Tag: driving 101

Driving 101: The Nashville Way

Since moving to Nashville in 2014, I have had the experience of being “trained” by my fellow drivers in the Music City.  A national magazine recently awarded Nashville as the friendliest city in America.  When I heard about this I said, “They obviously didn’t drive here.”  I’m not saying...

Driving 101: Tie Your Crap Down

A few months ago my wife and I were travelling on I-65 North from Nashville headed to Cincinnati when an orange cone blew out of a Nashville Electric Service truck.  The cone then blew across the road into my lane.  I resisted the tendency to swerve around it so...

Driving 101: Patience Grasshopper

The common theme in almost every Driving 101 posts I have made is the impatience of drivers that roll along our highways.  You know the person – the one who pulls out in front of you forcing you to brake when there is absolutely no traffic behind you.  Then...

Driving 101: Show Some Respect

I get it.  We are all in a hurry to get to places we need to be and we don’t have time to be slowed down by other traffic or issues on the highways.  We are wrapped up in our own world and oblivious to others but there comes...

Driving 101: What Does The Flashing Lights Mean?

I was rolling along West End Avenue on my commute home from downtown Nashville last week when I saw a traffic obstacle ahead.  It was a flashing yellow light.  Apparently the traffic light was out which defaulted it to a flashing yellow light for the main road and a...

Driving 101: Knuckleheads On Ice

Driving under normal conditions is stressful enough but when you throw in the occasional snow and ice we get here in Nashville for the few days in the winter, it won’t surprise you why our Northern neighbors poke fun at us.  We simply don’t know how to drive in...

Driving 101: No Need For Speed

I saw a story on Good Morning America this week where Dodge announced the release of a new car with an 850 Horsepower engine. Why is there a need for this? Robin Roberts asked this question of Michael Strahan who said that while he wouldn’t use all of the...

Driving 101: Just Drive!

I will soon be on the commute home.  It’s always an adventure.  You never know what’s going through the minds of the drivers in Nashville, Tennessee.  People tend to do whatever they feel like doing.  Forget about traffic lights, turn signals and lanes on the road.  If they can...

Driving 101: It’s An Ambulance You Idiot!

Okay, the headline here may be a bit severe but I’m quoting myself just about every time I am driving and pull over for an emergency vehicle to pass by.  Almost every single time there will be at least one goober that will drive on and refuse to yield.  Why is...

Driving 101: Cars vs. Bicycles

Recently, there was an incident where a driver hit a cyclist on the Natchez Trace Parkway and kept driving.  Fortunately, the cyclist was not seriously injured and the driver was arrested thanks to video of the incident which went viral.  This incident raised issues about drivers sharing the road...