Summer Driving Hazards

Icy roads and being caught with your car broken down in a winter storm is something we all fear. But a summer road trip can also have some elements of danger. According to the IIHS (Insurance Institute of Highway Safety), August has the highest number of fatal car accidents than any other month. July and…

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Fossil Fuels

As plastic is made from oil and oil is made from dead dinosaurs, how much actual real dinosaur is there in a plastic dinosaur? Or, a better question would be, how much of your own car is made from dead dinosaurs, since cars are now made out of plastic, derived from fossil fuels? Technically, you…

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THE PERFECT FIT CAR

I am all of 5 ft 2 inches and am vertically challenged. In fact, I look a lot taller when I’m lying down. But people stare when you’re lying down in public, especially in a restaurant or a bar. I absolutely hate the “s” word (short). Tall people like to just throw that word around,…

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THREE SECOND RULE

Everything seems to have a three second rule now. • Three seconds rule before leaving a stop sign or taking a right turn on red. • Three second rule to create a safe following distance on dry pavement. • Three second rule when dropping food on the floor Although I believe the food on the…

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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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