The defensive driving courses are important in various ways and it must not be taken for granted. Every year, nearly thousands of road accidents take place and it is unfortunate to notice that a large part of these accidents take place due to reckless driving. Many people just don’t know what hit them and this

Roadside Preparedness

Saturday, November 26th, 2011 by

Being prepared in an emergency, or even if it is less dire and you just become stranded, is an important part of being a responsible driver. Now it is likely that many motorists will have a mobile phone or GPS, so the idea of being stranded seems practically impossible, but it is not out of the realm

Share the road with bicyclists

Saturday, November 26th, 2011 by

Motorists have to share the road with many people under many circumstances. Keeping in mind the phrase “share the road” is important under all situations. When drivers forget this simple rule, it can lead to aggressive and entitled behavior. Keeping a cool head and a generous demeanor keeps more people safe on the road.   Everyone should

When driving, as with most things in life, it’s best to be aware of your limitations and adjust appropriately. Knowing what you do well and what you don’t should be taken into account when planning a trip or even the specific route to a destination. If you’ve got poor eyesight, then it’s not a good

Car Safety Today

Sunday, November 20th, 2011 by

Driving at night is more dangerous than driving during the day. There is no arguing that. More accidents happen during from dusk until dawn than during daylight hours. Because of the congressional legislation requirements of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

    Currently, for at least twice a week my eldest son has to get up an hour earlier than his siblings so he can get to band practice. Sometimes he drags his butt out of bed at the last minute and rushes off to school. Like most others who are late, he’s in a

Driving Safely

Saturday, November 19th, 2011 by

The most important thing to remember when practicing defensive driving is to stay alert. Being aware of your surroundings, specifically the other drivers you’re sharing the road with, is essential to avoiding dangerous incidents while driving. You need to always be ready to react to something that another driver is doing because you have to

Before You Lease Know the Jargon

Saturday, October 29th, 2011 by

O.K., it’s time for a new car, but should you buy or lease? If you decide to lease you will most likely be entering a world with new and sometimes rather confusing jargon. Like a grandparent having a conversation with teenage grandchildren. So protect yourself. For those thinking of leasing their next vehicle, here is

Allstate Corp. has retracted a press release that was meant to be a joke, displaying the accident rates of drivers according to their zodiac signs.   “We recently issued a press release on zodiac signs and accident rates, which led to some confusion around whether astrological signs are part of the underwriting process,” said the

The most important thing to remember when practicing defensive driving is to stay alert. Being aware of your surroundings, specifically the other drivers you’re sharing the road with, is essential to avoiding dangerous incidents while driving. You need to always be ready to react to something that another driver is doing because you have to

Driving Safely

Friday, October 28th, 2011 by

Driver safety is very important. As drivers, our lives and the life of others are at stake. Driving safely can prevent traffic citations, accidents, and deaths. I believe that all drivers should be required to complete a state approved defensive defensive course every 3 years. Not only will taking a defensive driving course refresh your

  Well, this is frankly *terrifying* news: over half of parents were distracted by their mobile phones while teaching their teen how to drive.   According to a new survey State Farm released this week, 53% of parents admit to being distracted by their mobile phones while they were supposed to be focusing on teaching

Although in recent years Ford has made a serious attempt at being the model of American reliability, competing well against Japanese makes that have dominated for decades. But according to Consumer Reports, three models — the new Explorer, Fiesta and Focus — are blemishing that record.   The new Explorer, Fiesta, and Focus all received

Car renting gone viral?

Thursday, October 20th, 2011 by

In this day and age of social media, file sharing, online collaboration – being LinkedIn or Liked, it was only a matter of time before something really different became a social media phenomenon… how about “sharing” your car?   A company out of San Francisco, California has an unusual concept, you rent your car out

Capsule Review: 2012 Buick Regal GS

Thursday, October 20th, 2011 by

  When Buick announced that it would not be rebadging the Opel Insignia OPC as the Buick Regal GS, and that instead of the OPC’s all wheel drive and turbocharged V6 we’d be getting a front-drive turbo four performance model, I was a bit skeptical. On paper, the proposed GS just didn’t seem different enough

As you know from the recent post on the new dog car harness from Bergan, the Bergan dog car harness works differently that our other dog car harness brands. The Guardian Gear and Cruising Companion dog car harness brands buckle directly into the seat belt receptacle, the Tru-Fit and Pet Buckle dog car harness brands

When you think of winter, you might not be thinking about rain, especially if you live in a region that sees any amount of snow. But snowy weather is prime windshield wiper time. It’s easy for tired, worn wipers to do at least an adequate job of clearing rain from your windshield, but those same

  The itty-bitty 2012 Fiat 500 is proof yet again that size doesn’t matter (Hey, that must be what it tells J-Lo!), as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded the 2012 500 its “Top Safety Pick” award. The little Italian showed “good performance in front, side, rollover, and rear impact evaluations, and for

With studies showing texting increases drivers’ crash risk by 2300% – and that texting/emailing/browsing could as much as double drivers’ reaction time, there should be no question that driving is fundamentally incompatible with messing with your mobile phone.     But some people still aren’t convinced – either that texting while driving is seriously risky behavior

Remember the Animaniacs? I loved them! This was the best and most hilarious cartoon ever, in my opinion. I loved their small segments of Pinky and the Brain, Slappy Squirrel, Chicken Boo, and Good Idea Bad Idea, just to name a few.   So in remembrance of my favorite cartoon, I have put together a

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