Friday, July 21, 2017

No Walls Is Great, Until It Isn’t

Since I was a kid, I have had dreams in which I know how to fly. Not like a bird or a plane or Superman but, instead, in a way I can only describe as “sitting on the wind.” These nocturnal adventures feature me leaning back into a stiff breeze, lifting my feet and cruising effortlessly in a seated position. This probably explains my lifelong obsession with...

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Friday, July 14, 2017

How’d THAT Wind Up on the Books?

As you drive across the United States, it makes things easier that the basic rules of the road are the same from state to state. For instance, red always means stop, you can drive faster than the sign says and, it turns out, cars have turn signals for a reason. However, the concept of states’ rights (and personalities) has made for some interesting additions to the driving code.

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Re-Upping a CDL

If life has taught us anything, it is that all things good things must come to an end, and a drivers license is no exception to that rule. If you are someone who drives for a living, staying on top of keeping a license current is especially important.

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Friday, June 30, 2017

To See and Be Seen

You roll out of bed to a sunshiny summer day just made for cruising. You jump behind the wheel, buckle up, stow your cell phone and reach for your Ray-Bans. You’ve done everything to put safety first, right? Would you be interested to know that there is one more thing you can do that can decrease your crass chances by over 15%?

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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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