Driving With Common Sense

Whatever happened to good, old fashioned manners when driving? What about driving with common sense, and let us not forget to mention laws governing these issues? For example, take a funeral procession. Funeral processions have the right-of-way, but they must yield to emergency vehicles or when directed by a police officer. The lead vehicle must…

Winter Road Conditions

I grew up in the Midwest where winters were brutal. But when you’re a kid, none of that matters. We would ice skate on a frozen pond, smack dab in the middle of a creepy old cemetery. And we wouldn’t come home until our fingers and toes were nearly frostbitten. I remember that “pins and…

Auto Inspections

A bill to scrap auto inspections in Texas for noncommercial vehicles has failed. State lawmakers argument was that the once government-mandated check-ups amount to little more than a hassle and a tax for citizens. There are thirty four states don’t require an inspection. And the federal government quit requiring it in the 1970’s. The real…

Dangerously Short Ramps

Whatever happened to the good old rule of accelerating when entering the freeway and decelerating when exiting? This is a question that was brought up in a recent defensive driving class. Well, there are a few factors that contribute to these problems. First of all, the entrance and exit ramps are generally too short. In…