Anti-Lock Braking Systems

  A Brief History of Anti-Lock Braking Systems The Statue of Liberty is not the only world renowned object designed by the French. Anti-lock braking systems, also known as ABS, were also designed by the French for aircraft around 1929. Before they put anti-lock braking systems on cars, if the road was slick and you…

Power of Comedy & Creative Learning

Comedy Defensive Driving utilizes the power of laughter to reinvigorate the classroom setting into a dynamic, fun, and entertaining environment. Experiencing the joy of humor and laughter has always been a valuable communicative technique to not only entertain, but to also re-contextualize information in a way that resonates with the individual on a personal level.…

Don't Mess With Texas - Comedy Defensive Driving

THIS CRITTER DON’T LITTER CAMPAIGN

TXDOT (Texas Department of Transportation) and Buc-ee’s have joined forces to clean up litter in Texas. TXDOT and Buc-ee’s This critter don’t litter campaign will have Texas drivers seeing new billboards on major roads and highways combining these two major icons. DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS This original campaign launched in 1986 has had some success…

Headlight Flashing Comedy Defensive Driving

HEADLIGHT FLASHING

I remember back in the good old days when headlight flashing was a communication tool. If you flashed your headlights behind someone in the passing lane it was to be interpreted as “Please move over so that I may pass you.” Now, apparently it means “Get the heck out of my way.” Truckers still flash…

The Zipper Merge Comedy Defensive Driving

THE ZIPPER MERGE

Whatever happened to the zipper merge? And when did that driving courtesy become a thing of the past? I was riding with my sister and we started passing signs telling us that the lane we were in was ending and we will be merging in 500 feet. Then another sign that said 200 feet. Then,…