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Why Driving on New Year’s Eve is Dangerous

As 2018 in coming to an end, many people are making their New Year’s Eve plans with family and friends. Although the 4th of July still tops the “Most Dangerous Driving Holidays” lists in America, New Year’s Eve and the early hours of New Year’s Day require extra caution as well. Drinking and driving is the most troubling factor in roadway accidents around the New Year’s holiday. Traditionally, ...
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The Missing Five Pound Note-A Christmas Story

The Missing Five Pound Note
Chippenham George worked for the Post Office and his job was to process all the mail that had illegible addresses.  One day just before Christmas, a letter landed on his desk simply addressed in shaky handwriting: ‘To God’.  With no other clue on the envelope, George opened the letter and read: Dear God, I am an 93 year old widow living on the State pension.  Yesterday someone stole my purse...
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Florida Poly Students Aim to Reduce Drowsy Driving

Florida Poly Students Aim to Reduce Drowsy Driving
New research by Florida Polytechnic University faculty and students has the goal of detecting and preventing the growing problem of drowsy and distracted driving. The project, under the guidance of Kanwal Gagneja, PhD, assistant professor of computer science, uses a microcomputer, a camera, and a buzzer. The camera aims at the driver’s face to detect if they’re closing their eyes often. “Whe...
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5 Tips To Avoid Fender Benders-Defensive Driving

5 Tips To Avoid Fender Benders-Defensive Driving
When you first start figuring out how to drive, you are going to hear that you need to drive defensively very often. However, it doesn’t mean you should always be in fear or waiting for an accident to happen. It simply means you need to keep an eye on what the other drivers around you are doing,and try to anticipate what they are going to do. Doing this will help you avoid fender benders. ...
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What To Do When You Get Pulled Over

What To Do When You Get Pulled Over
Getting pulled over can be a scary situation.  Especially if you are a new driver.  At Mile High Driver Training, we are not only concerned with making you the best driver possible, we are concerned for your safety.  So we have created an article to help you understand what to do when you get pulled over by the police. Remain Calm Repress your knee-jerk reactions as best as you can. Take a few d...
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How To Stay Safe When Driving During The Holidays

How To Stay Safe When Driving During The Holidays
If you are planning to travel this holiday season you are not alone! According to the United States DOT, the busiest travel times occur during winter holidays. Thanksgiving day is the heaviest long-distance travel day.  So we have compiled some tips on how to stay safe when driving during the holidays! Know When People Travel Media attention focuses on crowded airports and train stations. Yet, 9...
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Share The Road-Young Drivers And Large Trucks

Share The Road-Young Drivers and Big Trucks
With winter just around the corner, many young drivers will experience cold weather road conditions for the first time; add large trucks to the mix, and odds are you’ll see a great increase in accidents that occur. Even if a truck driver receives the best CDL training possible, they are still relying on all of the young drivers around them to be aware of big trucks.  9 in 10 fatal truck crashes ha...
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Back To School Driving Tips

Back To School Driving Tips
Even though school has been in session for a few months, it is always a good idea to pass off back to school driving tips especially as the Colorado weather changes.  Early mornings, school buses, kids dashing through the parking lots, and fall weather can provide more challenges for the new driver.  If you’re driving to school, here are some of our best tips to keep you and others safe. Catching...
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Buying A Car For Your Teen

Buying A Car For Your Teen
Buying A Safe Car In many families, if teens get a car, they end up with the oldest, most beat-up one in the household.  Or if they save up to buy a used car, it’s 6-10 years old and a smaller model.   While less expensive, this option might not be the safest choice for teens.  The Institute for Highway Safety has compiled a list of best choices and good choices for a safe used car for teens. ...
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Teen Driving-Tips For Parents

Teen Driving Tips For Parents
Teenagers dream about getting their driver’s license. Having that official piece of identification in their pocket opens up a new world of choices, responsibilities, and freedom. However, car accidents are the leading cause of death for 15-20 year olds, accounting for forty percent of all teen deaths. Teaching your teen to be a safe, careful driver can make the difference in life and death when be...
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