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April is Distracted Driving awareness month

By David Peel Deaths from car crashes, after falling for years, are up again. A rise of 6% in just the last two years! What has suddenly changed? Do you believe cars themselves, with tons of airbags and safety features have suddenly become less safe? Do you believe that roadways have abruptly become more uneven or […]

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SOUTHERN RAISIN’ Study On It ’fore You Make a Final Decision

By Otis Griffin This was one of the few things that ‘pert nigh’ everybody had or at least needed to survive.  Man can not live by bread alone; he must have some fresh vegetables out of the garden.  As my ‘pore’ old country hard working rednecks know, you don’t wake up one day and a […]

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Autonomous Vehicle Kills Pedestrian

By David Peel Uber Is the leading ridesharing company. “Uber” has even become a verb, Such as, “when I am in Dallas I won’t rent a car I will just Uber to the meeting.” The biggest expense and struggle that any ridesharing or taxi company has is not providing cars, it is providing the drivers. […]

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SOUTHERN RAISIN’ Study On It ’fore You Make a Final Decision

By Otis Griffin This was one of the few things that ‘pert nigh’ everybody had or at least needed to survive.  Man can not live by bread alone; he must have some fresh vegetables out of the garden.  As my ‘pore’ old country hard working rednecks know, you don’t wake up one day and a […]

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The Three Ingredients of an Injury Case

By David Peel While all injuries are regrettable, not all are compensable. There are at least three ingredients that must be present for a winning case: 1. First, you need “Liability,” sometimes called “fault.” Liability results from negligent acts or omissions of another, such as someone running a stop sign, or a doctor mistakenly cutting […]

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Us is Smart…….I Think

By Otis Griffin Ain’t it surprising how time kind of slip-slides away?  No one seems to have time to enjoy life anymore as everyone seems to be in all fired hurry.  For what?  Please tell me as I must be missing a sackful.  My country folks understand, that ain’t real good grammar, but it is […]

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Saving Gas

By David Peel Your Miles Per Gallon (MPG) directly impacts your wallet. With gas prices expected to rise, you can save money by following these tips: 1. Coast to a stop. As soon as you see you may need to stop ahead, take your foot off the gas. The normal driver will accelerate till the […]

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Momma Knew and I Didn’t Have to Tell Her

By Otis Griffin Everyone had to try blackberry picking’ with their friends as it was just a way of life. Such as larrupin’ apple pie, snipe huntin’, skinny dippin’, corn cob fightin’ and grape vine puffin’!  In most cases there are consequences you don’t want to own up to, or admit since you would be […]

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Over Correction: West bound (towards left in diagram) vehicle, runs off road on North side, over corrects back to its left, then back to its right, then slides into a spin, until leaving the North side of the road, striking a tree, killing two teens.

Teach Your Teens How to Run Off the Road

By David Peel That sounds like strange safety advice from an accident attorney and parent of teens. But it is critical.  Teens have great reflexes, lightning-quick reaction times, and better hand-eye coordination than any of us old folks, yet they are much worse drivers. Why?  Instincts rule. Teens have not yet learned when NOT to […]

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SOUTHERN RAISIN’ They Said it Had Worked Many Times, but on What?

By Otis Griffin As a youngster when we had some congestion, now that’s a ‘five-dollar word’ for…… stopped up.  Momma would rub this salve down deep into my bony chest.  It was probably the same grease we used on the cows and hogs to reduce swelling, nicks, cuts, fleas, ticks, flies, warts and the deadly […]

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