CHILD IN A HOT CAR

I really don’t know what exactly created change or forward thinking in regards to leaving a child in a hot car. Perhaps it was a slow evolution over time. When I was a kid, our Mom would leave us in the hot car for hours and go into the grocery store, with no problems. If…

CARS IN FLOODS

Hurricane season is upon us. The news has already been reporting flash floods and cars being washed away, with people trapped inside. Which for many, is their worst nightmare. It is crucial to be prepared with a solid evacuation plan for these kinds of emergency situations. One thing you should do is purchase a glass…

AVOID CAR ACCIDENTS

If I were asked if there was any way to completely avoid car accidents, I would say yes. And then I would suggest that they should just stay home. We had driver education in high school. It was part of our curriculum. We could take physical education, or, we could choose an elective, which could…

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…

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…

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…

When Can You Turn Right on Red?

You can turn right on red when:   There are no pedestrians in the crosswalk There are no vehicles coming into your desired lane There are no signs prohibiting a right turn There are no obstructions   Also, when turning right on red, don’t creep into the crosswalk before turning. Your car should not be…