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Noticing your brakes have failed while driving can be a shocking experience. While you hope it never happens to you, prepare yourself for such a situation by familiarizing yourself with…
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As a teenager, I was lucky enough to have my own car — a 1988 burgundy Pontiac 6000 STE. It was very reliable — until I left the headlights on for about seven…
traffic in snowstorm
Challenging winter weather is a fact of life for much of the country. Frigid temperatures, freezing rain, snow drifts and icy roads may all be part of your winter driving…
4 Ways to Pull a Truck from the Mud
Sometimes, you just can’t avoid driving through mud. Whether you’re parking in an unpaved lot at a concert venue or pulling off the pavement to go camping, odds are that…
Survive a Night in a Car
It’s a harrowing statistic, but according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL), approximately 70 percent of winter weather-related injuries occur in an automobile. Many of…
Dealing with Distractions: Inside the Mind of the Mom CEO
The average person thinks more than 70,000 thoughts each day, according to the University of Southern California’s Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, and for a Mom CEO (Chief Emergency Officer) who spends…
The Influence of Technology on Bad Weather Driving
The latest technology might be an annoyance when you’re trying to get in that 15-minute nap and your kids are playing on the tablet at full volume, but when a…
Move-Over Laws Can Help Pave the Right of Way for Emergency Responders [VIDEO]
The weekend is approaching, and with it often comes unwieldy traffic. To help ensure safety, it is important to remember to follow the rules of the road not only for your protection,…
Don’t Let Road Gators Bite
Summer is prime season for car-eating road gators. It’ll last well into September, according to a study by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. These vicious beasts can lie in wait any time,…
How I Learned to Change a Tire
Kids growing up in rural Midwestern towns with a lot of gravel roads develop a certain proficiency at changing tires. You tend to get really, really good at it at…