Traffic Troubles - New London, CT

Posted by Rick Uva on May 15, 2019 1:45:46 PM

Every town has its traffic trouble spots. On this episode of Traffic Troubles, The Next Street visited Officer Soccio with the New London Police Department. We talked about what some of the department's major concerns were when it came to traffic within New London and went to visit them. One thing to keep in mind about New London, which is something that happens to a lot of other smaller cities, is that the roads were built a long time ago. Meaning, when built, the growth of the city was not a major concern, so being able to handle so much traffic was not expected. Officer Soccio went over why these areas were concerning and how, and when, to avoid trouble in these areas.  

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Topics: tips, Safe driving, laws, speed limits, driver training, traffic, Connecticut, driver, summer, New London, Police, New London Police

Fun Games To Play In The Car

Posted by Rick Uva on Dec 3, 2018 10:08:00 AM

 

  11/30/18

Long trips in the car can get boring. Liven things up for yourself and your passengers by playing one of these simple but fun car games!

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Topics: Safe driving, Driving Lesson, highway tips, DMV, night driving, Permit, driver's license, driver, Happiness

Why You Should Regularly Maintenance Your Car

Posted by Alexa Farrell on Oct 11, 2018 3:00:00 PM

Why you should regularly get maintenance done on your car

 Having a car is an investment in you and your independence and investments cost money. Getting from Point A to Point B requires gas which can be costly. Then if you need work done on your car that adds to the total cost of own and operating a car. But reality is that driving allows you the ability to get yourself around and earn a good paycheck. Having a car allows us to see new places and have new experiences that aren’t in our own backyard. Life is better having the freedom to drive yourself and your family.

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Navigating the Willimantic DMV

Posted by Collin Dunn on Jun 1, 2018 3:51:14 PM

If the thought of a DMV visit feels like an obstacle course that’s set up just for you to fail, you’ve come to the right place. As promised, The Next Street is still working diligently at maneuvering through each office in Connecticut; stick with us and your next trip to the Willimantic Department of Motor Vehicles will be a joy ride. 

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The Benefits of Your Teen Having Their License

Posted by Alexa Farrell on May 8, 2018 2:03:39 PM

When your teen has their driver's license, and you no longer have to schedule your day around theirs, you might be wondering "now that I have this free time, what can I do?" Don't worry. We've put together a list of ideas to help you figure it out.

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Topics: New Driver, Parents, Driver's Ed, Driving School, driver training, driver's license, summer, moms

How to be Successful on the Day of Your License Test

Posted by Dave Becker on Apr 9, 2018 3:58:34 PM

When you go to take your driver's license test, you might think you just have to show up and take the test, but there's actually more to it. We'll break down the different steps and show you how to set yourself up for success. 

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Top 5 Reasons People Fail Their License Test

Posted by Dave Becker on Apr 9, 2018 12:57:14 PM

When you go to take your Driver's License Test, you'll be asked to perform basic driving maneuvers and techniques to demonstrate that you are a competent driver. Hopefully, you've practiced and will ace the test with no problem. Sometimes, however, students make mistakes during the test and fail. Take a look at the 5 most common reasons people fail their license test, and ask yourself if you would be able to pass.

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Happiness Is

Posted by Brandon Dufour on Mar 13, 2018 11:01:31 AM

Hello from The Next Street's HQ in Watertown, CT. I write today with an exciting announcement: The Next Street has been named the Happiest Education Company in America by TinyPulse, an employee engagement platform focused on creating better work environments.

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Topics: Culture, Happiness

Springtime Car Care

Posted by Alexa Farrell on Mar 9, 2018 4:40:34 PM

Spring is Upon Us! (we hope? – I don’t know about you but we are definitely ready for some warm spring days with the sound of birds chirping and the sun shining through the sunroof.) Now you are ready for Spring but is your car ready? Maybe not so much… But that’s okay we are here to help! Here are the top 7 things your car is begging for post winter weather.

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Topics: weather, car maintenance, springtime, spring

Bristol, CT Spotlight

Posted by Alexa Farrell on Sep 26, 2017 1:51:12 PM

This week our Spotlight is on Bristol, Connecticut, which is home to another one of our Next Street Locations. Bristol is an exciting place to learn to drive and then adventure in all this city has to offer. For more experienced students you can practice changing lanes and driving on the highway or if you are just starting out there are parking lots and quiet roads to get used to life behind the wheel. 

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Learn More About These Tips 

Talk to your family and friends about safe driving habits, and if you're without a driver's license, consider choosing one of our programs. They are easy and stress free! 

Remember:

  • Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens
  • Car crashes are preventable
  • Discussing safe driving habits with family and friends will help spread awareness

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