I'm in the MADD Club

I learned to drive in 1990 when my biggest fear on the road was the drunk drivers in Staten Island. In high school, in driver’s ed, and on billboards around town, M.A.D.D. (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) messages were shoved down our throats. By 16, this scare tactic had successfully inflicted fear against drunk driving, AIDS, and teenage pregnancy. ...more

If you are going to nag your teen, nag them about this

My son really, really wants to start the car for me. He is equal parts excited and unsure in this request. But excitement quickly overrules everything when I say yes....more

Beyond Thunderdome: 5 Tips for Driving in the Snow

Hundreds of angry drivers who needed a glass of wine an hour ago, all waiting, waiting, spinning, honking, waiting. Here are my top tips for maneuvering this frosty jungle.So it snows in Utah. Like, A LOT. Often. And in tremendous quantities....more

Can The Physically Disabled Drive?

Transportation is the key to independence. People with physical disabilities want the same freedom driving their own automobiles along with everyone else. Whether you are a veteran, the aging, recovering from a stroke or you have a physical limitation, driving is not out of your reach. ...more

Teens are very scary

Last week I told my son a "very scary" story about what would happen to him when he became a teenager. Although I was having some fun with him, I am well aware of the fact that what will actually happen when he becomes a teenager will be much, much more frightening. For me....more

As if the thought of your teen driving wasn't scary enough

I was in my late teens when I started driving. ...more
If you think that's bad, try insuring a 14 year old. My son just got his school ...more

4 Ways Parents of College Students Can Lower Their Auto Insurance Quote

 Though parents love to see their kids get a college education, they cringe when the bills come in. College is a pricey endeavor, requiring you and your child to fork over cold, hard cash for tuition, textbooks, and meal plans. And that doesn’t even take into account the stuff that gets your child home for a visit — like a car. That means, of course, that you need to add car insurance to your budget....more

Disappointing morning: I was sure Ed Sheeran and I were sharing a moment. I was listening to “Thinking Outloud”  and started hearing hidden messages in the background of the track. ...more