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ScopeOut Mirrors Protect Teen Drivers and Pedestrians

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 6th, 2007 3:00pm

by Stephanie Burchfield Want to visit the riskiest place in town?  Go to your child’s high school parking lot 5 minutes after school’s out.  It’s scary and “The Parking Lot Dance” plays out thousands of time each day in cities all across the country.  Think of your own shopping adventures. If you’ve ever tried to back out of a parking spot and had your view blocked by ...


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Transportation From a Different View Part II - Hand Controls Spell Freedom for Teen Driver

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 3rd, 2007 4:17pm

I caught up with Joe Katona recently, he is the Director of Vehicle Architecture for General Motors Product Development, to get a progress report on his son John who is 19 years old and was involved in a car accident on 4/22/05. He sustained several injuries, and is diagnosed as having a "complete" spinal cord injury at C6 vertebrae. The GM Fastlane Blog featured his story in July of 2005 just after ...


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Summer Driving Advice: Stay Focused--Don't Drive Distracted

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 2nd, 2007 9:06pm

Statistics show that the time period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is the most dangerous time of the year for drivers. The danger peaks around the Fourth of July holidays, when Americans experience the highest number of driver fatalities, according to research from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). "It's a critical driving time," says assistant vice president ...


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Minnesota, You Are In Our Hearts

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 2nd, 2007 6:33pm

The recent tragedy in Minneapolis gave us pause this week. It’s always devastating to learn of destruction that has befallen others in our country, especially when it happens so swiftly and without warning. There were close to 50 vehicles trapped in the rubble of the 35W interstate bridge collapse as of today. Searching could take days, according to Chief Tim Dolan. There have been people who have died and many ...


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UnitedSpinal.org Motorsports Program Attends Lyn St James Event

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 2nd, 2007 6:17pm

Steven E. Perkel, DSW, FACHE Sr. Vice-President, Member Programs and Strategic Initiatives for the United Spinal Association  attended the Lyn St James Women in the Winner Circle Foundation event last week to learn more about how women are making an impact in the world of racing. Steven is also a member of the UnitedSpinal Motorsports program. The mission of United Spinal Association’s Motorsports program is ...


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My Son Gets a Second Life

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 2nd, 2007 3:53pm

Today, August 2, 2007 is the anniversary of my sons car accident. He was driving his Rav4, lost control on a canyon road and went over the embankment tumbling down 350 feet to the bottom. He came to rest upside down, his 6 foot body cinched tight by the seatbelt. My son, 33 at the time and recently been diagnosed with MS had been having some difficulty and should not have been driving that day. The rescue workers ...


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Elizabeth Edwards at BlogHer07…And I got to Meet Her!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 1st, 2007 9:04pm

Jody and I attended BlogHer07 this year in Chicago and among the great speakers we had there was Elizabeth Edwards (that's me with her to the left!!), wife of Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards. I have to say, on a personal level, I was inspired… and I’m not the type to say that lightly. I went into the keynote session she was in with excitement but also with a clear thought of where I was ...


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Is Your Car Sexy? Review It on CarBlabber and Win Prizes

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 1st, 2007 4:05pm

Announcing CarBlabber. It's car reviews for women by women like you! Is your car sexy? What does your car mean to you? Do you love or hate your car? Is your car a fashion statement or a pile of junk? Ask Patty has just launched CarBlabber, where you can read and write reviews about your car. So what can you do at CarBlabber?     *Create a personal car profile     *Write car reviews of any ...


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Ask Patty Automotive Advice for Women Blog Carnival: July 31st

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 31st, 2007 4:12pm

Ask Patty is back again, recovering from BloghHer07 and bringing you our carnival for this week. We have scoured the internet for mentions of women and their cars. We pulled stories and posts that concern women’s cars in order to celebrate the launch of Ask Patty’s new feature: CarBlabber! Read on! Edmunds Driving Woman blog has a funny story about driving her Lexus SUV: “The first time I drove a ...


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Ask Patty Hits BlogHer07 and Meets Many Great Blogging Women!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 30th, 2007 7:43pm

Ask Patty staff hit up BlogHer07 this year and it was a blast! Jody and Breanne were on hand at the event to learn and educate as well. Jody sat on a panel on Business Blogging to help other women bloggers turn their awesome blogs into a way to make money for them and their families. It was incredible to see all these inspiring women with strong voices and Jody was incredibly delighted to share some wisdom with ...


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