How Are Your Driving Skills?

How Are Your Driving Skills?

If you are an experienced driver, you may wonder to yourself where today’s drivers learned their craft. Drivers frequently roll or even accelerate through stop signs. They often refuse to use turn signals and seem to take pleasure in cutting you off. It is as if you expect to see Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Princess Peach in the cars next to you. Drivers can’t seem to get to the next red light quick enough and a courtesy is when someone turns on their blinker after cutting you off, just to let you know “Yes I did.”

In a grocery store we seem to be more than willing to allow someone with just a few items ahead of us in the checkout line, but on the highway, we are accelerating until they run out of room on the berm. What gives?

Are we all using a different set of regulations? Did we all forget the rules of the road? How are your driving skills?

How Do You Approach a Four-Way Flashing Red Light?

A four-way flashing red light should be treated the same as a four-way stop sign. The driver who arrives at the intersection first, has the right of way. When in doubt, the driver to the right has the right of way after a complete stop. That being said, you should not move forward until any vehicles near or in the intersection has stopped, and you are sure it is safe to proceed.

How Far in Feet Should You Turn on Your Turn Signals When Approaching a Turn You Intend to Make?

With in-city driving, that distance should be about 100 feet, or about 10 car lengths. Your blinker should give those behind you the first indication you are turning, not your brake lights.

At what speed can a vehicle hydroplane and lose contact with the road?

Hydroplaning occurs on wet highways. It is one of the reasons maintaining appropriate tread depth of your tires is so important. In some cases, hydroplaning can cause you to lose control of a car at just 35 miles per hour. It is why you should slow down and heighten your defensive driving skills in the rain and on wet roadways.

You are the first car approaching an intersection to turn left, but there is oncoming traffic. Where should you stop and what should you do?

You should proceed cautiously into the middle of the intersection, and wait for the oncoming traffic to clear. This puts you in the best situation to make your turn through the intersection to the left when the opportunity arises.

Most people fail their driving tests today for not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign, not knowing how to properly merge into traffic and not knowing what to do at a four-way stoplight or stop sign. How would you do?

Safe driving is a critical component in reducing insurance rates. Perhaps a financial incentive could improve driving habits. It may not be incentive enough for others, but it could work for you. Contact us to get a no obligation auto insurance quote today.


Protect What You Love

Leave a Comment

Is a Bucket List a Good Idea?

June 23, 2021

The First 60 Years of New Car Prices

June 22, 2021

Home Appliances That Changed Our Lives

June 21, 2021

First Name Basis: Famous Folks We Know By a Singular Name

June 18, 2021

Should You Have Family Members Working for You?

June 17, 2021

Unusual Questions About Life Insurance

June 16, 2021

The Service Station Experience

June 15, 2021

Four Paths to Selling a Home

June 14, 2021

Weird Facts About Your Favorite TV Game Shows

June 11, 2021

When Working From Home Is Running a Small Businesses

June 10, 2021

How Do You File a Life Insurance Claim?

June 9, 2021

Tips for Selling Your Used Car

June 8, 2021

Adding Appeal and Value to Your Home Through Landscaping & Lawn Care

June 7, 2021

Decoding the Beatles: Lyrics and Inspiration

June 4, 2021

Budgeting to Protect Your Business

June 3, 2021

Situations When You Should Change Your Life Insurance Beneficiary

June 2, 2021

Automotive Alphabet Soup – Car Abbreviations Explained

June 1, 2021

Five Ways to Save Home Energy You Probably Never Thought Of

May 31, 2021

Four Major Sports That Just Aren’t What They Used to Be

May 28, 2021

The Risks Your Small Business Faces Everyday

May 27, 2021

Let’s Talk About the MINIMUM Amount of Life Insurance You Should Carry

May 26, 2021

The Ford-Chevy Rivalry Revisited

May 25, 2021

Some of the Most Expensive Homes Sold in the US

May 24, 2021

Where Did THAT Expression Come From?

May 21, 2021

Business Insurance: Why “Someday” Should Be Today

May 20, 2021

Keeping Up With Life’s Clutter

May 19, 2021

Don’t Get Fooled By These Four Auto Insurance Terms

May 18, 2021

Tips for Choosing an Apartment

May 17, 2021

Five Must-See Movies for Fans of Every Sport

May 14, 2021

Are You Getting Your Fair Share?

May 13, 2021

Life insurance; One Step at a Time

May 12, 2021

Six Items That Should Be In Every Vehicle

May 11, 2021

Benchmarks in American Housing

May 10, 2021

Cringe-Worthy Misheard Song Lyrics

May 7, 2021

Is the Customer Always Right?

May 6, 2021

Small Choices That Can Make Big Differences in Your Health

May 5, 2021

A Glimpse Into The World of Supercars

May 4, 2021

Hottest and Coldest Real Estate Markets Across the U.S.

May 3, 2021

How These Southern States Got Their Names

April 30, 2021

Five Things About Local Media You Should Know To Grow Your Business

April 29, 2021

Creating a Family Timeline

April 28, 2021

HELP! New Teenage Driver in the House!

April 27, 2021

Does Your Homeowners’ Insurance Cover You If…

April 26, 2021

The Interesting Story of Harry Gordon Selfridge

April 23, 2021

Why “Your” Business Isn’t Just YOUR Business

April 22, 2021

Activities for the Family to Keep Everyone Fit

April 21, 2021

Who is Responsible When Things Fly off Cars and Trucks?

April 20, 2021

Six Things to Know Before Getting Your First Dog

April 19, 2021

Interesting Origins of Rock N Roll Band Names

April 16, 2021

Expert Guidance and Your Small Business

April 15, 2021

Pre-Planning Doesn’t Require Pre-Paying

April 14, 2021

Fear of Fire: How Flames Have Caused Destruction Across America

April 13, 2021

America’s Castles

April 12, 2021

Seven “Must Do’s” When Visiting Florida

April 9, 2021

How to Handle Negative Online Feedback

April 8, 2021

How to Encourage Kids to Have Healthier Eating Habits

April 7, 2021

How Are Your Driving Skills?

April 6, 2021

Making Your House More Toddler Safe

April 5, 2021

Three Franchise Changes in Sports (and 3 that should)

April 2, 2021

The Power of Great Questions

April 1, 2021

Contact Us



Have A Question?

We have an answer. Call us at 408-709-1177

598 E Santa Clara St Ste 205 San Jose , California 95112

CA License #0G64896

© Copyright 2021 StarOne Valley Insurance Agency  |   All Rights Reserved
Site by ICA Agency Alliance

598 E Santa Clara St Ste 205 San Jose , California 95112
CA License #0G64896

© Copyright 2021 StarOne Valley Insurance Agency  |   All Rights Reserved
Site by ICA Agency Alliance