Dangers: How Behind-the-Wheel Eating Habits Affect Your Driving

Cheeseburgers, tacos, cold-cut sandwiches, sodas, ice cream cones, hot wings. Today’s drivers have access to all types of foods through the marvelous modern convenience of the restaurant drive-thru window. Since the middle of the twentieth century, motorists have been able to order and consume their favorite foods without removing the key from their vehicle’s ignition or their bodies from the driver’s seat. But is enjoying your lunch behind the w ...

How to Park on a Hill

There are several special considerations you need to keep in mind when you are parking on a hill. Parking your car on an incline or decline is inherently more risky than parking your car on a level roadway. Follow these steps when parking on a hill to keep your vehicle and other vehicles safe. How To Proceed1 If you are parallel parking on a hill, first, park your vehicle as you normally would. Exert special caution as your car is more likely t ...

Be Prepared for the Perils of the Road

From the moment you get into your car until the moment you exit it, you are at the mercy of other drivers. We can’t control what other drivers do, but we can make sure we are prepared and ready to respond. Here are defensive tips so you’re prepared for the perils of the road. Also, check out this infographic about safe driving. How You Can Be Prepared1 Know Your Car Like people, each car has a unique personality. Some features work better ...

5 Most Dangerous Driving Habits & How to Break Them

Safe driving requires concentration and care, but we do it so often, sometimes we become overconfident and develop bad habits. Dangerous behavior can cause accidents on the road. Here are five bad driving habits and what to do to break them. 5 Worst Driving Habits and What You Can Do to Break Them1 Driving Under the Influence Driving under the influence continues to be the number-one cause of vehicular fatalities in the U.S. Three people are ki ...

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