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School is in session, seasons are changing, keep teens safe

Well another summer break is over and another school year is kicking into gear again. Personally, September is always a very busy time for me both as a parent of four kids who all return to school,...

 

Minimize teen driving risks this summer

As we head into the summer of 2014, I am focusing my thoughts on our teen drivers and their summer break. In the summer months, I regularly have contact with two types of teen drivers. The first...

 

Teacher, officer learns from students

Very soon I will hit two important milestones in my professional career--my 10th year of service as a police officer for the City of Arlington, and my third year as both an owner and an instructor at...

 

Spring weather a reminder to consider driving needs

Hi all, long time no talk. The winter months have been busy for us, and no doubt for all of you as well, I am sure. We now find ourselves fully transitioning out of winter and quickly into spring....

 

Preparing for winter road conditions

As we enter the 2013 winter driving season, here are some tips and friendly reminders on how to make sure that we can minimize the driving risks and increase our safety on the roadways. As of...

 

In case of an accident…

One of the questions that often come up from both parents and students in our driving school classes is, “What do we do if we are involved in a collision?” This is a great question, and I...

 

School zone reminders for drivers

Parents and teens, school is coming up soon, which means school zones are going to be in effect, and will be patrolled and enforced accordingly. Here are a few words of advice as we make it into the b...

 

Helping teen drivers stay safe this summer

We are entering the 2013 summer season, a time when teen drivers and their friends will be on the road more than any other time in the year. With the extended daylight hours and the break from...

 

Airbags – A lifesaving tool that can kill

Did you know that, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an estimated 238 people were killed by the airbags in their cars between 1990 and 2002, and thousands...

 

Time to take off those studded tires

Hi folks, it’s that time of year again to take off those studded snow tires that many of you put on each and every year in anticipation of the snowy and icy travel days. Officially the last...

 

Driving schools now testing centers

Did you know that several sweeping changes are occurring at Department of Licensing (DOL) Offices throughout the State which affect the process for how new drivers can attain their driver’s...

 

Be prepared for winter driving

As we move further into the winter season and prepare ourselves and our homes for the winter season, people often forget how quickly the weather can turn the roadways from wet and slick into much...

 

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