GIVE ME A “BRAKE”

Most people (including myself) have very little knowledge of how anti-lock brakes actually work. I say “including myself” here, because most people my age were driving in the days prior to anti-lock brakes in the car. My first car with anti-lock brakes was a 1989 Volvo wagon (I know…yuppie mom…luggage rack and the whole shebang).…

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…

SHOULD SAFETY BE “OPTIONAL”?

I am a Baby Boomer. A product of the 60’s. My father and mother were both from lower middle class families. Rising above, my Father’s success measured in new cars. Like that ’68 Toronado convertible with an 8-Track tape player, blasting the Ventures. This car was sharp, fast and loaded (like my cousin Amanda). One…

Multitasking ourselves to death

A recent survey by National Mutual Insurance showed that nearly 72 % of the drivers say they multitask while driving, which included using a cell phone (texting and talking), eating, drinking, reading, and the list of all the other distractions can go on and on.  WOW 72 % – Some of you probably think that’s…