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Car Safety Features That Could Save Your Life

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Car Safety Features That Could Save Your Life

All motorists have been there before—you want to change the song on the radio, adjust your air conditioner, or have a passenger that is just plain distracting! This can cause us to take our minds or eyes of the road for just a split second. The terrifying thing is that within that second, a crash can occur. How can we avoid this? In today’s day and age, we are lucky enough to have modern technology that can save us from that horrendous accident! Experts have taken the old saying “expect the unexpected” and intertwined it with your...

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Long Commutes Drive Out Passion for Politics

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Long Commutes Drive Out Passion for Politics

If you’re someone with a long commute to work, you might understand. You spend a lengthy amount of time in your car to report to your duties at work, which can take a lot out of you. After all, driving can be tiring! But you do it because you get a reward: your paycheck. Although your job may be rewarding, your commute might not. Often times while in a vehicle for an extended period of time, you might lose your “drive” for much else. A good majority of us just tune into the radio while we drive. In fact, I find that listening to a...

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Fall Driving Playlist

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Fall Driving Playlist

Ah, the time of year where the wind becomes brisk, the trees show a new personality, and your favorite pair of Ugg boots become socially acceptable to wear again. As fall begins, we put away our summer playlist and bust out the songs we haven’t heard since last year. As you drive through the fallen leaves, you wonder what song would best fit your mood. Here’s a short list (about a CD’s worth) of some of the best songs to play during fall: 1. “Wake Me Up When September Ends” Green Day 2. “The Leaves Will Change” Take...

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Excuses People Give for Breaking Traffic Laws

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Excuses People Give for Breaking Traffic Laws

Ever been pulled over? Most all of us have. Whether or not we receive a traffic violation after seeing those flashing red and blue lights, we normally have our excuses ready for when the police officer comes to the side of our car door and trust me, they’ve heard them all. Some people try to be funny, several try to flirt their way out (at least in the movies they do. I’m not positive if this happens in real life), while others are being completely serious. However, breaking the law is still breaking the law! Here are some serious and...

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Food Trucks: Los Angeles

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Food Trucks: Los Angeles

It’s between noon and two and your reoccurring office nightmare continues: your stomach rips out a big grumble and everyone stops their work to peek over at you. What do you do? You obviously crack a joke about your stomach talking, but how do you solve your problem? Do you grab a small burger from the large chain across the street, get a non-filling side salad to save some calories, or just grab a smoothie because you’re in a hurry and the boss wants you back pronto? The answer should be obvious: none of these! I know, I know. Sometimes...

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Labor Day Driving 2013

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Labor Day Driving 2013

Driving during the holidays can be a frightening thing. Between the unfortunate drunk driving and distracted driving tragedies, the increase in the amount of motorists, and more, drivers become more unpredictable than ever before. During this Labor Day weekend, AAA predicts 34.1 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles from home and that 85%, or 29.2 million people, will drive; the highest it’s ever been! Here are a few things to keep in mind if you plan on doing any form of traveling this holiday weekend: Buckle up Pay...

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Weirdest Traffic Laws (A-C)

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Weirdest Traffic Laws (A-C)

Keeping up with different state laws can be as difficult as “Keeping up with the Kardashians”—they’re a little wacky and sometimes you can’t understand them, but all in all they can be fairly entertaining! For example, did you know that in Alabama you aren’t able to carry an ice cream cone in your back pocket at any time? Apparently Georgia thought this was a smart law to carry over because in their state, you may not have ice cream in your back pocket, but only if it is Sunday. My first thought: why would anyone carry ice cream...

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Dealing with Aggressive Drivers

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Dealing with Aggressive Drivers

We’ve all dealt with them on the roadways. Whether or not we’re driving, they’re hard to overlook. They weave in and out of traffic, lay their horn down on other cars, tailgate those who drive the posted speed limit (or slightly under), and even throw items at other cars. Yup, you guessed it, the insane in the membrane aggressive drivers. They come from all over; no state or country is excluded from their menacing ways of operating a motor vehicle. So, how do we deal with them? Your first reaction may be to do exactly as they are doing....

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Iconic American Highways and Roads

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Iconic American Highways and Roads

As a youngin,’ my family and I were always traveling during the summer months and any other chance we got. Staying at home for an extended period of time was not an option, and I was completely okay with that. The moment the final school bell rang, we would fill the car with our luggage (and of course tons of snacks) and hit the road for a trip packed with adventure. From Los Angeles to the Florida Keys, from Maine to Chicago to Montana, I learned much more about this country by the time I was in high school than most do in their entire...

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America’s Worst Drivers

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America’s Worst Drivers

Many of us love them or are drawn to them with wandering eyes: the big suburban-metropolitan areas, where the grass is concrete and streets are towered by the tallest of buildings. Regardless of their attraction to many, you can’t always escape the people that occupy them. I’m sure you’ve seen the movies where those big city folk get caught in the pressures of their own version of the jungle. Between the ruckus and stress of being in a largely populated area, it’s been known to affect the way we drive. With more active drivers comes...

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