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The most frequent distracted drivers are from ages 35-39 and 65+ The average text takes 4 seconds, in that amount of time at 45 mph you have covered 264 feet!   [caption id="attachment_17516" align="alignnone" width="300"] Especially be sure and pay close attention at intersections.[/caption] A recent study by the VA Tech Transportation Institute shows that 80 percent of all crashes and 65 percent of all near-crashes are the result of driver inattention. The top five driver distractions last year were, in order: Drivers not having their eyes on the road Fatigue Looking at a roadside incident Cell phone use Passenger distractions There are 3 basic types...

DRIVER IMPROVEMENT CLINIC FOR SENIORS As we age we will all experience some challenges.  For each of us the time may come when we need to consider letting someone else take over the responsibility of driving for us.  As we age our reflexes along with our eyesight and cognitive abilities slow down.  This is a natural process of aging.  We can make our best efforts to slow down or retard this process as much as possible, but it is something that seniors need to take into consideration. Driving tips! There are some tips that I can offer as a driving instructor to help...

  Holiday driving!Holiday driving! Watch out! As so many of us are traveling during the holidays, here are a few tips to remember as you navigate our roads.   Always be sure your attention is on the road in front of you!  Your lIne of sight (LOS) is your path of travel (POT).children.  Research shows that you must never take your eyes off the road for more than 1 second. Stay back! Many tavelers are in unfamiliar territory.  You need to stay back and let them make a few mistakes.  You always need to be at least 2 seconds back at all road speeds.  To...

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