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In today's world, families coping with disabilities have never had greater access to dignity and mobility. We like to think of ourselves as part of that mobility solution. Some of the most dependable vehicles on the road today, minivans are also considered some of the safest. That’s important in a country that sees over six million…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on January 18, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Coping with a mobility-related disability is an expensive proposition! We live in an age where, with a little accommodation, wheelchair-bound or otherwise disabled individuals can experience a great deal of independence and dignity. But those accommodations add a layer of complexity and financial weight to your life that can make the…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on January 18, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments
In a longstanding tradition, if a police officer suspects a driver of DUI, a field sobriety test will be performed.
In such a test, the driver might be asked to walk in a…
Added by Rachael Murphey on December 22, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Road rage incidents on the highways across America is on the rise, and with more of these incidents comes an increase in truck accidents.
Truck drivers have a lot of things going against them these days that are only exasperating a very sensitive issue to begin with, and many times these accidents can be fatal…
Added by Rachael Murphey on November 28, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments
Although car accidents happen on a daily basis in every part of the country, perhaps some of the most frustrating ones would be of the hit-and-run variety. Seriously, there is the fact that someone has damage to their car but then it is compounded by the fact that the individual who caused the accident did not take responsibility for it…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on November 27, 2017 at 3:03pm — No Comments
There was a time not that long ago that most drivers did not even wear seat belts. Babies were actually held in the arms of passengers, and only a few cars had power steering and power brakes. Nowadays, there is technology so advanced for consumer vehicles that the cars can actually drive themselves. It is hard to…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on November 6, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments
Not too long ago, trucks relied on their sheer size to keep occupants safe.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration toughened its rules, and now pickups have the same airbags and crash-avoiding electronic controls as cars and crossovers. The latest warning and automation systems are also coming online. Here…
Added by Rachael Murphey on October 25, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments
One of the key buzzwords of the 21st century is "awareness".
We are constantly striving to become more aware of our actions, feelings, and thoughts. This has spread into various aspects of our lives, including the decisions we make…
Added by Rachael Murphey on October 5, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Avoiding collisions saves lives. Fortunately, the current vehicles in the markets have been designed to protect a driver and passenger. The car safety tech is also focusing on preventing collision with animals and pedestrians. Additionally, it is implementing ways of making drivers stay focused on driving to avoid…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on September 18, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments
If you own a classic car, you probably cherish it more than the average car owner. Those who know you might even say you’re overly protective. Ignore them. Obsessing over your vehicle is absolutely normal. The naysayers have no idea how it feels to be in possession of such a rare gem. Your car is as delicate as a baby, and you must treat it…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on September 18, 2017 at 4:17pm — No Comments
There are more people on the road than ever before. Drivers are the most distracted they have ever been. Vehicles travel faster than they ever have. And yet - car accidents are down since 1988. What are we doing right?
Active safety systems are as necessary to today's vehicles as the engines…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on September 12, 2017 at 10:54am — No Comments
Every so often, you come across a crash that boggles the mind, once you learn that someone actually survived it. Here are five car accidents to wrap your mind around.
The South Bend Tribune, in the May 21, 2014 edition, tells the story of a mother who witnessed her daughter…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on August 29, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments
Just because you're in a wheelchair doesn't mean you can't have an awesome car! Check these rides out there that are not only wheelchair accessible, but downright cool at the same time.
As you would imagine from the name, the Segway Puma is not so much car as much as an extension of the wheelchair…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on August 28, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments
When money is tight, family and personal budgets have to focus on “the four walls” – food, housing, utilities, and transportation. Most people need a car to get to work, to get their kids to school, or for a number of other reasons. But private transportation is expensive, and car payments are out of control. The average car payment in North America today is…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on August 25, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments
In our modern age, technology has become omnipresent. We rely on technology to help make our lives easier and to help us to solve problems that would otherwise take much longer without. Computers have a very big presence in society and we are seeing exponential growth not only in their complexity but their integration…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on August 17, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments
As a trucker, you may spend many long hours of the day with one of your arms exposed to harsh rays of sunlight while the other arm sits in the shade. This can damage your skin and can give your body tone an uneven appearance. If you are looking for great ways to manage this issue, consider these tips.
Added by Rachael Murphey on August 14, 2017 at 11:11am — No Comments
Everyone makes mistakes, even bikers. Some people willingly take risks while others make genuine errors. Even when we do dumb things, we bikers might not own up to it, or correct our behavior to prevent such acts in the future. Considering the risks of riding a bike, especially in an era with drivers distracted by smart phones, identifying and remembering…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on August 9, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments
Distracted driving accounted for over 3,000 deaths in 2015 and another 300,000 injuries due to accidents involving distracted drivers. It is estimated that approximately 660,000 drivers use cell phones while driving during daylight hours. Ironically, the very tech that created this problem in the…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on August 2, 2017 at 10:15am — No Comments
For some auto enthusiasts, the sight of the open road is what revs their engines. Some of us prefer to live dangerously and our hearts are tied to the drag strip. It’s even better when drag races happen in real places with enough of a fear quotient to sweeten the deal. Here are 5 of the most dangerous places to drive your hotrod:
If the winters of northern Minnesota seem forbidding to you, then try Skyline Parkway in Duluth. This…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on June 26, 2017 at 1:58pm — No Comments
It is no secret that working as a mechanic is a difficult occupation that requires strenuous labor. Doing repairs on heavy vehicles and putting constant strain on their muscles and back are all things that workers face every day. However, there are some less obvious health risks associated with this type of…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on June 5, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments