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Share the Road Safely: AskPatty offers 10 #BackToSchool #Safety Tips

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 7th, 2016 12:01pm

Share the Road Safely: AskPatty offers 10 #BackToSchool #Safety Tips More school-age pedestrians are killed during the hour before and after school than any other time of day, according to NHTSA. In fact, SafeRoutesInfo.org reports that more children are hit by cars near school than at any other location. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in fall 2016, approximately 50.4 million students will attend public elementary and secondary schools. And upcoming high school ...


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AskPatty's Back-to-School Tips

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 2nd, 2015 9:18pm

It’s that time of year again: the kids are heading back to school, and for some of us that means back to carpooling. Whether you’re only delivering your own kids or transporting a troop of youngsters to school or team practices, you’re not only keeping your own kids safe, but all the kids other parents are trusting you with as well.   On the other hand, you might have a teenager who’s heading off to ...


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When Should You Buy Your Child a Cell Phone?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 23rd, 2008 6:54pm

We all worry about our kids when we’re not with them. It’s second nature for a parent. So what’s the best way to keep track of them when they’re carpooling with someone else, going on a school trip, or just at a party? It’s probably a cell phone. Kids are asking for cell phones at younger and younger ages. Seventy two percent of 13 - 17 year olds now have cell phones, according to ...


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Perfect Attendance Could Result in a Car

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 2nd, 2008 9:43pm

Now here’s a program that, had it been in place when I was in school, would have assured a pristine attendance record. High school seniors at over 200 schools in 26 Tennessee counties could win a 2008 Chevy Cobalt via the Drive for Perfection program. The program will award five students with a new sedan for having perfect attendance. How cool is that? According to the US Dept. of Education, students who miss ...


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Miranda Throckmorton -- Racer, High-School Sophomore

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 11th, 2007 1:39pm

Miranda Throckmorton is a 15-year-old high school student but she is not your typical teenager. The Indiana native has been racing since she was 4-1/2-years-old when she began running ¼ midgets. In addition to her studies at Avalon High School just outside of Indianapolis, Miranda works out four times a week with PitFit Training as well as being responsible for all the maintenance and upkeep for her racecars; ...


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Tips for Back-to-School Bus Safety

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 29th, 2007 10:59pm

School is finally back in session. My older boy begins high school on Friday, though the younger one doesn’t begin until after Labor day. I drive my kids to school, but, according to the Michigan State Police, for 23 million other students nationwide, the school day begins and ends with a trip on a school bus. If your kids ride a school bus, it’s important to know that the greatest risk for them is not riding ...


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Safety Tips For New Drivers Headed Back To School

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Aug 29th, 2007 7:00pm

Is your teen driving to school for the very first time this year? As a parent you probably feel proud, relieved, and a maybe even little concerned, especially upon learning that the first six months of unsupervised driving are the most dangerous for new teen drivers. So what's the best advice parents can give their teens as they give them the keys to the car and watch them head out the door? "Don't drive ...


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ABC Affiliate TheBostonChannel.com features AskPatty article on Shell Ecomarathon

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 16th, 2007 6:25pm

A Car that Achieves 6,700 Miles Per Gallon?   POSTED at TheBostonChannel Thursday, April 12, 2007 It's Possible in Shell's Unique Student Competition Shell Eco-Marathon Americas inspires top young engineers from 24 schools in the U.S. and Canada in a challenge to take place April 13-14 at the California Speedway in Fontana, California. The goal of the event is to build a vehicle ...


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Channel3000.com features AskPatty.com article on Shell Ecomarathon

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 16th, 2007 6:20pm

A Car that Achieves 6,700 Miles Per Gallon?   POSTED at Channel3000.com on Thursday, April 12, 2007 It's Possible in Shell's Unique Student Competition Shell Eco-Marathon Americas inspires top young engineers from 24 schools in the U.S. and Canada in a challenge to take place April 13-14 at the California Speedway in Fontana, California. The goal of the event is to build a vehicle ...


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Winter Driving Tips from the Experts – Bridgestone’s Blizzak Tire

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jan 30th, 2007 7:58am

I was given the amazing opportunity to attend the Bridgestone Winter Driving School in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, last week. And being from California, I was very aware that my winter driving skills would be, well, not skilled. The kind folks at Bridgestone humored my attempts to control a Toyota Camry driving on ice at faster-than-what-is-safe speeds. (That's me in the picture above... I am wearing that super cute ...


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