I'm sure a great amount of drivers have had that impatient moment. You know the one when there is a car in front of you driving too slow for your liking. You become more and more frustrated as you realize there is not yet an opening to pass the vehicle. When the opening becomes available, you angrily honk your horn and speed around the driver, only to realize it's a senior citizen. Your heart immediately softens, but there's still that thought lingering in your head, "Isn't he/she too old too...Read More »
When people hear "DWI" they assume someone was drinking and driving. But that's not always the case. Did you know that driving after taking prescription drugs is the equivalent of driving drunk? You could be charged with a DWI if you are caught driving under the influence of prescription drugs.
Unfortunately, Michelle Galvan of Houston, Texas learned this the hard way. I've always known to have a designated driver if I planned on driving, but thanks to DefensiveDriving.com's driver safety course...Read More »
1) Constant Need For Adjustment
Everyone knows that flip flops are comfortable, but unsecured. While driving, they could easily slide down, causing you to constantly reach down or move your feet to readjust the fit. This causes you to be distracted from the road, and could cause a wreck even if you just take your eyes off the road for a split second.
2) Could Get Stuck Under Gas Pedal
What if your shoe slides off when you are trying to switch between the gas and brake pedals? What if you are...Read More »
Recently, a woman was spotted texting and driving. Normally, this wouldn't be a big deal, but the woman also had a 1-year old infant in her lap! She also had an unrestrained 2-year old in the back seat. The driver who spotted her immediately called police and followed her until they arrived. She was arrested and the children were handed over to CPS. The 29-year old woman admitted to having previous traffic citations for “not having insurance, not wearing a seat belt, not having a valid driver's...Read More »
What do you get when you mix a bunch of teens, alcohol, and cars? Spring Break! Imagine the chaos in South Padre Island, TX...now multiply that times 10! It was ridiculous! Fun, but ridiculous. After what I witnessed, there should be plenty of people registering for a driver safety course; myself included. The fact that there was bumper to bumper traffic anytime I left the hotel room makes it difficult to believe that I got pulled over three times. Luckily, I only received one citation, so I...Read More »
Drivers encounter construction zones any time of the day and night. While construction zones aren't always clear, there are typically many warning such as orange signs, cones, and flashing lights. Driving in constructions zones can be rather dangerous to the workers and yourself, which is why the speed limit decreases in these areas. Rocks and other debris can easily be kicked up by the vehicles that are passing by, and could damage your car or worse, injure a worker. Speeding in a construction...Read More »
1) "Officer, it just seem like I was going fast because you were standing still."
2) Officer-Why were you going so fast?
Me-I'm just trying to keep up with the traffic, officer.
Officer-I don't see any traffic.
Me: Exactly! That's how far behind I am.
3) As soon as the officer walks up, explain in a panicked voice, "I'm so glad to see you! I was just almost ran off the road by a guy in a (any make...Read More »
I am one of many drivers who have experienced road rage. One one occasion, I'd had a not so good day at work. I was frantically cutting in and out of traffic trying to get home and relax. I'd gotten a little more irritated when a driver was going 20 mph on a 40 mph street. I sped around him, not realizing the yellow light had turned red. As you would expect, my irritation level went up a notch when i noticed the red and blue lights whirling in my rear view. Of course I received a ticket for...Read More »