Remember Alex Brown: Texting and Driving Affects Everyone

November 17th, 2015

By Kara Bishop
VehicleMD Staff Writer
Originally published in Fall 2012 issue

77 percent of young adults are very or somewhat confident that they can safely text while driving, while 55 percent of young adult drivers claim it’s easy to text while they drive, according to Quinstreet, Inc.

Alex Brown was the school mascot in Seagraves, Texas, and was expected to graduate at the top of her class. However, she chose to text four friends on her way to school that morning and never got the chance to give her valedictorian address.

Alex died on November 10, 2009. Her parents, Johnny Mac and Jeanne Brown made their first presentation to Wellman High School December 1, 2009. Since then, they’ve been to more than 350 schools all over the United States, explaining the dangers of this perilous trend that has gripped so many within this technological-minded generation. ...[more]

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NOVEMBER TIRE SPOTLIGHT: KELLY CHARGER GT

November 6th, 2015
Kelly Tires in Puyallup, WAIf you’re looking for an all-season tire that handles like a sports tire but has the ride and handling of a grand touring tire, you can’t go wrong with the Kelly Charger GT. 
 
The Kelly Charger GT is designed with two circumferential grooves and a dense pattern of sipes for great traction and handling in wet weather. The grooves feature unique Z-shape serrations to direct water away from the tire’s contact patch in rainy conditions. It features the industry’s M + S stamp, indicating that it meets requirements for all-season traction. The Kelly Charger GT uses a tread compound that’s optimized for all-season traction, with twin steel belts and a polyester radial cord body for ...[more]
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