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Autos archive for Oct. 2017

MONDAY, OCT. 30, 2017

Anticipation is a good thing

No driver has a crystal ball to predict traffic dangers. But fortunately, we do have the mental capacity to store driving experiences. Using this ability, we can anticipate what may happen in certain situations based on what we’ve witnessed before. One might say this helps…

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Be winter-ready

Soon, we will experience additional driving challenges. With winter’s rain, fog, frost, snow and additional hours of darkness, we must prepare for safe vehicle operation. Don’t drive “over your head.” If weather and road conditions deteriorate beyond your comfort zone, don’t drive. It’s actually advisable…

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THURSDAY, OCT. 26, 2017

MONDAY, OCT. 16, 2017

Daylight wanes for drivers

As leaf colors change, available hours of daylight diminish. This annual waning begins naturally about now and accelerates when we discard daylight savings time just after Halloween. As winter wears on, hours of darkness predominate. This yearly phenomenon is relative to driving because we encounter…

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SUNDAY, OCT. 15, 2017

MONDAY, OCT. 9, 2017

Debating bus belts

Children today are protected by rearward-facing seats, boosters and belts when they ride in vehicles beginning with their first ride home from the hospital. Given this indoctrination to safety, kids must perceive a mixed message when they find no belts on their school bus. The…

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SUNDAY, OCT. 8, 2017

MONDAY, OCT. 2, 2017

Avoid controlling others

Attempting to control or correct the behavior of other drivers is generally pointless and may even lead to road rage. Try to take appropriate action to accommodate their driving shortcomings, but otherwise avoid engagement. For example, when someone makes a right turn across the nose…

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