Opting for a taxi instead of driving or walking is often the safest and most convenient option for getting around in a city. If you’re drinking alcohol, worried about parking or alone in an unfamiliar place, it’s almost always in your best interest to cab it.
Though hopping in a taxi is much safer than some other alternatives, it’s not entirely without risk. To mitigate those risks, it’s wise to keep these crucial tips in mind so that your trip is safe and sound.
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When you have a car accident, the first thing you may say is that the accident wasn’t your fault. It's an instinct, which people looking back often don't understand. Unfortunately, the other driver or drivers probably say the same thing.
Determining who is at fault in a car accident comes down to one thing: negligence. All drivers have a responsibility to obey traffic rules and not harm pedestrians or other drivers. Negligence is when a driver acts in a thoughtless or careless way that causes harm to someone else. For example, if the driver fails to stop for a red light or yield, he or she behaved in a careless or thoughtless manner.
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The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) and Ford Motor Company are funding a $5,000 Student Media Scholarship Competition: Blazing the Trail: Celebrating the Women of Empowering America® and the deadline to apply is just around the corner!
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Congratulations to these AskPatty partners and affiliates who received a variety of awesome recognitions at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show last week. AskPatty is proud to be associated with these excellent people!
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Burau, GM’s Chief Engineer of light-duty and heavy-duty pickup trucks. Jully
was hired as a crash test engineer for Buick in 1980, and joined full-size
trucks as Chief Engineer in 2001, where she has played a large part in working
to refine the quietness of the all-new GMC Sierra, as well as its handling,
steering, and braking capabilities.
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Jody DeVere, CEO
is a mom with two adult children fighting Multiple Sclerosis. Her interest in
opposing this disease is personal, and she partnering with the Multiple
Sclerosis Society to raise awareness
Multiple Sclerosis during the month of May with AskPatty’s month-long MOMS
social media campaign. Read
the rest of Jody's story here.
On Thursday May 23, Jody DeVere shared her story live on BlogTalkRadio with special
guests Marni Deckter,
Vice President of Communications of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society,
Southern California & Nevada Chapter; and Nancy L. Sicotte, MD, Director of
the Multiple Sclerosis Program and Director of the Neurology Residency Training
Program at Cedars-Sinai. Please listen to the recording of the BoomerandBabe
channel of BlogTalk Radio
broadcast to learn more about this illness, its symptoms, and its treatments.
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Designed to inspire creativity in youth and help them imagine the
future of mobility, Toyota's annual Dream Car Art Contest invites youth across
the U.S., ages 4-15, to create and submit a drawing of their idea of a “Dream
Car.” These kids may not be old enough to have their licenses, but that doesn't
mean they can't dream about what they might ultimately drive!
Winners of the worldwide Toyota Dream Car Art Contest are chosen
from three age categories (4-9 years old; 10-12 years old; and 13-15 years
old), and judging is based on execution of concept, uniqueness, and artistry.
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When I received an invitation to attend Bridgestone’s Indy
Racing Academy (Driver Development Center) in Toronto Canada I felt electric
excitement (and a little disbelief) that I had been invited (along with nine
other female journalists) to attend what to me, was my ultimate dream come true.
After receiving the invitation the first two people I would
have loved to share this exciting news with was my father and my grandfather –
unfortunately both had passed within the last year. My dad and grandpa loved cars, were pilots, and
both would be really proud (and just as excited as I was) to have heard about
my invitation. My dad would have been
especially stoked because he loved to race cars – more specifically drag race.
So in an effort to honor my dad I decided to put on a
special piece of jewelry and call my step mom.
I not only wanted to tell her the news about my racing school (dream)
invitation but to also inspire her. “In honor of dad I am going to wear my
butterfly (pendant) necklace (he gave me a few Christmas ago) while driving the Indy
car,” I told her. “That way (when I’m
driving) it will be like dad is flying around the track with me,” I added. Of course an emotional female moment ensued
- but it was all good..
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Automotive Women's Alliance Foundation presents their 17th annual golf outing
Automotive Women's Alliance Foundation (AWAF) is a professional
organization dedicated to the advancement of women in the global
automotive industry and is headquartered in Troy, Michigan. There
are over 200 members located in 14 different states and 3 countries
both females and males from all aspects of the automotive industry
including OEMS, Suppliers, Service Providers, Consultants, Retail
Outlets, Industry Groups, etc.
mission is to advance and empower women in the automotive industry.
Their vision is to help create and sustain a diverse automotive
industry optimized by empowered women.
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The old adage of “Art mimics life” can be used in just about any category when used in contrast or comparison to life. Whether in professional or personal circles, just about any situation or circumstance can be used as a learning tool of what to do in life and at times what not to do.
In the story of Indy driver Katherine Legge, she has found that in both her personal and professional life her obstacles in both scenarios have allowed her to learn, grow, and at times propel her towards reaching her goals and dreams. There are many choices we contemplate and make, sometimes they occur on a minute-by-minute basis. Legge has lived her life believing that time is of the essence both in life and in the seat of a race car - so it’s imperative to always make the right choices since we only live once.
Legge started racing during her childhood in Europe at the age of 15. While following her dream to race she usually made good decisions. At time’s she faltered and lost a little faith in her abilities. For awhile Legge was racing in the U.S. but after a scary accident in 2006 she went back to racing on European tracks (which took her a few steps away from her dream). A few years later Legge returned to the U.S. and broke through many obstacles and barriers (some of which were personal) to achieve her dream of racing on the Indy circuit.
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