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Hands Free!

Problems on the road often come from three major categories:

  1. Giant SUVs (Escalades, Suburbans, etc.)
  2. Uber drivers
  3. Drivers with anything in their hand

If they have something in their hand (most likely a cellphone), a) they’re distracted, and b) they don’t have both hands available to grab the wheel, or honk the horn, if they have to. 213 more words


Keep Your Distance

When you’re driving, you want to keep as much distance as possible from all cars – including cars behind you. It’s not just safer, it’s more efficient. 61 more words


Don't Wake the Baby!

Sometimes, you’ll have a nervous passenger, an anxious parent, delicate grandparent, or hair-trigger DMV examiner. That’s when you want to drive as smoothly as possible. 444 more words


Stop Means Stop

One of the most annoying, and dangerous, habits of LA drivers (along with not using turn signals!), is that no one actually stops at a Stop sign anymore. 707 more words


Turn Signal-osis

No one signals anymore.

They change lanes, turn, or pull to the curb without warning. In the last couple of years, it’s become epidemic. That means you have to watch their body language, not their turn indicators. 592 more words


Have No Fear

It can be scary to drive in LA, and you should be paranoid, very paranoid, but have no fear.

Fear can’t help you. In fact it hinders; it makes you tense, and that makes your reflexes slower. 214 more words

Driving Principles

Scan This

Lack of scanning is one of the top three reasons for collisions (along with speed and distractions)

So, how often should you scan? Constantly. How often should you check your mirrors? 201 more words