A recent Washington State test has shown that an alarming number of drivers pass stopped school buses. Now that its "Back to School" time of the year, we urge everyone to use caution around school buses and school grounds.
Its "Back to School" time. And its been a long, fun summer and most everyone has long forgotten about driving around school grounds and school buses we last saw in the spring. The following video from the igottadrive.com video library has some great driving tips for driving around school grounds and when driving near school buses. This video is good for new drivers as well as a refresher for experienced drivers.
Buying a car and want a deal? It's not rocket science, you just need to follow a few simple principles. These tips will guide you towards the best possible deal on any car no matter what its sticker says, saving hundreds and possibly thousands of dollars over the life of the vehicle.
Renting a car seems pretty self-explanatory at the beginning, right? Once you start the process, however, you discover a number of things you need to think about, including questions of insurance, size, fees, and price. Rather than getting caught unawares, do your research beforehand so you can get the right car at the best price.
Always Comparison Shop
Choosing a new car for your teenager need not be a nerve-wracking experience. The key is to ignore sales pitches and focus on the features a vehicle for a new driver should have. Forget horsepower and speed, no matter how much your son or daughter craves a sports car. Think practicality instead. These are the criteria you should keep in mind:
Car insurance is complex and the requirements vary from state to state. However, if you are involved in an incident you will be glad you have the proper coverage. And in most states there are minimum car insurance requirements. igottadrive.com has created a collection of information about dealing with car insurance to help drivers navigate through the complexity of car insurance.
This past week was National Tire Safety Week and I'll bet most people were totally unaware. I'll also bet that most people pay no attention to their tires, which is unfortunate as they are one of the most important safety devices on a car. Most drivers only notice when their tires are obviously flat, but there is much more to tire safety.
The costs of owning a car can add up quickly: insurance, petrol, maintenance and repairs all add to the overall expense of having a vehicle. The age of your car doesn’t necessarily affect the price—even brand new cars need regular servicing, and most cars will eventually have complicated electronic problems that can be expensive to replace.
Over the last decade or so the organ donor program has gained public awareness. It is seen as a way for people to continue to contribute to society even after their death. Statistics from the official organ donor site indicate that 18 people die each day waiting for an organ and that 1 organ donor can save up to 8 lives. The program is covered in almost all driver's ed programs, whether in a classroom or online driver's ed.