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Sharing The Road With TrucksPosted on Apr 21, 2017 by admin | Blog

In a recent study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, it was found that of all truck related car fatalities, 75% were car initiated. Stay out of the no zones: Rear: If you can’t see the trucks outside mirrors, the driver can’t see you. Sides: If you can’t see the drivers face in […]

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Car InsurancePosted on Apr 18, 2017 by admin | Blog

Insurance premiums are determined by the following factors: Where you live Your age Your driving record What kind of vehicles you drive In Nevada, all licensed drivers are required to carry liability insurance. Liability insurance protects you in the event you’re involved in a car crash that is your fault. Liability coverage alone is only […]

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Sharing the Road with MotorcyclesPosted on Apr 17, 2017 by admin | Blog

Motorcyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as other drivers. However, there are special situations car/truck drivers need to be aware of to share the road safely with motorcycles. Motorcycles may: Ride on any city street or highway Ride in the HOV lane in Nevada Have the right to use a complete travel lane Share […]

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Driving EmergenciesPosted on Apr 03, 2017 by admin | Blog

Safe handling of driving emergencies requires special skills and knowledge. Running off the road: If your vehicle drifts onto the shoulder or if you’re forced off the road: Stay calm Remove your foot from the accelerator Check your mirror to make sure your lane is clear Look up the middle of your lane to ease […]

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Maintaining Your VehiclePosted on Mar 27, 2017 by admin | Blog

Oil Check your oil on a regular basis. Typically, oil should be changed anywhere between 3-10k miles. Check your owner’s manual for more information. Coolant Many new vehicles have coolant that lasts up to five years or 150,000 miles. Check your owner’s manual for more information. Battery Newer batteries tend to last several years, depending […]

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How to Purchase a CarPosted on Mar 14, 2017 by admin | Blog

Buying a car can be very daunting if you aren’t prepared. Here are some tips to make sure you’re successful. Do your Research Knowledge is power. Utilize the internet to research cars in your price range. Use trusted websites such as Kelley Blue Book (KBB), Consumer Reports, or Auto Trader. Look into Pre-Financing Options Check […]

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Distracted DrivingPosted on Mar 06, 2017 by admin | Blog

Distracted driving is any activity that can divert a driver’s attention away from driving a motor vehicle safely. Unfortunately, distracted driving just doesn’t affect the driver; it affects everyone in his/her vehicle and everyone around his/her vehicle. There are three types of distractions: Visual Manual Cognitive Fatalities from traffic accidents rose 7.2% in 2015 to […]

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Causes of Road Accidents and Best Way to AvoidPosted on Feb 28, 2017 by admin | Blog

Studies show that most new drivers will be involved in an accident within the first 6 months of driving. In Nevada, there were 325 fatalities in 2015, an increase of 11.7% over the previous year. 95% of all accidents are caused by driver error. There are seven errors that drivers make that cause accidents: Vision […]

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Bad Weather Driving TipsPosted on Feb 24, 2017 by admin | Blog

Fog Driving in dense fog is like driving with a blindfold on. Objects such as other vehicles or traffic signals, have a tendency to suddenly appear-sometimes too late to take proper corrective action. By far the most important safety measures you can take are: Slow down and turn on your low-beam headlights If the fog […]

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Night Time Driving Safety TipsPosted on Feb 14, 2017 by admin | Blog

If you are under the age of 18 and wish to take your driving test, you must complete a minimum of 10 hours of night driving logged in your DMV log book. Driving at night demands special attention because your visibility is reduced. At night your central vision works like your peripheral vision allowing you […]

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