Category Archives: Driving Experience

Hydroplaning – Prevention and Recovery

Our last blog focused on safe vehicles for your teen drivers. While the safety features we recommend are important for new drivers, they are also a plus for seasoned drivers. The topic this month is hydroplaning, an all-too-common occurrence here in the Northwest. Wet roads, often piled with leaves or pine needles, require specific driving…
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Driving Safely in Construction Zones

Driving safely in work zones is increasingly important with the onset of summer.  All over Washington State and in particular throughout the South Puget Sound and here in Tacoma we can expect driving delays and slowdowns due to construction on our roadways that require you to be more alert and responsive than normal driving conditions. …
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Traffic Safety Guidelines For A Peaceful and Safe Commute

Maintaining focused awareness on the road these days is both increasingly important and increasingly difficult.  More cars than ever are on the road, more and more machines, devices, and advertisements are vying for our attention and as cities are building their transportation infrastructure to accommodate future projections of increased traffic, the road hazards and slow…
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Is It Time To Say Goodbye To The Manual Transmission?

The purists and the numbers disagree.  For some, the raw, more visceral experience offered by the manual transmission has been the definitive epitome of what it means to drive - feeling better engaged, connected and in control of the vehicle's relationship with the road, for many the manual transmission has been the only way to…
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