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December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 7th, 2018 8:00am

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month Every day, millions of people use America's roadways to drive to and from work, school, and social events. Every day, millions of Americans depend on these roadways being safe so they may arrive at their destination. Every day, lives are needlessly lost and irreparably altered by crashes involving drugs or alcohol.  Tragically, in 2017, more than 10,000 people died in alcohol-related crashes in the United States, ...


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Show Runner Network's Marketing Podcast Jody DeVere, CEO AskPatty.com on #WomeninAuto

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 26th, 2018 8:00am

Show Runner Network's Marketing Podcast Jody DeVere, CEO AskPatty.com on #WomeninAuto Jody Devere, CEO of AskPatty.com, is an expert at marketing & selling to women and an internationally recognized speaker, trainer, and spokesperson for the automotive industry in the women’s market. Listen Here Jody is a champion for both women and the automotive industry; her company AskPatty.com, serves as a place for women to learn about buying, owning, and servicing their cars. She has been featured in the New ...


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Kiss Me, I'm Sober - Stay Safe for St. Patrick's

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 14th, 2011 6:16am

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Ask Patty nation!  Distracted driving is a topic that is very important to everyone here at Ask Patty, and St. Patrick's Day is a day notorious for casualties as a result of drivers who weren't enirely focused, whether the culprit be alcohol, a cell phone, a car full of buddies, or most often, a combination thereof.  Please remember this holiday, and every day, that buzzed driving is drunk ...


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Drunk Driving Prevention - Jody's Story

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 10th, 2011 4:44pm

In 1994, Jody DeVere's husband died in an alcohol-impaired vehicle crash. He was driving after having a few too many drinks and this preventable tragedy still deeply affects her and her family today. ... Read More!


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How to Organize Your Car Trunk

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 30th, 2010 7:35pm

Next, it's time to get rid of all that "junk in your trunk." Many people unwittingly carry the weight of an extra person in the back of their vehicle, so be brutal: Remove everything you don't use frequently or need in an emergency. Items such as car cleaners or foldable chairs, for example, should be stored elsewhere. Seasonal items, like traction aids for the mud or snow, should be stored in the car only when the season demands ...


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A Reminder to Not Drive Drunk This Fourth of July

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 2nd, 2009 7:16pm

The Century Council sent me an innovative eCard for the July 4th holiday that reminds viewers to stay safe this Independence Day and not drive drunk.   Click below to start the video, or you can also view the eCard here at The Century Council.   I first learned about The Century Council and its efforts to stop underage drinking when we reported on the organization's support of Brandon Silveria and his ...


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Man Goes for Joyride in a Tux

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 17th, 2008 6:52pm

When you think of the perils of drunk driving, you’re usually thinking of someone driving a car or truck, aren’t you? So did I, until I saw that a man got a ticket for driving drunk on a lawnmower. Yes, that’s right. A lawnmower. A New York man decided to take his lawnmower out for a spin. At 1 a.m. The police got reports of a drunk person and responded to find a tuxedo-clad man on a mower. They ...


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What Is in Your Trunk?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Feb 24th, 2008 9:39am

What Is in Your Trunk? Some of us keep absolutely nothing in our car trunks, while others have enough packed to live in their cars for weeks. Somewhere in between is this list of things we think every car owner should always have on hand. Things to carry in your trunk Duct Tape. Buy a good quality brand from a hardware store. Worth it’s weight in gold. A can of emergency tire repair. Small aerosol can of WD40 Can of de-icer (if you live ...


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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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Drunk Driver Kiefer Sutherland Goes to Jail for 48 Days

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 17th, 2007 7:00pm

There wasn't a counter-terrorist agent powerful enough or a White House operative with enough strings to pull Kiefer Sutherland out of jail after he was recently sentenced to serve 48 days in jail for his second drunken-driving arrest in three years. Kiefer immediately reported to a lockup in Glendale City Jail, saying "I'm very disappointed in myself for the poor judgment I exhibited recently, and ...


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