There are only a few more days left to cast your vote for your favorite video in Bridgestone’s Teens Drive Smart Video Contest. Voting ends Sunday night, July 28, 2013, at midnight EST. Since 2006, Bridgestone has sponsored the annual Teens
Drive Smart safety program to help increase teen driving safety and accountability.
The top 10 videos are all online now at www.teensdrivesmart.com. Cast your vote and help decide who the three finalists will be. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to spread the word about the online voting on your favorite social network by using the hashtag #TDSVote! The grand-prize winner will receive a $25,000 college scholarship. Second prize receives a $15,000 scholarship and third place receives $10,000 for college. All finalists also will have a chance to have his or her video run as a PSA across the nation.
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Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA) has released a free mobile Apple app for iPhones and iPod touches that will offer real-time
vehicle safety information from NHTSA’s SaferCar.gov site. Are you shopping for a new car?
Then be sure to take NHTSA’s SaferCar app along with you as you shop to search 5-Star
Safety Ratings for vehicles by make and model, locate car seat installation
help, file a vehicle safety complaint, find recall information, and subscribe
to automatic notices about vehicle recalls. The app can currently be downloaded
from Apple’s iTunes Store; ; development is also underway for a version
compatible with Android devices.
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According to The
Weather Channel, above-average
temperatures are expected this summer for the majority of the lower 48 states,
and especially the western states. These might seem like no-brainers, but
following are some urgent automotive tips to keep in mind when temperatures
start to climb.
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The new 2014 Lexus IS series includes a new multi-link rear suspension and eight-speed transmission (IS 350 RWD), while the wheelbase of both models has also been increased by nearly three inches for more rear legroom and cargo room. The 2014 Lexus IS 250 and IS 350 are equipped with V-6 engines and available All-Weather Drive for a safer driving experience.
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Considering taking the family
off in the car for fun and adventure on the road this summer? There are many great things about summer
but few can match the fun of a family vacation road trip. Before you go, be sure to peruse this interactive
infographic created by the National Highway Transportation and Safety
Administration (the federal agency tasked with improving our nation’s automotive
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By Sue Mead
Knibbe Ranch, Spring
Branch, Texas: This celebrated cattle ranch in the Hill Country of Texas was
the perfect place for ‘The General’ to get back in the saddle! Now launching
its next-generation pickup trucks, General Motors is truly back in the truck wars and hosted the
first drive of its all-new 2014 Chevy Silverado at this working ranch that has been used for a
handful of years as the proving grounds to evaluate the country’s top trucks
each fall, in an annual shoot-out sponsored by the Texas Auto Writers
Continue reading "Driving The General’s Next-Gen Pickup: The All-New 2014 Chevy Silverado was Well Worth the Wait!" »
With the Memorial Day Holiday weekend upon us and the summer vacation
season fast approaching, we at AskPatty know there is no better time to “Be Car Care Aware”
about your vehicle.
According to the National Highway Transportation
Safety Administration (NHTSA),
an average of 13,000 Americans are killed during the summer travel season between Memorial Day weekend
and Labor Day. A portion of these deaths can be directly attributed to
unperformed vehicle maintenance as each year neglected maintenance leads
to over 2,600 deaths, nearly 100,000 disabling injuries, and more than
$2 billion in lost wages, medical expenses, and property damage.
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Just in time for May Motorcycle Awareness month is a book that includes a Harley road trip about a baby boomer’s unusual journey to reinvent herself and answer, “What now?”
Beautiful, fit, happily married, and successful, former Citigroup executive and motivational speaker Linda Crill was – and saw herself – as the kind of woman who could make things happen. But after losing her husband at 57, the identity Crill held closely no longer seemed to fit. Like many of us, she found herself asking, “What now?"
Desperate for change – and in a fit of rebellion – Crill signed up for a 2,500-mile road trip down America’s Pacific Northwest coast with a group of experienced motorcycle riders. At the time, Crill had never ridden anything more powerful than a bike.
"When the unexpected occurs, the answers we are searching for are often found around 'blind curves'—the unknown,” Crill says. “This trip opened my eyes to a new way of being and became the catalyst for recreating my life.”
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By Diana Claussen
The Texas Auto Writer’s Association met recently at
Texas Motor Speedway to choose the top cars of Texas. More than 50 model year 2013
and 2014 vehicles were available for TAWA members to drive and review during the two-day event. By the time the event was over, a few surprising models
came up on the top of their winner’s list. A few of the most notable vehicles were equipped with
conveniences, comfort, and safety features sure to appeal to busy women on the go.
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Every year, 9,000 families lose a child because of a
preventable injury. That’s one child every 30 seconds globally due to tragedies
such as fires, falls, drownings, and car crashes. In the United States alone,
nearly 9 million children are treated for injuries in emergency rooms for
injuries that can affect them for a lifetime. What can you do to help reduce
these preventable injuries? On Saturday,
May 18, 2013, more than 100 communities across the United States will celebrate
Kids Day to raise awareness and funds
to protect our kids.
Continue reading "May 18th is Safe Kids Day: Tips to Reduce Preventable Injuries in Your Garage or Driveway" »