Common driving behaviors like speeding, aggressiveness, distraction, drowsiness, and impaired driving contribute to accidents; recognizing reckless, inattentive, impatient, and overconfident driving helps prevent accidents.
As passengers, we’ve all had the experience of being uncomfortable when another person is driving us. It could be our spouse, partner, grown child, friend, or parent. It could be someone we’ve known all our lives or a stranger we barely met a few minutes ago. Regardless of who or what the situation is, we […]
With National Passenger Safety Week almost here, what can you do to help make sure as a passenger that you and others stay safe? Here are 25 tips!
What 13 questions about American traffic safety should we be really asking? And how can we answer them and save lives?
Happy Fall! This month, I’m so pleased to introduce Will Thornton, a driving instructor who teaches near Houston, Texas. Will just wrote a book called Are We There Yet? The Epidemic of Risk, Aggression, and Distraction: Its Impact to our Nation’s Roads, and a Practical Program to End the Resulting Deaths and Wrecks. I’ve known […]
How do you handle the stir-craziness from being forced to stay at home in a year like no other? Millions of us in North America have canceled or put on hold our summer travel plans because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but we’re pent-up and itching to break out of the confines of our homes to […]
As the coronavirus pandemic tests our social fabric and discipline, its far-reaching effects on road safety are sobering, surprising, and—believe it or not—not entirely negative. Plus, learn how to clean your car properly.
Have you ever found yourself driving on the highway, and you’re going along at a pretty good clip? Maybe you’re not quite staying south of the posted speed limit, but you’re not being reckless, either. And then all of sudden, someone blows by you on your left, enough to sweep a few loose hairs off […]
Have you ever been sitting in traffic and an idea suddenly occurs to you, and you think, “Gee, why didn’t I think of that before?” Of course you have—we all share the experience of that little a-ha moment, because that’s what sitting in traffic does to you. Except that I tend to think of things […]
In recent weeks, I’ve been getting reorganized to resume doing more writing and posting on this blog, in Roundel, and other places. There are three subjects I’ve been interested in pursuing for a long time, but I need your help. 1. How to Drive Safely Around Emergency Vehicles: This has been requested by several readers. […]