SCHOOL ZONE

Cruising through a school zone at 20mph with lots on your mind? That’s me. I call it “school zoning.” I think my car actually “idles” at 20mph, so it’s kind of like a cheap man’s cruise control. I must admit, it’s been nice to not have to coordinate my work commute around school zone hours.…

IS A ROLLING STOP LEGAL?

I have always been curious about why they call not stopping at a stop sign long enough a rolling stop, or a California roll (my favorite sushi, btw).  I’ve even heard someone call it a Hollywood stop. Now, I have resided in California.  And, as I recall, everyone stopped. Or, perhaps I was too busy…

ROAD RAGE AND GUNS

I’ve always loved western TV shows. Heck, when I was a kid, they were about all that was on prime time TV. The Lone Ranger, Big Valley, Ponderosa, The Rifleman, Bonanza, Wagon Train, Gunsmoke, Rawhide (I could go on). Road rage and guns…sounds like a contemporary western. When I moved to Texas in 1978, nearly…

NO DRIVER LICENSE ADS ON BUS

I saw an automobile insurance advertisement on a city bus that said “No Driver License? No Problem!” Now, that’s very disturbing to me. I always thought that you actually need a driver license to insure a vehicle. That just makes sense. Someone told me just yesterday that she was broadsided by a non-resident who ran…

LEFT LANE IS FOR PASSING

You’re flying down the freeway, doing 70+ mph, in the passing lane or left lane or fast lane as it is fondly referred to. When, suddenly, as you come over a hill, there it is; that service truck with oversized sheets of glass perched in the back. It’s like a scene in Final Destination; you…

KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE IN CARS

Keeping children safe in cars is a top priority because as we all know, babies are truly a gift!  Apparently, they are a gift that you cannot return, unless you have kept the receipt and haven’t removed the tags. When I had my baby, the hospital personnel would not allow me to take my baby…

HOW TO DEAL WITH IMPATIENT DRIVERS

Ugh! Those horribly impatient drivers! Have you ever sat through two red lights because the car in front of you didn’t proceed when the light turned green? Sure, you could have honked at them when the light changed. After all, everyone else does it. And you, amongst many others, are sick and tired of those…

DRONE SPEEDING TICKETS

I was watching a demonstration of drones delivering an Amazon package to coordinates in the middle of an open field. The delivery time was spot-on and the drone flew overhead, about 50 feet above the recipient, then flew back overhead and dropped the package. A tiny parachute ejected to lessen the impact, but the box…

DRIVING FATIGUED

I have always found that it is not a good idea to catch up on your beauty sleep while driving a car. I remember being on a road trip and I was about 20 miles from home, but I was driving fatigued to the point that I could barely keep my eyes open.  I knew…