What’s your tire plan for snow? By Nick Nicholson

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There is a story about how a novice driver came into the house to say she was stuck in the snow. Her mother advised, "Rock it."  Later, Mother went out to check on the progress. The car wasn't moving at all but the driver was sitting in the front seat rocking her body back and … Continue reading What’s your tire plan for snow? By Nick Nicholson

Winter Driving Starts With You By Nick Nicholson

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Let me begin with a disclaimer.  There is no way I can cover all of the hazards of winter driving  here but, hopefully, I can cover some of the main obstacles you will encounter. Your best teacher is experience, and you just have to hope that the experiences you have are survivable and that you … Continue reading Winter Driving Starts With You By Nick Nicholson

WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS A FAILURE …..by Nick Nicholson

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Just before midnight on 3 Jan 1979 I fell roughly 20 feet onto ice. Once I caught my breath (not knowing I was in "shock"), I continued to work for another half hour or so and then decided my "sprain" might be something more so I drove myself to a hospital. There is a long story of … Continue reading WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS A FAILURE …..by Nick Nicholson

WHAT’CHA DRIVIN’ ?? by Nick Nicholson

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Recently, after one of my posts negatively mentioning 10 & 2 steering, I was questioned as to what the proper steering technique should be today. (By the way, if those numbers mean nothing to you, it's a reference to the hands on an analog clock. 10, being two digits left of the top dead centre of … Continue reading WHAT’CHA DRIVIN’ ?? by Nick Nicholson

“FREE” DOWNLOAD: UPDATE 101 by Nick Nicholson

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How many of you would go years without updating your Smartphone, tablet or laptop? I think, not very many. Commodore 64, anyone? And yet, most drivers will go from age 16 to 80 without ever updating their driving skills or knowledge and they don't give it a second thought. Driving is probably the most dangerous thing … Continue reading “FREE” DOWNLOAD: UPDATE 101 by Nick Nicholson

WHO’S THERE? By Nick Nicholson

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Okay! Enough, with the "knock-knock" jokes, you guys! There are millions of drivers who have billions of thoughts going through their minds as they drive. Hopefully, most of these folks are stable but, we know that that there are many who aren't.  It has been said that ten percent of the population are alcoholics, that … Continue reading WHO’S THERE? By Nick Nicholson

PREVENTABILITY – WHY?By Nick Nicholson

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I recently discovered that many people in transportation, don't understand the significance of Collision Review Committees or "preventability". They have varying erroneous thoughts as to what "preventability" actually means. We so often hear: "What do you mean "preventable"? The other guy was charged, not me!" The purpose is not to decide fault nor does it … Continue reading PREVENTABILITY – WHY?By Nick Nicholson

Parent Safety Tips by Nick Nicholson

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Children are precious! Help protect them with these important safety tips. Parents: GET YOUR MISSING CHILD BACK A parent's worst nightmare is losing a child. Take a cell phone picture (every day if you need to) of your child as they leave for events, gatherings, parades, dances, outings, etc. BEFORE they leave. It captures what … Continue reading Parent Safety Tips by Nick Nicholson

Defensive Driving Safety Tips by Nick Nicholson

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DEFENSIVE DRIVING is driving to avoid collisions: "driving to save lives, time, and money, in spite of the conditions around you and the actions of others." SPACE CUSHION: Maintaining a safe reaction and stopping distance behind the vehicle ahead. Nicky's recommendation in a car - 3 seconds. When the back bumper of the vehicle ahead passes … Continue reading Defensive Driving Safety Tips by Nick Nicholson

“ROAD AIDER” by Nick Nicholson

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The opposite of "Road Rage" is "Road Aid" We've talked about the "rage" aspect where a driver overreacts to his or her own sense of entitlement. Horrifying crashes have been the result. What if we all drove so as to aid other drivers instead of impeding them. Chances are that we'd be safer ourselves. "Aiding" … Continue reading “ROAD AIDER” by Nick Nicholson