Auto Inspections A Stinky Topic

I often have discussions in my defensive driving class about the state’s requirement for auto inspections and the constant talk about doing away with non-commercial inspections or perhaps all vehicle inspections. I must admit that I am that person who procrastinates every year, when it’s time to get my car inspected. However, if you think…

Anti-Littering Program

Doesn’t it make you crazy when someone chunks trash out the window of their car? Well, if that irks you as much as it does me, you’ll be glad to know that there is a website promoting the Texas anti-littering program where you can report that litterbugging cockroach at www.dontmesswithtexas.org. Not only can you report…

The Car of the Future

It is said that the car of the future will be the most powerful computer you will ever own. The chips inside driverless cars will be as powerful as those used in some supercomputers. A supercomputer packed inside of a box the size of a car stereo. But don’t tell my mother. She’ll throw a…

The Evolving Automobile

To quote Bob Dylan, “The Times, They Are a-Changin’.” When I moved to Texas in 1979, most pick-up trucks had a gun rack mounted in the back window, with a rifle on display for all to see. And everyone in the car/truck could have an open container, even the driver. Of course, the rifle couldn’t…

School Zones

If you’re completely awake when you’re driving to work (or school) tomorrow, you may notice that those yellow lights are flashing again in school zones. People will be rushing their kiddos to their academic prisons before the last bell rings. Kids will be running across the streets, and not always at the crosswalks. And police…