Posts by Gene McGuire

Motorcycle Safety

Motorcycle Safety for Riders and Drivers During the 1970s, I was in high school and I had a few friends that rode motorcycles to school. It seemed that the guys who rode motorcycles carried themselves with a bit of swagger. Perhaps that was because they had transportation at 15. My brother and I had mini…

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Work Zone Awareness Week

Each Spring, at the start of construction season, National Work Zone Awareness Week is held to bring attention to motorist and worker safety in work zones. The event encourages safe driving through highway work zones and remembers those lost in work zone accidents. Work zone driving incidents affect everyone.

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Winter Driving

Is your car prepared for the winter? Winter driving brings with it added challenges and dangers. The Federal Highway Administration reports that roughly 22% of all car accidents are weather related. Don’t be part of that statistic.

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What to Do After a Crash

“I’m an Excellent Driver” What to do if you are in an auto collision by Gene McGuire Although he didn’t have a license, Dustin Hoffman’s character in the movie Rain Man assured his brother, “I am an excellent driver.” The problem with excellent drivers is that they too have collisions. These crashes can result in…

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Safer Country Driving

country driving versus city driving

There is a misconception that it is more dangerous driving in cities than in the country. While enjoying scenery and experiencing less traffic in rural areas is not as stressful, statistical data indicates there is a higher death rate on county roads. City, or urban driving has it’s own dangers such as more traffic, traffic…

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Driving in Rain and Floods

driving in rain and on flooded roads

Photo by a_whisper_of_unremitting_demand As the seasons change in Texas from winter to spring, our challenges behind the wheel increase. Spring brings rain and sometimes flooding. Both weather conditions call for specific strategies in order to safely maintain control of your vehicle.   PRE-DRIVING STRATEGIES Time Management: First of all, decide if it’s necessary for you…

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Remembering Larry Hagman

When I was a dj in my 20s, I worked at a disco called Scotland Yard in Dallas. One night when I came to work the parking lot was full of trucks and electrical cables. I was told by the club manager that I didn’t have to work my regular shift ’til later because some…

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