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How To Enroll In Nevada Online DUI School

Registration For Nevada Online Alcohol and DUI School Online If you or someone you know has been arrested or received a ticket for an Alcohol related offense, Nevada online DUI School may be the course for you.  Registration is easy and through North Metro Online Education, you can enroll from your phone or desktop computer in just minutes.  Many new programs are now online but be careful because not all the programs are the same.   The curriculum and program we use has been around for years and is a great tool to help you with your case.  Many of our online students take this class before court because of a DUI or disorderly conduct charge but just as many take it for a variety of other reasons.  The online alcohol course goes over the dangers that drugs and alcohol can have on your life and how the decisions you...
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Nationwide Online Defensive Driving

Defensive Driving Courses Now Offered Online Classes for Speeding Tickets in All 50 States If you have received a speeding ticket or other moving violation, you may be aware of your options and Defensive Driving continues to be a course most States rely on to help violators learn from their mistakes.  Defensive Driving class has been around for decades and in the past few years, Online classes have become available.  Many courts throughout the country accept and promote taking this course online now to help combat mult-offender situations. The length of a defensive driving school is different depending on which state you live.  Some states will mandate only a 4 hour program while many states including Georgia require at least 6 hours of driving defensively instruction.   The new online course that is offered by North Metro Online Education is a perfect example of how far these courses have come....
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Classes For Drug Arrests Become More Popular

New Program Offering 8 to 30 Hour Drug Class Online Many states in the US are now accepting online programs for many misdameanor drug offenses instead of costly publicly funded programs. The trend of online courses for arrests and other drug related offenses continues to catch on.  In person classes are still offered in many states but the option for the less costly online drug classes are now being accepted by more courts around the country.   Online classes for drug arrests have become very informative and effective over the years.  With years of curriculum changes and experience are helping schools like ours use the very best teaching guides available.  Since 2008 North Metro Online Education has been in the drug and alcohol education business.  Serving thousands of drug arrest students every year in person, North Metro is now happy to offer the same great classes online.   We have...
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New Over The Phone Clinical Evaluations

Certified Counselors Available For Consultations Over The Phone  National Provider of Drug and Alcohol Evaluations  If you have been arrested or need to complete a drug and alcohol evaluation for a job or school or upcoming court case, our new counselors can help and all of this can be done over the phone.   North Metro Online Education has partnered with certified counselors that can perform drug and alcohol assessments remotely.  You will need to consult with your attorney or court before you begin but these sessions are very helpful and can often times be used in a court case.   Many states are now requiring Alcohol and Drug evaluations for all types of cases so you may be needing one to satisify a court requirement. Other reasons include high school or college requirements and many jobs will require a meeting with a counselor to complete an assessment.  We can...
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Online DUI School Courses in New York

New York Online DUI School Courses Drug and Alcohol Arrests in New York Receiving a DUI or another alcohol related arrest in New York is a big deal. The penalties are very steep and the DUI School takes a long time to complete.  Huge fines and a lot of court appearances even for first time offenders is mandatory.   Now that online DUI Schools are available, some students will have a choice as to where they would like to take their class.  Ranging from 8 hours to 50 hours, Online DUI School courses cover the same materials as in-person classes but the obvisous difference is that the online DUI school can be done from your home.   In New York, some courts and offenders may be able to complete an online course through the North Metro Online Education website.  Check with your attorney or court before enrolling and then you...
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Online Driver's Ed in Florida

Driver's Ed In Florida Now Online Learn the Rules of Driving Online Students in Florida now have many options when it comes to learning to drive.  Many students will still take the programs in person but many now are learning the basics through an online driving school class like the one offered by North Metro Traffic School.  Having helped thousands of students learn to drive in person through their defensive driving programs in Florida, our school is now offering the classroom portion of Drivers Ed online.   Classes are reasonable and students really enjoy the flexiblity of being able to learn and take the course anywhere, anytime.  Because of Florida's strick driving laws, it is always a good idea to check with your local DMV to see if North Metro's classes will qualify.  If the online portion doesn't, it's great practise and many students will pass their test first try...
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DUI School Online Growing in South Carolina

Online DUI Schools in South Carolina Alcohol and Drug Arrest Classes Now Available Online More and more states are making the move to put state required Alcohol and Drug programs online, including DUI School.  South Carolina and others like it, have been accepting out-of-state DUI programs for years and many states are only using certain programs like North Metro Traffic School's.   Because more states are accepting DUI Schools from online providers, more students than ever are finding how impactful and beneficial these can be. Online Alcohol and DUI programs have been in development for many years. Until recently, the software and technology was not as good as it is now for online education programs to be as good as in-person programs but things are changing and this has lead to a large expansion of schools hitting the market.   North Metro Traffic School's online program has been around since...
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The Most Common Excuses for Traffic Tickets

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Excuses for Traffic Tickets - We've all been there. You're driving along (Maybe too fast? Or changing lanes without signaling?) when you glance up in the rearview mirror and see the worst: the police. Those blue lights come on, the siren wails, and you know...you're about to be pulled over. Few things give you quite the same lump in your throat! Funny thing is, cops say they hear the same excuses again and again. It's never smart to  lie  to a police officer about why you committed a traffic offense (but depending on your state, it may be smart to be pretty quiet until traffic court ) but if you happen across the right officer when committing a minor enough offense you may be able to get away with a warning. If you're lucky. Here are the most common excuses police officers say they get when making traffic stops. "I...
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Stuff to Always, Always Keep in Your Car

Things To Always Take In Your Car In Atlanta
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Always Keep in Your Car -    Emergencies happen. You can be the most careful driver in the world but that doesn’t mean you won’t come face-to-face with a situation in which you need help. A little preparation can go a long way in making sure you don’t get stuck on the side of the road with no cell phone service and a busted car. No one wants to deal with that! Here are a few items you should always, always keep in your car so you’ll never be left wishing you’d thought ahead.   A Spare Tire: Duh. You already know this one and fortunately most cars are equipped with spare tire slots in the trunk or even attached to the back gate. Just make sure you replace your spare if you ever use it in an emergency – and don’t drive on your spare for extended periods of...
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What You Should Know About Cold Weather Car Care

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Cold Weather Car Care -    Baby it's cold outside! Whether you live in Minneapolis or down in Atlanta like North Metro Traffic School , it's cold. Really, really cold. Once this stint with the polar vortex passes there's sure to be another not too far behind - is your car ready?  We all worry about our pets, our homes, and our exposed skin when the mercury drops but we should be thinking about the toll this kind of weather takes on our vehicles, particularly if they're parked outside. Here's what you need to know about winter weather car care that could save your vehicle or maybe even save your life.   Preventative Maintenance is Key That doesn't mean you have to rush out to the mechanic but it does mean you should have a few basic functionalities checked as soon as possible. Dead batteries are the most common cold-weather...
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New Year's Eve is a Deadly Time to be on the Road

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Deadly Time to be on the Road -    So, what can you do about it? Following a few common sensical safety tips can keep you out of jail and out of the hospital - New Year's Eve is truly one of the most dangerous times to be on the road. In fact, New Year's Day is the second-deadliest day on the road (after July 4th) averaging 140 people killed in the U.S. each year. And yes, New Year's Day is technically more dangerous than NYE because it's  after  midnight you should be doubly concerned. Here's what to keep in mind to stay safe on the roads this New Year's so you can start off 2015 on a healthy, happy foot...   Seriously. Do NOT drink and drive. Not only is drinking and driving always a terrible idea (alcohol is involved in about 40% of fatal accidents), New Year's is...
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Atlanta's Worst Holiday Traffic Spots

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Holiday Traffic Spots -  Atlanta is known as the "Crossroads of the South." That's a beautiful sentiment until holiday season. This time of year people from all over the southeast pour into our city to shop, visit, and simply pass through and all that volume means one thing: Traffic. Tis the season for road rage, fender benders, and traffic tickets in Atlanta and there's only one way to avoid it. Stay home! Just kidding - we know you've got Christmas shopping to do. But if you're planning on being out and about for any length of time (especially over the weekend) try and avoid the most heavily-trafficked areas of the city this time of year. Lenox Square Mall There is no pain like the pain of spending an hour trying to go one mile past Lenox. The Buckhead area as a whole is a nightmare this time of year but...
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How to Avoid an Accident on Thanksgiving Week

How to Avoid an Accident -  Thanksgiving is almost upon us and it's one of the most dangerous times on the road. An estimated 41,000,000 U.S. residents are expected to be driving at least 50 miles on or around Thanksgiving day and all those people mean more potential for deadly accidents. In fact, Thanksgiving Day is the #1 most dangerous day to be on the road all year long...more so than July 4th, New Year's or any given Saturday. Last year over 500 people were killed on the roads on Thanksgiving day - that's a 500% increase over a typical day.  In many cases, driving on or around Thanksgiving can't be avoided. And that's okay! Being a vigilant, defensive driver is the best thing you can do to protect yourself and your family on the road, Thanksgiving or not. If you've got to travel this coming week be sure to...
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6 Really Solid Ways to Keep Your Friends from Driving Drunk

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Keep Your Friends from Driving Drunk It's your responsibility to stop yourself from driving drunk. Unfortunately sometimes that line becomes blurred between "drunk" and "buzzed" and all of a sudden you find yourself with wondering what to do when your intoxicated friend's about to get in their car. The situation can be even more tricky if you yourself have been drinking as well. All of a sudden it's your  responsibility to prevent a DUI. It's awkward. It's tense. It can send a ripple effect through your friendship long after the night's come and gone. So, what do you do when you know a friend or loved one is about to make one of the worst decisions of all, driving under the influence? Here are eight solid suggestions that can help keep your friend out of jail and the public out of harm's way.  1. Start with an honest convo. We get...
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Driving on Halloween? How to Stay Safe

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Driving on Halloween? Stay Safe -  Halloween can and should be lots of fun. But did you know that a child is  four  times more likely to be involved in a fatal pedestrian accident on Halloween than on any other night of the year? With cars driving through unfamiliar neighborhoods and hundreds of distracted children running amok it’s difficult to drive safely this day of the year. And forget the  consequences of getting a traffic ticket ; if you’re involved in an accident on Halloween you could actually take the life of an innocent child. Whether you’ve got to get home from work, take your family to a party, or ferry your kids to-and-from walkable neighborhoods, driving safely on Halloween means keeping the following things in mind. Avoid Shortcuts Maybe you know a certain shortcut that helps you beat rush hour traffic or perhaps you just don’t want to wait...
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What Causes Most U.S. Car Accidents?

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U.S. Car Accidents -  There are over 30,000 fatal car accidents in the United States each year, most of them preventable. What causes so many terrible car crashes? Of course, there are plenty of factors that can't be controlled like weather, car malfunctions, and  other  drivers. But most of the top reasons for car crashes involve more than a little human error which means careful driving and an accredited driving school education give you more control than you think over your fate on the road. So, what causes most of the car accidents in the U.S. each year? Here's what to watch for.   Distracted Driving Unfortunately (or fortunately?) distracted driving is the #1 cause of traffic accidents in America today. The good news is, these accidents are entirely preventable! The bad news is that distractions are becoming more and more common, from cell phones to fast food. Drivers who...
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The 8 Most Dangerous Intersections in Atlanta

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The 8 Most Dangerous Intersections -  It's no secret Atlanta is a dangerous place to drive. Every Atlanta driver knows the frustration of Spaghetti Junction and the interminable traffic on I-75 when a Braves game's in town. When school's in session all bets are off and if there's a major event like a concert or a Falcons game? Plan on being stuck in traffic for a while.  Over 550 people each and every year are killed on Metro Atlanta's roadways and many of those deaths occur at intersections where traffic, poor driving skills, and limited visibility play a role. Intersections aren't just dangerous for drivers, either; they're the setting for a vast majority of biking and pedestrian deaths as well. Some of Atlanta's intersections are more dangerous than others, in large part because of difficult yields, multiple lanes, and the sheer volume of cars that pass through them every day....
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10 Reasons to Take Traffic School in Person Instead of Online

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Take Traffic School Online -  We get it.  Traffic school isn't usually first thing on anyone's list but whether you're a new teen driver, fulfilling a court order, or just need to learn better habits for the road, attending traffic school in person will likely be more beneficial to you than taking class online.   Why? Here are 10 reasons why taking a defensive driving or DUI course in person beats taking one online anyday... 1. You'll pay more attention to a real teacher than you ever will to the internet. 2. Less eye strain! 3. Some traffic schools have free coffee and snacks...online class is BYO refreshments. 4. If you have questions about the material you can ask an instructor, not Google. 5. Your cat won't fall asleep on your lap. 6. Online classes can actually take  longer  than class in person. 7. If you have trouble staying on...
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The Quick Facts About Older Drivers

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Facts About Older Drivers - Are older drivers safe? Each and every year the cries get louder to begin reinstating licensing tests for older drivers. Is it fair? Maybe not, but is it a good idea? Probably so.  Let's take a quick look at the stats surrounding elderly drivers and what they mean for you. There are over 33,000,000 licensed drivers over the age of 65 in the U.S. Each year about 190,000 "older" adults are injured or killed in motor vehicle crashes. That's about 500 a day.  Per miles traveled, fatal crashes involving older drivers goes up starting at age 75 and sharply increases at 80+. Good news is, the rate of elderly driving fatalities has been decreasing steadily since the 1960s. Older drivers are most likely to crash when merging, angle crashes, and particularly at intersections.   So, do older drivers need to be screened year after year...
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What NOT to do if You Get Pulled Over

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What NOT To Do When Pulled Over -   Blue lights and screeching sirens are terrifying. What'd you do? Will I be arrested? I can't afford a ticket! The state of Georgia makes millions upon millions of dollars each year from traffic tickets alone, and thousands of citizens are taken to jail here annually after being pulled over by the police.  Whether you're a teen, a fugitive, or an otherwise law-abiding citizen, no one wants to get pulled over. It's always an unpleasant and nervewracking experience but that doesn't mean there aren't things you can do to make it quicker and more painless. Here are a handful of things NOT to do if you get pulled over by the cops, starting with...   Don’t stop in the middle of the road. It seems obvious but traffic stops are incredibly dangerous for you and the officer. Pull over as far to...
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