Are we the only ones who feel that our lives need a major overhaul sometimes? All too often, we’ve sensed the need to change our attitudes, our diet, our priorities, our hobbies… the list could go on and on. Reorganizing your priorities can be an incredible blessing, and we recommend you do some soul-searching and
We know the real reason for the season, and we’re sure you do, too. (If you don’t, we pray you’re saved from an Ebenezer-Scrooge-style wake-up call.) What we’re not so sure about it how aware people are of the need for extra precaution while driving during the winter months. There are many reasons that
If your spouse is trying to distract you from your favorite show for a little attention, this is a good distraction, and we recommend for your marriage’s sake that you answer the call. It will be worth it. But one call we never recommend you answer is the one you receive on the road when
Most states require young drivers to take a driver education course in order to be eligible for a driver’s license. Often, young drivers can take a driver’s course through their high school or through a private commercial provider. Most of these driver education courses consist of a certain, state-mandated number of hours of classroom instruction
Maybe you got surprised by that officer who “came out of nowhere.” Maybe the accumulated points on your driving record have you paying more for car insurance than you’d like. Maybe it’s been a while since drivers ed, and you have found yourself a little rusty. Whatever the reason, you’re in need of a driver
We all know that the journey is more important than the destination. But that doesn’t mean that you should invest so much in the journey that you have no money when you finally arrive at Disney World, the Grand Canyon, or your grandma’s. Stick to a road trip budget so that you can keep your
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.