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05.31.13 – TEACHING TOOL

      Parents/Guardians a good teaching tool before your child/student gets their permit is to encourage them to make judgments about what traffic will do and how to respond to it.

 

      Congratulations to Amberlynn P. on passing your PA State Driver’s License Exam and becoming a Licensed PA Driver!

 

05.30.13 – DAYLIGHT FIRST

      We have found that new drivers learn best when the first few times they go out driving they drive in daylight with mild weather. Then as the student learns at least the basics of controlling the car and maneuvering in traffic it is less stressful and safer to have them begin driving in more difficult conditions.

 

      Congratulations to Brandon W. and Bailey B. on passing your PA State Driver’s License Exam and becoming a Licensed PA Drivers!

 

05.29.13 – SADD

      Be aware that with school soon to be out of session, more teen drivers are going to hit the roads. Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) reports that teens spend 44 percent more time behind the wheel in the summer than during the school year.  More teen drivers on the road can mean more danger for the rest of us due to the unavoidable lack of experience which can lead to questionable judgment that can increase the risk of an accident.

 

      Drive safely.

 

05.28.13 – CHECK YOUR LIGHTS

      Check your lights.  Rain hinders driving visibility; by making sure all your lights are working including your headlights, taillights, backup lights, turn signals, parking lights, and brake lights not only are you making your car safer but your also making sure that those folks on the road with you are aware of your presence.

 

      Congratulations to Michaela D. on passing your PA State Driver’s License Exam and becoming a Licensed PA Driver!

 

05.24.13 – Just a word of advice

      If your student driver is also your child, this is a good time to agree on what responsibilities you will have and what responsibilities are your child’s. Who will pay for fuel and insurance? Will your child drive your car or get his/her own? Must he/she be home at a certain hour or maintain certain grades in school?

 

      It’s a good idea to lay out these conditions in advance.

 

05.23.13 – NO FLIP FLOPS

      With summer right around the corner, flip-flops, sandals, and even driving barefooted might be on the rise but we ask that you wear proper shoes to protect yourself, your passengers and other drivers on the roads. We understand keeping up with the latest fashion is important to young adult’s so as a tip we suggest keeping a comfortable pair of flat shoes or sneakers in your car to drive in.  You can then change into your desired footwear when you arrive at your destination.
      Also a quick reminder – We here at John’s Driving School will not be able to take your for your lesson(s) or test(s) if you are not wearing appropriate footwear. Be prepared – Wear sneakers!

 

      Congratulations to Ryan E. on passing your PA State Driver’s License Exam and becoming a Licensed PA Driver!

 

      Thank you to Brandon of Bristol, for replying to our survey. We greatly appreciate the high scores.

 

05.22.13 – Funeral Procession

      If you see a funeral procession on the road, yield to vehicles in the procession. Once the lead vehicle has cleared an intersection, the rest of the procession may proceed through the intersection, other traffic must yield. Allow the procession to pass, and do not cut in and out of the procession, unless you are directed otherwise by a police officer or an agent or employee of the funeral director during a funeral.

 

      Congratulations to Nicholas D., James ‘Joe’ M., and Laura S. on passing your PA State Driver’s License Exam and becoming a Licensed PA Drivers!

 

05.21.13 – Parents/Guardians

      Demonstrate good driving techniques and adhere to the rules even more than usual. Leave space, signal, do not speed, and avoid berating other drivers.

 

05.20.13 – Cost of ownership

      According to an annual study by AAA the cost of car ownership has increased to 11.26%. The studied factors include costs such as fuel, maintenance, insurance, tires and depreciation. By completing our 6 Hour Behind-the-Wheel course you may qualify for an insurance discount that will help offset some of the increasing fees.

 

Call us today at 215-295-8003.

 

05.19.13 – Get ready – Get set – Go!

      Turn the car on and off a few times.  Fasten your seat belts, adjust the mirrors and seats, release the brake, start the ignition, put the car in gear, etc.

 

      Then, reverse the process.