EMBARRASSING DRIVING MISTAKES

I am a true believer that the chicken came before the egg. I also believe that embarrassing driving mistakes, followed by a “honk” from another driver letting you know what a goober you are leads to anger and sometimes full-on road rage. No one wants to be scolded in public, especially by a stranger. While…

Energy Efficient Driving

Energy Efficient Driving or aka: Windows Down or Windows Up I had a gig in Corpus Christi and decided to drive there from Dallas. It seemed cheaper than flying and we were trying to economize. Besides, on the map, it was only about three inches, which is apparently equivalent to seven hours (who knew?). That’s…

TEXTING IS A TRIPLE THREAT

Of all the distractions while driving, texting is numero uno. It happens to be the one that’s raising the greatest rage among safety researchers, industry critics, auto companies and federal and state regulators. Texting is taking lives, and that is provoking national outrage which is resulting in new laws and safety campaigns nationwide. I remember…

New Year Resolutions

It’s a brand new year! And it’s time for a new beginning. I bet you’ve made your new year’s resolution! Mine? No speeding in 2012. No, really. And, just like your new year’s resolution, mine is destined to last until approximately January 31st. Only to be forgotten and then I’ll be back to my old…

Driver Pet Peeves

As a defensive driving instructor, I hear all kinds of driver pet peeves.  One of the biggest pet peeves has to be tailgating.  But when you have a room full of speed demons and traffic outlaws, what do you think is the number one driving-nuisance?  Oh course, “slow drivers” or the “really slow drivers” under…