RESPECT YOUR ELDERS…THEN PASS THEM

People love to poke fun at elderly drivers.From their sluggish driving speed to not being able to see over their own dashboard.And, well, both are a bit dangerous if you really think about it. My parents are now about a decade past their prime retirement age. I was telling my sister how I had noticed…

PICK A LANE, JANE

Lane courtesy is the practice of yielding to or moving over for faster moving traffic.Slower traffic should always keep to the right.It’s a very simple concept, people. And, yes, there are benefits of lane courtesy… Besides that going to Heaven thing… Blocking the left lane makes the roads less safe and less efficient for everyone.…

Practicing Safe-Pet

In addition to pet safety in this summer heat, how about securing your pet for safety’s sake?A very nice Veterinary Technician and I were having a conversation about putting dogs in the back of pickup trucks.I asked her which was more acceptable?Loose or collared.Neither, she said.Loose, the dog could fall out or jump out and…

You Drink, You Drive, You Dumb

When I moved to Texas in the late 70’s, everybody in the car could have an open container…even the driver.I thought you’d get a ticket if you didn’t drink and drive in Texas.Or, at the very least, you’d be called a pussy (by the cops).Being from out of state, I had the impression that Texas…

The Information Super Highway

We have come a long way since our automobiles just took us from point A to point B or a cellular phone just made phone calls, now both can do so much more.Come to think of it, when was the last time you heard a car referred to as an “automobile?”Grandpa’s drunken stories of when…

Thanksgiving for speeding tickets

Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve are just around the corner!!! You know the song; “It’s the most wonderful time of the year… With drunk Uncle Ned And Cousin Ed coming out of the closet And saying he’s queer! It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!” Yes, the holidays are here and with that…

Bumper stickers, they are everywhere!

Bumper stickers, they are everywhere; almost every other car you see out on the road has at least one. These adhesive documents tell the outside world your political views, religious views and your stance on the abortion issue or maybe just your favorite radio station or football team. The family mini-van has the stick figures…