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Driving Under the InfluencePosted on May 11, 2017 by admin | Blog

Under Nevada law, driving under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances, prescription and non prescription medication is Illegal. Nevada laws on driving under the influence are tough. Under these laws, there are two types of penalties: Administrative action taken against the driver by the DMV. This happens regardless of the court findings. Criminal which is […]

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City Driving vs. Highway DrivingPosted on May 08, 2017 by admin | Blog

City driving: City driving can be more dangerous because you will encounter: Intersections with traffic signals and stop signs Vehicles turning right on red Vehicles turning out of parking lots/shopping centers Pedestrians Skateboarders Bicyclists Scooters Emergency vehicles School zones School buses Most accidents in the city happen in the right and left lane. If the […]

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Driving a Manual Shift VehiclePosted on Apr 26, 2017 by admin | Blog

Before driving a manual shift vehicle in traffic, you should first learn where the friction point of the clutch is and how to shift smoothly. The best place to learn this is in a large flat parking lot. The clutch: The purpose of the clutch is to disengage the engine from the transmission Using the […]

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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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