Back-to-School Driving Tips for Parents and Teens

Now that school is back in session, we should all refresh or memories on how to safely navigate school traffic, especially parents and teens. Follow these back-to-school driving tips and make this school year a safe and stress-free one.

Leave early. If you’re a teen driver, you’re the most likely to be in a rush to get to school if you’re worried about being late. This leads to more reckless driving and breaking the speed limit, so combat this by leaving home at least ten minutes early.

Stay distraction-free. Early mornings are also the most important time to avoid driving distractions like texting, since you’re already tired and the roads are busy. You’re more likely to hit young pedestrians on the way to school than any other time.

Remember procedures. Parents, if you’re dropping your kids off, follow drop-off procedures and make sure you’re up-to-date on the right locations and policies. Don’t double park or drop your kids off across the road—stay in a single file line and pull up to the school. Your kids have a much lower risk of getting hit this way. Carpooling is a great way to reduce the number of cars in the line and make it move faster!

Keep your eyes open. Be cautious of bicyclists and pedestrians, and always stop well behind buses when they’re picking up or dropping off children. Pay attention to your surroundings and keep your eyes on the road!

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What is an Airless Tire?

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You asked and we answered – What is an Airless Tire?

What is an airless tire?

Airless tires are exactly what they sound like – tires that do not require any air pressure. Found on some forklifts, construction equipment, riding lawn mowers, and motorized golf carts, airless tires free owners from the hassle of air leaks and flat tires. So why can’t we kiss air pumps, low-tire pressure warnings, and flat tires goodbye for good?

Unfortunately, airless tires may not become a standard in the future for passenger cars any time soon. The physics behind keeping cars on the road are much more complex than what is needed to move a lawn mower or construction equipment. High speeds, inclement weather, and needing to stop quickly are factors that all effect the engineering of our vehicles’ tires.

Despite plenty of research, engineers have been less-than-successful at recreating the comfort, safety, and efficiency that traditional air-filled tires can provide. According to Wikipedia, both Bridgestone and Michelin are currently developing air-free tires that claim to offer the ability to carry loads, absorb bumps, and provide handling similar to that of a traditional tire.

Here at Linus Cadillac Buick GMC, we want to know what you think: are airless tires the wave of the future, or should we stick to old trusty? Tell Linus in the comments!