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Fun With Trucker’s Leapfrog

Many people think that driving a truck sounds like a boring job.  While some truckers travel to exciting locations, many merely go back and forth down the same, monotonous stretch of highway. Snooze-fest, right? That’s what they want us to … Continue reading

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Let Your Fingers Do The Talking: Universal Sign Language For Drivers

The problem with Driver’s Education is that students learn useless things like the proper distance to maintain when following a car towing a house trailer up a 30 degree incline during an ice storm (2 miles.) Why don’t they teach … Continue reading

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Lost: One Husband. Substantial Reward For Safe Return

Many women suspect their husbands would be lost without them.  I have proof. We were visiting my parents and Mom needed something picked up across town.  My husband offered to drive me, chivalry giving him an excuse to show off … Continue reading

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Old Drivers Are Making Me Crazy. Young Ones, Too.

It used to be funny to make cracks about women drivers.  Now we know that such comments are sexist and demeaning.   Besides, gender has nothing to do with driving ability.  All the truly bad drivers are either really old or … Continue reading

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Driver’s Tourette’s: And It Make Me Go @#&$%+*!

I think I may have an unusual form of Tourette’s Syndrome.  Those who suffer from Tourette’s are plagued with uncontrollable physical tics and “the spontaneous utterance of socially objectionable or taboo words or phrases.” In other words, they swear like … Continue reading

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IDOT And the Screaming Semis From Hell

    I came out of Indiana doing 75 in a driving rain.  It was rush hour when I entered the abyss. When the old-timers gather to tell their driving stories, as old-timers will, they speak in hushed tones of this section of … Continue reading

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Stop Sign 101 – A Refresher Course

  What is a stop sign?  What should you do when you see one?  There seems to be a lot of confusion out there about these seemingly simple concepts.   Here is a short refresher course,  presented as a public service by the Institute for … Continue reading

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