Category Archives: Top Driver Blog

What Happens If You Put Diesel In a Gas Car

Imagine pulling up to the pump, filling your tank, and then realizing you’ve accidentally used the wrong fuel. Don’t panic! Diesel in a gas car can leave you worried, but understanding how to handle it prevents injury and further damage to your motor vehicle. This blog will clear up the confusion between diesel and gasoline, […]

Who has the right-of-way?

4-Way Stop Rules of the Road: Who Has the Right of Way?

We’ve all been there. That moment when you come to a 4-way stop and aren’t sure who has the right of way. It can be a frustrating experience, but more importantly, it can be hazardous. To keep traffic flowing smoothly and safely at intersections, we’ll review who has the right of way, answer frequently asked […]

Rail Safety Month: Navigating Railroad Crossings Safely

Rail Safety is promoted every September and is a nationwide initiative that sheds light on rail safety and the risks of ignoring railroad signals. Every year, we use this time to educate everyone on rail safety and spread awareness of the importance of following safety rules around railroad tracks.   Why is rail safety important? […]

Your Path to Independence: How to Get Your Driver’s License in Illinois

Are you ready to embark on your journey towards your driver’s license in Illinois? Take control of your life – and the wheel – by taking driver education with TopDriver. Follow our step-by-step guide as we accompany you on this road to freedom!   Step 1: Enroll in a Driver Education Course If you are […]

High-Speed Havoc: The Alarming Dangers Teens Face on the Road 

In 2016, the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP) founded Illinois Speed Awareness Day. Speed Awareness Day is celebrated on July 26th 2023 and is a combined statewide effort involving public and private stakeholders partnering to address the issue of excessive speeding on Illinois roadways and the deadly impact speeding has on safety. This […]

5 Reasons Why We Should Switch to Electric Cars

World Environment Day is a global event that takes place every year on June 5th to raise awareness and inspire action for the protection of the environment. Cars are responsible for nearly one-fifth of all US emissions, emitting around 24 pounds of carbon dioxide and other global-warming gases for every gallon of gas. This contributes to […]

Crucial Things to Remember Before You Start Driving in The Rain

Driving in the rain can be a challenging and potentially dangerous task, especially for new or inexperienced drivers. With spring coming up, it’s important for teen drivers to be aware of the risks associated with driving in wet conditions and to take the necessary precautions to stay safe on the road.   Vehicle Traction and […]

Distractions and Teen Driver Safety

Instilling safe driving practices is one of the most important goals of driver education. Keeping drivers away from distractions and harmful activities is vital in preventing car crashes. Every year, thousands of individuals are injured or killed in accidents caused by drunk driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car crashes are […]

Obtaining your Driver’s License in Illinois if you are 18-20 years

If you are 18, 19, or 20 years of age in Illinois and want to obtain a driver’s license, you must complete a 6-hour State-Approved driver education course. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to get started!   Enroll in a Driver Education Course The first step is to enroll in a State of Illinois-approved […]

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