Driver Ed

California Driving Test Tip #3: Tips for dealing with pedestrians while driving

This article is part of a series of articles to help drivers practice for and pass the California DMV written permit test. Most, if not all, of the driving issues discussed in this series also apply to the rules of the road throughout the US. As you know, pedestrians are people walking on or near a road. It’s important for drivers to learn how to deal with pedestrians, especially in urban areas, where interactions between vehicles and people out walking are commonplace. For a pedestrian, cars are fast-moving projectiles that weigh thousands of pounds. In a collision involving a pedestrian

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California Driving Test Tip #2: One common way that well-meaning drivers break the law every day

This article is part of a series to help drivers practice for and pass the California DMV written permit test. Most, if not all, of the driving issues discussed in this series also apply to the rules of the road throughout the US. In driver education, we teach that driving is a skill that consists of a collection of habits. Once we form a habit, it’s very hard to break. Form good habits, and good driving follows. Form poor habits, and unnecessary risks, close calls, traffic violations, and crashes almost inevitably result. Left turns at intersections This article describes a

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California Driving Test Tip #1: How to avoid rear-end collisions

This article is part of a series to help drivers practice for and pass the California DMV written permit test. Most, if not all, of the driving issues discussed in this series also apply to the rules of the road throughout the US. The most common kind of car crash is a rear-end collision. Here are two simple ways you, as a driver, can avoid rear-end collisions. I teach driver education in Portland, Oregon. In the past couple weeks, either driving to meet my students or driving with my students, I’ve come across four crashes. I say crash for a

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