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375 FIFTH STREET
HOLLISTER, CA 95023

PHONE: 831-636-4300
FAX: 831-636-4310

BUSINESS HOURS:
MON-FRI
8:00AM-12:00PM
1:00PM-5:00PM

CLOSED DAILY
12:00PM-1:00PM
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Safe Driving Tips

DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE

  • A single drink can impair you're driving
  • Zero tolerance for drivers under 21
  • DUI's can require jail time, fines, license suspension, & ignition interlock device

 

WEAR SEAT BELTS

  • Drivers and passengers - it's the law
  • Children under 12 back seat
  • Infant age 1 < 20lbs rear facing back seat
  • Children up to 6 - approved seat required

 

PRACTICE DEFENSIVE DRIVING

  • Look at big picture 10 to 15 seconds ahead
  • Keep a safe cushion 3 second rule, don't tailgate
  • Keep eyes moving, use mirrors every 3-5 seconds
  • Leave yourself an out reduce risk
  • Simplify situations Identify, Predict, Decide, Execute
  • Use lights, horn, make eye contact

 

PAY ATTENTION TO ROAD SIGNS

  • Black & white signs regulatory
  • Yellow signs warnings
  • Orange signs construction
  • Green signs directions/distances
  • Blue signs service related
  • Brown signs recreational facilities
  • Flashing Yellow proceed with caution
  • Flashing red stop, wait until clear
  • Red arrow stop
  • Green arrow proceed

 

SCHOOL ZONES

  • 500ft in each direction from the school
  • 25 mph @ 500ft when children are present

  BAD WEATHER DRIVING

  • Roads are slick after the first rain
  • Increase safe cushion to 4 seconds when it's raining

 

RIGHT OF WAY RULES

  • Never insist on the right of way
  • 4-way stop the car that arrives first
  • Stop/Yield yield to the car that was there first, if at the same time, the car to the right
  • Yield to pedestrians
  • Yield to emergency vehicles pull to the right
  • Yield to school buses, stop for flashing red lights

 

HEADLIGHTS

  • Dim lights 500ft for an approaching vehicle
  • Dim lights 300ft when following a vehicle
  • Dim lights in fog
  • Dim lights when passing a vehicle
  • Use headlights 30 min after sunset and until 30 min before sunrise
  • Use headlight when windshield wipers are on

 

VEHICLE SAFETY

  • Keep your vehicle maintained and safe lights, mirrors, horn, brakes, tires, battery, & cooling system

 

TEEN SAFE DRIVING TIPS FOR PARENTS

•  Know your teen not all are mature enough to drive at the same age.

•  Be a responsible role model have a direct positive influence on your teen

•  Choose a quality driving school with professionally trained instructors

•  Supervise practice sessions enhance learning & re-enforce proper techniques

•  No teen passengers at night crashes increase with additional teens

•  Teens need sleep affects vision, coordination, reaction time & judgment

•  Eliminate distractions no cell phones

•  Create a contract include rules, conditions, restrictions & consequences

•  Discuss and review maintain parental involvement and communication

•  Smart vehicle choice choose a safe vehicle size, type, & safety technology

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