GHOST RIDER SURVIVAL SERIES – RIDING TWO UP

RIDING TWO UP INTRODUCTION Helmets… check Gloves… check Pegs down… check Passenger… check You settle into the saddle, followed by the person who will be sitting just a deep breath away from your backside. As the pavement begins to roll under the pegs, you sense that all is right with the world. For many couples, [...]

Nevada Licenses the First Self-Driving Freightliner

Bright blue LEDs trace outlines of the next generation autonomous cars, built with the intention of ease as well as accident & DUI prevention. This is the Daimler Freightliner Inspiration Truck. Daimler-Benz, owner of the Mercedes brand, has introduced the first fully self-driving, licensed Freightliner tractor trailer to operate in Nevada on May 5th 2015. This [...]

Not What I Expected

Not What I Expected When I first began to develop ABC DUI school, I believed it would be a creative business experience. Since the course was online, I expected telephone support to be limited to no more than answering a few tech questions or sending the occasional forgotten password. It didn’t take long to realize that [...]

Teens Driving Under the Influence: Shocking New Survey

As the summer months approach, so does the celebration season. Prom, graduation, and the Fourth of July are all just around the corner and give teens an “excuse” to drink or do other illegal activities, such as smoke marijuana. What’s more unfortunate about this: many teens don’t view these activities as dangerous and add driving [...]

Reese Witherspoon’s Disorderly Conduct over Husband’s DUI

*Photo: Reese Witherspoon (left) and husband James Toth (right) mug shots from the city of Atlanta Department of Corrections. Being pulled over tends to bring out the worst in people. If you’re a red carpet celebrity, however, the world is able to see your every move. Oscar-winning actress, Reese Witherspoon, was with her husband and [...]

Inattentional Blindness

Ghost Rider Series – Inattentional Blindness Originally Published in www.Cyclematters.com – 5/2011 Recently, I was enjoying a nice warm Saturday ride toward one of my favorite northern Nevada destinations, Virginia City. For you older guys, it’s the same Virginia City of the 1950’s Bonanza TV fame.  Riding on one of the main routes out of [...]

Lake Tahoe – The Sierra Nevada’s Sapphire Lake

LAKE TAHOE – THE SIERRA NEVADA’S SAPPHIRE LAKE By Doc Shaw, 2011 It’s Sunday morning, May 22nd and the world did not end yesterday as predicted and I was a little disappointed. So much for the eternity or at least next week off. Its 8:30… my eyes were open, the cat was purring in my [...]

Aggressive Driving

Aggressive driving isn’t just gesturing a single finger at another driver. When another driver does something we think is stupid or dangerous, we have that urge to yell at them.  Always remember that trying to give driving lessons to someone at 35 or 45 mph doesn’t make for a congenial conversation. That said, most drivers [...]

Blind Spots

Most drivers have never been taught how to properly set their side mirrors. Typically, drivers will simply adjust the side mirrors so they can see along the side of their car. When set this way, side mirrors function more as an extra set of rearview mirrors. As the name implies side mirrors are intended to [...]