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Woman Resists Arrest on 6th DUI

On May 13, 2024, a Missoula Police Department officer observed a vehicle driving dangerously on Stephens Avenue. The officer conducted a traffic stop and approached the female driver, Keri Daniels, who had difficulty comprehending instructions. Daniels was arrested for felony DUI after refusing to perform sobriety tests and provide a breath sample. She has five prior DUI convictions and her bond was set at $10,000.

If you have a DUI please learn from this what not to do. There is always a chance of getting caught, even though you think you are being slick about being intoxicated. This situation with her now 6 DUIs shows us you can get caught while driving under the influence. If you have ever gotten a DUI please learn from your mistakes. No one can make you but it is the right thing. You can take DUI classes at A1 Driving Schools

 

How to Parallel Park

Parallel parking may seem terrifying, but follow these 10 steps and it will help you overcome your fears. If these steps don’t help you can contact us at A1 Driving Schools.

Step 1: Position your vehicle (Start by aligning your car parallel to the vehicle parked in front of the open space, approximately two to three feet from the side.)

Step 2: Check your mirrors (Before making any moves, ensure your rearview and side mirrors are properly adjusted. Then, check all mirrors and your blind spots for other vehicles, pedestrians, and obstacles. Ensure no traffic is coming from behind, and you’re aware of your surroundings. Once you are certain that there are no other vehicles in your blind spot, shift your car into reverse.)

Step 3: Start backing up (Put your car in reverse and start backing up slowly. Begin steering your wheel to the right.)

Step 4: Straighten the steering wheel (As your car moves into the empty parallel parking spot, slowly straighten your steering wheel as you continue to move backwards towards the parked car at the other end of the parking space. As you are maneuvering your vehicle, continuously check all mirrors and through your windows and front windshield to ensure you are not in danger of hitting either of the vehicles bordering the parallel parking space.)

Step 5: Begin turning your steering wheel to the left (Once the front of your vehicle has passed the back bumper of the vehicle in the parking spot in front of you, begin to turn your steering wheel to the left.)

Step 6: Check how close you are (Continuing to inch backwards in reverse and while beginning to straighten your steering wheel, look into your rearview mirror to see how close your vehicle is to the car in the parallel parking spot behind you.)

Step 7: Adjust your position (Once you have your vehicle straight and as close to the curb as possible, you may need to shift into forward to position your car so that there is an equal amount of space in front and behind your vehicle.)

Step 8: Don’t forget to pay before you leave (Many parallel parking spaces are assigned a parking meter. This is particularly true in major metropolitan areas. Make sure that you remember to feed coins into your parking meter after you parallel park your car.)

Step 9: Put the car into reverse (To exit a parallel park, first put your car into reverse and back towards the car behind you. Back as close as you reasonably can without putting yourself in danger of hitting the other vehicle.)

Step 10: Turn your steering wheel to the left (Next, turn your steering wheel to the left and shift your car into forward. Check for traffic in the lane you are about to enter. Making sure that you are not too close to the back bumper of the vehicle parked in front of you, slowly drive out of the parallel park.)

What to do When Pulled Over by a Police Officer

  1. When pulled over by a deputy, remain calm and pull over to the right side of the road.
  2. Stay in your vehicle with your hands on the steering wheel.
  3. Wait for the deputy to ask for your license and other documents.
  4. Make sure the officer reads you your Miranda Rights, and states why you are being arrested.
  5. Be honest and cooperative, and avoid sudden movements.
  6. Additional deputies may arrive at the scene.
  7. If issued a citation, accepting or signing it is not an admission of guilt.
  8. You can contest the citation in court. 

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us at A1 Driving Schools.

Driver Fatally Hit 11 Year Old Girl in a DUI

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Last year, on March 23, 2023, an 11-year-old girl was fatally hit while she was crossing the street. Elena Lindsey McGraw-Ogans has finally been arrested for her crimes. On top of striking the girl, it was found that while she was intoxicated there were children in her car at the time of the incident. She was under the influence of drugs and alcohol. She has been charged with felony driving a motor vehicle while impaired resulting in injury and child endangerment, as she was driving impaired while children were in her truck.

We pray for the family and friends of the girl. If you are how Elena was during the incident, you should NOT be driving. It is not worth risking your life or others to reach your destination. Uber, Lyft, and Taxis are all available to you. You could even call a friend, but never drive under the influence. This incident is a prime example of what could happen if you drive under the influence. We are glad none of the kids in her vehicle were hurt. If you have any questions about how to drive on the road and why you shouldn’t do this you can go to a1drivingschools.com!

Britain Inserting Speed Limiters in Vehicles

In just a few months Britain will be inserting speed limiters into peoples cars. This law seems to be very controversial. Who would end up paying, and when would you get them installed are all questions we should ask. I believe this is the best way to avoid speeding, because although people are warned they continue to speed, but I do believe this law has down sides. What if someone could not pay for the speed limiter? Would they get charged?

Tell us what you think about this law. Do you think that it should be implemented in Georgia? Tell us what you think. If you have anymore questions about driving ask us at a1drivingschools.com!

What Vehicles can you Drive on the Road? What can you get a DUI in?

Street-legal vehicles are listed as:

  • Automobiles
  • Trucks
  • Motorcycles

And you can get a DUI in ANY motorized vehicle. Anything you can think of. Even driving a tractor can get you a DUI. Just remember that when you’re on the road drinking in anything it could be counted as illegal. Riding a horse while drinking would not be counted as a DUI but you will still be charged. No matter where or when you should not be driving anything drunk. If you have anymore questions feel free to ask us at A-1 Driving Schools! Drive safe!

How Much Can You Drink Before Driving?

Under Georgia law, motorists are prohibited from operating a motor vehicle when blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels are at 0.08% or more. Because everybody reacts to alcohol differently, one or two drinks may not be safe for some drivers to get behind the wheel. No matter what while you are on the road you should try your best to keep you and those around you safe, so you should try to abstain from drinking AT ALL before driving. It is imperative that you and those around you are safe on the road, so do not risk it. Take an Uber, Lyft, or ask a trusted friend to drive you.

If you have any questions feel free to contact us at A-1 Driving Schools! Stay safe!

DUI on Four-Wheeler

 

Over the weekend, a man from Georgia was arrested for driving a four-wheeler while under the influence. Bibb County deputies pulled over the driver while he was riding a four-wheeler on Hawkinsville Road. The man had active warrants for his arrest, and was identified as David Todd Fenley by the deputies. According to an arrest report, Fenley had an odor of alcohol emanating from his breath and was slurring his speech.

The most dangerous thing you can do on the road in drink. Wether you’re riding a dirt-bike, four-wheeler, or a bike, you can get a DUI. Four-wheelers can still be a danger on the road, so drive with caution while on the road no matter what you’re driving. If you have anymore questions about this situation feel free to ask us at A-1 Driving Schools.

How to Bike Safely Around Cars

  • Stop for stop signs and red lights
  • Follow all traffic signs and traffic laws
  • Go with the flow (of traffic)
  • Use turn lanes and arm turn signals so cars know where you’re going
  • Follow the posted speed limit
  • Don’t block traffic in a travel lane
  • Use lights when biking at night/in bad weather
  • Yield right of way to cars and other bike riders when you’re entering roadways
  • Don’t use your phone while biking
  • DO NOT bike while intoxicated
  • Aggressive driving is never cool, especially when there is a cyclist or bike lane nearby
  • Watch out for tractor trailers making wide right turns

If you have any more questions feel free to ask us at A-1 Driving Schools!

What is the Move-Over Law?

Here is exactly what to do what approaching a stationary vehicle, and what to do when approaching a parked emergency vehicle!

  1. When approaching a parked emergency vehicle flashing yellow, amber, white, red, or blue lights, drivers should slow down and move over a lane if possible. If that’s not feasible, they should drive at a speed that is safe for the road and traffic conditions, which is less than the posted speed limit.
  2. Approach stationary emergency vehicles with caution. Change lanes if possible, or slow down to a safe and reasonable speed that is below the posted speed limit. Violators will be fined up to $500.

If you have any more questions feel free to ask us at A-1 Driving Schools!