Friday, June 23, 2017

Not Exactly What the Doctor Ordered

In recent years, if American medicine has taught us anything, it’s that there is a pill for everything. Can’t fall asleep At night? Try this one. Can’t seem to get enough done during the day? Give this one a shot.
The media airways are inundated with the snake oil pitching. Underneath a beautiful montage of happy people doing happy things, there is rapid-fire delivery of the price you might pay for this miracle cure...

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Are You an “Autophile”?

When it comes to connecting with cars, people usually fall into one of three categories. Members of Category 1 view driving as a necessary evil and, if push came to shove, would be just as happy to take a bike or the bus. Category 2 drivers just love to drive, and the vehicle is unimportant as it is just a means to an end. But for those in Category 3...

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Friday, June 9, 2017

What to Do After an Auto Selfie

Across the country, more and more intersections are being equipped with photosensors that watch day and night for drivers who ignore traffic signals. These “red light cameras” snap a picture of the offender’s license plate and a citation is mailed to them. If you have found yourself in receipt of such a ticket, it’s something that you can't ignore.

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Fight Stress Before Beginning Your Workday

For many people, the worst part of a Monday morning is not found in starting a new work week but in the getting there. It’s hard to have a productive workday if you arrive in a bad mood. It’s even harder to get anything done if you don’t arrive at all because you’ve been in an accident.

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Average Age of First-Time Drivers Rising

I remember counting the days until I could get my license starting at about age 12. I recall not being able to wait to get behind the wheel. In contrast, today’s teens don’t seem as eager to hit the road.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

It at First You Don’t Succeed…

Fulfilling the requirements to get a drivers license can carry with it lots of stress. For some, the written test is a real nailbiter. Attempting to get past this first step of the licensing process has delayed many new drivers in their efforts to get behind the wheel.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Fighting a Ticket in Federal Court?

Red light cameras. I’m sure your town probably has them, but it may surprise you how long these little technological wonders have been around. First developed in the 1960s, they received their first widespread attention in the early 1980s when a camera in New York caught images of a motorist striking a child in a

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