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WHERE DO I LIVE – 2 ?!?Posted on Sep 11, 2017 by admin | Blog

MAIN ROADS Las Vegas is laid out in a grid, with most streets meeting at 90 degree intersections.  They either run North – South or East – West, and most do not change names.  Tropicana is Tropicana from 10000 West to 10000 East.  Rainbow is Rainbow from 10000 North to 10000 South. This greatly simplifies […]

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WHERE DO I LIVE?!?Posted on Sep 05, 2017 by admin | Blog

A common problem for new drivers is they have been chauffeured around by their parents for the last ten years, so they spent all the car time staring into their phones, I-pads, or game machines. Young people used to ride bicycles everywhere and learned their streets, but that is uncommon in Las Vegas. Some have […]

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Transmission and BrakesPosted on Aug 25, 2017 by admin | Blog

TRANSMISSION All that power coming from the crankshaft goes to the wheels through the transmission, which is a set of gears, designed to either give you power, (low gears) or speed (high gears) Most cars have automatic transmissions which constantly shift up & down for you while you have it set on D for Drive. […]

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How Your Engine WorksPosted on Aug 21, 2017 by admin | Blog

MAGIC SQUIRRELS?!? Many new drivers, of all ages, have not studied their cars at all beyond the steering wheel, brake, and gas pedal. They think the gas pedal makes the “magic squirrels” under the hood run really fast, and the brake pulls their tails to slow them down. (Yikes!) Yet everyone wants to own a […]

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How to Drive a Vehicle VIPosted on Aug 14, 2017 by admin | Blog

When you’re teaching your child how to drive, it can be very difficult for you to tell if they are developing good visual habits. Good visual habits are essential for safe driving.  Here are some common errors that drivers make with poor visual habits: Do not prepare for stops or turns far enough in advance […]

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How to Drive a Vehicle VPosted on Aug 07, 2017 by admin | Blog

When learning to drive, there are two important habits we need to develop to become safe defensive drivers. 1. Looking ahead Gives you time and space for decision making and vehicle control How far ahead should we look? 2 blocks Drop back to 1 block (12 seconds) Drop back to 2-4 seconds What benefit do […]

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How to Drive a Vehicle IVPosted on Jul 31, 2017 by admin | Blog

Let’s discuss the proper procedures for making a right turn. If you follow the steps outlined below you will make a proper turn every time. Check traffic as you approach the intersection Activate your right turn signal at 100 feet Check your rear view mirror to make sure the vehicle behind you is not making […]

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How to Drive a Vehicle IIIPosted on Jul 20, 2017 by admin | Blog

Lane changes: When changing lanes, always Signal 100 feet in advance Check your rear view mirror to make sure the vehicle behind you is not going to try and pass you Check you outside mirror Check your blind spot Look up front and move your vehicle into its new lane It’s against the law to […]

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How to Drive a Vehicle IIPosted on Jul 10, 2017 by admin | Blog

Speed: The hardest thing for new drivers to master is controlling their speed. Optimally, the driver will be 2-3 mph under the posted speed limit. Once you have reached your desired speed in accordance with the posted speed limit follow these tips to stay at your current speed: Ease your foot off the gas pedal […]

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Rules of the RoadPosted on Jul 04, 2017 by admin | Blog

Speed laws: Nevada has a basic rule for driving at a reasonable or proper speed. This means that in addition to any posted speed limits, you must consider: The amount and type of traffic The weather and the distance you can see The condition of the road surface, whether it is dry, wet, icy or […]

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