Driving Lessons in Avon, CT

Posted by Dave Becker on Dec 20, 2016 2:02:00 PM

When you take your driving lessons at our Avon Driving School Location, at the corner of West Avon Rd and Country Club Rd, you will reap the benefits of some of the finest instructional staff in the state of Connecticut. Mr. Aldo Scordino and Mr. Henry Binghi Jr., each a Licensed Master Instructor with over 70 years of driving experience and over 30 years as educators combined, are there to proudly serve the greater Hartford area. Not sure what to expect when you take a driving lesson here? We've got you covered.

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How to Pass Your License Test

Posted by Corey DeVellis on Oct 18, 2016 1:57:34 PM

The ultimate reason everyone takes Driver’s Ed is to get their license. It’s a rite of passage. It’s part of becoming an adult. It will open doors and make you more independent, but it can also stress you out and keep you up at night; tossing and turning and worrying about the embarrassment of failing and the inconvenience of having to take the test again.

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Topics: New Driver, DMV, CT DMV, driver's license, license, license test

Driver's Ed • Holiday Driving Made Easy

Posted by Corey DeVellis on Oct 17, 2016 3:05:00 PM

 

The holiday season is upon us! The weather is getting colder and folks are thinking about pumpkin-spiced lattes, comfy sweaters, delicious food, and traveling to see family. Regardless of what you are celebrating between harvest-time and New Year, take these tips along to make sure your holidays remain joyous and free of driving-caused headaches!

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Topics: Safe Driving Tips, Holiday

Driver's Ed • The Cost Of Driving Drunk

Posted by Karen Ali on Oct 14, 2016 4:33:00 PM

There are no winners...

A 20-year-old resident of Connecticut was speeding one morning around 3 a.m. - coming home from a bar - when his car rolled over, his female passenger ejected from the sunroof.

Neither were wearing seat belts.

He was driving so fast he lost control of his car. He had also been drinking - his blood alcohol level was later tested, and it was found to be about .130.

He survived.

The passenger was pronounced dead at the hospital.

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Topics: New Driver, Driver's Ed, driving laws

Driver's Ed • Driving in the Rain

Posted by Corey DeVellis on Oct 4, 2016 3:03:42 PM

Driving in the fall can see a lot of strange weather here in New England: from early snowfalls to sudden sunlight and dreadful downpours out of the gloom, driving can not only be a chore but also dangerous! Some of the most dangerous conditions are made when a rainy day turns from a drizzle to a deluge and you’re stuck out on the roads.

Here are some tips from The Next Street to help you get through this autumn’s rainfalls.

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Topics: Safe driving, Safe Driving Tips, driving, weather

Driver's Ed • Blocking The Box

Posted by Karen Ali on Sep 28, 2016 3:02:00 PM

Don't block the box and make sure you move over! 

Parents might not know either of these laws, but students taking our driver's ed classes are well versed in them because we teach both concepts.

Both the “Blocking the Box” law and the “Move Over” law passed in 2009, and many people who were licensed before that are still unaware of their existence.

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Topics: Safe driving, Safe Driving Tips

Driver's Ed • What to Expect on License Test Day

Posted by Karen Ali on Sep 21, 2016 4:07:00 PM

Nervous about taking your driver's license test? Don't be! The Next Street has you covered with some helpful reminders of what to do and what not to do on test day. Go ahead, be prepared! 

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Driver's Ed • Apps And Driving: It's Not Just Texting Anymore

Posted by Corey DeVellis on Sep 19, 2016 3:14:00 PM

Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google Maps, Spotify, YouTube, Pokémon Go… the list goes on as teens and adults alike whip out their phones as they drive to imbibe the internet. Over the years our instructors at The Next Street have received numerous questions as to the legal ambiguity of using apps that play music or provide directions while driving:

“How is it different than the radio or a CD?” “It’s just telling them where to go!” “What if the phone is in the glovebox?” “Is it really that distracting? It’s not like it’s texting.”

While many distracted driving laws have advanced to include texting as well as phone calls, only a few states have comprehensively restricted all cell phone use behind the wheel. It’s hard to know the extent of app usage while driving, as the problem is theorized to be drastically underreported.

Across the country thousands are injured every year in car crashes because of it.

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Topics: Driver's Ed

Driver's Ed • Why Rush Hour Traffic Causes Road Rage

Posted by Corey DeVellis on Sep 16, 2016 4:21:00 PM

While some folks love to get behind the wheel and take a leisurely Sunday drive, nobody will tell you that being stuck bumper-to-bumper on the highway provides an enjoyable experience. To survive with your sanity intact, follow these helpful tips and tricks we here at The Next Street provide to our students during the Driver's Education process.

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Topics: traffic, road rage

Navigating the DMV - Danbury, CT

Posted by Mariah Gromelski on Sep 7, 2016 3:00:00 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 Department of Motor Vehicles will be a joy ride.

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Topics: Learner's Permit, DMV, CT DMV, driver's license

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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