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AskPatty Offers Tips to Help You to Celebrate a Safe Fourth of July

Happy_fourth_of_july_from_askpattyAccording to the National Highway Transportation Safety Association, drunk driving crashes have accounted for about 40% of the traffic fatalities during the July 4th holiday over the last five years, making it one of the deadliest holidays on our nation’s roadways.

Unfortunately, according to NHTSA, someone in the United States dies in an alcohol-impaired-driving crash every 51 minutes.

Want to better educate yourself on how your blood alcohol concentration is determined? B4UDrink is an interactive program developed by The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (FAAR) that educates the user about how alcohol consumption affects an individual's Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC). You can find out more about your limits here at their “virtual bar.”

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June 29, 2016

13 #FunnyRoadSigns from @AskPatty: Everybody Wants to Live on Easy Street!

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Have you seen something funny you'd like to share with us? Whether it's a funny road sign, or an entertaining bumper sticker, feel free to share your #FunnyRoadSigns and tag us on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter.

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June 28, 2016

Cadillac House: Rewriting Brand Making

1__dtr__cadillac_houseThe Cadillac House just opened to the public in New York City's fashionable Tribeca neighborhood. You can't buy a car there; Cadillac House is not a dealership. So what is it?

In truth, it depends on what you want it to be. For Cadillac, it is possibly the most aggressive, expensive attempt in its history to change the brand image back into something it stood for in the first half of the 20th century; the standard of the world.

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Can't See at Night? It's the Headlights, Not Your Eyes

1__dtr__headlight_testing__iihsMost drivers don't give a second thought to our headlights and just assume they are all pretty much alike. But if you find it difficult to see at night, then it could be you are taking the headlights for granted.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has conducted its first headlight test. The organization, funded by the insurance industry, called the results "dismal."

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June 27, 2016

100 Years, 100 Women to Participate in Sisters' Centennial Motorcycle Ride

Sisters_centennial_rideIn 1916 the Van Buren sisters set out to prove they could ride as well as anyone. With World War I looming, they intended to show the U.S. government that women had what it took to be dispatch riders in the Army, and they set off on their transcontinental journey on a pair of motorcycles.

"This was a phenomenal accomplishment by two courageous women at a time when few roads were paved, Victorian attitudes were in full flare, and women did not yet have the right to vote," says Alisa Clickenger, founder of MotoAdventureGal.com.

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13 #FunnyRoadSigns from @AskPatty: Watch Out for Dead Ends!

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Have you seen something funny you'd like to share with us? Whether it's a funny road sign, or an entertaining bumper sticker, feel free to share your #FunnyRoadSigns and tag us on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter.

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June 24, 2016

How Safe Is Your Car's Passenger In A Crash?

IStock_6519891-KonovalikovAndreyAccording to a recent report by the Insurance Institute from Highway Safety, some vehicles with good driver-side protection may still leave passengers at risk.

Drivers of vehicles with good small overlap front ratings from the IIHS can expect to be protected well in a frontal crash involving the left corner of the vehicle. But how would the passengers sitting next to them fare in a right-side small overlap crash?

A new study shows that good crash protection doesn’t always extend across the front seat.

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13 #FunnyRoadSigns from @AskPatty: No Horn Blowing!

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...Unless you're really angry!

Have you seen something funny you'd like to share with us? Whether it's a funny road sign, or an entertaining bumper sticker, feel free to share your #FunnyRoadSigns and tag us on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter.

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June 23, 2016

Sixteen Great Lease Offers For Summer

IStock_89065395-welcomiaSearching for a great lease deal this summer? Wantalease.com, the nation’s first online car lease marketplace for new lease deals, has shared the following great lease offers for cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles this summer.

If you're looking for value, 16 lease offers are currently under $199 per month, and 36 deals are under $299 per month.

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