Lisa has been involved with defensive driving since 1999. She has been active providing important information regarding driving safety and periodic law changes in Texas and the United States. She enjoys driving safely, outdoor activities and hanging with her children.

Bad Weather…really, really bad weather

Now that the inclement weather of spring is just around the corner, I thought I would give a couple of reminders about driving in bad weather.  The movie Twister may have glamorized storm chasing, but trust me there is nothing glamorous about being hurled like a Frisbee by an F-4 tornado, not to mention what…

Flight of the Mattress

This past week I was working at a comedy club in Wichita, Kansas.  The manager of the club was taking another comedian to the airport.  They were switching lanes on the freeway to pass an 18-wheeler, when all a sudden a fire extinguisher was coming at them like a bad 3-d movie.  The manager said…

Let’s Make A Change

The Electric Car is making its way to the assembly lines.  Tesla Motors and Chevy will be rolling out these gas free vehicles later this year.     For anyone who drives less than 40 miles a day, Chevy Volt will use zero gasoline and produce zero emissions.  This is the time to make a change…

Driver Pet Peeves

As a defensive driving instructor, I hear all kinds of driver pet peeves.  One of the biggest pet peeves has to be tailgating.  But when you have a room full of speed demons and traffic outlaws, what do you think is the number one driving-nuisance?  Oh course, “slow drivers” or the “really slow drivers” under…

Butt Out!!!!

You ever been driving on the road and a lit cigarette comes flying at you from the car ahead? Sure, it has. It amazes me how many people think that a cigarette butt is no big deal and they don’t consider it littering. In fact, cigarette filters are made of plastic cellulose acetate, and it…

The New Year

I hope you had a fun and happy holiday! Now that the new year is upon us, have you thought about what exciting things you will do this year? How about taking a road trip to a place you’ve never been before. Try some new food, check out their local culture, go see their minor…

What’s Your Signal??

All too often I see drivers not using a signal before they turn or change lanes. I don’t care if you cut me off, as long as you turn on your blinker to let me know you are coming over, that’s fine by me! This student in one of my defensive driving classes said; “I…