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The Theory Of Change Taken At Vc Brakes

- I think the approach to change taken at VC Brakes was ineffective because of the finger pointing culture, the high turnover rate, the chaotic processes, the poor procedures, the autocratic & unresponsive management, the financial crisis: decline in demand, etc. If there was no division between the engineers and the rest of the operations I personally think this approach would have provided some successful results. That said, VC Brakes effort to change lacked good sponsors, a good leader to overcome the obstacles needed for change and a sense of urgency....   [tags: Management, Total quality management, Leadership]

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History of the Development of Brakes

- History of the Development of Brakes The first brakes were drum brakes. They were metal upon metal, and made a terrible noise, although they did work. Since then, brakes have been made with asbestos, which is heat resistant, hard wearing, and relatively silent. Drum Brake (1890s~1980s) The working parts of a drum brake are contained in a hard metal drum that is attached to the hub of a wheel and revolves with it. Inside, but unattached to the drum, are a pair of stationary curved brake shoes that are normally held away from the drum by springs....   [tags: Design and Technology]

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Car And Bicycle Brakes

- Caliper Brakes Effectiveness: good mechanical advantage as it allows the operator to brake with little effort on the hydraulic lever, which needs to be squeezed. Material: Calipers are fixed mount, opposed piston calipers cast from aluminium alloy. Calipers are the hydraulic clamp portion of the disc braking system. Manufactured from either ferrous or non-ferrous materials and bolted firmly to the suspension upright(or knuckle) the caliper holds the pads in place and, through the action hydraulic pistons actuated by the master cylinder, force them against the rotating surface of the disc when pressure is applied to the brake pedal....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Applying The Brakes On Becky 's New Car

- Apply the Brakes on Becky’s New Car…Its Going to Be a Bumpy Ride Have you ever wanted to be someone else, just for a little while. To become a new person and have a new story line. Lastly, have you ever just asked yourself, “What the heck am I doing with my life!”. Well, in the Edward K. Daniel Auditorium, on the weekend of November 6th, 7th, and 8th of 2015, Southern State Community College presented a fast-track moving performance to the surrounding community. The performance was Steven Dietz’s Becky’s New Car, directed by Rainee Angles....   [tags: Performance, Audience, The Play, Costume]

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Antilock Brakes

- Antilock Brakes Antilock brakes are impressive performers on the test track and in television advertising. What has surprised a lot of people is that anti-lock brakes are not reducing the frequency or cost of accidents. This is the case despite the obvious benefits of antilock brakes in test situations. The reason why anti-locks are not making the expected and much projected difference is because many drivers lack the knowledge and experience need to use ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) effectively....   [tags: essays papers]

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Front Disk Brakes

- Front Disk Brakes For most people, driving a vehicle is a normal and every day process. On any given day, driving in city or town traffic one can experience a number of noises, by either their own, or somebody else’s vehicle. The most common sound made by the brakes of a vehicle is a light squeak, very high pitched and annoying. It may be time for new brakes, but wait; there could be a simpler fix. This paper is designed to educate the layman about brakes and give him or her some insight on how to fix them....   [tags: Automobiles Mechanics Essays]

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Why Should You Use Our Customized Auto Brakes Services?

- Welcome to Precision Brake Supply in Lynwood, CA, where customers are guaranteed of getting the best services from a local auto supply store that they can trust. Choosing a reputable store can become an overwhelming experience, and you might not be able to find the right products that you need to purchase. When it comes to reputation, you can be rest assured that your experiences will be positive when you shop from Precision Brake Supply. With a number of years dedicated to serving customers, our professionals are more than qualified and committed to providing excellent automotive services and affordable rates....   [tags: Automobile, Vehicle, Brake]

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The Power of Precident in the Vassar v. Shaffer Case

- The power of precedent to determine legal outcomes is a cornerstone of legal authority. Stare decisis is a prominent example of the reach of Latin diction in modern legal tradition, as it describes the doctrine of precedent that gives binding power to decided points of law. The importance of deciding current cases with relevantly similar facts analogously to precedent cases is essential for a stable body of law. In the current case between Liz Shaffer and Mary Vassar, controlling cases in the jurisdiction will decide the ultimate victor in the legal battle premised on the theory of proximate cause....   [tags: negligence, legal, brakes]

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Operating Diesel Engines

- Engine brakes have not always been around, in fact they came about almost 65 years after the first successful operating diesel engine. And since their introduction, they have become a staple in larger diesel engine applications. The engine brake came about from a rocky start dating back to 1931, when Clessie L. Cummins and his crew had a near death experience. This experience led him to start thinking about how to use the engine as both a means to propel a vehicle uphill and to be able to control it better on steep down grades....   [tags: engine brakes, engine retarders]

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History of Braces and Orthodontics

- It is said that "33% of the world's population has undergone orthodontic treatment at some point in their life" (Evans). This means one third of the people in the world have used some type of tooth-correcting method to better the smiles of the world. When first reading this one would assume metal braces have been used, but that is not always the case. So what are other orthodontic treatments that can be used. What orthodontic treatments are the most effective. Although the most useful orthodontic treatment is tradition braces, Invisalign, veneers, laser treatments, orthodontic surgery, dental bonding, and extracting or implanting can also enhance the appearance of teeth without the hassle of...   [tags: Invisalig, braces]

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The New Stadium of the Atlanta Braves

- The Atlanta braves announced in November that, in 2017, they will open a new stadium in Cobb County. Turner field will only be 21 years old, when their team will vacate it and have it demolished in 2017. This announcement stunned many of fans due to the lack of warning that they received and the seemingly young age of the current stadium. Recently, many sports teams have built new stadiums for their teams to decrease headaches, put money into their pockets, and put money back into the team. Not all of these moves are welcomed into their future communities....   [tags: mlb braves, turner field, braves stadium]

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Should My Kid Get Braces?

- Should My Kid Get Braces. The braces of today are not like the braces of yesterday. Images of kids and teens running around with a mouth full of metal and sometimes headgear, is not always true of experiences with the braces of today. In fact, there are a more choices in the material that braces are made of making them better blend in with your child’s natural teeth, such as when you choose ClearCorrect in Silver Spring from one of the best dentists. However, it begs parents to wonder, why children should be evaluated for braces while they are young at all....   [tags: Orthodontics, Dentistry, Retainer, Dental braces]

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Treatment of Braces

- As Thich Nhat Hanh once said, “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” A smile can change a life, and more importantly, your smile can change your life. Some people are naturally lucky, but orthodontists estimate that about three in every four kids could benefit from orthodontic work. Even though a number of people may think that braces are a waste of time and money, going through the treatment of braces could help to improve your life because they highly boost self esteem and help to correct and develop a healthy smile....   [tags: Orthodontics, Smile, Self Esteem, Better Life]

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Braces and Crohn's Disease

- When an individual receives braces, there may be some discomfort and aphthous stomatitis. Although this may seem like something most do not experience, this problem is more commonly called a canker sore. Although the sore may seem more annoying than anything else, there are links between patients with cankers and a diagnosis of Crohn’s disease. These small lesions may change the microbiota of the mouth, leading to a change of the gut microbiota. Because it is believed that Crohn’s disease is related to a change in the gut microbiota, it is possible that the oral lesions and Crohn’s disease are related, but now it might be true that braces also have an effect....   [tags: microorganisms, mouth, bacteria]

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The Atlanta Braves Season Program

- The Atlanta Braves season has been full of moving parts, as the team continues to build towards the future. John Hart has been extremely busy reshaping this organization since taking over this off-season he has made 120 transactions this season and we are just entering August that is ridiculous. He has done an awesome job in restocking our farm system with many young arms. Some of those include Shelby Miller, Tyrell Jenkins, Matt Wisler, and Mike Foltynewicz and many more. The key to any organization is pitching and John Hart has bolstered a farm system that was ranked in the bottom third of major league baseball and turned it into a top 10 if not top five system in a matter of months....   [tags: Major League Baseball, National League]

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The Atlanta Braves Are Getting a New Stadium

- Change is often met with opposition, skepticism, and even euphoria. All three of these feelings have been expressed with the announcement of the Atlanta Braves Major League Baseball team’s search for a new stadium to commence their 2017 season. The Braves current stadium is known as Turner Field, which originally completed construction in 1996 to host the 1996 Summer Olympics, is scheduled for demolition in 2017. The Braves announced that they are pursuing the construction of a new stadium in Cobb County, located in the northeast suburbs outside Atlanta....   [tags: opposition, skepticism, major league baseball]

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The Life of Craig Kembrell of the Atlanta Braves

- Do you like Craig Kimbrel and the Atlanta Braves as much as I do. At the age of 4 Craig Kimbrel started off his baseball career. He didn’t play tee ball like most kids, he went straight to coach pitch. Between the ages of 4-12 Craig played with the Civic league team in his hometown of Huntsville, Alabama. He played in the Babe Ruth league from the age of 12-16. Growing up through baseball Craig’s positions were 3rd base and outfield, not pitcher. Kimbrel played high school ball for Lee High in Huntsville, Alabama....   [tags: baseball, contract, professional]

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The Modoc Campaign and the Intelligence of the Modoc Braves

- This photo was taken to represent the Modoc War and the intelligence of the Modoc Braves that was greatly underestimated. The Modoc war was also known as the Modoc Campaign. The U.S. Army needed a photographer to capture the images of the war between the two forces. They hired the photographer who was famous at the time for capturing movement on film, Eadweard Muybridge and titled the photograph of this particular photo “A Modoc Brave on the War Path.” The U.S. Army also could not get an action shot of a Modoc warrior without endangering the life of he photographer so, they hired the Native American in the image, which means he is not a Modoc warrior....   [tags: Native Americans against US governments]

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Braces: A Pain In The Ass

- Braces: A Pain In The Ass One out of three children or teenagers will have to live through their "rites of passage years" as a prisoner of their own orthodonist. Puberty is burdened enough by zit and acne battles, awkward growth spurts, and raging evil hormones. Braces add additional torture to this already hellish time to both parent and child. A life with braces is far more humilating, painful, and expensive than living with buck teeth, gaps, or a snarled tooth. Mental scars remain long after cuts and bloody sores in the mouth have healed....   [tags: essays research papers]

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braces Suck!

- "Braces Suck!" One out of three children or teenagers will have to live, at one point, as a prisoner of their own dentist. Teenagers are faced with zit and acne wars during the stages of puberty and braces add additional torture to this already hellish time to both parent and child. A life with braces is far more embarrassing, painful, and expensive than living with buck-teeth, gaps, or overlapping teeth. Mental scars remain long after cuts and bloody sores in the mouth have healed....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Atlanta Braves

- Many people see the Atlanta Braves in different lights, by asking diverse people about them, you will get some vastly dissimilar answers. If you ask any young person who the Atlanta Braves are, you will most likely hear something like this: The best overall baseball team since I’ve been alive. But if you ask an older wiser person who the Atlanta Braves are, here’s the answer you’ll probably get: A baseball team that has come back incredibly from they’re not so grand past, a great story of a worst to first baseball team....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Love of Baseball in Milwaukee: the Cream Citys, Bears, Orioles, Braves and Brewers

- Abner Doubleday may not have known that his game would change people, cities, and an entire nation, but that happened to Milwaukee and the United States. Milwaukee’s “first” baseball game played in 1859, ended after three innings with a score of 40-35 (Mishler 1). Yet, that was only the beginning of Milwaukee’s love affair with baseball. Fans have cheered for Bears, Brewers and Braves, among others. Through thick and thin, Milwaukeeans have supported their heroes and the heroes have given it right back; this is the story of Milwaukee and its main love, baseball....   [tags: sports]

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Throwing Strikes by R.A. Dickey and About R.A. Dickey

- ... Officially in a major pitching slump, the Texas Rangers sent R.A. Dickey down to the minor leagues to improve his pitch. It was then and there that Dickey became a knuckleballer out of sheer desperation. Dickey started working with Phil Niekro to perfect his knuckleball pitch. Dickey was really down and needed some good firsthand pitching help and advice — and Niekro delivered just that. Luckily, his hard work started to pay off, and Dickey moved back up the ranks with the Rangers. He played decent there, but then got traded and while using the knuckleball as his primary pitch, Dickey got back on top....   [tags: pitcher, braves, baseball]

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Relationship between Orthodontic Treatment and Crohn’s Disease

- Crohn’s disease (CD) is an autoimmune disease that alters the gastrointestinal tract causing inflammation of the bowel that affects many Americans, with the number of diagnoses rising constantly. Orthodontic braces, worn by millions of Americans, are a type of dental treatment designed to straighten and align teeth for not only a beautiful smile but for a healthy mouth and jaw. A common link between CD and the application of braces are the occasional flare-up of canker sores. The scraping of braces against the skin in the mouth may cause irritation, resulting in the formation of canker sores....   [tags: braces, cankor sores]

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The Pros and Cons of Orthodontics

- Braces were not very popular back in the day. The dreadful nickname “metal mouth” was often used to tease those who had to show horribly thick, metal wires and brackets all over their teeth. Then, there was the thought of experiencing a first kiss with a mouth full of metal. Most patients preferred to take a more natural route electing to live with a slightly imperfect smile over a metal one. Today, braces are fashion statements, imagine that. Patients can choose from a variety of color combinations for a trendy look, or they can choose the more natural kind....   [tags: health, braces, mouth]

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Marketing Analysis : Invisalign Offers A Unique Solution

- Problem Definition Invisalign offers a unique solution to malocclusion—virtually invisible, it is aesthetically more pleasing, comfortable, easier to administer, and easier for patients to maintain better oral hygiene. Despite 75% of Canadian and American orthodontists trained to use the system, there is a low conversion rates in orthodontists who adopt Invisalign. The company has been using a push strategy in an attempt to win over orthodontists—the orthodontists are the gatekeeper to patients and revenue they need to cover the high costs they are incurring as they pursue their growth strategy....   [tags: Orthodontics, Dentistry, Dental braces]

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Personal Narrative : My First Laboratory Exercises

- “Not like that!” My sister Hana used to yell at me every time I paused the video tape of a cartoon show. I would stand over the TV screen with my paper on the screen and pencil in my hand, copying my favorite characters. “I told you to draw, not to copy” she would add. “I want it to be perfect!” was my reply. At a very young age I developed a passion for drawing. My sister used to challenge me to draw some of our favorite cartoon characters. From these humble beginnings I started to develop into a skilled painter....   [tags: Orthodontics, Dentistry, Dental braces]

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The Ethical Issue Of The Car Manufacturer Decision

- The ethical issue in this case that I picked that was the most important was the car manufacturer decision to not get the brakes which can cause people to get hurt and die. The reason it is not just a legal or policy issue is because it is their decision to let the car to be produced and sold to the public when they know it is not up to the standard that they expect. Even though there is going to be a policy and legal issue in the long run when people start to find out that the brakes are bad. It still is an ethical issue because it is their decision to put all of the people buying this car lives in danger because they decided to not fix the brakes....   [tags: Ethics, Virtue ethics, Virtue, Utilitarianism]

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Using an Automobile to its Full Potential

- Automobiles are the main means of transportation and travelling for people all over the world. Probably more than any other invention automobiles alter the way people live. (Rosmanitz) Cars and other vehicles are a driving force behind many of today’s technological advancements. They are complex machines that improve people’s lives. Even to this day vehicles are a huge advancement in society. They are constantly being improved and enhanced. With this constant upgrading they are becoming more complex and harder to maintain....   [tags: motorized transportation vehicles]

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Old Car vs. New Car

- Cars general work with the engine turning over from the driver using their key which makes the four piston strokes start. Once that happens, it starts moving getting hot and while that is happening, it moves the transmission belt which moves the alternator, and the alternator starts generating power through kinetic energy which in turns keeps the battery powered so you don’t lose power while driving. After the engine does that then power is supplied to the various computers in the car which gets it started moving....   [tags: purchase analysis]

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Safety Features in Automobiles

- Safety Features in Automobiles "Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of Americans under the age of 34. Every 22 minutes someone is killed in a crash" (Vince and Larry). Since 1990, many new safety features have been put into vehicles to help save lives. These features are Antilock brakes, airbags, OnStar, and four-wheel drive or all wheel drive. "One of the best safety features available is anti-lock braking system" (Gillis). Antilock brake system (ABS) is a safety feature that keeps the brakes from locking up so the driver can maintain control over steering and directional stability in situations where the driver has to apply heavy brakes, heavy enough that if the vehicle was n...   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers]

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Taking a Look at Car Braking Problems

- Car Braking Problems: Sudden car accidents have become one of the major problems that various stakeholders in the automobile industry continue to experience. The severity of this problem is evident in the frequency of sudden car accidents, injuries, and the number of deaths that occur. Actually, sudden car accidents take place on a daily and regular basis to an extent that they cause significant harm to victims and their families. Some of these accidents are attributed to the behaviors of drivers and passengers who believe they will never get involved in car accidents....   [tags: automobile mechanics]

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Automobiles Then and Now

- Automobiles Then and Now The automobile has become an important part in our nations economy. In fact such an important part that is has called for many changes through out its history. One of the main changes is the body. In the 1950's the body was made mostly of steel. This was okay if you like bulky, heavy, gas guzzling cars. The main reason why steel was so widely used is that the steel industry was so huge and steel was so cheep that it was the logical thing to use. However with all the advances in plastics it did not make sense to use steel when a lighter more durable substitute became readily available and much cheaper....   [tags: Papers]

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Physics of Stopping a Bike

- In short brakes are a tool that turn kinetic energy into heat(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brakes). This is accomplished by applying friction in one way or another. In the case of disk brakes friction is created because the braking mechanism exerts a force on the break pads which pushes them into contact with disk. It is this contact combined with the fact that the disks are rotating that causes kinetic energy to be converted to heat. If the purpose of brakes is to convert kinetic energy into heat, then in order to know how much heat the brakes make requires that we find out how much kinetic energy there is in a moving bicycle....   [tags: physics bicycle]

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To Save a Life is not an Option

- To Save a Life is not an Option As America has progressed through the years, its citizens have grown more and more conscientious about their health and safety, and through science and technology have designed many things to be safer and increase health for little money. Laws have been passed so that health may be maintained and in many cases it is cheaper to live a healthy lifestyle rather than an unhealthy one. Cigarettes put deep holes in pockets, and fines keep people from not wearing their seatbelt, yet despite the low cost of many safety advances made for automobiles, consumers are still forced to pay more for safety features in cars....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Types of Car Brake System

- ... Almost 2000 years went by with no development or changes to this technology, the lever and block was still prevalent. The block against wheel system is still used today, mostly in combination with the disk brake. That was where the disk brake originated from, that idea of braking. In the early stages of the automobile, drum brakes was the standard as it offered several advantages over several other brakes. One was that the drum brake could keep out water and dust and materials that could damage the disk breaks, which were out in the open....   [tags: crude system, disk brake]

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Business Ethics Case Study

- 1. The Facts: Kermit Vandivier works for B.F. Goodrich. His job assignment was to write the qualifying report on the four disk brakes for LTV Aerospace Corporation. LTV purchased aircraft brakes from B.F. Goodrich for the Air Force. Goodrich desperately wanted the contract because it guaranteed a commitment from the Air Force on future brake purchases for the A7D from them, even if they lost money on the initial contract. John Warren is a seven-year senior project engineer with Goodrich was directly in charge of the original computations for the brake and the preliminary design....   [tags: Business Ethics]

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A True Legacy: Home of the Free by Wendell Berry

- When I hear the word “legacy,” I often feel intimidated because I instinctively compare myself with those who have accomplished something significant. In fact, I get the impression that I am disadvantaged, or strictly speaking, useless, compared to those who are leaders. I feel that my fate prevents me from meeting new opportunities, which ultimately impedes me from making great accomplishments. However, after reading “Home of the Free” by Wendell Berry, I am forced to riffle through my life span and smile at the great accomplishments that I, as a “disadvantaged” kid, have taken pride in....   [tags: achieving satisfaction, philosphical analysis]

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Modern Internet Technology : A Higher Risk Of Accidents

- Teenagers are getting back on the roads and behind the wheel meaning the is a higher risk of accidents. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death in 15-to 20-year olds. Automakers are creating ways to make their automobiles safer in order to reduce these deaths. Teenage drivers are inexperienced and need the extra protection to keep them safe if an incident was to occur. Automobile safety features are necessary for the teenage driver to stay protected and alert....   [tags: Automobile, Vehicle, Anti-lock braking system]

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Physics of a Mountain Bike

- Physics of a Mountain Bike This paper will discuss some of the physics involved in bicycles. Specifically, mountain bikes with suspension. A bicycle is a very energy efficient vehicle. Its wheels allow its rider to make full use of inertia and gravitational potential energy. The basic design of a bicycle has been around for over 100 years and compared to other things, has changed very little. Some of the topics that will be covered are: frames, wheels, suspension forks, suspension frames, brakes and how all these things affect speed, momentum and stability....   [tags: Physics Papers]

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Automobile Accidents Are A Risk Associated With Driving

- Auto Repair Shops Lewisville, TX The mechanics of Fifth Gear Automotive auto repair shops Lewisville, TX want driving your vehicle to be a safe experience. Read on to learn how to improve your vehicle safety. Automobile accidents are a risk associated with driving. The leading cause of accidents is impaired drivers due to texting, alcohol, and drug use of both legal and illegal kind. Driver error is an additional cause of crashes. Driver error can be numerous things, including distraction, fatigue and falling asleep at the wheel, inexperience, reckless driving, eating while driving, and others....   [tags: Automobile, Tire, Wheel, Tires]

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Drive a Car, Not a Cell Phone

- “When a driver ‘talks and drives’ they are not only putting themselves at risk, they are also putting everyone around them in a dangerous situation” (ComparisonMarket.com). A study conducted last year by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, had cameras placed inside one hundred cars and trucks to track drivers' activities before a dangerous event occurred. Research shows users of cell phones while driving caused far more crashes and near misses than non-users. These statistics do not change even if the hand held device becomes hands free by means of a blue tooth or speaker phone....   [tags: Driving Mobile Phone Use]

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Hydraulic Breaks and Bench Bleeding

- Brake Hydraulic System Principles & Service Tips. Everyone who works on brakes MUST know these concepts and procedures In the early days of the automobile, some very clever engineering was employed to apply brakes mechanically. For example, the Italian Bugatti routed the cables over the top of the front axle so that the twisting action generated by stopping added force to the shoe cam lever. No matter how ingenious the design, however, there was always a major drawback: Nothing could insure that braking force would be exactly equal at any pair of wheels, so there was a good chance that stepping on the pedal would cause swerving and skidding....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Car Safety

- CAR SAFETY Active and Passive: Car safety features are grouped into two categories: Active and Passive. Active feature are designed to reduce the likelihood of a crash. Things such as tires, brakes, lights and steering are active features. The most important of all of them however is the driver. Passive safety features aim to reduce the damage done to a car’s occupants in the event of a crash. These include things like seatbelts, airbags, and crumple zones. For all these features any car can still crash so this report aims to make you more aware of the safety aspects of modern cars and what role they play in driving....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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New Jersey Proposed Pilot Program to Extending School Days and Hours: A Progressive Idea or Exhausting

- ... Schools in each district are looking for a “six to severn percent” financial increase for for a simple ten minuets of increased time (Anderson, M., 2014 ) There is also concern regarding how this extended time will effect students and educators. Students could be subjected to twelve hour days, when considering travel and after school activities (Anderson, M., 2014). Many parents are concerns their child will not have enough time to play, or spend with their family because of the demands of the longer hours....   [tags: alternatives in improving education in the US]

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Why to Travel By Plane Instead of Car

- “ A family of five was traveling to Florida for a family vacation when the family was suddenly struck between two semi’s. The EMT’s pronounced the whole family dead at the scene earlier that night. Police have yet to release details on what the cause of the accident was but said it was an unexpected incident”, the local news reported said. Traveling by plane is safer than driving by car for 3 main reasons: pilots go through intensive training, roads have more traffic than the sky, and there are more car crash fatalities per year than deaths caused by plane crashes....   [tags: car crashes, airplane accidents, pilots]

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Dishonest Business Practices in Sears' Automotive Centers

- In the early 1900’s the economy was changing, and the automobile industry was booming. Sears, Roebuck began as a small mail order company, and later transformed into a nationwide chain of retail department and specialty stores, which included appliances and auto service centers (Emmit, Jueck and Rosenwald, 1951). In the late 1980’s Sears began to see a drop in revenue due to similar market retailers setting up shop nationwide. This created a number of hardships for Sears. On June 11, 1992 The California Department of Consumer Affairs charged seventy-two of Sears, Roebuck’s auto repair centers with defrauding customers by performing unnecessary service and repairs (Fisher, 1992)....   [tags: repairs, fraud, court]

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The Industrial Power Of The United States

- tween the years of 1877 and 1920 the United States became one of the biggest industrial powers in the world. The increase in industrial power lead to many changes in the united states. The United States came into this new found power thanks to many inventions and new ideas to optimize production while minimizing cost. America also had great inventors like Thomas Edison who perfected the light bulb. Along with the great inventors they came into play in this “Machine Age” many great innovators such as Henry Ford and his assembly line lead america to become a great industrial power....   [tags: Thomas Edison, Incandescent light bulb]

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Drivers With Attitude : Road Rage Drivers

- Drivers with Attitude In today’s society, driving is one of the greatest privileges a person can have. This privilege has revolutionized the world with a faster form of transportation. Nevertheless, some people in the world are going to find a way to abuse this privilege. Some drivers transfer their personality into the way they drive. Most drivers can be categorized according to their driving personality: road-rage drivers, overly-cautious drivers, and lawful drivers. Road-rage drivers channel their anger and other negative emotions into the way they drive....   [tags: Automobile, Driving, Driver's license, Traffic]

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The Accident That Killed John Goodson

- 1. Purpose - To prove negligence of both General Palmer Railroad and engineer Lee Thompson in regards to the accident that killed John Goodson. To prove that current railroad regulations and procedures are not adequate to prevent grade crossing accidents. 2. Question at Issue - How are the engineer and railroad negligent. What could have been done by the engineer and railroad company to prevent the accident. Would more training have invoked a different preventative response from the engineer. Are the current railroad safety regulations sufficient....   [tags: Safety, Accident, At-grade intersection]

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Challenges Facing United States Of America

- ENVIROMENTL CHALLENGES FACING UNITED STATES OF AMERICA The American auto industry has flourished ever since it’s uprising in the spring of early 1990s.although the print for the the modern auto mobile was perfected in Germany and france in the late 1880s,American,s dominated the industry in the first half of the twentieth century .henry ford innovation mass production, techniques that became standard with ford, general motors and Chrysler emerging as the big three auto companies by the 1920 -1991 .but the industry has always been one of the leading industries for environmental issues and hazards around the world ,especially in the united states....   [tags: Automobile, Automotive industry, United States]

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Toyota Company Shows Dishonest Behavior

- Since its creation, Toyota has the reputation of making reliable and beautiful cars. Despite that, Toyota acted unethically. The company disregarded the safety of its customers and employees by delaying the recall of some of its cars that it knew had some brakes and airbags issue. Toyota is a well know car brand. All over the world people drive Toyota’s cars with confidence. Unfortunately, this company dishonest behavior tends to show that the people at his base are immoral. All they seem to care about is profit....   [tags: toyota, car brand, car industry]

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Safety Technolgy in Vehicles

- Safety technology in vehicles “Prepare and prevent, don’t repair and repent chance takers are accident makers” (Quotegarden.com). Over the years, vehicles have become safer, and have been pushed to become more advanced and helpful. Safety systems are beneficial because they help avoid accidents, such as good steering, brakes, Traction Control and ABS. Safety technology can help save lives, if the drivers know how to use it. This technology helps people drive safe, keeps you alert, and protects you and other drivers....   [tags: carmakers, preventing accidents]

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Why Driving and Cell Phones Do Not Mix

- It seems as though it would be fairly obvious that talking and texting on a cell phone while driving is careless and extremely dangerous not only to the driver but also to others to others driving on the road as well. Cell phones cause distraction while trying to drive, and people are no longer just talking on their cell phones, they are also text messaging, and surfing the worldwide web. Many believe that hands-free devices could be a solution to this problem, but the fact is hands free devices are just as dangerous to use while driving as hand held cell phones....   [tags: Driving Safety ]

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Aggressive Driving Can Lead To Road Rage

- It starts with just a moment of tailgating, or maybe the guy in front of you cut you off or wouldn’t let you into the fast lane. In some cases it appears that incidents of road rage are caused by simple misunderstandings between drivers. A driver may make a momentary error of judgment but the perception of another driver is that he or she is driving aggressively. Then suddenly it turns into World War III on the highway. It matters little what causes it; a bad day at the office, a love affair going bad, credit cards maxed to the credit limit....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Comparison of BMW and Mercedes Benz

- Comparison of BMW and Mercedes Benz      The most popular car of this century are the Mercedes Benz and the BMW. Many different cars in the world dont campare to at least half of what a Mercedes Benz and a BMW are. Two specific cars are the 2000 BMW M 2-door Coupe 3.2L, 2000 BMW X5 sports activity vehicle 4-door sport utility 4.4L, 2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK 430 2- door Coupe 4.3L, and the 2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK 230 Kompressor 2-door convertible 2.3L. In this report I will be tlaking about these specific types of Mercedes-Benz and BMW....   [tags: Compare Contrast Cars Essays]

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Physics of Mountain Biking

- Mountain biking is enjoyed by millions of people throughout the year, and is attracting more and more people everyday. Physics plays a vital role in this sport and without it, mountain biking would have no challenges and would cease to exist. The concept of mountain biking is simple. Just take your primitive bike riding skills, and ride trails found off the beaten path. From this notion of riding a bike, an Olympic sport has evolved and many people have found meaning and joy in their lives. m = mass of bike and rider g = gravitational force A= acceleration mu = kinetic friction coefficient · Inertial Forces = m *A · Frictional Force = mu * m * g * cos(theta) · Gravitational Force = m * g *...   [tags: physics sport sports bike cycle biking]

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Driverless Cars: Is It Safe to Take the Human Out of the Loop?

- ... If everyone were to drive an autonomous vehicle this number would drop dramatically, as nearly all traffic collisions are caused by human error, and not the fault of the car. Automated cars also have no consciousness so never get distracted or tired which would impair a human’s ability to drive safely and could cause road collisions [5]. Another advantage to autonomous vehicles is reduced traffic congestion. If all traffic is controlled by computers and GPS it would mean all cars will be able to drive at the same speed which means there will be less breaking which will lead to less traffic jams....   [tags: autonomous, systems, collisions, hackers]

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Banning Cell Phones While Driving Should Be Mandatory Nationwide

- “Why Banning The Use Of Cell Phones While Driving Should Be Mandatory Nationwide” Imagine it’s a beautiful summer day. Sun shining. Windows are down in your car allowing the fresh air to blow your hair in the wind. As you turn down a side street, you see a car coming towards you. You slow down expecting the other driver to slow down too; but that’s not the case. Frightened, you slam on your brakes, honking the horn to get their attention. Finally, the other driver slams on her brakes. Her cell-phone flies out of her window as the car came to a screeching stop....   [tags: Mobile phone, Text messaging, Automobile, Wheel]

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Women on the Bottom and Men on Top

- Do women wear suits to work because they want to look like a man, or are they just tired of wearing dresses. Since the beginning of time, the gender coin has kept women on one side and men on the other. Coexistence has proven to be difficult in the best of times. The fact that men cannot have babies and women do not have a penis should not keep us from enjoying our differences. The mix-up in our thinking is that men and women are innately different yet we want them to be equal, which requires recognizing these differences then ignoring them, and puts reality on a collision course with the politically correct cause of equality....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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The Sandel 's Lecture, The Two Moral Reasoning

- During Michael Sandel’s lecture, the two moral reasoning’s he described was Consequentialist and Categorical moral reasoning. According to Sandel, Consequentialist moral reasoning locates morality in the consequence of an act, while Categorical moral reasoning located morality in certain duties and rights. (Harvard University (Producer), n.d.) To explain these moral reasoning’s he used scenarios. His first scenario was about a “you” driving a trolley car with broken brakes, would you turn the trolley to kill one worker or continue to go straight and kill five workers....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Civil disobedience]

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Customer Service Practices At Rick 's Auto Service

- This report will look at the customer service practices at Rick’s Auto Service. It will cover business strategy, customer service, promotions and shop presentation. This report is an informational piece, thus no recommendation will be given. Research Methods All information for this report was retrieved from an interview of Rick, the owner of Rick’s Auto service. Rick’s interview was conducted on Friday November 27th inside Rick’s shop. The major topics of this report will cover business strategy, customer service, promotions and shop presentation....   [tags: Customer service, Customer, Good, Automobile]

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Impossible Choices: An Examination of Engineering Ethics

- In a few months time, Searle Lawson went from an ambitious engineer to a helpless employee, trapped in a messy debacle that affected himself, his company, and those external to the company as well. The events surrounding the failure of the A7D brake design involved the moral compromises of engineers and managers alike, each motivated by their own morals and priorities. However, here we will examine Lawson’s experience personally, looking at the ethical approaches and consequences the young engineer may or may have not considered....   [tags: Ethics]

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Umwelts in The Gods Must Be Crazy

- Every living being has its own perspective about the world, about how they understand the world. Jakob von Uexkull, a German biologist, developed a theory in which every organism has its own world, or as he call it, “umwelt”. There can be as many umwelts as there are life projects. In these umwelts the organism will give meaning to the things in it in relation to the use that the organism can give it. They tend to be personal to the organism that is living in it. An umwelt, then, will be determined by the learning, experiences and environment among other things that the organism has lived in....   [tags: Film Analysis, Theory of Meaning]

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My Best Friend And My Favorite Friend

- On May 31st 2013, my best friend and I almost lost our lives. It started off normal just like any other day, my best friend Aundria had come back to Santa Cruz with me and my mom since she lives in San Jose and we were excited for the fun weekend we had planned ahead. That Friday night Aundria and I decided that it would be cool to take my mom’s car out for a spin, so we planned to sneak out through my bedroom window and to take the car. So we waited for my mom to fall asleep then we put the pillows under our blankets and shut off all the lights, and made our way out the window and to her car....   [tags: Automobile, English-language films, Travis Barker]

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Imagine It 's A Beautiful Summer Day

- Imagine it’s a beautiful summer day. Sun shining. Windows are down in your car, allowing the fresh air to blow your hair in the wind. As you turn down a side street, you see a car coming towards you. You slow down expecting the other driver to slow down too; but that’s not the case. Frightened, you slam on your brakes, honking the horn to get their attention. Finally, the other driver slams on her brakes. Her cell-phone flies out of her window as the car came to a screeching stop. Missed hitting you by inches!!....   [tags: Text messaging, Mobile phone, Automobile, Wheel]

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Summative Assignment Part A Tort Of Negligence

- Summative Assignment Part A Tort of Negligence This essay will look at whether or not liability would be justified in the following three cases. It will also look at cases in law which could justify the outcome to the cases. This essay also looks and statues which are relevant to the cases in this essay In the first case Daniel was known to be less than competent at driving a fork lift which resulted in the death of Harold so in this this case it is most likely that the employer would be liable because of the three part test that is Donoghue v Stevenson (1932) A.C 562 the first part of the test is duty of care owed to him by the defendant ,both the employer and Daniel broke the duty of care...   [tags: Law, Tort, Tort law, Donoghue v Stevenson]

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Overcoming my Fear of Roller Coasters

- I have this fear that causes my body to shake. When I think about it, my skin becomes pale and cold. It’s death speeding through my mind. Once I have seen these monstrous roller coasters, the only thing in my mind was fear. Knowing that I’m afraid to go on these rides, I didn’t want to look like a fool in front of my friends. My mind is thinking of deadly thoughts. My palms were sweaty and I was twitching like a fish. I was petrified of heights. We pulled into the roller coaster park in our Ford Excursion truck....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience]

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Influential Traits of the Recurring Dreams

- Dreams are interesting, for they have some unique characteristics. One of them is that they are difficult for humans to control with their will. But there is more special type of dream, called ‘Recurring Dream’. “Recurring Dreams are dreams which are experienced repeatedly over a long period.” (Alchin, L, 2012) Recurring dreams are quite common and are often triggered by a certain life situation, transitional phase in life or a problem that keeps coming back again and again. These dreams may recur daily, once a week, or once a month....   [tags: Sleepless Nights, General Dreams]

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A SWOT Analysis of Harley Davidson

- The strengths of the Harley Davidson company are many. Harley-Davidson owns one of the strongest brands in the world, which helps it attract and retain a loyal customer base. The company established a strong brand image with its motorcycles achieving iconic status and being ranked among the world’s most valuable brands. Harley-Davidson has been continuously ranked among the top 100 global brands in the world. The company holds 55.7% share in the US heavyweight market; and is ranked #1 or #2 in the heavyweight motorcycle market share in nine countries across Europe....   [tags: harley davidson, motorcycle market]

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An Unfortunate Accident: The Family Betrayal

- My trembling hands clutch the crinkled bed sheets. They tighten their grasp as I slowly lift my eyelids and bring myself back to reality. A haze shields my vision. As I attempt to raise my head, a chain suffocates me, dragging my body back onto the hospital bed. My fingers swiftly crawl up my chest, recklessly clinging to my neck, trying to identify the restraint. A neck brace. Now that I take a look at my broken body, I see a several layers of bandaged tapes, with crimson marks seeping through, covering my injured arms and bruised legs....   [tags: family, betrayal, car accident]

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The Process of Car Restoration

- ... Although sandblasting and acid tank dipping is quite expensive, it is considered as one of the most effective way to remove rust and protect it against future corrosion. In order to be durable, the chassis frame must be coated properly besides maintaining a high standard. The second stage is to reupholster the interior of the car to match the top-notch quality from the factory. However, if the seats are damaged, they have to be repaired where all coil springs are replaced or retied before being reupholstered....   [tags: returning an automobile to its genuine condition]

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Four Best Bikes in 2014

- 4 Best Bikes in 2014 Your good old favorite bike was your best pal. You ride with him every morning probably for your routine exercise or maybe witness your first heart break. But don’t you think it’s time to get a new one. Certainly, there number of trendy bikes out there designed with the latest technology and superior features. In fact, there are more than hundreds. Here, we have trimmed 4 best bikes for 2014. Cannondale CAAD10 5 105, the aluminum racing bike especially engineered with fabulous aluminum construction....   [tags: features, specifications, price]

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All About the Brake-Assist System

- ... If the driver reduces the pressure on the brake pedal, the trigger conditions are no longer fulfilled which is phase 1. The brake assist system concludes that the emergency situation has been resolved and moves to phrase 2. o Now the pressure in the brake slave cylinders is adapted to the user’s press on the brake pedal. The transition from phrase 1 to phrase 2 occurs not with a jump but smoothly, with the brake assist system reducing its contribution to the pressure relative to the reduction of pressure on the brake pedal....   [tags: hydraulics, abs intervention, mechanical]

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The Systems Approaches to Manufacturing

- ... This will ensure that the country remains at the top of the manufacturing world even in the future. Manufacturing offers groundwork for different types of innovations. However, America should realize that these innovations could be impeded if the process skills used in the manufacturing sector are not well codified. For that reason, there is a need to rebuild this sector by locating the manufacturing and R&D sectors close to each other. This will enable engineers to discover how to design products that are both of high quality and cost-effective to make them commercially viable....   [tags: products, supply, design]

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Hacking of Wireless Entry Vehicles

- Car manufacturers have for a long time dismissed and paid less attention to hacking of their vehicles, buses and trucks. They have been vigorously arguing that since their automobiles are fastened by very strong mechanics that are wireless, it makes it very hard for such a system to be hacked. This may be the end of their argument. There are two technological researchers who want to prove them wrong and show them that all a person needs is just a few minutes and a very tiny device. This cheap device has the function of providing a wireless access to the vehicle system and by this the vehicle can be sabotaged....   [tags: devices, manufactures, mechanic]

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The Importance of Defensive Driving

- Defensive driving can save lives. It can turn a nonchalant call home into a terrifying call home. It is making the choice between stopping at a stop sign or stopping someone’s life. Defensive driving should be a part of everyone’s daily driving routine. If you practice defensive driving you can save yourself time, money, and a lot of headaches. It also benefits you in more ways than one. Defensive driving is the act of driving safely while being alert and aware of your surroundings and other drivers....   [tags: Alert, Awake, Traffic]

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Transportation Safety : Oil Transportation

- POLICY ISSUES Transportation Safety Crude oil transportation can have many important safety implications across those modes that can carry it, Pipeline, Rail, Boat, and Truck. Transporting crude oil can be very dangerous. Currently, pipelines account for 70% of crude oil transportation, followed by 23% on marine barges and tankers, 4% by truck, and 3% by rail. However, with the rise in production of crude oil, rail transportation has seen a rise in usage, due to the ability to carry larger volumes (5)....   [tags: Petroleum, Peak oil, Light crude oil]

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Graduation Speech - Original Writing

- As I sat in school waiting for the dismissal bell to ring all I could think about was how much of a hassle it was going to be to arrive home on crutches. Two weeks prior to this day I had injured my ankle and was not able to finish off the tennis season along with hanging out with friends as much as I used to. As I walked outside to, aboard onto the bus it was feeling surprisingly comfortable outside. The sky was nice and blue with a few white puffy clouds. As I was just about to aboard, the bus my close friend, Nelson had text me asking if I wanted to go with him to Starbucks....   [tags: Automobile, Walking, Brake, Coffee]

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The Dangerous Cross Country Move

- The Terrifying Cross Country Move Moving 1,780 miles across the country was terrifying. It demanded months of strategic planning coordinating movers, transferring jobs, leaving one home, as well as having a new home ready when I arrived. Regardless of how well prepared I thought I was, Murphy’s Law says otherwise. My trip brought Murphy’s Law, “anything that can go wrong will go wrong” to an entirely new level with three accidents and Mother Nature throwing a ferocious ice storm into my path. I was living in Sedona Arizona, “Red Rock Country”, known for its’ massive red sandstone monoliths surrounded by thunderous mountains....   [tags: Automobile, Truck, Road, Rear-view mirror]

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