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Month: April 2019

Car-Talk

Car-Talk

I have to admit, I’m not much of a “car guy.” In fact, I bought my Toyota Matrix partly because it was named after my favorite Keanu Reeves movie; it’s a 2006 model with no hubcaps, a missing door handle, and over 212,000 miles on the odometer. I don’t know much about how the engine […]

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Safety-First

Safety-First

When I first started driving, I didn’t like to wear my seat belt. I rationalized that it was safer for me to drive unrestrained, and I could escape my car easier during an emergency if I wasn’t belted in. Then in 1986 California’s first seat belt law took effect requiring both drivers and passengers to wear […]

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Smith-System

Smith-System

Local Driving School www.localdriving.com info@localdriving.com THE SMITH SYSTEM The Smith System describes principles that will help you apply SIPDE and drive both safely and defensively. Life up your eyes and look well ahead of you. Don’t just look at the road in front of you. Lift your vision and look down the road 20-30 seconds. Keep your […]

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Sipde

Sipde

what is SIPDE? “SIPDE” is an acronym where each individual letter stands for a different word. This shouldn’t be confused with synonyms which are different words with the same meaning, or cinnamon which is a delicious spice that makes oatmeal taste better. Acronyms are mnemonic devices that help improve memorability and aid in the retention of […]

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