ROLLING STOP

I have always been curious about why they call not stopping at a stop sign long enough a rolling stop, or a California roll (my favorite sushi, btw).  I’ve even heard someone call it a Hollywood stop. Now, I have resided in California.  And, as I recall, everyone stopped. Or, perhaps I was too busy…

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ROAD RAGE AND GUNS

I’ve always loved western TV shows. Heck, when I was a kid, they were about all that was on prime time TV. The Lone Ranger, Big Valley, Ponderosa, The Rifleman, Bonanza, Wagon Train, Gunsmoke, Rawhide (I could go on). Road rage and guns…sounds like a contemporary western. When I moved to Texas in 1978, nearly…

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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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LEFT LANE IS FOR PASSING

You’re flying down the freeway, doing 70+ mph, in the passing lane or left lane or fast lane as it is fondly referred to. When, suddenly, as you come over a hill, there it is; that service truck with oversized sheets of glass perched in the back. It’s like a scene in Final Destination; you…

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IMPATIENT DRIVERS

Ugh! Those horribly impatient drivers! Have you ever sat through two red lights because the car in front of you didn’t proceed when the light turned green? Sure, you could have honked at them when the light changed. After all, everyone else does it. And you, amongst many others, are sick and tired of those…

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HOLIDAY CAR SAFETY TIPS

Christmas is the time for giving!    The Salvation Army’s bell ringer is almost “pavlovian” to our ears, reminding us that it is better to give than to receive.  It also should remind us that not everyone is fortunate enough to afford buying gifts. And desperate times call for desperate measures. During busy holiday shopping,…

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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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DRONE SPEEDING TICKETS

I was watching a demonstration of drones delivering an Amazon package to coordinates in the middle of an open field. The delivery time was spot-on and the drone flew overhead, about 50 feet above the recipient, then flew back overhead and dropped the package. A tiny parachute ejected to lessen the impact, but the box…

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