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Getting Arrested for Drunk Driving

Arrested for drunk driving - NHTSA image library What should you do if your are being pulled over and arrested on suspicion of drunk driving? Here are some simple tips you should remember. If you know your rights and can stay calm, you’ll keep your dignity, and the sooner you can write the whole thing off.
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Use a Low Gear When Going Down Steep Hills

Why should you use a low gear when going down steep hills? And how do you do that with automatic transmission? Selecting a lower gear before you reach a long downhill slope will help to control your speed. It will also save your brakes. Using your brakes down a long downgrade can overheat them. In some cases, this can lead to brake failure.
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Being Pulled Over

If you are being pulled over by a police officer, there are some important things to remember. First, you must acknowledge the officer. If you fail to immediately respond to a police officer's request to pull over, you may be charged with fleeing the police.
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What is Safe Tire Tread?

Checking Safe Tire Tread - photo by Mark Herreid All vehicles are required to have tires in proper and safe condition. What is the minimum tread depth? What are wear bars? What is the penny test? Learn what safe tire tread is, how to check it, and what the law in your state requires.
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