Driving Tips

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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Avoiding Auto Mechanic Rip Offs

The best way to avoid auto mechanic rip offs is to be involved.  You don’t have to know a lot about cars to protect your pocketbook, all you need to know is how to be curious and interested in your own financial investment.   Look up the cost of that timing belt online and compare to what you’re being told. Did they order the part for you? Ask for proof it’s a new part and not a used one.  Do you feel pressured? Get out of there.

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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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Dogs in Hot Cars

text: dogs in hot cars image: dogs head hanging from a car window on a sunny day

Dogs and other pets cannot protect themselves from being closed inside a hot car on a sunny day. It’s one of the things that we as responsible, loving pet owners have to do for them. Always keep your pet’s welfare in mind and that dog will be stealing food from your plate for many years to come.

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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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Bicycle Safety

bicycle safety tips

About 4 million Texans ride bicycles every year. But Texas ranks 33rd among the states as far as having laws that are considered bicycle friendly or protecting bicyclists.

One thing is certain: Year after year more people are riding bikes on the roadways. which means that cyclists and motorists must have a greater awareness and practice greater caution.

Of course, a lot needs to be said to drivers beyond “be careful,” but we’ll get to that in a later blog post. For today we’re talking to bicyclists about what they can do to keep themselves safe when riding.

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