Slow Down, Move Over – PSA

Slow Down, Move Over – A Public Service Announcement

This is an excellent PSA that ESTRA has shared. I have been out at the rest areas yesterday and today and I am surprised how many people are NOT aware of this law. Please let’s help educate them. Share this and remember to be careful out there.

What To Do If You Break Down

Do you know what to do if you break down?

Is everyone alright and who is with you?
Do you need an ambulance?
Do you have children with you?
Do you have any pets with you?

Most major highways do NOT allow you to abandon your vehicle on the highway and WILL have it towed. It’s dangerous and will cost you much more in the end than simply making a call to a professional towing company for assistance.

If you find yourself broken down follow these steps

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Drowsy Driving

Just like drugs or alcohol, sleepiness slows reaction time, decreases awareness, and
impairs judgment. Just like drugs or alcohol, it can be fatal when driving.

  • Death rates based on mileage were 3.2 times higher at night than during the day in 2007.
  • 37% of drivers surveyed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration admitted to falling asleep at the wheel at some point in their driving career.
  • 8% admitted doing so in the past six months
  • 60% admitted falling asleep while driving on an interstate- type highway with posted speeds of 55 MPH or higher.

Click here for information on how to recognition drowsy driving, and what you can do to do to prevent it.

Top 10 Car Care Tips

What you can do yourself to keep your car on the road.
By: Mike Bumbeck of Auto

If everything on TV were true, then keeping a vehicle running great, looking good, and lasting a long time would be the easiest thing ever. Advertising will tell us over and over that all we really need to do to keep that car or truck running forever and looking brand new for years is to pour some bottles of miracle liquid into the crankcase, sprinkle magic dust on the paint, or spray some sort of ionized wonder water on the interior. Unfortunately this is not the case.

Following the old adage that “if it sounds too good to be true it probably is” comes the news that regular, proper care and maintenance are what really keep vehicles going into the high six-figure mileage ranges. Miracle cures, magic fairy dust, mystery polymers and the like are all fine and good for infomercials, but most likely won’t do much good for your vehicle.

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