Posts Tagged ‘driving’

Snowy Roads + Driving = Hard!

January 2nd, 2010

best-new-cars-for-winter-drivingSo you are driving around in the wintertime and you have front-wheel drive and your rear wheels are skidding.  What do you do?  Personally – I freak out whenever this happens but I do have some neat tips and tricks that will absolutely assist you when you are dealing with rear wheel skidding in the snow.

First and foremost you want to take your foot off of the gas – steer the wheel in the direction you want the front wheels to go.  If your rear wheels are sliding left, steer left, if they are sliding right, steer right.  If your rear wheels start sliding the other way as you recover, ease the steering wheel toward that side. You might have to steer left and right a few times to get your vehicle completely under control.

Whenever you are dealing with snowy driving, you always want to make sure that you pump your brakes – this includes the time right here as well.  Rear wheel skidding is not the end of the world, but it can be scary.

Distraction.gov — The Website for Distracted Drivers!

December 26th, 2009

distracted-drivingOne thing that is definitely becoming a concern in the driving world is distracted drivers.   In this day and age with all of the technology that is floating around – I can tell you for sure that there are many different devices that can distract you, as a driver.

Whether you are dealing with an iPod or an iPhone or even trying to text on the latest smartphone out there, I can tell you for sure that you are at risk.  That is why distraction.gov was designed – to educate you exactly how distracted driving can put you at risk.

Texting for example, this makes you 23 times more likely to get into a car accident than if you were just paying attention to the road.