Merging

Is it true that Texans don’t know how to merge? I constantly hear that complaint from people in my defensive driving classes. Those people who have relocated here for jobs during the recession. So, the real truth revealed is that some states merging rules or laws are just the opposite of ours in Texas. So…

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Intersections

Intersections are tricky. And now, with camera lights in some of those intersections, they’re even trickier. It’s good to know a little more about the workings of an intersection so that you can avoid a crash and perhaps avoid traffic violations as well. What you may not know about intersections may hurt you. So here’s…

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Run Flat Tires

Run flat tires will get you about 50 more miles on a low or flat tire. And, for some cars with hi-tech engineering, they are safer than regular tires. But are they really worth the extra money? A decent set of 4 will set you back around 1k or more. One advantage is, you don’t…

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More Car Myths Busted

Is it just a myth that having a heavy key chain, loaded with keys is bad for your ignition? Apparently it does. The weight, combined with bouncing while you drive can wear out the tumblers inside the ignition and eventually lead to ignition switch failure. So, here is just one of the car myths busted.…

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Turn Around Don’t Drown

Rain, rain, go away. Please come back another day. It’s been raining nearly every darned day this week. My lawn certainly loves it. I’ve been mowing my lawn twice a week. It’s a great work out. Don’t get me wrong. Who needs the gym? I was thinking about using the firewood pile that’s floated over…

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Knowing School Bus Safety

Nearly every day, I see reports on the news about vehicles passing a stopped school bus and children nearly injured or killed. Some are not so lucky. I also hear stories of those close calls from students in my defensive driving classes. It is always a hot topic. But when I ask them if they…

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