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Top 7 Causes of Car CrashesPosted on Oct 16, 2017 by admin | Blog

Speeding: From 2006-2015 there were 108,554 car crashes reported due to speeding Of the nearly 10,000 speed related deaths in 2015, 48% happened on roads with speed limits in excess of 55mph Drunk Driving: Everyday 28 people die due to drunk driving related crashes in the United States This is equivalent to 1 death every […]

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Nevada Sobering Statistics Part llPosted on Oct 04, 2017 by admin | Blog

The following statistics are from the years 2011-2015. Statistics were compiled by Nevada Department of Transportation. Intersection Safety Problems: 309 people died and 2,377 people were seriously injured in intersection related crashes on Nevada roadways. Male drivers aged 26 to 35 years old are involved in most intersection related fatalities and serious injuries. 75 % […]

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Nevada’s Sobering StatisticsPosted on Oct 03, 2017 by admin | Blog

The following statistics are from the years 2011-2015. Statistics were compiled by Nevada Department of Transportation. Seat Belt Problems: 371 unbelted occupants lost their lives and 942 occupants were seriously injured in vehicle crashes on Nevada roadways. Male drivers 26 to 35 were involved in the most unbelted fatalities and serious injuries. 63 % of […]

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How to Drive a Vehicle – VllPosted on Sep 18, 2017 by admin | Blog

Now that we know where to look, here it what you should be looking for when driving. Visual Search Signs & Signals Roadway Features Motorized Vehicles Pedestrians & Bicycles How to Handle Hazards Change speed Change position Combination of speed and position   Author. Rich Heinrich, Master Instructor, General Manager

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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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