Approximately 1 in 5 crashes in Texas involves distracted driving. Why so many? Texting and Driving. A state law banned texting and driving happened in 2017. Is it working? You decide.
TxDOT Executive Director James Bass. “One life lost is one too many and distracted driving is completely preventable. Our message is no longer just a public safety – it is to remind drivers of the law that now forbids such activity.
56% of Americans Give Their Cars Names By Good News Network
Does your car have a name?
Do you talk to it regularly or even feel guilty driving another vehicle?
If so, you are not alone.
How about this for a Topic: If you could have a Wedding “I Do” Over” what would you do different? If anything?
Here is a blog where a Wedding Designer discussed some thoughts on a Wedding “I Do” Over.
An Aside: At the Pool…I overheard someone venting…”Sunscreen ruins my nail polish.”
Driving Tips: Is your foot connected to your wallet? if so here are some tips to help keep her wallet and gas tank full:
- Keep tires properly inflated.
- Use the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended grade of motor oil.
- Cut the number of miles; cut the number of trips to town make lists and combine trips i.e. groceries and summer activities.
- Eliminate quick starts, speeding, and rapid breaking.
- Clear the junk from the car trunk or bed of the truck.
The U.S. government has retooled its consumer site, Fuel Economy Website, with more tips for driving more effectively.
The website Drive Smarter Challenge allows consumers to plug in the type of car they drive and determines how six different changes in driving or maintenance can save them in cash.
- “Love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything. Love still stands when all else has fallen.”
- “If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.”
- “When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt”
The Good Friends Question of the Day: Any ideas for summer fun for families with young kids? What did your summers look like? Trip to: Grandparents, fishing, etc.?
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Family Summer Fun
- Ellen Trout Park & Zoo is one of Lufkin’s main tourist attractions and has over 500 animals, one fourth are endangered species. The zoo has received numerous state and national awards and is considered one of the top zoos in Texas. You can ride a miniature pre-Civil War train replica around the lake. (936) 633-0399
- Texas Blueberry Festival; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 11, 2011. See you at the tastiest festival in Texas! Blueberry-sweet fun with free admission and 100+ vendors. (936)560-5533.
- Texas Forestry Museum Learn about the history and culture of Lufkin/Angelina County. See exhibits, steam locomotive, depot, and walking trail. Open seven days a week, free admission. (936) 632-9535
- The Museum of East Texas This museum offers changing exhibitions of art and history, artists and scholars, workshops and classes, summer Art Camp, and Super Saturdays. Open seven days a week, free admission. (936) 639-4434
Text while Driving Banned: Sending text messages while driving would be outlawed in Texas under a bill passed by the legislature. The provision says it is ok to read a text while driving. The measure now heads to the governor’s desk for signature.
Texting’s be a Cool way to communicate. But soon, if you do it behind the wheel, it may become the most expensive thing you’ve ever typed. You may want to curb that habit since fines start at 200 dollars.
The Texas House saying the practice is a hazard more dangerous than drunk driving. The legislation would ban text, electronic and instant messaging by a motorist while driving. It would not apply when a driver is stopped at a traffic light or stop sign. Violations could lead to a Class C misdemeanor charge and a fine of as much as $200.