Sunday, October 31, 2010

October Trivia Question Answer

Thanks to the many that submitted answers to the October Trivia Question posted in our October e~letter

Question:          What percentage of  American men have not had a vacation in the past year:

 Correct answer:        72% (Vitality magazine).  that was a tough one!

                       Happy Halloween from everyone at Car-Lotta Credit and Car Sales
                                                    Car Lotta

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Distracted Driving .. not only texting

 Distracted Driving is not just texting. The same thing applies to eating and drinking – they shouldn’t be done while driving. Most cars these days come with cup holders, it’s true, but there’s nothing that says you have to use them while driving. Eating is even worse than drinking.  If you are  going to be eating you should either get out of your car to eat, or eat while the car is parked and then resume your driving. You may be thinking this sounds like overkill, but it’s not. Odds are you probably won’t have a wreck while sipping on a soft drink or eating a hamburger, but you’ve greatly increased your chances of it happening. Your odds of not having a collision are much greater if you don’t do these things.

Ask yourself this:    What would it mean for car safety if everyone on the road were eating a sloppy double cheeseburger while driving? Do you think car safety would go up, or go down? When you think about it that way it becomes clear just what safety risks eating and drinking in your car are. Fast food is sloppy and messy and often quite hot, and it can cause you to lose control if you drop it. Soft drinks are ice cold and can spill, having the same effect. Even without spills you just cannot control a vehicle as well with a drink or a burrito in one hand. It’s simply impossible.

Get out of the fast-food-while-driving habit ~ you’ll be safer.

For more information on distracted driving  visit