Road Trip

Over 38 million people hit the roads this weekend for the Memorial Day holiday. According to AAA, over 300,000 of those people were going to have to be rescued because of low tire pressure, battery loss, etc. There would be absolutely no excuse for running out of gas, though, since gas prices are currently at…

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Motorcycle Safety Awareness

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness month. So you may have noticed the following billboard messages promoting this important safety issue. • Look Twice for Motorcycles and Share the Road • Look twice, Save a Life • Four Words to Avoid “I Didn’t See Him” • Arrive Alive • There’s a Life Riding on It •…

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CRAZY TRAFFIC

I was just telling someone that most of my Texas friends had moved to L.A. for their comedy careers back in the early 1990’s, but I moved to San Francisco because I don’t like traffic (plus, even living in S.F., I still got to work with Mitch Hedberg (sniff), Marc Maron, Brian Posehn, Johnny Steele,…

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Speed Limits Have Increased

Unless you’ve recently had your license revoked, you’ve probably noticed that speed limits have increased. Since 2013, speeds have become more extreme, and they continue to increase. Although driving under the speed limit, or not with the flow of traffic has been found to cause more crashes than speeding, the high impact from speeding crashes…

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NO DRIVER LICENSE

I saw an automobile insurance advertisement on a city bus that said “No Driver License? No Problem!” Now, that’s very disturbing to me. I always thought that you actually need a driver license to insure a vehicle. That just makes sense. Someone told me just yesterday that she was broadsided by a non-resident who ran…

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Wrong Way Driving

According to TAPCO (Traffic & Parking Control Co., Inc.), a Wisconsin based business headquartered in Brown Deer, Wisconsin dedicated to manufacturing, distributing and servicing the latest innovations in safety, wrong way driving often leads to a head on collision. In fact, driving the wrong way in one-way traffic or wrong side of road factored into…

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Choosing a Vehicle for Your Teen

Car crashes are the leading cause for teenage deaths and the crash risk is much higher during the first year teenagers are able to drive. According to studies, teenager drivers tend to underestimate hazardous driving situations and are less able than older drivers to recognize dangerous situations. Teens also have the lowest rate of seat…

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ROAD TRIP TIPS

“Keep your eyes on the road, your hand upon the wheel.” “The future’s uncertain and the end is always near. “ Those lyrics from The Doors’ Roadhouse Blues are very prophetic. Perhaps Jim Morrison foresaw an overwhelming amount of distractions in our future, and the possibility of shortening one’s life due to those distractions. Spending…

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