Educating Teens About Cannabis-Impaired Driving: A Collaborative Effort by DriveSafe and CDOT
DriveSafe Colorado Blog
by Natalia Aramovich
1w ago
At DriveSafe Driving Schools, we believe education is the cornerstone of safe driving habits. In conjunction with the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT), “Drive High and Get a DUI” Campaign, we are committed to combating misconceptions and behaviors that surround driving under the influence of cannabis, through education and open conversation. The Highlands Ranch Herald recently featured our involvement in the campaign, which aims to better understand teens’ current perceptions of driving under the influence of cannabis. This state-wide initiative helps key stakeholders like Dri ..read more
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Navigating Winter Roads Safely: FOX31 Interviews DriveSafe
DriveSafe Colorado Blog
by Natalia Aramovich
1w ago
As seasons change, the importance of winter driving preparedness cannot be overstated. Recently, DriveSafe had the opportunity to discuss this crucial topic in an interview with FOX31. Samantha Spitz, with FOX31  showcases how our Defensive Driving Skills course plays a vital role in imparting life-saving skills, which are essential for navigating winter road conditions. During the interview, DriveSafe Instructor Jake Dinwiddie emphasized how learning defensive driving skills such as skid control, hazard avoidance, and precision maneuvers help drivers handle unexpected road emergencies th ..read more
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DriveSafe’s 2023 Scholarship Recipients Have Been Chosen!
DriveSafe Colorado Blog
by Marilyn I
1w ago
We are excited to announce that the DriveSafe Scholarship Competition winner for 2023 is Bailey Perczak Bailey is a first-year medical student at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2022 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Neuroscience and Behavior and a minor in Patient Advocacy. Originally from Colorado, she grew up in the Broomfield area and attended Peak to Peak Charter School along with her younger siblings. When home from her schooling, she still thoroughly enjoys taking fun drives through the mountains and foothills of Color ..read more
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Steps To Take If You’re Involved In a Car Collision
DriveSafe Colorado Blog
by Marilyn I
1w ago
Take a Deep Breath and Stay Calm The first step when you’ve been in a collision is to take a deep breath and stay calm. Check yourself and passengers for injuries. Can you exit your vehicle safely? Figure Out Where You Are  Look for mile markers, general intersections, and/or street names so emergency responders can locate you. CALL 911 Give Emergency Responders your location, number of people, and vehicles involved. Don’t leave the scene and do take pictures of the damage. Ask Dispatchers If It’s Possible to Move Your Vehicle  Depending on the severity of your collision, as ..read more
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What to Do If You Are Pulled Over by Law Enforcement
DriveSafe Colorado Blog
by Marilyn I
1w ago
The Federal Highway Administration estimates that on average a typical driver will travel about 14,000 miles annually, with a 1% chance of getting pulled over by law enforcement. Even if you are an extremely well-trained and aware driver and the chances of you being stopped are statistically low, everyone needs to know proper protocol when and if you are pulled over by authorities. To help make interactions with law enforcement smooth, efficient, and civil, we will walk you through each step to take if you are in this situation.   1. Find a Safe Place to Pull Over  Safety first ..read more
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How to Handle Road Rage and Manage Your Emotions
DriveSafe Colorado Blog
by Marilyn I
1w ago
Driving can be incredibly stressful for a multitude of reasons. From traffic jams, to distracted drivers, to getting cut off, and then sudden stops, lack of turn signals, wildlife crossings, and “almost” car crashes, there are endless reasons drivers can become frustrated, anxious, or overwhelmed. Getting behind the wheel requires patience, attentiveness, and preparation. Learning how to manage your own emotions while driving, as well as managing your reactions to aggressive drivers, are very important skills in facing the constant challenges on the road.   Managing Your Own Emotion ..read more
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Parking Lot Safety Tips
DriveSafe Colorado Blog
by Marilyn I
1w ago
Parking lots can be chaotic. Not only do they all seem to be oriented a bit differently, but the lines, sizes of parking spots, and directional signs can be tricky to manage. Cars and pedestrians come from every direction, shopping carts are strewn about, and it’s hard to get a full view of your surroundings at all times.   Check out these “Parking Lot Safety Tips,” so you can learn how to navigate the mayhem of parking lots.  Tip #1: SLOW DOWN   This may seem like an obvious piece of advice, but it’s not uncommon for drivers to become impatient in parking lots and drive t ..read more
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DriveSafe Featured in Denver7 | How to Increase Driver Safety Across Colorado
DriveSafe Colorado Blog
by Marilyn I
1w ago
Denver7 Interviews DriveSafe Driving Schools on Colorado’s Increased Traffic Accidents Denver7 broadcasts a recent report from the Colorado Department of Transportation, in which they announced traffic deaths in Colorado reached their highest levels since 1981, a 57% increase from even just a decade ago. As the leading driving school in Colorado, we recognize the importance that education plays in combating the risks drivers face on the road.  Denver7 interviews one of our state certified instructors, Jake Dinwiddie, for comments on this rising issue. As the population in Colorado incre ..read more
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Understanding Colorado’s New Bike Law: What Colorado Drivers Need to Know
DriveSafe Colorado Blog
by Marilyn I
1w ago
This article has been edited by Cindy Anderson.  Governor Jared Polis recently signed the Colorado Safety Stop into law. Previously, bicyclists riding in traffic were required to obey the same traffic rules that drivers must follow. Now, under the new law, bicyclists are now allowed to treat stop signs as yield signs and red stop lights as stop signs when no oncoming traffic or pedestrians are present.   As the Colorado weather is warming up, more people will be taking their bikes out on the road. In order for bicyclists and motorists to share the road safely, all parties will b ..read more
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Navigating Winter Roads Safely: FOX31 Interviews DriveSafe
DriveSafe Colorado Blog
by Natalia Aramovich
7M ago
As seasons change, the importance of winter driving preparedness cannot be overstated. Recently, DriveSafe had the opportunity to discuss this crucial topic in an interview with FOX31. Samantha Spitz, with FOX31  showcases how our Defensive Driving Skills course plays a vital role in imparting life-saving skills, which are essential for navigating winter road conditions. During the interview, DriveSafe Instructor Jake Dinwiddie emphasized how learning defensive driving skills such as skid control, hazard avoidance, and precision maneuvers help drivers handle unexpected road emergencies th ..read more
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