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Author: Sladen West

Sladen West is a freelance writer dedicated to helping others stay safe through general auto safety education and a good defensive driving course.

Posted Sept. 19, 2014, 11:03 a.m. by Sladen West | View Comments
why safe driving is important for your teen

Cars are wonderful machines. They have made our lives better in so many ways. And yet, used carelessly, these same machines can destroy lives. Statistics show that young people between the ages of 15 and 25 have the highest rate of automobile related deaths. And with more cars on the road and more things to distract those behind the wheel, teenage drivers are particularly at risk of being in an accident that could tragically end or alter their lives or the lives of others forever. With all the risks involved in being on the highway, here’s a look at why ...

Posted July 23, 2014, 10 a.m. by Sladen West | View Comments
lowering your teen's car insurance

Ask any parent about the most expensive thing in their life, and most of them will probably give you the same answer—their children. You love them and would do anything for them, but let’s be honest, they can be a real drain on your finances. And as if they weren’t already costing you enough money, when it comes time for them to drive, you might just have to empty out your bank account to pay for all of the extra expenses. One such expense is insurance, and everyone knows just how expensive it can be to insure a teen driver. ...

Posted April 25, 2014, 11 a.m. by Sladen West | View Comments
10 Tips for Defensive Driving

Driving defensively is one of the most important skills that a driver — whether new or experienced — can learn. There are many people who can claim to be skilled drivers, but they suffer from overconfidence, aggressive driving styles, and are all the worse for it. After all, when it boils down to it, wouldn't you rather be in a car with a safe driver than an exciting one? Here are some tips to help you become a defensive driver. Look Out for Hazards A good defensive driver is capable of looking ahead whilst driving, and anticipating any potential hazards ...

Posted March 14, 2014, 11 a.m. by Sladen West | View Comments
6 Driving Lessons from a Stuntman

With the many special effects that filmmakers are now able to use in their movies, it sometimes feels as though we have seen it all when it comes to amazing stunts. However, there are some things that you really can’t fake. And when it comes to driving stunts, more often than not, it is something that cannot be faked. As a result, stunt men and women are required to do some amazing and incredible stunts in cars. Here is a collection of some of the coolest driving stunts around. Usually these are the kind of things that would be labeled ...