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minimizing driving distractions
There are few things in life that don’t come with both positive and negative features. For example, there are foods that are good for you and foods that are bad for you. Even the foods that are bad for you are generally okay in moderation. The problem is...
texting and driving
As with any technology, the cell phone is a two-edged sword. If the technology had been available, I am sure that my parents would not have let me out of the house without one and I certainly made sure that my teens had one, especially after they got their driver’s licenses.
driving on ambien
Busy lives, stressful jobs and the overuse of cell phones before bed all contribute to make going to sleep difficult. Rather than focusing on the root causes, most Americans are content to simply throw a pill at the problem. In the past five years, over 60 million prescriptions have been written for sleeping aids.
the beginnings of car insurance
A requirement of legal and responsible adulthood, one of the necessary evils of our day is the purchase of automobile insurance. It is an unusual purchase as it is the only product you will ever buy hoping never to use. That being said, where did the idea of insurance start in the first place?
avoid traffic stop
You weren’t speeding, you remembered your turn signal, hadn’t cut anyone off and still those dreaded flashing lights came on behind you. If any of these usual suspects did not make you a suspect for a moving violation, chances are one of these other mistakes made you ripe for a citation.
motorcycle safety gear
For those who ride motorcycles, safety is a significant concern. While there are always threats posed by other vehicles on the road, there is much a motorcyclist himself can do to protect themselves out on the road. Many injuries can be avoided through the use of proper protective gear.
save insurance
Because of an aggressive (and creative) advertising campaign, almost everyone is familiar with the phrase “15 minutes could save you 15% on your auto insurance.” While 15 minutes with that company may or may not result in savings for you, there are some other ways that might.
driver inattention
I couldn’t believe it. After more than three decades of legal, licensed driving, I failed my driving test. It was a little humbling, to say the least.
are EV's greener?
Since the advent of the electric car (EV), many arguments have been used to accentuate their positives. The one most commonly heard is that the EV’s are far more environmentally friendly than their gasoline-powered brethren. But is this really the case?
self-driving distraction
Since its inception, the Tesla automobile has garnered much media attention, some good and some bad. Perhaps the most tragic was the news last summer of a man involved in a fatality accident with an 18 wheeler that crossed the median on a Florida highway. The accident occurred while the car was in Autopilot mode.
more black ice
With the winter season upon us and colder temperatures become the norm, keeping safe on the road requires greater attention and the use of driving skills that have been neatly tucked away since last year. One of the situations that will get those skills dusted off in a hurry is the presence of black ice.
Image of car buried in snow
With 2000 comments and 6000 shares on Facebook, a Michigan man’s traffic ticket caused no small stir.
tickets down deaths up
Since 2010, Illinois state troopers have written fewer tickets every year. In fact, by the end of this year, the number will have dropped by 49%. while this will certainly equate to lost revenue for ticket attorneys, the defensive driving industry and the state, it may be leading to an even greater loss, the loss of life.
new startup TIKD
Once there was a man named Christopher Riley who found himself caught in a Coral Gables speed trap, and it gave him an idea.
what's a Waymo

Ever Heard of Waymo?

If you’ve ever taken advantage of Google maps to get you anywhere, you are probably aware that this nifty navigation tool was made possible in large part by Google’s self-driving cars. While the search engine giant has worked for the past six years to refine its self-driving vehicles, it has recently spun off its car division, formerly known as Chauffeur, to a subsidiary known as Waymo.
better 911
In 2015, Tom Wheeler, chairman of the FCC, made an incredibly insightful statement. "Uber can find you, but 911 can't." Now, using the same global positioning technology as companies such as Uber and Lyft, first responders can locate those who need their help in a time of emergency.
You hovered over their first steps, walked cringingly behind their tricycles and let a part of your heart go as you lifted your hands off of their first two-wheeler and watched them pedal away. And, if you haven’t figured it out by now, it doesn’t get any easier.
When it comes to getting a new ride, often buying used makes sense as it keeps the cost of entry low. The first owner foots the bill while the new car's value depreciates leaving a price that the second owner appreciates.
money for gifts not gas
Even with gas prices as reasonable as they are these days, remember that you will probably be doing a little extra driving this time of year. Stack on the fact that you will have, Ho, ho, ho, some things you'll be spending money on now that aren't expenses the rest of the year, it makes sense to save on your gas budget wherever you can, no matter the price.
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Whether headed to Grandma’s for Christmas or just on your regular commute, extreme cold can make things dangerous for you and your car. If the worst were to happen, you need to be sure that you are prepared.
cold weather tips 11.27
As the country swings into the holiday season, it means that most of the country is swinging into cold weather. When the temperature drops dangerously low, many people wonder if it’s safe to get the car out for a drive.