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According to a recent AAA study, more accidents occur during the month of August than any other month of the year. Many speculate that this is because August is in late summer, when traffic is generally fairly heavy. Data gathered by AAA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration suggests that five of the 15 most common days of the year for car accidents are in August. 50 people were killed on Maryland roads in August of 2009. With so many drivers leaving town for summer vacations, August is a month in which it’s more important than ever to be a vigilant and safe driver.
To brush up on your driving skills and ensure that you are prepared for summer traffic, contact Greg’s Driving School at (301) 703-9075. Since 1992, our driving school has provided top-notch driving lessons for teenagers and adults to improve their driving skills. Visit us on the web to browse our driving course offerings.
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Contrary to popular belief, driving in summer can actually be more dangerous than driving in winter. In the United States, more accidents take place in August than in any other month. To make sure you are as safe as possible on the road this summer, watch this video.
You should take your car in for a tune up before summer starts to make sure your car is in tip-top shape. When on the road, be aware of your surroundings. It’s very common for drivers to be distracted late at night or near the holidays, so drive defensively.
At Greg’s Driving School, we are committed to making Maryland roads safer. Since 1992, we have offered quality driving classes and driver improvement courses. Call us at (301) 703-9075 to learn more about how we can make you or your teen a safer driver.
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When there is nowhere to park on the University of Maryland campus, many drivers take out their smart phone to find a space. To learn more about how this cutting edge app works to decrease congestion on campus, watch the video.
Using the Street Line Parker App, drivers can find nearby parking spaces. The app makes use of sensors under each parking spot that indicate whether the space is free. Watch the video to find out more about how this app works.
If you are looking for other innovative ways to make your driving experience better, contact Greg’s Driving School at (301) 703-9075. Since 1992, our driving lessons have made drivers of all ages safer.
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Once you complete your driver’s education and become a fully licensed driver, you will need to carry insurance to be able to legally operate a vehicle. Every state has its own set of laws regarding what types of driver insurance you need to carry. Here are the driver insurance requirements for the state of Maryland:
Liability insurance is the type of coverage that will protect you in the event of an accident in which you are at fault. With this type of insurance, you will be covered if you are responsible for inflicting property damage, personal injury, or death upon another party. Liability insurance will provide you with the financial support you will need to pay for damages that you cause to another driver or vehicle. In Maryland, you must carry a minimum of $20,000 of insurance per person covered by the plan.
Uninsured Motorist Coverage
In the event that you are in an accident with another motorist who does not carry insurance, you will need to have Uninsured Motorist Coverage included in your insurance plan. This type of coverage will protect you from any damages that you suffer which are caused by an uninsured motorist. You will need at least $20,000 of coverage for each person on the insurance plan.
Personal Injury Protection
If you are in an accident and require an emergency hospital visit or other medical service, Personal Injury Protection will help cover your medical expenses. Not only does this type of coverage protect the driver of the vehicle, it can also be extended to cover any occupant of your vehicle. If you are covered by separate medical insurance, you can choose to opt out of Personal Injury Protection if you are 16 or older.
For more information about becoming a fully licensed and insured driver in the state of Maryland, contact Greg’s Driving School. Call us at (301) 703-9075 or visit our website to learn more about our acclaimed driving school.
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Parallel parking can be one of the most intimidating skills to master when you are learning to drive. Though parallel parking may seem difficult at first, you can easily learn to parallel park using some simple tips. Here is your guide to a successful parallel parking experience:
Be Aware of Your Surroundings
The first step towards a successful parallel parking experience is to be aware of your surroundings. Look for a space that can easily accommodate your vehicle. Once you find your space, pull up next to the front car, put on your turn signal, and check your mirrors to be sure that you are clear of all other vehicles.
Find Your Alignment
Once you have lined up your car next to the vehicle in front of your parking spot, you are ready to begin parallel parking. Make sure that there are about two feet between you and the parked car. Put your car in reverse and check your mirrors before you start moving.
Turn Towards the Curb
Begin your parallel parking by slowly moving backwards. As soon as you have a bit of momentum, turn your wheel towards the curb. If you are parking on the right side of the street, this means you will turn your wheel to the right.
Turn Away From the Curb
As you are slowly backing towards the right, stop your vehicle once your driver’s seat is in alignment with the rear bumper of the vehicle that you are maneuvering around. Now, turn your wheel sharply away from the curb and gently go in reverse. After a few feet, you should be squarely into the parking space.
If you aren’t completely square in the parking space, you can make small adjustments to straighten out your car. Move slowly forward or back, adjusting the wheel until you are six inches away from the curb.
When you are learning to parallel park, remember that practice makes perfect! For access to top quality driving lessons, call Greg’s Driving School of Maryland at (301) 703-9075. We have been providing driving lessons since 1992!