Driving Guideline

Tips for Driving In Rain

Rainy driving tips - Smart Motorist offers the following suggestions for safer driving in wet weather. In stormy conditions, it is more difficult to see other vehicles, road signs and the road itself. It is critical to make sure you can see and be seen.First and foremost: slow down! It takes longer to stop or adjust in wet weather.Stay toward the middle lanes - water tends to pool in the...

Driving Tips From Driving Experts

From http://www.driving.co.uk/21 Smart Driving Tips for New Drivers:You're biggest risk of having a bad accident is within the first two years of you passing your driving test. Follow these hints and you can reduce this risk.After passing your test it will be strange to find an empty front passenger seat. The first time you drive take someone with you for support. Think seriously about...

Where to put hands on the steering wheel?

By Gary RichardsFrom the first day in driving school, this lesson is drilled into our heads: Firmly grip the steering wheel in the 10-2 position. Now, law enforcement agencies are training officers to place their hands lower on the steering wheel, and some drivers' groups are changing position on hand position.For more than a year at the San Jose, Calif., Police Department, the recommended...

Hydroplaning (Aquaplaning)

Hydroplaning (called aquaplaning in Europe and Asia) occurs when water on the roadway accumulates in front of your vehicle's tires faster that the weight of your vehicle can push it out of the way. The water pressure can cause your car to rise up and slide on top of a thin layer of water between your tires and the road.While hydroplaning your vehicle rides on top of the water, like a water...

Driving In Fog

Smart Motorist is dedicated to raising driving standards by increasing the skill and competence of all drivers. Driving safely on today's roads demands more skill and better judgment than ever before, especially under hostile weather conditions. Here we concentrate on the challenge of fog. This dangerous meteorological condition emerges most often in spring and autumn. As always, the familiar...

Proper driving position

A proper driving position will improve your outlook - and safetyIf you think proper driving position means having your hands positioned at "10 and 2 o'clock" on the steering wheel (as they taught you in driver's-education class), get with the times! You see, automobiles have changed considerably in the past few years... and therefore, so should your driving habits.Relax - the...

Driving at Night

Though there is usually less traffic during nighttime hours, nearly half of all fatal traffic collisions in Minnesota occur after dark. This is because most drivers are not aware of the dramatic difference that darkness can make in their ability to cope with even the most normal driving situations. It causes a great deal of difference in the way that we see our surroundings. It can increase the...

The Road Test - A Typical Graduated License Program

A guide to the Level 2 passenger vehicle road test About the Test What Skills Will I Be Tested On? What Maneuvers Will I Be Tested On? How Can I Get the Most from the Feedback Session? How Can I Prepare for the Test? Terror On Wheels One out of every five new B.C. drivers is involved in a crash during their first two years of driving.From B.C.'s Traffic Accident System,...

Driving On Expressways

Driving on the Freeway - Minnesota Dept of Public SafetyFreeways are multi-lane divided highways with limited access from other roads. Because there are no stops or cross traffic, they permit you to travel long distances without stopping, as quickly and safely as possible. To make use of the advantages of freeway driving, you should know how to use the freeways properly. Learn to understand and...

Driving in Bad Road and Weather Conditions

Driving Through Snowstorms and Blizzards. Avoid driving during snowstorms and blizzards unless there is no way to avoid doing so. When it does become necessary, remember that you will not be able to see the road ahead as clearly as you would under normal conditions. Therefore, it is very important to drive more slowly and be prepared to stop suddenly. You should be able to stop within the...

Starting your car in extremely cold conditions

Extremely cold temperatures can take your car hostage, according to the AAA. Winter's frigid grip can drain the power from your battery, freeze the fluids in your engine, freeze your gas line and gel your engine oil.Maximize powerAs the temperature drops, so does your battery's starting power. You can maximize starting power by turning off all accessories including the heater, radio...

Winter Driving

Winter driving involves some dangerous situations that only occur at this time of year. The hours of darkness increase while daylight hours decrease. Together with fog, rain, snow, sleet, and ice, this problem greatly increases the dangers of driving in the winter months.Before driving remove snow and ice from the vehicle (especially the hood and windows). Be sure that your windshield wiper...

When Tires Fail

When tire treads separate and cause a vehicle to veer out of control and crash, tire manufacturers blame the victim, the vehicle, or the roadway.Tire failures, separations and blowouts, are foreseeable events that occur on a daily basis.  We know - and auto and tire makers also know - that at some point after the tread on a tire is worn down, a tire will fail to do its job, which is to...

Failure of vehicles braking system

Most vehicles involved in accidents nowadays are the big vehicles. Their braking system is quite different from the small cars. They have air tanks for their braking system. Small vehicles too are hard to brake unless the engine is running. But they don’t need a lot of air as the big ones. So the time the engine starts, enough air is made available to the brake system.The parking brake (a.k.a....

Sharing the Road With Bicycles

A bicycle is considered a vehicle on the roadway and has exactly the same rights as any other vehicle.Bicycling is one of the most popular recreational activities in the United States, indeed, in the world. There are over 90,000,000 cyclists in the U. S. and over 30,000,000 adult cyclists. In any given year we can expect 800 - 1000 cyclists to die on our roadways while some 500,000 will be...