The Courteous Driver

What’s the first thing you should do when you rear-end another car? Well, you put your cell phone down, of course! At least, that would be the courteous thing to do. That is, if you are the courteous driver. I think it’s ridiculous when someone is talking, wireless in public. You don’t know they’re on…

Four-Wheel Drive

It’s that time of year again when we need to be gearing up for winter weather. Last year, I left my truck locked in four wheel drive for nearly four months. And, although I felt that I was invincible, driving in the snow, I realized that I had a false sense of safety and decided…

Holiday Safety Tips

Happy holidays! Or perhaps I should say happy safe holidays. I typically write blogs focusing on driving. And next week I do plan to focus on driving in inclement weather. But it’s important to stop and think about those that are less fortunate. Those that, in order to give, they feel that they must need…

Fall Driving

It’s always a shock to the system when we set our clocks forward or back for daylight savings time. Now that we’ve set our clocks back for Fall, days are going to be shorter. This means less daylight and more darkness. You’ll probably be driving to work in the dark and driving home in the…

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…

Smoking With Kids In The Car

It’s hard to believe that, not too long ago, people could smoke on airplanes. We all know from experience that there are babies on airplanes. That could be one reason why they cried back then. Most of them probably had ear tubes and were taking medication for ear infections because of our ignorance about the…

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…

That Toxic New Car Smell

We all love that new car smell. To girls, it smells like a new Barbie doll. To guys, it smells like success! But that toxic new car smell is more accurate. Research shows that plastics in the interior of your car, such as the dashboard and seats, emits Benzene, a Cancer causing toxin. It is…