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Planning a Road Trip—Road Trip Series Part 1

The open road beckons you onward. You feel the thrill of the unknown, the joy of each new discovery and the awe of gorgeous scenery. There’s nothing quite like a road trip. Then there are the killjoys of an empty gas tank, arriving to see that spectacular sunset just one hour too late, or not finding a hotel room because the town is packed with a convention. Planning your road trip is a major key to success. Plan right and none of the above will happen to you. Here are our tips on how to plan a one-week road trip.

5 Ways to Drive Safely in the Rain

Dealing with heavy rains while you’re behind the wheel is not just a nuisance. That violent downpour is actually dangerous. In fact, in the United States, half of all flood fatalities involve vehicles. Staying safe while driving in the rain is possible. In this article, we’ll go over five ways you can master the elements and drive safely in the rain.

7 Tips for Successful Online Studying

While you may be a pro at studying in a classroom setting, studying online is a completely different game. You face new challenges—but also new opportunities to excel. From self-discipline to internet connection mishaps, let’s walk through 7 tips that will help you be a pro at studying online.

Parent-Taught? Instructor-Taught? Which Drivers Ed Course is Best for You?

You can easily get lost in the seemingly endless maze of drivers ed courses. For instance, the difference between Parent-Taught Drivers Ed (PTDE) and Instructor-Taught Drivers Ed can be difficult to understand. It can be even more difficult to figure out which option is the best one for you. In this post, we’ll help you get to the bottom of the matter and make the best decision for you.

How to Reduce Distractions When Driving

Can you stay focused while driving and still perform another task at the same time? You might be tempted to take advantage of a calm moment behind the wheel. For instance, on a straight stretch of road, you may want to multitask by sending a text message or applying lipstick.

It's April—Are You an Aware Driver?

We hear so much about distracted driving, but what does it really mean? April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, a whole month dedicated to helping people understand the dangers of distracted driving and how they can protect themselves. Have you ever engaged in distracted driving, perhaps without realizing it? Take this fast quiz to see if you’ve been a victim of distracted driving temptations.

6 Tips for Road Trips During COVID

No doubt you have seen a disaster movie where the heroes make a mad dash across the country, staying just barely in front of some terrible weather phenomenon. In many ways, the COVID-19 pandemic has been like a slow-developing thriller, but without the scramble of mass evacuations. Instead, families are holed up and waiting, and waiting, and waiting. Every trip outside the home is like a nerve-racking roll of the dice. Long-distance travel is not something to be taken lightly, spurred by boredom or cabin fever. However, what if you must make a road trip?

How to Navigate in Icy Conditions

Ice. The word can strike fear into the hearts of experienced drivers as well as new ones. Slippery icy roads are one of the most difficult conditions you’ll face as a driver, but in this article we help you be prepared to navigate icy conditions like a pro.

5 Tips for Driving in the Snow

Perhaps one of the best tips for driving in the snow may be the suggestion to not go out at all. On a wintry day with the snow softly falling, you might decide to opt to snuggle up in front of the fire with a cup of hot chocolate in hand. If you’re not used to driving in the snow and can stay home during that snowstorm, take the safe option. However, if you must go out and you see heavy snow blanketing the roads, use these tips to arrive safely to your destination.

How to Drive Safely—Even in Cities (and With the Worst Drivers)

Increasingly congested cities, longer commute times and shorter tempers make driving in cities a challenge. Perhaps you have felt the frustration of trying to navigate an unfamiliar downtown area in heavy traffic. Add to that damaged infrastructure, and drivers that are careless or violate traffic laws, and you have situations that try the patience of even the calmest person.

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