Weekly Topic Inspiration: Car Safety and Safe Driving

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  1. Simone Smith profile image93
    Simone Smithposted 9 years ago

    With icy roads, high volumes of holiday travel, and end-of-year rushes, driving can get pretty dangerous this time of year. In light of our presently risky roads, I am making this week's Weekly Topic Inspiration challenge all about car safety and safe driving.

    Please share your advice on driving safely and keeping your car well-oiled and functional. Who knows? Your know-how could very well save a life.

    Some search-friendly title ideas for those who don't have a particular Hub in mind yet:
    Safe Driving Tips for the Winter
    Car Safety for Elderly Drivers
    Car Safety for New Drivers
    Car Maintenance: Ten Important Checks to Make
    Car Maintenance for Non-Car People
    Driving Safely During Winter Months
    Winter Driving Tips
    How to Keep from Hydroplaning
    Hydroplaning 101
    Traffic Safety During Holiday Travel
    When to Get Car Service
    Defensive Driving 101
    Winter Windshield Repair
    Road Safety Tips for the Winter
    Warning Signs that Your Car Needs Maintenance
    Do I Drive Safely? Take the Quiz!
    Defensive Driving Course Lessons
    When to Take a Defensive Driving Course

    To create search-friendly titles of your own, follow the steps outlined in this Learning Center guide.

    If you'd like to join in on this week's topic by writing a Hub, follow these steps:

    1)    Stop by this week's Weekly Topic Inspiration Question.
    2)    Click the green button "answer this question".
    3)    Click the gray button below the box (leave that empty) that says "make a Hub about it."
    4)    Give your Hub a very specific title, like Easy Summer Gardening Projects for Kids or Challenging Summer Activities for Teens
    5)    Create good quality original content that hasn't been covered before.
    6)    After you publish your Weekly Topic Inspiration Hub, come back to this forum thread and post a link to your Hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.

    For more information on the Weekly Topic Inspiration program, check out the Learning Center guide.

    Oh, and do you want your WTI Hub to have a shot at becoming a Hub of the Day? Make sure the images are legally used and properly attributed!

    1. paradigmsearch profile image61
      paradigmsearchposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I might actually come up with something here... smile

      1. paradigmsearch profile image61
        paradigmsearchposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        A follow-up.

        I wrote it, offline. I'm going to admire it for the next few days. Then do what needs to be done to it; then figure out all the stuff in your op; then do what your op says ; then post it. If Google doesn't fall all over themselves going after this one, I'm breaking out Mr. Towel.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image61
    paradigmsearchposted 9 years ago

    Edit: Not really, as to Mr. Towel. However, usual-for-me does not seem to work to the degree that I wish. So, we shall see what my latest throw-at-the-prospect(s) does...

  3. HoneyBB profile image93
    HoneyBBposted 9 years ago

    http://honeybb.hubpages.com/_q8al0dnzh5 … riving-101

    Here's mine. I hope it helps save people from disaster.

    1. Simone Smith profile image93
      Simone Smithposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I found this to be quite helpful! I appreciate all the original photos you used. big_smile

  4. paradigmsearch profile image61
    paradigmsearchposted 9 years ago

    I am not happy with my experimental hub. Gonna be tossed by QAP for sure. So as for my publishing it, that remains uncertain. Oh, well.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image61
    paradigmsearchposted 9 years ago

    Merry post-Christmas, everyone. Well, I have upgraded and published my latest, greatest masterpiece. I don't have much hope for it SE-wise, but it was a fun write. So, if you want to share in the adventures of paradigmsearch, stay tuned. I will post the link, once the noindex tag is removed.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image61
      paradigmsearchposted 9 years agoin reply to this


      Here it is.

      Car Driving Safety Tips ~ Specifically how to avoid accidents when all appears lost...

      http://paradigmsearch.hubpages.com/hub/ … -Accidents

      1. Simone Smith profile image93
        Simone Smithposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        It has a surprisingly poetic feel to it, paradigmsearch!

  6. LisaKoski profile image86
    LisaKoskiposted 9 years ago

    Hello everyone! Here is my hub for this weeks topic inspiration:

    Car Safety: Best Items to Always Have in Your Car (For Girls)

    http://lisakoski.hubpages.com/hub/Car-S … -For-Girls

    1. Simone Smith profile image93
      Simone Smithposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Some fabulous points here- especially the note about shoes! What a fabulous Hub.

  7. Running Young profile image59
    Running Youngposted 9 years ago

    and here are mine.
    Winter Windshield Repair Prevention.
    http://runningyoung.hubpages.com/hub/Wi … eld-Repair

    Four Important Winter Driving Tips.
    http://runningyoung.hubpages.com/hub/Fo … iving-Tips

    1. Simone Smith profile image93
      Simone Smithposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Love the seasonal tips! I hadn't realized that fluctuations in temperature could cause windshield damage.

  8. DzyMsLizzy profile image90
    DzyMsLizzyposted 9 years ago

    Here is my contribution:

    http://dzymslizzy.hubpages.com/hub/Wint … -the-Road?

    It explores what to do and what not to do when you encounter huge puddles while driving.

    1. Simone Smith profile image93
      Simone Smithposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Good one! Sudden rain last week caused some really huge puddles and I saw a lot of drivers struggling with them- they should have read your Hub. smile

  9. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 9 years ago

    Here is mine  - http://izzym.hubpages.com/hub/Road-Safe … the-Winter

    I will add photos once it is featured, however long that takes these days!

    Oh btw, it is not in the feed. What is the point of allowing a hub to be added to the feed when it is 'under review'?

    1. Simone Smith profile image93
      Simone Smithposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hubs are fully published when they're Pending- they just aren't shown on Topic Pages / Hubs / to search engines yet. Is there a reason why you have chosen to add images only after the Hub is Featured? It might be less likely to be Featured if you publish it before it is absolutely ready to go.

      At any rate, this is an excellent Hub! I really appreciate how you've made your advice easier to scan through your use of images and easy-to-skip-around formatting.

  10. Kaili Bisson profile image94
    Kaili Bissonposted 9 years ago

    Hi Simone,
    This never got any "traction" (couldn't resist) when I first published it as I wrote it in the spring. I have dusted it off, beefed it up with keywords etc. Maybe it will fly this time  :-)


    1. Simone Smith profile image93
      Simone Smithposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Fabulous! Boy, reading your Hub really makes me glad to be living where it doesn't snow. big_smile

  11. skeltop profile image63
    skeltopposted 9 years ago

    Here are my thoughts on the subject:
    http://skeltop.hubpages.com/_1gvskdt66b … ivers?done

    1. Simone Smith profile image93
      Simone Smithposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I love the unique approach you have taken- and the fun tone of the Hub! Nicely done. smile

  12. ktrapp profile image90
    ktrappposted 9 years ago

    Well - I forgot to "hit the green button" and answer the question with a Hub, but here is my WTI-inspired winter weather driving tips Hub:

    10 Tips for Driving in Winter


    1. Simone Smith profile image93
      Simone Smithposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Fabulous Hub. I love how you opened with a compelling statistic- it really drove home why your Hub is so very worth reading!

  13. KatSanger profile image94
    KatSangerposted 9 years ago

    I took a defensive driving course a few years ago, and I'm still happy I did - now I do it regularly just to keep the cost of insurance down.  I went ahead and wrote up some good reasons to take them, and then provided some links for those who want to take a course themselves.  For fun, I made up a quiz.  If you get a 100, then you don't need it...anyone else...might be time to check those links!


    1. Simone Smith profile image93
      Simone Smithposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      What a useful course to take! I had no idea it could help keep your insurance costs down. Such a good Hub. Your quiz is awesome!

  14. Nell Rose profile image88
    Nell Roseposted 9 years ago

    After working for Ford Car Recall for many years this is an explanation of why and how you get your car repaired when you get that recall letter through your door.
    http://nell-rose.hubpages.com/_3irgbjxg … arage?done

    1. Simone Smith profile image93
      Simone Smithposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Very helpful reminder, this- I need to get my friend to take his car in stat!

      1. Nell Rose profile image88
        Nell Roseposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Simone, yes so many people do forget to take them in, and something tiny could be dangerous.

  15. Simone Smith profile image93
    Simone Smithposted 9 years ago

    Wow guys- these are amazing! I'm going to leave this thread open for another couple of days should anyone like to contribute more (I figure a two week WTI theme might be nice for those who have been away for the holidays).

    Thanks for sharing such helpful advice!

  16. paradigmsearch profile image61
    paradigmsearchposted 9 years ago

    Haven't spotted my masterpiece on HOTD yet... big_smile

  17. PegCole17 profile image94
    PegCole17posted 9 years ago

    Here is my non serious contribution to the topic of the week:
    http://pegcole17.hubpages.com/hub/Are-Y … o-Find-Out

    Silly, I know.

  18. Learning in Life profile image92
    Learning in Lifeposted 9 years ago

    This is mine

    Get Road Trip Ready: Car Maintenance Checklist

    http://learninginlife.hubpages.com/hub/ … -Checklist

  19. profile image0
    GoldenThreadPressposted 9 years ago

    I wasn't sure if I would be able to finish this on time, so I didn't enter for this week's post. Nevertheless I wanted to offer my newest Hub to those Hubbers and readers who live in those areas hit by snow and ice. I have received sage advice over the many years of driving and I wanted to share this with you: "Road Safety Tips for Winter Drivers." http://hub.me/aeGi2

  20. Drax profile image79
    Draxposted 9 years ago

    Thanks Simone :-)
    here is a Hub on  Advanced Driving - Oversteer and Understeer


  21. Saloca profile image89
    Salocaposted 9 years ago

    My first weekly topic inspiration hub, and my first hub on anything automotive!

    http://saloca.hubpages.com/_21124xy7es4 … -know?done

    All this talk on driving makes me wish I hadn't sold my car! I miss the open road!

  22. Simone Smith profile image93
    Simone Smithposted 9 years ago

    Thanks so much for sharing these great Hubs, everyone! Who knows... your helpful advice might just save a life or two!

    Our new theme is financial planning. Stop by the new thread to join in!


  23. davidlivermore profile image95
    davidlivermoreposted 9 years ago

    I'm a bit late to the party, but here is mine.

    http://davidlivermore.hubpages.com/hub/ … ighborhood


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