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Don't Drive if You're Drunk - And Don't Run if You're Dumb

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 14th, 2008 5:43pm

Don't Drive if You're Drunk - And Don't Run if You're Dumb Sometimes life just follows a dominoes effect of mishaps that can cause a situation to go from bad to worse. Sometimes it's just dumb luck. Sometimes it's just dumb choices. Take, for instance, the recent incident involving a 22-year-old Minnesota woman who plays the starring role in this season's best example of why it's just ...


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Meditation on Driving in Los Angeles Rain

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 4th, 2007 5:03am

The first rains of winter arrived last week to the Los Angeles area. While many of you might laugh at this announcement because you may have been living with seasonal rain and snow for several weeks already, this is actually a monumental day for So-Cal drivers. And for me, especially; it is practically a spiritual experience. For many years, I enjoyed an 45-minute commute from my home in the San Fernando Valley to ...


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Live Race Webcam - 25 Hours of Thunderhill Racing 4 A Reason Race Team

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 2nd, 2007 4:51am

Live Steaming Race Webcam - 25 Hours of Thunderhill Racing 4 A Reason Race Team On December 1st and 2nd, 2007, race car driver Karen Salvaggio will compete at "25 Hours of Thunderhill"--the longest endurance race in North America--to benefit United Spinal Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries or disorder and you can be ...


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Improve Teen Driver Safety with 'Rookie Driver' Symbol

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 15th, 2007 7:00pm

Many parents feel defenseless in safeguarding their teenagers when they begin driving. There is one simple, yet important component often overlooked in improving teen driving safety: Identify the new driver's car. Parents can increase awareness of their teen driver by identifying their vehicle with a standardized 'rookie driver' symbol, advises Corinne Fortenbacher, president of Rookie DriverNet. The car ...


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Teen Drivers: Track Them or Trust Them?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 8th, 2007 1:30pm

Auto insurance companies have started offering devices for parents to monitor teen driving habits. Services include in-car cameras or global positioning devices. The intent? Reducing teen accidents. We all know that insurance is higher for teens because they tend to get in more accidents. But is looking over their shoulder the right solution? Teen fatality rates are four times higher than most drivers over 25. And with ...


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6000 Teen Drivers Die Each Year

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 7th, 2007 7:56pm

Sometimes, when I'm watching TV, I am so moved by some small fact on a show or during a commercial that I must get up immediately to research the subject. I saw a commercial just now from Allstate Insurance that shows a long line of vehicles driving on the highway towards the viewer; as we watch, we see that each car is filled with carefree teenagers. My first impression was how much I liked the music, and that once ...


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Deborah Renshaw Featured in Pretty Tough Magazine!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 5th, 2007 10:47pm

Deborah Renshaw is the Real Deal With her drive, determination, and dream, Deborah Renshaw has the distinction of being the highest ranked female NASCAR driver. How did you get started racing? What age? Deborah RenshawI got started racing by being around the race track at a young age. My father owned a local late model team in Nashville, TN. I would spend my Saturday's at the track doing whatever job necessary to make the ...


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Girl Scouts, Cookies, and Cars

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 14th, 2007 4:55pm

Firestone Complete Auto Care Partners with Girl Scouts to teach them how to be safe drivers when they’re out delivering those cookies. Not sure whether you’ve still got any cookies left, as the official sale date was months ago, but as I sit here dipping frozen Thin Mints into a glass of milk, I want to share some additional information about another Girl Scout program more relevant to our subject ...


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Deborah Renshaw: Wide Open for NASCAR Checkered Flag

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 4th, 2007 4:23am

Deborah Renshaw has the distinction of being one of the few women to have competed in any of NASCAR's top series. Since her full-time ride in the Craftsman Truck Series ended in 2005, Renshaw has showcasing her talents in the NASCAR All American Whelen series, UARA Late Model Traveling Series and the ARCA Re/Max Series in hopes of securing a new opportunity and major sponsorship back in the Craftsman Truck or Busch ...


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Cars are Dangerous

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 1st, 2007 5:41pm

I started my professional career more than 20 years ago as a typesetter working for Guns & Ammo Magazine. Quite frequently, when people heard where I worked, the group would divide into a pro-firearms/anti-gun debate, in which I was often accusingly asked "Would you have a gun in your house with children?!" My response was, "Well, I have car keys, bleach, and kitchen knives." My opinion on ...


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