Step 1: Pulling Over – How you pull over when you see those flashing lights behind you may determine how the traffic stop goes. Communicate to the officer that you see them and that you are working to pull over. Slow your vehicle down and put on your turn signal.
Traffic stops can be dangerous for all parties involved if not done properly. It is important to always remain calm and polite when interacting with an officer.
Driving isn’t just about how you behave behind the wheel of the car. It’s also about properly maintaining your vehicle. Take good care of your car by improving and maintaining its safety and reliability. To learn more about keeping your car safer on the road, read AAA’s Brakedown and watch AAA’s Making Sense of Car Care video. To find a AAA Automotive expert near you click here.
The period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is referred to as the 100 Deadliest Days. During this time span, we often see more crash fatalities involving teenage drivers.To keep roads safer during summer, AAA encourages parents to:
Driving safely is fundamental: summer, fall, winter and spring, in every season of life. AAA suggests that summer is always a good time for adult drivers to practice safe driving behaviors with their teens. To support parents in conducting practice driving sessions AAA provides a free four-page guide to help parents coach their teens on how to drive safely, “Coaching Your New Driver – An In-Car Guide for Parents.”
This guide offers behind-the-wheel lesson plans, including various “DOs and DON’Ts” to make the learning experience as helpful as possible.
End of the school year celebrations are a special time for teens and a time to remain vigilant about safe driving. According to NHTSA, more than 60% of all alcohol-related traffic fatalities nationwide during prom and graduation seasons involve young people 15 to 20 years old.Helpful Tips for Teens: Drowsy driving is dangerous driving