NV Drivers Ed Blog

How to Calculate Proper Following Distance

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One of the common questions asked at our Las Vegas driving school is about determining proper following distance. While the Nevada DMV recommends a minimum following distance of 2-seconds, we at NV Drivers Ed recommend a 3-4 following distance in optimum conditions, especially for new drivers. This…

Deadliest Season for Teens Approaching

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The Memorial Day weekend - the start of summer - is fast approaching. Unfortunately, summer time is also the deadliest season for teen drivers. And even though we'd rather view summer as those long, lazy days consisting of no school, barbecues, swimming and hanging out with friends, we can't avoid the…

Nevada Bikes and Bike Lane Laws Explained

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There is often confusion regarding how to share the roadways with those riding bicycles. This short video will help clear things up. The important things to remember are that bicycles are not considered motor vehicles, but they do have the right to operate on the roadway just like a vehicle. That means…

New Law for Nevada Teen Drivers

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On January 1st, 2015, a new law went into effect that has a significant impact on Nevada teens who are eager to get their Nevada driver's license. This new law requires a certification that the child meets the Nevada school attendance requirements set forth by law. This only affects teens under the…

Las Vegas Driver's Ed

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If you're a teen under the age of 18 years old and you're seeking a driver's license, you need to know that Nevada law requires you to take a 30-hour driver's education course before you are eligible to obtain a full Nevada driver's license. Understand that this requirement is in addition to the required…

Distracted Driving Seminars for Teen Drivers

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A Selma High School Resource Officer, Derek Gagnon, realizes that not all teen drivers will risk drinking & driving but he does believe the majority of teen drivers will encounter distractions while driving alone or with their friends. These could be conscious decisions like putting on makeup or…

Consumer Reports Ranks the Safest Used Cars Under $10,000 for Teen Drivers

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The parents of our student drivers often ask the staff members at our Las vegas driving school about the safest cars for teen drivers. As luck would have it, Consumer Reports recently ranked the top 10 safest cars for teens. Better yet, the rankings are only for vehicles that are under $10,000. Both…

Distracted Driving

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Distracted driving is driving while engaging in any activity that draws a person's attention away from the primary task of driving.  Today, the largest group of people who think they can beat the odds involved in distracted driving are drivers under the age of 20, who make up 11% of all drivers involved…

Head Restraints

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Neck injuries are reported by more than 1 in 5 drivers that are struck in a rear-end collision. Proper use and/or adjustment of the head restraint can protect you from neck injury if you are involved in a traffic collision. The problem, however, is that many drivers do not know the proper and safest…

Avoiding Airbag Problems

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From 1990 to 2000, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration identified 175 deaths caused by air bags. Most of those deaths (104) were children. Although that number is high, during that same time period, there were 3.3 million airbag deployments, which are estimated to have saved 6,377 lives…

Flashing Yellow Arrows

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A left turn is one of the most dangerous maneuvers a new driver makes, especially when those left turns are what are known as “unprotected” turns. A “protected” left turn means that the driver has a green left turn arrow that specifically stops oncoming traffic to give the driver the right of…

Making Safe & Proper Lane Changes

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One of the biggest reasons that new drivers fail the driving portion of their Nevada DMV skills test is due to making unsafe lane changes. While experienced drivers make lane changes look easy, understand that this is one of the most difficult maneuvers for a new driver to make. As such, great caution…

How Alcohol Affects Driving Ability

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You already know that to drive safely, you need to be alert, aware and able to make quick decisions. Alcohol alters the normal function of the brain and body, and interferes with your ability to drive safely by impairing your judgment (like figuring out how fast another car is going) and your reaction…