Driving Tips – MyImprov https://www.myimprov.com Defensive Driving Fri, 12 Apr 2019 01:37:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 https://www.myimprov.com/wp-content/uploads/logo-cts-smile.png Driving Tips – MyImprov https://www.myimprov.com 32 32 3 Signs it Might be Time to Replace Your Windshield Wipers https://www.myimprov.com/3-signs-it-might-be-time-to-replace-your-windshield-wipers/ https://www.myimprov.com/3-signs-it-might-be-time-to-replace-your-windshield-wipers/#respond Fri, 07 Dec 2018 21:31:24 +0000 https://www.myimprov.com/?p=45503 Have you ever been driving through a rainstorm and your windshield wipers were so old and worn that you couldn’t see in front of…

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Have you ever been driving through a rainstorm and your windshield wipers were so old and worn that you couldn’t see in front of you? Windshield wipers are meant to be changed periodically for this very reason. In fact, it is one of the things you learn when you take an online defensive driving course for driver safety.

It is important for your safety, as well as that of your passengers to know when windshield wiper replacement is needed and how to install windshield wipers on your vehicle. Believe us when we say that waiting until your windshield wipers are so bad that you can’t see during an unexpected rainstorm is not a good idea. Here are some telltale signs that it is windshield wiper replacement time:

Replace Your Windshield Wipers When…

  1. There is streaking or hazing on your windshield during snow or rain
  2. They are making a loud or chattering noise, which indicates they are not working to clean the window smoothly
  3. The rubber on your windshield wipers is cracked or split or the metal arm is cracked or bent out of shape

Typically, windshield wipers need to be replaced every 6 months unless you are having any of the above issues before that time. Clean windshield wipers that are functioning properly are crucial for driving safely in any season.

If you are not sure about properly maintaining your vehicle properly for safety, consider taking an online traffic school and defensive driving course like the ones offered at the Traffic School by Improv Comedy Club. These helpful classes can be taken by drivers of any age to ensure you and your passengers are always safe & prepared for anything that might happen while driving. The experienced team at Traffic School by Improv Comedy Club knows that driver safety is no joking matter, so they offer a variety of online traffic school classes to ensure everyone can best the best driver possible…and have a little bit of fun while learning road safety.

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How to Parallel Park in 5 Steps https://www.myimprov.com/how-to-parallel-park-in-5-steps/ https://www.myimprov.com/how-to-parallel-park-in-5-steps/#respond Fri, 30 Nov 2018 17:03:57 +0000 https://www.myimprov.com/?p=45476 One of the most difficult things to master when learning how to drive is parallel parking. Unfortunately, we all must know how to parallel park in order to earn our…

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One of the most difficult things to master when learning how to drive is parallel parking. Unfortunately, we all must know how to parallel park in order to earn our driver’s license. Parallel parking can be a bit overwhelming at first, but with these instructions and a little bit of patience, you should be able to master the art of parallel parking in a jiffy!

Follow These Steps to Perfectly Parallel Park Every Time

  1. Once you find your parking spot, signal your intention with your blinker and position your vehicle so that the back tires of your car are aligned with the back bumper of the car you intend to park behind
  2. Shift your vehicle into reverse, and turn your wheels as far as they will go to the right
  3. Slowly back up into the parking space and stop when your vehicle is at a 45-degree angle
  4. Next, turn your wheels all the way to the left
  5. Continue to reverse and back up into the spot until your vehicle is parallel with the curb

Your vehicle should now be safely parked within a foot of the curb and will get better over time as you become more experienced. Don’t hesitate to practice at home using cones or cardboard boxes to mark your “parking spot.”

Perfect Your Parallel Parking to Avoid Parking Tickets!

If you should happen to receive a parking ticket due to your lack of parallel parking skills, you should definitely consider enrolling in a defensive driving traffic school. An online accredited defensive driving school can help reduce points on your license, as well as keep your auto insurance rates down. In addition, an online traffic school can also help teens who are just learning to drive and parallel park become safer more educated drivers.

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Online vs In Person Driving School https://www.myimprov.com/online-vs-in-person-driving-school/ https://www.myimprov.com/online-vs-in-person-driving-school/#respond Thu, 29 Nov 2018 20:12:51 +0000 https://www.myimprov.com/?p=45470 If you need of a traffic school program, you have two primary options: online driving school and in-class driving school. Each of these options offers different advantages and disadvantages. Online…

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If you need of a traffic school program, you have two primary options: online driving school and in-class driving school. Each of these options offers different advantages and disadvantages.

Online Driving School

One of the main advantages of online driving school is its convenience. With online driving school, you don’t need to travel to a physical location, and you can complete all of the course material on your own time instead of adhering to a schedule. Online driving school also has the benefit of allowing you to move at your own pace through the class. However, some people may not like online driving school because it is more impersonal than an in-person class.

In-Class Driving School

In-class driving school is not as convenient as an online course, because it requires you to attend the class at a specific time and travel to a specific location. In-class driving school also requires you to keep up with the course material at a pace determined by the instructor. However, some students may find it easier to pay attention during in-class driving school because they are able to speak with the teacher and ask questions in person.

In-Class Vs Online

If you need to take a driving school course, deciding between in-class driving school and online driving school is largely a matter of personal preference. Regardless of the choice you make, be sure to verify that the course you choose will satisfy all of your requirements. For example, if you have been ordered to complete a driving school program, make sure that the course is accepted by the court in question.

Driving school is rarely a fun experience, but you can make it easier by choosing the right course. Compare your options carefully to make the decision that is best for you.

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Cost of Connecticut Speeding Ticket https://www.myimprov.com/cost-of-connecticut-speeding-ticket/ https://www.myimprov.com/cost-of-connecticut-speeding-ticket/#respond Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:00:44 +0000 https://www.myimprov.com/?p=45015 Getting a speeding ticket in CT can be serious and expensive. If you don’t live there, the costs and requirements may be different from where you come from. If you…

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Getting a speeding ticket in CT can be serious and expensive. If you don’t live there, the costs and requirements may be different from where you come from. If you do live in Connecticut, you still may not be fully clear on the laws and penalties there. The best choice is to avoid speeding fines and tickets, but if you can’t do that the next best choice is to be aware, so you know what to expect. The current CT speeding laws are all available to everyone, so you can look at the fines for every infraction. Here are some of the most important things to know about speeding penalties in Connecticut.

What Constitutes Speeding in Connecticut?

A CT traffic ticket can be issued for speeding any time your vehicle is exceeding the posted legal limit. For most people, though, driving a couple of miles per hour over the speed limit is not enough for an officer to pull them over and cite them. They can, but they generally don’t. That’s often because speedometers have a margin of error and proving speeding for one or two miles per hour over the posted limit is difficult. Anyone driving well over the speed limit, though, risks a ticket for the offense and an expensive fine, as well as other types of costs.

Moving Too Fast Can Also Mean Reckless Driving

If you’re driving more than 15 mph over the speed limit, that’s considered a serious offense that can constitute reckless driving. If you’re driving 20 mph over the speed limit, that’s automatically also reckless driving. Getting a ticket for speeding along with driving recklessly can be much more significant than a simple speeding ticket. Two of these serious offenses within three years can mean a 60-day license suspension, and three offenses in the same period of time is a 120-day license suspension. These more serious tickets can cost more money than a standard speeding ticket, as well.

Speeding Fines Can Be Very Expensive

Across the state of Connecticut, the speeding ticket cost can be relatively uniform. Near the bottom right of the ticket, there is an area that says, “amount due.” How much you were speeding and whether there were any extenuating circumstances, such as reckless driving or a DUI, can all affect the cost of the ticket. Additionally, there are court costs and fines that can be imposed. While these are the same throughout the state, it’s important to realize that they will be a part of the total cost if you choose to go to court over the infraction.

Taking Care of a Ticket Quickly is Important

Having the option to pay your ticket online shows that CT courts understand that people are busy and may just want to take care of their ticket and move on. Not everyone is going to go to court and fight a ticket. Sometimes they are involved in work and other activities, and the ticket isn’t a priority to them. Other times they may use the CT ticket lookup to find their ticket and they recognize that they are guilty of the infraction. If they’ve been to court and found guilty, they can also pay their ticket online.

There’s a set time to pay a ticket, and there are also some special categories to be aware of when it comes to the cost of a ticket. Being under age 24, having a CDL, or having previous tickets or other driving infractions on your record can all affect what happens to you after you receive a Connecticut speeding ticket.

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Understanding Arizona Drivers License Renewal https://www.myimprov.com/understanding-arizona-drivers-license-renewal/ https://www.myimprov.com/understanding-arizona-drivers-license-renewal/#respond Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:21:46 +0000 https://www.myimprov.com/?p=45013 Arizona drivers license renewal is different from what most states require. No matter your age, your AZ drivers license is valid until you turn 50. Once that happens you must…

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Arizona drivers license renewal is different from what most states require. No matter your age, your AZ drivers license is valid until you turn 50. Once that happens you must renew it and it has to be renewed every five years after that. That may sound really simple, but there’s more to the issue than just getting your license once. Keeping it up to date is important, and you have to do that in specific ways. If you fail to follow state guidelines your license won’t technically be valid, even if you don’t have to officially renew it. Here’s what you really need to know about Arizona license renewal.

Your License is Good Until You’re 50 Years Old

Most states have set times that a license is good for, such as three years or five years. But with the State of Arizona, a driver’s license is good until the license holder turns 50. That’s true whether the license is issued when you’re 16 or when you’re 49. You won’t get a license renewal notice in the mail, so you want to make sure you’re paying attention to when the license expires. Make a note of it somewhere and be aware that you’ll need to do a few things to keep your license valid up until you turn 50, as well.

 Vision Test

Even when your license isn’t up for renewal, you must have your vision tested every 12 years. You’ll need to do that at the DMV, in person, and you’ll also need to prove your identity when you come in for that test. You can show them your current driver’s license and one other document, such as a passport or a social security card. If you pass the vision test there won’t be any problem with your license, and it will continue to stay valid until you reach 50 years old. If you fail the vision test, you may need to see an eye doctor or have your license suspended or revoked.

Keeping Your Picture Updated

When you come into the DMV for your vision test, you’ll also need a new photo taken. A person’s appearance can change quite a bit in 12 years, so it’s important that you have a photo that reflects your true appearance. You can’t bring in a photo of yourself, as you must have the picture taken there at the DMV. There are special rules for this if you’re in the military and stationed far away from home, as you can get a license that states it’s valid without the photo until you can get back to the DMV in person to have your photo updated.

After 50, Your License Needs Renewed Every Five Years

Once you turn 50, the rules change. Your license will only be valid for five years, and you’ll need to renew it completely for each five-year period. You won’t be able to just have a new picture taken and take a vision test. There are fees each time you renew a license, as well, but they’re lower for people who are over 50. Those who have a suspended license will need to get it reinstated before having it renewed, and those who are getting a Travel ID will only see their license be valid for a maximum of eight years. These special circumstances and licenses must be treated the right way, and it’s well worth your time to visit the DMV if you have questions or concerns about your license or its renewal.

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Tips for Driving in New York https://www.myimprov.com/tips-driving-new-york/ https://www.myimprov.com/tips-driving-new-york/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 22:40:42 +0000 https://www.myimprov.com/?p=44807 Driving in New York can be roughly divided into two vastly different experiences: driving in New York City and driving in the rest of the state. Driving in New York…

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Driving in New York can be roughly divided into two vastly different experiences: driving in New York City and driving in the rest of the state. Driving in New York outside the city is the same as driving anywhere else, except in the winter. Then, it’s like driving anywhere else on top of a sheet of slush or ice.

How to Be Extra Careful

Slippery, snowy, and other conditions unique to the winter months greatly increase the chances of finding yourself in a fender bender or worse. A defensive driving course will decrease your insurance premium in New York even if you’re never in an accident and will pay dividends if you are unlucky enough to trade paint with another car.

As for the Big Apple, there’s one tip that applies to both long-time New Yorkers and tourists alike regarding driving in the city: don’t do it. Seemingly every block in the city presents a virtual defensive driving course’s worth of challenges: speeding bikes, annoying scooters, skateboarders for some reason, pedestrians in crosswalks, pedestrians everywhere else, and endless streams of cars and trucks of every type from semis to the ubiquitous yellow cabs that are still holding the line in the age of Uber; all of them are everywhere at the same time. So, if possible, leave your car outside the city and take a train or ferry into the thick of it; you can take a subway, cab, or Uber anywhere you might want to go.

For Those Who Can’t Give Up Driving

If you insist on driving in the city, there are several tips to remember, some of which are unique to NYC.

1. Right Turns. First, unlike almost everywhere else in the United States, you can’t turn right on red in the city unless there’s an arrow or sign indicating otherwise. It’s also very common for left turns to be prohibited at many intersections for much of the day as indicated by clear signage. If you’re not familiar with the city, don’t let the fact that the city’s a giant, easy to follow grid fool you; know your route before you start driving because you won’t have time to check you phone on the way.

2. Parking. As you can imagine, parking can be a problem. If you find a coveted street spot within a half mile of your destination, jump on it unless you see an entire block with no cars parked on it. That doesn’t just happen; if there are no cars parked on a whole block, there is a reason like street cleaning that will get your car towed quickly.

3. Crosswalks. Your car needs to be completely outside all crosswalks and at least 15 feet from every fire hydrant. Parking tickets are a major source of revenue for the city and parking enforcement is out in force 24/7; expect to pick up a ticket at 2AM the same as you would for parking illegally in the middle of the day. If your car gets towed, it’s entirely possible it will end up in a different borough at a garage that is open for pickups 4 hours a day and charges $100 a day for ‘storage.’

4. GARAGE. Given all of that, it’s probably wise to head straight for a paid lot or garage. Don’t be fooled by lots with suspiciously low rates. It’s not uncommon for a parking lot or garage to have a sign that says “$5 all day” in large letters with “…for every half hour” in tiny letters underneath.

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Check Your TLC Application Status https://www.myimprov.com/tlc-application-status/ https://www.myimprov.com/tlc-application-status/#respond Wed, 10 Oct 2018 23:05:49 +0000 https://www.myimprov.com/?p=44774 In New York, if you want to operate a Taxi business or be a Taxi or Uber driver, you need to have completed a defensive driving course and your must…

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In New York, if you want to operate a Taxi business or be a Taxi or Uber driver, you need to have completed a defensive driving course and your must have a TLC license. TLC means the Taxi and Limousine Association, an agency created in 1971 and tasked with regulating and licensing New York’s taxicabs, for-hire vehicles, and commuter vans. This association has a board whose commission consists of nine members, eight of them don’t receive a salary. The only salaried person is the chair, and his duty is to preside over the public commission meetings.

Notably, TLC regulates and licenses more than fifty thousand vehicles and more than one hundred thousand drivers. Also, the agency performs emissions and safety inspections of the cross to fourteen thousand taxicabs, three times every year. Moreover, the agency makes biennial inspections of all their TLC-licensed vehicles, making it the most active licensing regulatory agency in the U.S. Want to know how to get TLC license? Easy! Apply for TLC license by following the steps below.

Submitting an Online License Application

TLC has an official website where you can submit your license application online. You can do this by downloading and filling out the TLC application form. This way, you can easily retrieve and turn in your TLC application without much hassle.

You can complete the application by selecting the “apply for a new license” button which is located on the left side of the page. After which, you will be required to select the “type driver” application you are seeking. The driver license types include Street Hail Livery (SHL) driver, for-hire, and medallion. Select one amongst these. Upon receiving your application number, save it or memorize since you will need it when completing the rest of the license requirements. You should then regularly check your TLC application status.

Steps to Acquiring TLC License

There are several steps you need to follow before acquiring your TLC license. However, TLC license requirements are cheap and essential. If you do everything properly, you will no longer have problems with the NYC traffic department. The steps for TLC new application are listed and expounded below.

Upgrade your License

In New York, you will get an NYC license after successfully completing your driving course. To complete the TLC license application, you first need to upgrade the NYC license to become a class E license. This is essential if you plan to drive taxis around the city. The upgrade can cost you between $21 and $28, depending on your age and driving experience.

Take a Defensive Driving Course

To keep your license in good standing, you will need to take a defensive driving course every 18 months. The defensive driving course only takes six hours in New York. It includes information about safe driving and traffic laws. You can either take an online course or an in-person one which makes it very convenient. The cost varies from $30 to $40 depending on the company you choose. After finishing the course, you will get the certificate within seven business days.

Get a Medical Exam

The TLC agency requires all drivers to be fit to ensure that they can drive vehicles safely. As such, you need to visit your physician to get a comprehensive physical examination. After the examination, the physician will fill out and stamp the medical report. This medical exam report can be downloaded and printed from the TLC website.

Take a Drug Test

You can take a drug test anywhere within New York, but it is recommended that you take it in an area near the TLC office. To get the test, all you need to do is to show your driving license and pay a $26 fee. After that, a urine sample will be taken, and the results of the test will be forwarded to TLC. If you successfully pass all of your tests, you will get your TLC Certification.
If you wish to operate or drive for an Uber business in New York, Uber TLC is a necessity, and you can only acquire it by following the above-described procedure. Remember to check your TLC new application status regularly in case additional information is needed.

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2-Second Rule Saves Lives https://www.myimprov.com/2-second-rule-saves-lives/ https://www.myimprov.com/2-second-rule-saves-lives/#respond Tue, 09 Oct 2018 20:47:08 +0000 https://www.myimprov.com/?p=44732 You’ve likely noticed law enforcement cracking down on distracted driving in the last year or so. That’s because the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that in 2015 alone, 3,477 people were killed and at least…

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You’ve likely noticed law enforcement cracking down on distracted driving in the last year or so. That’s because the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that in 2015 alone, 3,477 people were killed and at least 391,000 were hurt in accidents involving distracted drivers. So, it’s no surprise that the Associated Press reports the average ticket for distracted drivers in New York is $93.

If you’re one of those unfortunate drivers to get such a ticket, there is hope. By taking CA traffic school online, you can have your ticket dismissed without having points go on your driving record. Plus, it helps you hone those skills you need to be able to stay focused when behind the wheel. That’s vital for preventing the possibility of there being a “next time” as far as your distracted driving goes.

It Could Happen To You

If all you get is a ticket and the opportunity to take traffic school online, consider yourself fortunate. It’s far too easy to get distracted when you’re behind the wheel of a vehicle. New York Times reporter Eric A. Taub can attest to that. He recently used his journalistic platform to recount how the simple act of turning to speak to his wife, who was seated in the front passenger’s seat during a supposedly average day, sent him careening down a Los Angeles highway at 80 miles per hour. He also recounts his car’s front right wheel spinning toward parts unknown with the left said metal front wheel that was now rolling down the pavement sans tire, sending sparks flying with no Fourth of July or any other cause for pyrotechnic celebration in sight.

The time it took for Taub and his family’s drive to turn into a harrowing experience was four seconds. That’s twice as long as the National Highway and Safety Administration’s two-second rule, meaning that you should never take your eyes from the road when driving for more than two seconds at a time.

Past Mistakes Reoccur

Before you roll those hopefully responsible, road-watching eyes, let’s look back on a major, yet avoidable, disaster that made national headlines in the spring. Remember in March 2018 when the first self-driving Uber car in Arizona struck and killed a pedestrian? It was at night and the pedestrian had the right of way at a crosswalk. That person likely saw the car coming but presumed it would stop while they make their way across the street. After all, they were walking with their bike, which was equipped with reflectors and they’d likely come to rely on – even trust – the fact that nothing would happen. They had probably made that same journey many times before without any problems, whatsoever, and never even gave a thought to doing so that time. Safe assumption, right?
We all know the tragic reality was that this assumption was fatal to that poor cyclist. Sure, the car was still in the testing stages and obstacle-detecting mechanisms that would signal the vehicle’s brakes wasn’t working. But there was someone behind the wheel who could have stopped the vehicle. Instead, they didn’t – because they were glued to their mobile device.

It Doesn’t Have to Happen to You

This is an extreme case that shed light on the fact that today’s drivers are way too easily distracted. It doesn’t have to be a mobile device or even a severe error in judgment. The National Highway and Safety Administration simply describes distracted driving as anything that takes your attention away from driving. So, if this is an issue for you, traffic school online can help you become a focused driver.

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How to Stay Safe While Driving Near Hurricane Florence https://www.myimprov.com/driving-hurricane-florence/ https://www.myimprov.com/driving-hurricane-florence/#respond Mon, 17 Sep 2018 23:43:26 +0000 https://www.myimprov.com/?p=44470 Natural disasters come at a moment’s notice. You can predict oncoming hurricanes, tornadoes, and storms, but can’t do anything about unexpected wildfires. When natural…

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Natural disasters come at a moment’s notice. You can predict oncoming hurricanes, tornadoes, and storms, but can’t do anything about unexpected wildfires. When natural disasters do happen, try to remember what your online defensive driving course has taught you as well as the tips below.

What do you do whenever a natural disaster strikes?

Depending on the circumstance, there’s a standardized step-by-step action guide to steer you to safety when you’re driving during an unfortunate event. You can turn the natural disasters into natural good fortune. To stay prepared and ahead of the storm, we’re prepping you on your safety protocol when on the road during a natural disaster.

Hurricanes and Tornadoes

If you live on the coast or somewhere in the Midwest, you could be subjected to hurricanes or tornadoes. These vats of swirly winds can be memorizing to look at, but dangerous to drive through. When driving through a hurricane or tornado, finding shelter is important.

Staying inside your car will be helpful only to drive to the nearest safety location. Stores or houses serve as excellent shelter during these disasters. If those options aren’t available, your next best option is to find shelter under a highway overpass.

Moreover, you should avoid driving through water as it can damage your car. This will leave you susceptible to being stranded. Also, be on the lookout for debris and downed electrical wires. Driving through these disasters are dangerous, you don’t want to be caught off guard with manmade disasters.

Hail Storms

Hail falls at high speeds. Sometimes these chunks of ice can be as large as a golf ball. With that massive at a high enough velocity, you could damage your vehicle when driving it on the road during a storm. When you’re on the road during a hail storm, you should pull over immediately.

Try to find a sheltered area where your car can park to be out of the line of fire. If you can’t find an overhead structure to shield your car, try angling it in the direction of the hail path. This will create a smaller target and less damage to be accrued.

Wildfires

The best way to drive during a wildfire is: don’t. Wildfires are extremely dangerous when you’re stuck in your car. However, there is a safety procedure in the even that you are trapped in a car during a wildfire.

Roll up all the windows of the vehicle, close the air vents, and keep the engine running. Doing so will prevent smoke bellowing into the vehicle. The next step is to lay down in the flooring of your car. Smoke rises to the top, so staying as low as possible is the only way to avoid the breathing in the harmful air.

If you must drive, do so with your high beams on. Driving slowly will help you catch any debris that could damage your vehicle. The next thing to remember is to remain calm.

Floods

Blockbuster films like to dramatize tidal waves sweeping cities and causing mayhem in its path. This could be farfetched, but flooding isn’t an impossibility. When driving during a flood, try your best to not use your car as a boat.

In fact, try to avoid all water the best of your ability. Especially moving water. Driving through the water could cause your car to become stuck or get swept away in an unseen current. You may have the urge to drive through the water like you’re on Splash Mountain but try your best to fight that urge. Drive slow through the water to protect your engine and brakes.

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11 Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Florida https://www.myimprov.com/11-facts-about-florida/ https://www.myimprov.com/11-facts-about-florida/#comments Mon, 10 Sep 2018 21:10:51 +0000 http://www.myimprov.com/?p=20227 You probably know Florida is home to Disney World and is nicknamed the Sunshine State. You may even know that Key West is the…

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You probably know Florida is home to Disney World and is nicknamed the Sunshine State. You may even know that Key West is the southernmost point in the continental U.S. and that St. Augustine is considered the oldest city in the country. If you are interested in moving to Florida consider enrolling in traffic school so you better understand the rules of the road. You can also check out some Virginia facts if you are planning a road trip. Now take a look at these 11 things you may not know about Florida.

1. Tolls

Florida has more toll roads and bridges than any other state in the Union.


2. Fern Capital

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The small town of Pierson in Northeast Florida is known as the Fern Capital of the World. Ferns from farms here are shipped worldwide and these farms can be seen everywhere in the area.


3. Highest Point

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The highest point in Florida is only 345 feet above sea level. Britton Hill is in the Florida Panhandle. The highest point in Florida’s peninsula is Sugarloaf Mountain near Clermont at 312 feet.


4. Golf

Florida has more golf courses than any other state and is home to the World Golf Hall of Fame and Museum in St. Augustine.


5. Gators and Crocs

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The Florida Everglades are the only place on the planet where crocodiles and alligators live together.


6. Go With The Flow

Florida’s largest river, the St. Johns River, is one of only a few major rivers that flow from south to north.


7. More than Oranges

Florida is the largest producer of watermelons in the country. It also produces the most tomatoes, strawberries and sugar.


8. That’s a LOT of Wood


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Made mostly of Florida pine, The Belleview Biltmore Resort and Spa, northwest of Tampa Bay is said to be the world’s largest occupied wooden structure at 820,000 square feet.


9. Biggest City

You may be surprised to learn that in terms of area, Jacksonville, Florida is the largest city in the United States.


10. Long Lines

Sure there are long lines at Disney World. After all annual attendance is about 17 million people. That’s over 45,000 people per day on AVERAGE. Busy days will see over 100,000.


11. Cool!

It would make sense that mechanical refrigeration was invented in Florida. In 1851 Dr. John Gorrie of the little town of Apalachicola created the invention.

If you think these facts are not interesting enough then read our article on fun facts about Florida.

If you are heading to Florida for Spring Break or planning a summer vacation, drive safe. Florida drivers come from all over and have different driving temperaments. Careful driving could keep you from getting into an accident. Also, learn about Florida tourist traffic traps if you plan to travel.

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