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New Interstate Highways On Their Way for 2015

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New Interstate Highways On Their Way for 2015

The Interstate Highway system in the United States is one of the world’s most extensive highway systems. It spans across all 50 states if you count the unsigned Interstate highways in Alaska for almost 48,000 miles. As a driver, you will undoubtedly come in contact with this system, and their are new Interstate highways being planned for the future. Since most drivers learn to drive on highways that are part of the Interstate Highway System many people quickly become familiar with the entire system. Even for those familiar with the...

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Winter Driving Safety Comes Down To Proper Planning

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Winter Driving Safety Comes Down To Proper Planning

The primary thing to remember is to slow down and allow more space. There is no such thing as too much space with winter driving, but there are several other tips that come in handy once the weather turns. The American Auto Association recommends the following when it comes to winter driving: Avoid driving when fatigued – Winter driving requires heightened awareness because of conditions. If you are tired you are not going to be able to react quickly if your vehicle starts to slip. Proper rest means you can also be more aware of other...

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Gifts for Your Car

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Gifts for Your Car

Are you making your list and checking it twice? Are you looking to find out who’s naughty and nice? Then you must be Santa! Or just putting together your holiday shopping list. As you’re putting your “Nice” list together this year, remember one thing: your car. You may not think about it, but your vehicle is at your beck and call each day: tire-ing it’s “feet” out, running your errands for you (this won’t be so far off with self-driving cars, either), and more. In return, all it asks for is a little food to keep...

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Gifts for Car Lovers

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Gifts for Car Lovers

The holidays have arrived and the season for last minute gift buying has commenced. Often times, gift givers fall under the category of “last minute shoppers” because they may not know exactly what the other person might want. Is this you? Don’t fret! The others you see frantically walking through the halls in your local mall beside you are in the same boat. I like to call this the “holiday panic” and with a dose of “holidayhelpology” it can be cured! (Yes, that was a fake word.) What I have learned over my years as a...

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The Best Navigation Apps

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The Best Navigation Apps

We’ve passed the time where having a navigation system attach to your windshield is the most convenient option. With the boom of smart phones and all the apps that are offered with them, GPS applications have become some of the most popular to download—they’re convenient, cheap, and are on a device you already use in your everyday life! Because there are so many different choices for your app and, quite frankly, many different forms of smart phones available, it can be hard to choose which app is best for you. Of course when you...

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Woman Ticketed for Wearing Google Glass

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Woman Ticketed for Wearing Google Glass

Welcome to sunny San Diego, California: where the birds hum, the waves crash, and tickets are acquired (this last one can relate to any town or city, really). Although we all know distracted driving is a major issue nationwide, we mostly know (or acknowledge) the basics: no texting and driving, no eating while driving, no doing your makeup, reading, etc. However, with new technology arising practically daily, there can sometimes be gray areas that can cause motorists to receive traffic violations they may or may not believe they deserve. Take...

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Driving Across America: New Record

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Driving Across America: New Record

If you know me, or have read some of my past blogs, you know that my family and I love traveling and road trips. As far as my father is concerned, he always makes good time when he drives (which is always) and we get to our destination safely. But Ed Bolian and his team, made of Dave Black and Dan Huang, make my pop and any other experienced road tripper look as if their driving time could be done in their sleep! (P.S. Don’t actually drive in your sleep!) And it all started with a dream. Four years ago in 2009, Ed Bolian began planning...

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Car-orists: In Game and Real World

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Car-orists: In Game and Real World

For over a month now, gamers all around have been able to enjoy the thrills of stealing vehicles without getting in any real trouble through “Grand Theft Auto V”, aka “GTA” five. Through most of the play time, however, many gamers had the issue of their strategically acquired vehicles disappearing on them, as if they went into thin air. For many users, once a mission was completed or a grand upgrade was purchased for their vehicles, all that would vanish. No, the team at Rockstar wasn’t playing a trick on anyone or trying to show...

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New Fuel-Efficient Cars Expected On the Roads

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New Fuel-Efficient Cars Expected On the Roads

As gas prices continue to stay at highs, drivers are looking for new solutions. No longer do vehicles that receive 20 miles to the gallon make the cut. This is why new vehicle models will be out and ready for purchase that will keep your wallet from draining. John O’Dell, “green” car follower for Edmunds.com, states that changes in automobiles are approaching more rapidly than many consumers believe and will be at the top of everyone’s car buying list: “Even if you think you’re not really interested in new technologies...

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New York to Help Stop Texting While Driving

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New York to Help Stop Texting While Driving

Many of us have either texted while driving or know someone who does. However, the consequences of texting and driving have the potential of being fatal. In fact, texting while driving causes nearly 1.6 million accidents per year. The State of New York is looking to do all they can to prevent these accidents. Along the state highways, New York has incorporated new “Texting Zones.” These areas are safe places for drivers to pull over in order to text where they won’t cause an accident. “Texing Zones” will be designated by signs...

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