An ode to Angry Drivers

“Wes” is a professional man who, if you saw walking on the street, you‘d easily imagine being jumped by a few teen punks and getting beaten up for his wallet. Wes is nearing retirement age, has a potbelly, doesn‘t work out, has grey hair—hardly an imposing figure.But look out when he gets behind the wheel of his car. Cut him off and he‘ll give you the finger and holler out obscenities....more

Distracted Teen Drivers a Mess

Worried about your teen causing a car accident from drinking too much? How about from being distracted too much? According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, distracted driving accounted for 58 percent of medium to severe wrecks involving teenagers, based on analysis of about 1,700 videos....more

Day 18 - When the Patient Comes Home

 Back in June, I wrote about my DHthe hang glider. I wrote ...more

10 more Horrible Accidents to avoid

“When it’s your time, it’s your time.” NOT. Most accidents, including freak, are avoidable. Here are more preventable deaths, courtesy of popularmechanics.com....more

Top 10 Horrible Accidents to Avoid

“When it’s your time, it’s your time.” NOT. Most accidents, including freak, are avoidable. Here’s a compilation from popularmechanics.com.Mauled by a mower. Every year in the U.S., about 95 people die by mower when it flips over on a hill and crushes the driver. Don’t mow sideways on a slope; mow up and down....more

To Paraphrase Seinfeld's George

The expressway was angry that day.Well, not actually the expressway.I left work at 5PM.Where my bus would take the exit, there was a major back-up on the expressway because the accident closed the main road up to my current homestead.Fortunately,my nephew Greg was there to save the day....more

Let's not keep score

Wow. So it's been a weird couple of days....more

A Bump in the Road - Learning to Drive Never Ends

Sometimes the best way to learn is from experience, and experiences, especially those that frighten and remain ingrained. Last night as I was driving home, another car hit mine, which I guess qualifies as an experience. I was driving in her blind spot and she went to change lanes, swerving right into me....more

Remembering The Accident That Changed Our Lives

This Thanksgiving will be the ten year anniversary of the car crash that changed our lives. My post tells about the accident and how my daughter's paralysis has made our family stronger. Thanksgiving for us means remembering how quickly life can change and to be grateful for the moments we share together. http://kdrausin.com/blog/2013/11/10/remembering-accident-changed-lives/...more

81 Year Old Man is Killed While Riding His Bike

 "81 Year Old Man is Killed While Riding His Bike"  That was the headline in  the small town's newspaper.  It really says very little and the normal response would be something to the effect that he lived a good life and probably didn't suffer as his death was on impact. ...more