A New Flying Car

A New Flying Car

  Although countless small companies have tried to commercially develop flying cars over the past several decades, we’re still not seeing Blade Runner-esque vehicles cruising over our rooftops … yet. Terrafugia is one of the groups currently trying to change that situation – a fully-functioning prototype of its Transition fixed-wing “roadable airplane” is currently undergoing […]

10 Most Useless Car Technologies

10 Most Useless Car Technologies

  Sure, it’s easy to complain. But these car technologies deserve to be called out for being underwhelming, frustrating, or just plain pointless.   Paddle Shifters for Automatic Transmissions In theory, the ability to manually shift an automatic with nice, prominent steering-wheel paddles makes some sense. Many of us don’t want the inconvenience of a […]

More Car Safety Tips

More Car Safety Tips

Keep your car properly maintained If your car is well maintained, it will be safer to drive. You’ll need to make sure that all the parts of your car (like the engine, windows, lights, belts, tires, etc.) are in good working order. Keep with the maintenance schedule as noted in your vehicles’s manual. Not sure […]

Texting While Driving

Texting While Driving

  No more excuses. It’s time to stop texting and driving. While we’re all saying we’ve stopped, a new poll by AT&T proves otherwise. According to the National Safety Council, approximately 210,000 accidents in 2011 involved a driver who was texting. Not scary enough? How about the fact that 9 drivers a day are killed […]

Car Maintenance Myths

Car Maintenance Myths

  While most of us see our cars as a gentle machine built for the purpose of safe and smooth transportation there are times where it seems to turn into a gas-guzzling monster ready to break down on us at every turn. A bit dramatic? Perhaps, but you have to admit – every once in […]

New Jersey Point Reduction

New Jersey Point Reduction

  To Get a 2 Point Reduction from your New Jersey driver license…   1. Enroll in and complete your New Jersey Defensive Driving Course!   Because the 2-point reduction is voluntary, you do not need to request permission from a court or the MVC to take a defensive driving course. You may take this […]

Dismissing your Texas Traffic Ticket

Dismissing your Texas Traffic Ticket

    To Dismiss Your Texas Traffic Ticket…   1. Contact your court and request permission to take defensive driving. You may do this by phone, in writing (on the back of your citation), or in person. You have until the appearance date on your citation to request permission. At that time, you must plead […]

Preventing a Car Break-In: Your 10-Step Strategy

Preventing a Car Break-In: Your 10-Step Strategy

  Though many cars are stolen each year, you’re far more likely to have someone steal something out of your vehicle than steal the vehicle itself. In the U.S., a car break-in occurs every 17 seconds, resulting in well over $1 billion in annual losses. Below are 10 steps you can take to prevent a […]

New Car Safety App Released by NHTSA

New Car Safety App Released by NHTSA

  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a “SaferCar” app for iPhones, iPad, and iPod Touch devices. This new app puts the power of NHTSA’s tremendous volume of vehicle safety data, including real-time vehicle safety information from NHTSA’s SaferCar.gov site, at the fingertips of American consumers. NHTSA’s SaferCar app allows users to search […]

Future Car Technologies

Future Car Technologies

  In the technology world, the latest advancement is only as good as the next thing coming down the line. The auto industry is constantly bringing us new technologies, whether it be for safety, entertainment, usefulness or simply for pure innovation. Many new car technologies are either specifically built for safety or at least have […]