Category: Driving Behavior

Common driving behaviors like speeding, aggressiveness, distraction, drowsiness, and impaired driving contribute to accidents; recognizing reckless, inattentive, impatient, and overconfident driving helps prevent accidents.

Reading the Road Like a Book

Most of you know that I have a long wish list for improving American driver education and driver behavior. But whether you’re a novice or an experienced driver, something that we all could have used more when we did our driver training is what I call road literacy. What is road literacy? Simply put, it […]

Fun in the Snow—and the Value of Winter Tires

Where I live is an amazing place. Sure, here in Seattle, it rains a lot. In December and January, it’s easier to count the few days (or hours) when the sun shines than tally up the ones where no moisture falls from the sky. But an hour’s drive east transports you from a bustling, maritime […]

A Pledge To Protect in 2018

A warm Happy New Year to you, wherever you hail from! So much has been said, hashed, and rehashed in regard to the year that has just passed us by and the one coming up—words that span all shades of darkness, despair, desire, and hope. Not much more can be declared, it seems, without an […]

Welcome to the New Driving in the Real World!

Something bright and shiny is on an Internet near you—and you’re on it! Welcome to my new Driving in the Real World® website (

Distracted Driving & Technology: It’s Not What You Think It Is—It’s Much Worse

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard that distracted driving & technology are a dangerous combination.

Part 2: Anatomy of a Drug Stop with the WSP

A few weeks later, I returned to the Washington State Patrol Training Academy for a very different kind of scenario—the drug stop. This script and setup were elaborate, intending to show cadets both how a drug-sniffing dog works and the legal complexities of such a stop.

Driving Miss Nelly

Most of you know that I’m the proud owner of a 2009 E90 335i. But you probably don’t know that I just published a major cookbook. And I’m going on book tour to promote it—for about 22 weeks, all around the country, covering around 50,000 miles—every year for the next three years. Considering that my […]

Texting While Driving Has Changed the Way We Travel

This month’s blog post comes to us from David Azizi, a personal injury lawyer in California. Here he talks about the many consequences of texting while driving.

Has Your Driving Mentality Changed?

This month’s blog post comes to us from the talented and prolific Scott Marshall, who is director of training for Young Drivers of Canada and founder of The Safe Driver blog. We are honored to have him share his thoughts on the pitfalls of driver mentality changing over the years. ___________ Let’s face facts; life is busy. […]

Reading the Road Like a Book

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