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August 04, 2014

5 Rules of the Road You Forgot from Drivers Ed

Teen_Driver_safety_Week-student_driver-thinkstock-153681188Do you remember when you first learned to drive?  You probably focused 110% of your attention on the road as you gripped the wheel at 10 and 2 with nervous, white knuckles.  And, strangely enough, you probably knew the rules of the road much better then than you do now. 

Why?  Because your driver’s license test depended on it.

But in the passing years, you’ve likely become much more comfortable behind the wheel and you’ve probably let slide a few of the rules your driver’s ed teacher taught you way back when.

Realistically, some of those rules are a bit unnecessary, but there may be a few you’ve forgotten which would help you to be a better, safer driver.  Read on to find out what they are.

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July 14, 2014

Don’t Get Too Friendly with the Cab Driver And 5 Other Taxi Safety Tips

Mobile-device-Thinkstock-78427556Opting 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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May 01, 2014

Who Determines Fault in a Car Accident?

Ap-car_accident-thinkstock-455682573When 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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December 02, 2013

Ladies! Deadline for $5000 “Emerging Voices” Scholarship from Ford is December 16

Alliance-for-Women-in-Media-Foundation-&-Ford-Motor-Company-sutter-middle-schoolThe 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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November 15, 2013

AskPatty Affiliates Receive Kudos at SEMA!

Sema-logoCongratulations 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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June 25, 2013

GM’s Chief Engineer of Full Size Trucks is a Woman!

Jully-Burau-Chief-Engineer-GM-full-size-trucksIntroducing Jully 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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May 23, 2013

Come Party with Us and Find a Cure! Listen to AskPatty Radio and Learn About MOMS: Moms Opposing Multiple Sclerosis

6a00d8341c4f3653ef017eeabbde42970d-400wiJody DeVere, CEO of AskPatty.com, 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 of 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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April 05, 2013

Toyota Announces U.S. Winners of Dream Car Art Contest

Toyota-dream-car-contestDesigned 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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September 25, 2012

Bridgestone Hosts Inaugural Event for Female Journalists

AcademyWhen 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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September 05, 2012

Swinging Fore Scholarships

Automotive Women's Alliance Foundation presents their 17th annual golf outing

BRoss_110808_9390aThe 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 and include both females and males from all aspects of the automotive industry including OEMS, Suppliers, Service Providers, Consultants, Retail Outlets, Industry Groups, etc.

Their 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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