Older Drivers

It’s normal for our driving habits and abilities to change as we get older. Weaker eyesight, slower reflexes, impaired hearing and driving stamina all are common factors which could result in quite a bang-up for older drivers. And, let’s face it, with osteoporosis, most of us will be getting shorter. Heck, I can barely see…

Emergency Vehicle

I was talking to a paramedic about the loudness of an ambulance siren, compared to an automobile horn. An average auto horn is 85 decibels, while an ambulance siren is 120 decibels. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, regular exposure to 110 decibels or more, for one minute, puts a…

Texting in America

Reading a Facebook post by comedienne, Jasmine Ellis made me realize how cell phone use is affecting all of us. She posted the she is “Aggravated by these Dallas drivers! How have I been rear ended twice in the last 30 days? And they actually say “I was looking down at my phone” and didn’t…

Leaving Dogs In Hot Cars

We all love our pets like they are a member of the family. Now that summer is here, we’ll be taking those family members to the dog park and maybe even on vacation. And, although we don’t intend to be leaving dogs in hot cars while we run an errand, sometimes it happens. Most people…

Elderly Drivers

My father taught me how to drive. And he was a drunk driver. So I learned how to weave and drift across three lanes. He would place his beer can on the center of the dashboard and say “Now line that can up with the side of the road to keep your lane perspective.” Then…

Independence Day Holiday

Happy Independence Day holiday! I love, love, love being an American. Yes, I like to throw the word LOVE around like they throw diet pills around at a Weight Watchers meeting. One word that I have sworn off is the word HATE. And there…I just used it. So, I am a liar and a hater.…

Your Summer Road Trip Checklist

Most people would agree that the gorgeous summer season is best spent outdoors and on the road, exploring new places, or maybe visiting long distance friends and family. Before embarking on your trip, there are a few defensive driving precautions to keep in mind to stay safe while making the most out of your road…

Tips on Avoiding Road Rage

We’ve all experienced times when we are travelling on the road and find ourselves infuriated at the actions of another driver. In fact, it is quite easy to point the cause of our anger to others. This can be compounded by the burden of traffic, congested streets, and other factors off the road that help…