Posts Tagged ‘road frustration’

August 24, 2010 @ 8:40 am
posted by Mego Rider

Are you the type of person who will try anything for a little peace of mind? Many people have adopted the principles of feng shui for their homes….but you can also try a little feng shui  in your car. Your car is a place where you need to try and incorporate positive energy –  to get you through the frustration of rush hour and restless children in the back seat. Read more

August 5, 2010 @ 6:15 am
posted by Mego Rider

Did you know it’s National Stop on Red Week? We started to write about it, but realized Kari DeVrieze at CarsforGirls.com had already written an excellent post. We’ll get you started here, but please visit the link to read the rest of Kari’s post.

August 1-7th Marks National Stop on Red Week

Yesterday, the National Safety Council announced its support for National Stop on Red Week August 1st – 7th, an event organized by the National Campaign to Stop Red Light Running.  NSC believes talking on handheld and hands-free cell phones while driving is a contributing factor to red-light running.

Drivers using hands-free or handheld cell phones experience a form of cognitive distraction called inattention blindness, meaning they “look at” but do not “see” up to 50 percent of the information in their driving environment.  These drivers miss visual cues critical to safety and navigation.  They tend to miss exits and go through red lights and stop signs.  Go here for the rest of Kari’s post!

July 12, 2010 @ 6:26 am
posted by Mego Rider

We’ve all had the frustration ( and sometimes downright fear) of a driver following much too close behind you on the road.  There are several things you can do as a safe driver to reduce the danger of a rear-end collison – accidents often  caused by people following too closely to the car in front.

As a refresher, make sure you know how close is “too close.” Experts say to use the ‘three second” rule. Pick a fixed object in front. When the car in front passes that object, three seconds should go by before YOU pass the object. In poor weather, it should be 4-5 seconds. You can also use the two-car lengths rule – for more details on maintaining a safe driving distance go to Smartmotorist.com

What to do if someone is not observing good driving practices? Here are a few tips that may help keep both cars safer and help you feel more in control. Read more