Paul’s Blog

Empower Children in Road Safety

The protection of children’s legal rights (topic of my last two columns) is important, but doing our best to protect our children from being harmed in the first place is even more so. We do…
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Dashboard is Not a Footstool

My wife uses the dashboard as a footstool. She’s not alone; keep an eye out and you’ll notice that it’s a fairly common passenger posture. I prefer to train my “road safety sights” on those…
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Preserving the Evidence

This is the fourth and last episode of a series.  I started with a list of priorities for what to do at the scene of a crash.  I promised a similar list for what to…
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The Pursuit of Recovery

I set out, last week, to provide a priority list of what to do after being injured in a crash. I got carried away with the highest priority item: pursuing medical recovery. I am now…
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A Crash is a Forced Triathlon

You have to train for a triathlon that you didn’t sign up for, you get none of the fringe benefits and you don’t get to check it off your bucket list because you won’t be…
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Attentive Driving Takes Work

I back out of my driveway every morning at about 5:15 a.m.  Traffic on that quiet street at that time of the morning is rare. This morning, just as my back bumper is meeting the…
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Attentive Driving Takes Work

I back out of my driveway every morning at about 5:15 a.m.  Traffic on that quiet street at that time of the morning is rare. This morning, just as my back bumper is meeting the…
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