Tag: safety

Road Rage and Robberies- What to Do and How to Prepare for When It Happens

Road Rage and Robberies- What to Do and How to Prepare for When It Happens
It was almost a year ago that I was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer. I remember how my wife would use her PTO days at work to attend my doctors visits and be at my side like a great partner. On one particular day when she decided to join me, we had to make a short... Read more »

Driving a Diesel in Denmark- Is This What Makes The Danes So Happy? (Pt.2)

If you are just jumping into this blog for the first time, please allow me to warn you that today’s installment is a continuation from **THIS BLOG** and should be read first. I am just going to assume that you clicked the link and read the previous post and the beginning of this story first,... Read more »

The Daily Grind- Wham, Bam... Uh... Sorry Ma'am.

How do you make a Monday feel more depressing than usual? Answer: Rear end somebody on the way into work and inflict more damage to your vehicle than the one you hit. That alone is BS compounded upon BS compounded upon additional BS! (By the way, is that much BS tax deductible?) I am not... Read more »
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Speed Cameras Coming to Chicago and Why It May Not Be So Bad

It is probably no surprise to anyone who reads my blog that I love to drive. As much as I respect those who chose to leave the smallest carbon footprint in their wake by taking public transit or by cycling, I still love to drive my vehicle whenever and to wherever. Given the demands of... Read more »

Wreck It Wednesday: Pagani Huayra, Subaru Legacy, Scion FR-S, Jeep Wrangler and Chevrolet Malibu

It amazes me just how many people purchase a new car, without knowing just how well it can withstand a collision. Fear not loyal readers, as I am looking out for you! That’s right, every Wednesday I will pick 5 random vehicles that were crashed in the name of public safety and that I decided... Read more »

Driving Through Chaos: How to Make the Best of Driving Through the Worst

Living in Chicago, I have become accustomed to the usual traffic annoyances that plague our city. When I speak of annoyances, I tend to think of the time I spent in a single lane construction zones while the person ahead of me insists that making a left turn is a brilliant idea or the Lexus... Read more »
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Wreck It Wednesday: Volvo V40, BMW 3-Series, Ford Focus, Acura TL and Fiat 500L

It amazes me just how many people purchase a new car, without knowing just how well it can withstand a collision. Fear not loyal readers, as I am looking out for you! That’s right, every Wednesday I will pick 5 random vehicles that were crashed in the name of public safety and that I decided... Read more »

How to Improve Your Driving by Properly Adjusting Your Seating Position

True story- Last week, my girlfriend’s roommate kindly asked my girlfriend if she could move her car while she was out of town. Being the good person that my girlfriend tends to be, she performed the task and commented to me about her roommate’s “ridiculous” seating position in her car. This made me think for... Read more »

Beating Nature: Staying Safe While Chasing Storms

My heart goes out to those who were impacted by the recent tornados that ravished Oklahoma and claimed the lives of experienced storm chasers. Being a SKYWARN Storm Spotter myself (not to be confused with the heroic work done by the REAL storm chasing professionals), I can understand the hypnotic draw to a mighty storm... Read more »
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