Sick Driving

The holidays are here! Entire families will be getting together. My parents are preparing their 900 mile journey to my house for Thanksgiving. Now that my parents are both retired, their favorite topic of conversation is their funeral plans. So my sister and I already know what we’re in for. Last year, my Mother cornered…

Babies Are Mean

Child safety has gone from being an “option” to having enforced laws with stiff penalties. In Texas, a child must be secured in a booster seat or car seat until their 8th birthday or until they reach 4′ 9″. Whichever comes first. People are shocked when they hear this. These days, an eight year old…

Backseat Driver

Backseat Driver (băk’sēt’) noun   A person who persists in giving unsolicited advice. A passenger who constantly advises, corrects, or nags the driver of a motor vehicle. My boyfriend  (a.k.a the Armchair Quarterback … or A.Q. for short … he seems to know better than the players themselves and is always eager to shout advice. Where’s…

EVERYONE’S POSITION ON DRIVING

What you’re comfortable with when driving may be a far cry from how you should be positioned in your driver seat to avoid the utmost damage to your body.  Or, for some of us, just driving through those fast food joints is doing enough damage to that temple of ours.  We could be our own air bags. …

MOVE IT OR LOSE IT

You see an emergency vehicle on the side of the road with its lights flashing.  Maybe it’s a police officer writing some poor slob a ticket.  Or, perhaps it’s an ambulance, a fire truck, a courtesy car or even a tow truck (in some states, the law also includes tow truck operators and highway workers). …

ORANGE…YOUR NEW FAVORITE COLOR

Many of our cities are currently widening their freeways, lengthening their entrance and exit ramps (thank God for that) and performing general maintenance on their highways and roadways. With that, we find more construction and work zones slowing commuters down and in some cases, creating a bottle neck situation. Which only adds fuel to the fire of…

Giving Your Teen The Driver’s Edge

My Daughter will be eligible to receive a license to drive in October.And, quite frankly, I am terrified.She is a horrible little driver.She has her driver training permit and has been practicing…but not nearly enough to gain the experience required to avoid a crash.We haven’t even been on the highway yet.She’s not ready for that…