Open Container Laws

If you are found with an open container of alcohol in close reach while you’re driving in Texas, you could be charged with a Class C misdemeanor and up to a $500 fine. This kind of legislation was first passed in 2001 and has more or less remained unchanged since then. Along with getting charged…

Zodiac Signs and Driving Habits

A study conducted by car insurance company Priviledge shows that your zodiac sign may be attributed to your driving habits. Of course, you can’t blame your speeding ticket on your zodiac sign (nice try, though). Here’s the list they compiled for Zodiac Signs and Driving Habits. See what your zodiac sign says about your bad…

What is Highway Hypnosis?

Highway hypnosis is a trance-like state where drivers will respond to road traffic without any memory of having done so.   The term first appeared around 1921 as “road hypnotism”. Later analyses changed the term to “highway hypnosis,” made popular by an article from Griffith Williams in 1963. According to experts, this condition is another…

Flood Damaged Vehicles

It’s hard to believe that Hurricane Katrina did its devastation over twelve years ago. That hurricane resulted in a tragic loss of lives, homes, businesses and automobiles. I wonder how many flood damaged vehicles were actually re-sold in other states. Fast-forward backwards to 2010, North Texas, car shopping with my daughter. We were looking for…

Top 10 Most Stolen Vehicles

Every year, when the “Hot Wheels” list comes out, I like to write a blog about the top 10 most stolen vehicles in the U.S. This information alone may help direct you when shopping for a new vehicle. But, I wonder if this list really does affect vehicle sales. And, I suppose this annual list…

AirCheckTexas

What great state offers up to $600 in emissions repairs and up to $3,500 in vehicle replacement? Nowhere but Texas! There is financial assistance for replacing your higher emissions emitting car or truck. If your vehicle fails the emissions portion of the state inspection or if your vehicle is at least 10 years old, you…