Brendan

Brendan

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Stories by Brendan

Did Your City Make the Best Drivers Report?

Aug 28, 2014

It seems no matter where you live, people often complain about bad drivers. But there have to be good drivers out there, right? There are! Each year since 2005, Allstate has released an annual report called Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report that ranks America’s 200 largest cities in terms of car collision frequency to identify which cities […]

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Protecting Your Car During Denver’s Hail Season

Aug 28, 2014

Denver residents are all too familiar with the North American Monsoon, which brings afternoon thunderstorms — and often hail — from mid- to late-summer, according to the Desert Research Institute (DRI). Colorado’s Front Range is in the heart of “Hail Alley,” which receives the highest amount of large hail in the world, according to the […]

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ParkChicago App Lets Drivers Pay for Parking Via Mobile Device

Aug 28, 2014

You’re in the middle of an important business lunch, but you need to fill the parking meter. It’s inconvenient — and a little embarrassing. But now there’s an app that lets Chicago residents pay for parking without interrupting more pressing activities. ParkChicago provides drivers the option to pay for metered street parking using their mobile phone, […]

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Tips for Safe Driving in Phoenix During the Summer

Aug 19, 2014

Summer weather can bring hazardous driving conditions to Phoenix, with dust storms, monsoon-flooded roads and searing temperatures not uncommon, and each presenting a different type of danger, says Bart Graves, spokesman for the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS). With so many potential weather-related situations, exercising vigilance is critical for drivers to keep themselves and others […]

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Greenscaping Your Yard, Garden or Green Roof

Aug 07, 2014

Many happy hours can pass while in your yard or rooftop garden. You spend your weekends mowing your lawn, pruning your trees and tending to your vegetable garden. And the hours outside can make you feel relaxed, happy and healthy. But did you know your dedicated gardening might actually be causing harm to the environment? […]

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At the Drive-In: Plan a Perfect Evening of Family Fun

Aug 01, 2014

The mention of a trip to the drive-in movies might evoke memories of golden days gone by. While there may not be as many drive-ins as during their late 1950s peak, there are still 337 across the country, according to the U.S. Drive In Theatre Owners Association. All but five state have a drive-in, says the UDITOA, making […]

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5 Great Places for Chicago’s RV Lovers [SLIDESHOW]

Jul 31, 2014

Summer is the season for road trips, and there’s no better way to see the Midwest than packing up the RV and hitting the road. We’ve tracked down some of the best places to park your camper and explore nature. So put these five stops on your RV to-do list and start driving.  

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How to Save Time and Money on Your Atlanta Commute

Jul 24, 2014

The average Atlanta resident spends nearly one hour commuting on workdays, according to a study conducted by the Center for Transportation and the Environment on behalf of the Georgia Department of Transportation. That’s nearly 240 hours — or 30 workdays — spent on the road each year, the study says. Then there’s the cost. If […]

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Houston Moves to Make Streets Safer for Pedestrians

Jul 24, 2014

Houston, one of the country’s most dangerous cities for pedestrians, is ramping up efforts to improve the walkability of the fourth-largest city in the nation, according to David Crossley, president of Houston Tomorrow, a non-profit that explores urban issues and growth in the Houston region. The Houston metro area ranks seventh out of the top 10 […]

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Denver Parking Violations You May Not Know About

Jul 24, 2014

Denver parking officials wrote $30.5 million worth of parking citations and penalties in 2013, up 53 percent since 2009, The Denver Post reports. While most of the hundreds of thousands of tickets issued each year are for ignoring posted restrictions – like parking in street-sweeping or resident parking zones – an estimated 400 to 500 […]

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