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Rachael Murphey's ADM Blog (28)

The Safest 2018 Minivans Available

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.…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on January 18, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

What Do You Do When Your Mobility Vehicle Gets Old?

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…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on January 18, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments

How Technology is Changing Our Approach to the DUI Problem

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…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on December 22, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

How Common Is Trucker Road Rage?

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…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on November 28, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Most Frustrating Hit and Run Stories You've Ever Heard

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…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on November 27, 2017 at 3:03pm — No Comments

4 Gadgets Improving Driver Safety

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…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on November 6, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Safest 2018 Truck Models

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…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on October 25, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Rates of Drunk Driving is Down Since 1982. Here's Why:

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…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on October 5, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

5 Collision-Avoiding Innovations

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…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on September 18, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

10 Ways to Better Protect Classic Cars

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.…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on September 18, 2017 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Vehicle Deaths Per Capita Are Down Since 1988. Here's Why:

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?

Safety is Engineered In!

Active…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on September 12, 2017 at 10:54am — No Comments

That'll Buff Out - 5 Worst Collisions Where Drivers Survived

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.

Woman Hit by Train as Mother Watches

The South Bend Tribune, in the May 21, 2014…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on August 29, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Pimp My Ride: Wheelchair Edition - 5 Coolest Handicap-Accessible Vehicle Mods

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.

The Segway Puma

As you would imagine from the name, the Segway Puma is not…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on August 28, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

How to Live Without A Car Payment

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…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on August 25, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Are Self-Driving Cars Safe?

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…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on August 17, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

5 Creative Ways to Manage Your Trucker Tan

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…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on August 14, 2017 at 11:11am — No Comments

5 Dumb Things Bikers Do

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…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on August 9, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

5 Tech-Driven Fixes for Texting and Driving

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…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on August 2, 2017 at 10:15am — No Comments

5 Most Dangerous Places to Drive Your Hotrod

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:

1. Skyline Parkway, Duluth, Minnesota

If the winters of northern Minnesota seem forbidding to you, then try Skyline Parkway in Duluth. This…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on June 26, 2017 at 1:58pm — No Comments

5 Health Problems Mechanics Should Be Concerned About

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…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on June 5, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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