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Driving Tips 6

Green Light = GO!! "
WRONG! Green light = look left, look right, look straight, look left again, then go. Just because it is green does not guarantee a safe trip through the intersection.

Same thing goes for stop signs. If it is your turn, you still need to check all directions before proceeding (left, right, straight, left again). What about merges and yields? Same. Even if you have the right-of-way, look all directions and keep safe spacing.

Remember: not all drivers out there pay attention to lights and signs, so you must do it for them ... and for you.

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Holidays are Coming!

The Holiday season is very soon. Thanksgiving and Christmas are heavy travel times both in the air and on the road. Drive Rite wants you and your family to travel safely.

Leave early! Allow plenty of time to arrive at your destination. Slow down a bit and watch for inclement weather conditions. Give yourself plenty of space behind the car in front of you. Don't be rushed. It leads to tailgating and fast driving regardless of the weather. Be ready for slow traffic on get-away days.

Drive Patient, Drive Safe,
Drive Happy, Drive Rite.

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Teen Drivers

Teen Drivers - Where do I Start?

So, you want to learn to drive?

Good! We can teach you. We at Drive Rite Driving School have years of valued experience teaching teens to drive safely, accurately and happily. Much of our business is referrals from teens who enjoyed learning at Drive Rite. We have taught many brothers and sisters to drive in this beautiful state of California. The beach and the mountains are so close, we can enjoy both in the same day.

How do I get started? Here is how:

  • Call Drive Rite at (831) 638-4851
  • Enroll in our Driver's Ed and Driver Training Courses
  • Get your Provisional Instruction Permit
    • Be between 15 1/2 and 18 years old
    • Complete the Classroom "Drivers Ed" Course
    • Study for your California DMV Written Test
    • Go to your local DMV Office
      • Fill out Form DL 44
        • Both Parents need to sign Form DL 44
        • Form must be picked up or mailed from DMV
      • Submit your Drivers Ed Certificate
        • Must have completed or participating in Drivers Ed
        • Must be enrolled in Drivers Training Program
      • Pay the DMV Application Fee
      • Pass a Vision Exam
      • Take and pass the DMV Traffic Laws and Sign Test
        • Answer 39 out of 46 Questions Correct
    • Proof of residency - utility bill or similar
    • Visit the DMV website for further requirements
  • With your Permit you can Drive! (adult 25+ with CDL)
    • Take Driver Training at Drive Rite
    • Practice (50 hrs total, 10 at night) with Parents
    • Work on skills learned from Drive Rite Instructor
    • Practice for DMV Driving Test
    • Have your permit for at least Six Months
  • Schedule your DMV Driving Test
  • Take the DMV Driving Test
  • Show your Friends your New California Driver's License
    • Teens have Provisional License (restricted for 1 year)
    • Cannot drive another teen (some exemptions exist)
      • Ok to drive immediate family members (with note)
      • Ok to drive to Doctor (note from doctor)
      • Ok to drive to work (note from employer)
      • Ok to drive to School or School function (note from school)
    • Cannot drive between hours of 11pm and 5am
    • Must drive for one year with no accidents or violations
  • New Driver Resources

Done! Wow, that is a ton of work. But you have Drive Rite to help you through all of the DMV paperwork and schedules. We are pros, we have done this hundreds of times for teen drivers like you. We will do everything we know how to do to make this process as painless as possible.

But, you will have to study and learn the California DMV Driver Handbook. You will have to practice the driving skills taught to you at Drive Rite. Sure, there will be plenty of time for fun easy drives out on the country roads around Hollister.

Learning to drive correctly, defensively and with good driving habits will help assure many years of fun behind the wheel. Nobody wants to be in an accident or get stopped by the Police or Highway Patrol. By driving smart and safe, you will improve your odds greatly! Learn from the pros at Drive Rite.

Let's Go Driving! Give us a call today at (831) 638-4851

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Have fun out there ... and Drive Rite!

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News and Updates

School Crossing

Welcome to Drive Rite!

School is in, so please drive careful. California has one of the faster speed limits around schools at 25 mph. Nevada is 15 mph and others are 20 mph. Please slow down around the schools. Remember that 25 mph can still cause extensive car damage and can serously hurt pedestrians.

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As you are walking towards your car, do a simple once-over check. Look for any signs of leaking fluids underneath. Visually check the tires and tire pressure. And if you notice something, make sure to take care of it or tell the right person about it. Do not drive on underinflated tires or try to drive after half the coolant has leaked out.

Important!: If you back out of your garage or driveway before going on your way, walk behind the car and look for anything that might be in the way. Just because you might not see anything in your mirrors, does not mean there is nothing there. Kids like to leave their bikes and toys everywhere. Kids also like to play almost anywhere. Dads leave their yard tools lying around sometimes.

So remember to check your car and the surroundings before getting in and driving off.

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Emergency Vehicles

You must yield to emergency vehicles with their lights and siren on. Pull over to the right and stop until they pass by. This rule is valid no matter which side of the street they are on or which way they are going. Pull over. If you are in an intersection, drive through then pull over to the right.

Follow any directions given to you by the emergency personnel. When the emegency vehicle has passed, merge back into the right lane and resume your driving. Be Careful when you merge! Not all drivers pull over and there may be some still driving at speed. Be Safe.