Do something long enough, and it becomes a habit. Some are innocuous enough but others, not so much. We all have patterns that we fall into that on the surface seem harmless enough. The habitual coffee drinker won’t even cop to having a habit, but it’s better not to cross him until he’s had his
With projected high temperatures near 90° this week, it is odd to sit here on in early October afternoon in Texas writing this blog post. However, I have survived enough Octobers to know that, climate change or not; it will be winter somewhere in America sooner rather than later.
For a new driver, behind the wheel test day is a day filled with excitement and anxiety. If today is the date for you, it’s important to remember that you are not alone and that everyone you will see today at the DMV feels the same as you. Set yourself up for success by being prepared. Use this list steps to help get yourself ready for the big day.
As if it weren’t enough to get a ticket in the first place, now you’ve misplaced it. Knowing that late payment will only mean more trouble for you, you work yourself into a full blown panic. Maybe it’s still in the glove compartment. Maybe it blew out the window. Maybe it’s that little ball of pink shreds you pulled out of the dryer. Now what?
Nearly every American will one day obtain a driver’s license. It seems an almost inevitable right of passage. While there is some evidence that drivers are delaying getting licensed, it doesn’t mean that they won’t.
Beaverton, Oregon has the reputation of being one of those cities that would be more than happy to write you a traffic ticket. This reputation has only become stronger with the invention and implementation of the red light camera. You probably know someone who has gotten a photo enforcement ticket, or maybe...
The first step of learning something new is knowing where to begin. For people wanting to drive, that first step usually involves obtaining a learner’s permit.
For any interpersonal encounter to be successful, good communication must be present. Proper use of tone, symbols, expression and both verbal and body language can keep things flowing smoothly, and this is just as true on the roadway as it is in the bedroom or boardroom.
As the summertime season is ticking away and with school and work routines about to get back to “normal,” you may be thinking about a quick getaway to wring out one last bit of summer fun. Road trips can be a great way to make memories. Make sure you go into your trip prepared to make only the kind you’ll want to remember.
Summer is quickly drawing to a close and, if he or she hasn’t already, your kiddo is headed back to school and you will be back to the daily grind of getting them there. Make sure that you have done all you can make that commute safe. That way you can turn your attention to worrying about other things like...
Isn’t This a Driving Blog?!? Yes, dear reader, it is. The little critter seen skittering across the video poses a real problem for how we will drive in the future or, more accurately, how we won’t drive in the future. Wait, let me explain...
People experience significant life changes every day. For example, statistics show that nearly 5700 and may be getting married and nearly 11,000 you may be welcoming a new baby into the world. You may find yourself in the 14,500 buying a new home or in the nearly 43,000 getting a new car. Speaking of those 43,000, only 30 of you will be getting this car.
Since I was a kid, I have had dreams in which I know how to fly. Not like a bird or a plane or Superman but, instead, in a way I can only describe as “sitting on the wind.” These nocturnal adventures feature me leaning back into a stiff breeze, lifting my feet and cruising effortlessly in a seated position. This probably explains my lifelong obsession with...
As you drive across the United States, it makes things easier that the basic rules of the road are the same from state to state. For instance, red always means stop, you can drive faster than the sign says and, it turns out, cars have turn signals for a reason. However, the concept of states’ rights (and personalities) has made for some interesting additions to the driving code.
If life has taught us anything, it is that all things good things must come to an end, and a drivers license is no exception to that rule. If you are someone who drives for a living, staying on top of keeping a license current is especially important.
You roll out of bed to a sunshiny summer day just made for cruising. You jump behind the wheel, buckle up, stow your cell phone and reach for your Ray-Bans. You’ve done everything to put safety first, right? Would you be interested to know that there is one more thing you can do that can decrease your crass chances by over 15%?
In recent years, if American medicine has taught us anything, it’s that there is a pill for everything. Can’t fall asleep At night? Try this one. Can’t seem to get enough done during the day? Give this one a shot. The media airways are inundated with the snake oil pitching. Underneath a beautiful montage of happy people doing happy things, there is rapid-fire delivery of the price you might pay for this miracle cure...
When it comes to connecting with cars, people usually fall into one of three categories. Members of Category 1 view driving as a necessary evil and, if push came to shove, would be just as happy to take a bike or the bus. Category 2 drivers just love to drive, and the vehicle is unimportant as it is just a means to an end. But for those in Category 3...
Across the country, more and more intersections are being equipped with photosensors that watch day and night for drivers who ignore traffic signals. These “red light cameras” snap a picture of the offender’s license plate and a citation is mailed to them. If you have found yourself in receipt of such a ticket, it’s something that you can't ignore.
For many people, the worst part of a Monday morning is not found in starting a new work week but in the getting there. It’s hard to have a productive workday if you arrive in a bad mood. It’s even harder to get anything done if you don’t arrive at all because you’ve been in an accident.
I remember counting the days until I could get my license starting at about age 12. I recall not being able to wait to get behind the wheel. In contrast, today’s teens don’t seem as eager to hit the road.