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Health Information For Teens
You’ve been a licensed driver for a couple of months. You’ve been on the major highways, the winding and hilly back roads, and found yourself caught in the rain a few times. But have you been stuck in the ultimate driving headache — bumper-to-bumper traffic? Here are tips for handling congestion, construction, and nighttime driving.
Traffic jams can create some of the most frustrating behind-the-wheel scenarios. The trick to dealing with backups is being prepared — and avoiding them whenever possible.
Here are some tips for avoiding traffic jams:
Here are some tips for those unavoidable traffic jams:
Construction zones can appear overnight, turning a road you knew like the back of your hand into a completely unknown place. It helps to know what all those orange work-zone signs mean (you can find out on your state’s department of transportation website), but what else can you do?
Even if you travel a certain route so often that you have the timing down to the minute, a crash or roadwork could cause unexpected delays. So always give yourself a little extra time. If you know your drive will take 15 minutes, give yourself 25–30 minutes just to be safe.
Nighttime driving is like the big brother to daytime driving. It’s best to start driving after dark only after you have a lot of practice driving during the day — and practice driving at night with an experienced driver.
Some other tips to help you adjust to the lack of light:
Factors beyond your control may affect driving conditions: rain, wind, snow, ice, bright sun, fog, and hail, just to name a few. So what should you do if you find yourself driving in bad weather?
These defensive driving skills can help you avoid the dangers caused by other people’s bad driving.
Although you do your best to drive responsibly and defensively, it’s still a good idea to know what to do just in case you end up in an accident.
You have joined the millions of new drivers already behind the wheel. Here are a few tips to keep you both sane and safe.
Whether you’re driving your friends to the beach for the day or going on vacation with your family, read these tips for surviving road trips.
If a texting driver is making you nervous but you’re not sure how to bring the topic up, here are some ideas.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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