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Knowing proper driving techniques can save your life and that of others on the road. These websites provide helpful information on how to protect your safety when behind the wheel.
Cars.com details warning signs that you should pull over to the side of the road.
When you first begin driving, it may be difficult to detect your car’s issue. HowStuffWorks.com describes what to look for when you have a transmission problem.
AutoEvolution.com lists common dashboard light symbols and their meanings.
Driving at night demands extra precaution on the part of drivers. TheCarConnection.com discusses what to do to ensure safe passage to and from your final destination.
Parking lots are filled with cars, people, and other obstacles. The National Safety Commission reports on how to safely navigate parking lots when inside and out of your car.
For more than 60 years, Adams School of Driving has been teaching students of all ages how to drive. Our driving school experts offer the highest quality driving lessons both in the classroom and on the road. We encourage residents of Highland Park, Northbrook, and Hoffman Estates to call (847) 965-6565 or visit our website for more information on our driving school services and class schedules.
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Whether you have just begun driver’s training or are a seasoned road veteran, it’s vital to take the proper safety precautions when driving at night. This video offers some night driving tips.
Without sunlight, a person’s visual capabilities are greatly diminished. Driving school experts recommend that those on the road reduce their speed to compensate for their reduced visibility. A good rule of thumb is to drive as slowly as needed so that should you need to stop suddenly, you can do so within the distance of your headlight vision. Learn more by watching the rest of the clip.
Adams School of Driving provides driving lessons for drivers of all ages. To find out more about our classes for those in the greater Northbrook, Hoffman Estates, and Buffalo Grove communities, call (847) 965-6565.
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Driving school aims to teach new drivers about road safety. For the most part, that means providing information about the rules of the road. However, over the course of a person’s driving career, he may also need to get off the road for his safety. Cars are complex machines with thousands of parts that can each present a problem should they break down. As a driver, it’s your responsibility to exit the road when your car indicates a problem. The following information describes common warning signs that point to a car issue.
You see steam or smoke
A healthy car should never release steam or smoke as you’re driving, so should you see either, calmly pull over to the side of the road. Steam typically indicates a coolant issue. Smoke may mean an oil leak, but regardless of the cause, it’s imperative that you exit your car once you are safely parked away from traffic. Smoke may be a sign of an internal car fire, which can lead to significant injuries should you remain inside your car.
You detect an unfamiliar smell
Even if you do not see smoke, you may be able to smell it. If at any time while driving you detect a burning smell, pull over as soon as possible. As with the appearance of smoke, the smell of fire or gasoline is a serious problem that should prompt you to immediately exit your car and call for help.
You cannot control your steering wheel
When driving, you should have complete control over your steering wheel. If you suddenly notice a change that leaves you unable to direct your steering wheel, take the necessary precautions to pull over. Handling difficulties frequently indicate a tire issue.
Adams School of Driving offers comprehensive driving instruction that can inform students how to handle all car emergencies. If you live in the greater Northbrook, Hoffman Estates, or Buffalo Grove regions, call us today at (847) 965-6565 to speak with a driving school representative about our classes. We provide driving lessons for teens and adult drivers.
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In many ways, a parking lot can present more driving hazards than the average highway. You must still abide by the rules of the road. However, you also have to contend with distractions such as people and shopping carts while the drivers behind you impatiently wait as you try to find an open parking space. Though a potentially stressful situation, parking lot driving can become much more manageable when you keep in mind the following guidelines.
As you turn into a parking lot, immediately lower your driving speed. Even when a lot looks empty, you never know when a rogue vehicle, person, or cart may dart out between lanes or parked cars. If the parking lot doesn’t have posted speed signs, drive at approximately five miles per hour to ensure your safety and that of those around you.
Watch for Pedestrians
Pedestrians have an equal responsibility to be aware of their surroundings when in a parking lot, but they may not always heed this duty. People often fail to note the cars around them, as they may be talking on their cell phones, checking their shopping bags, or wrangling small children. Err on the side of caution and keep open a vigilant eye for the people in your proximity.
Note the Flow of Traffic
Every parking lot has its own driving rules, so when you enter one, evaluate the flow of traffic. Some parking lots have one-way lanes, while others allow for cross-traffic. One way to determine a parking lot’s regulations is to note the angle of parking spaces. Those on a diagonal typically indicate one-way traffic.
Adams School of Driving can help you become a confident and safe driver. Our Morton Grove driving school offers lessons for teens, adults, and older drivers. Call (847) 965-6565 to find out more about our driving school services for those in the Morton Grove, Hoffman Estates, and Highland Park areas.
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Watching your teen drive for the first time can certainly be a frightening experience. With the proper instruction, however, you can ensure that your teen hits the open road with the necessary knowledge and skills to stay safe. Here are three incentives for enrolling your teen in driving school.
At Adams School of Driving, we offer three options for teen driving classes. Completing any of these courses is sufficient to get state certification. The fact that you have options means that you can choose the option that works best for your teen.
We also pride ourselves on convenience. After your teen completes his or her second class session, we will drive him or her to collect a driving permit free of charge. Furthermore, when it comes to behind-the-wheel driving lessons, everything is scheduled according to your convenience. This includes pick-up and drop-off service at school, home, or work.
Last but not least, you should enroll your teen in driving school because it will help them stay safe on the road. Driving school is a critical step in learning the rules of the road. Because your teen will be learning with an instructor well versed in the rules of the road, you can rest assured that he or she will be prepared to drive on the open road. Equipped with both in-class and behind the wheel knowledge, your teen will leave the Adams School of Driving with confidence in their driving abilities. In addition, sending your teen to a quality driving school will give you peace of mind.
Sending your teen to driving school is a major milestone and is not a decision that should be taken lately. To learn more about what makes our driving school stand apart from the competition, call Adams School of Driving at (847) 965-6565.