How to Avoid Aggressive Driving

aggressive driving

Aggressive driving is an all too common behavior behind the wheel, but it is also very dangerous, as it can easily lead to accidents on the road. In fact, according to the AAA Foundation, more than half of crashes from 2003 to 2007 involved an aggressive driver.

So how can you avoid aggressive driving? Remain calm behind the wheel. Try not to let other drivers’ actions upset you. Focus on your breathing, play music that relaxes you, and remember that actions like speeding maybe shave seconds off your arrival time, but not much more.

Aggressive driving usually rears its ugly head in the form of tailgating drivers ahead of you, cutting off drivers during quick lane changes, weaving in and out of highway traffic, and failing to use signals. Aggressive driving turns to road rage when you use hand gestures to signal your dislike of another driver’s actions or when you attempt to speed past drivers, brake check them, or run them off the road in anger.

To ensure that you don’t become an aggressive driver, always remember to use turn signals, give space for others to merge, keep a safe following distance from traffic ahead of you, and obey traffic laws, especially speed limits. If you witness aggressive driving from other drivers or feel threatened due to someone’s road rage, call 911.

From all your friends at Chip Wynn Motors, stay safe out there!

These are the Perfect Mother’s Day Gifts for Car Moms

Mother’s Day gifts for car moms

Are you thinking of getting your Ma an outside-the-box present for Mother’s Day this year? Then consider one of these Mother’s Day gifts for car moms. Whether she loves classic cars or just spends too much time commuting to work and running errands in her minivan, she’s sure to appreciate any of these gifts:

  • Steering wheel cover: Steering wheel covers are more than just a comfortable cover for the steering wheel that makes it a little more bearable to grip in extreme heat and cold. They’re also the perfect opportunity to add a pop of fashion into your mom’s daily driver. Alternatively, get fun seat covers with a bit of color.
  • Car care package: If you and your wife or partner still have little kids, chances are good that Mom’s car gets messy easily. Build her a car care package for easily cleaning the inside — or give her coupons for free cleanings by you. You can also buy her gift cards for taking her cat through the car wash.
  • Phone mount: If Ma’s car does not have built-in navigation, get her phone out of her hands with a phone mount, which makes navigation safe and easy.
  • Weekend getaway: Book a stay in a bed and breakfast in a new town, then take a fun road trip with you mom to get there. The memories are priceless.

If your mom needs a new set of wheels, why not do her one better? Stop into Chip Wynn Motors and check out our selection of used vehicles moms are sure to love.

Experience the Total Solar Eclipse in Paducah, Kentucky

Solar Eclipse
Right here in our small town on August 21st we will experience a celestial phenomenon that many people have been waiting years for—a total solar eclipse.

Right here in our small town on August 21st we will get to experience a celestial phenomenon that many people have been waiting years for—a total solar eclipse. We are right in the path of totality which means that the moon will completely cover the sun. In addition, we are very close to the point of longest eclipse and will get to experience about 2 minutes and 20 seconds of twilight darkness.

The eclipse will start in Paducah at 11:54 and totality will begin at 1:22. Keep in mind, that just like any other time, staring directly at the sun can damage your eyes. That is why experts recommend you purchase a pair of eclipse glasses. These glasses have lenses that are specifically designed to protect your eyes from the harmful rays of the sun.

If you are looking for a fun place to watch the eclipse with others, there are some great options to choose from here in Paducah. You can visit the Challenger Learning Center, McCracken County Library, River Discovery Center, Brooks Stadium, Dry Ground Brewing Company, Silent Brigade Distillery, and the Art Guild of Paducah.

Here at Chip Wynn Motors, we are excited to get to see this amazing event right above our heads.

Celebrate National Picnic Month at these Fantastic Locations in Kentucky

Picnic Places in Kentucky
Since August is known as National Picnic Month, we have compiled a useful list of some of the best picnic places in Kentucky.

Kentucky is a beautiful state. And, one of the best ways to enjoy natural beauty is by enjoying a picnic. August is known as National Picnic Month and here are some of the best picnic places in Kentucky.

  • Dinosaur World. Enjoy a family picnic with a prehistoric twist by visiting Dinosaur World near Mammoth Cave National Park.
  • Columbus Belmont State Park. Catch a glimpse of the mighty Mississippi River while having some family fun at this beautiful state park. There are numerous on-site fire pits available to enjoy a hot lunch.
  • Kentucky Lake. Head down to Kentucky Lake and rent a pontoon boat. Your family is guaranteed to enjoy a picnic lunch on this pristine body of water.
  • Noble Park. If you don’t want to travel far for your picnic. Stay at home in Paducah and visit Noble Park. After you eat, there will be plenty to do, including playgrounds, basketball courts, the Greenway Trail, view of the lake, and more.
  • Ohio River. While there might not be much green space along the Ohio River here in Paducah, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the river. Head down to The Foot of Broadway—there is a small assortment of picnic tables, benches, and stairs to enjoy the view of the river.

Top Things to Do in Paducah, Kentucky

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There’s always more to discover about your town. Here are some things to do in Paducah, Kentucky, if you’re looking to fill those summer days!

There’s always more to discover about your town. Here are some things to do in Paducah, Kentucky, if you’re looking to fill those summer days!

The National Quilt Museum

Yes, this is a thing! And while quilting might be seen as “lame,” this museum certainly isn’t. It’s basically an art museum, but for quilts! You’ll see patterns old and new and learn new things about quilting.

Floodwall Murals

The Floodwall Murals are displayed along Paducah’s riverfront. These are not only giant and beautiful paintings, but you’ll also get to read about the history of each of them via the placards that are placed beneath each of the art displays.

Paducah Riverwalk

Take a stroll along the riverwalk for some beautiful views. You’ll not only get a view of the river, but there’s also an old steam engine locomotive that located by the riverwalk, so you’ll get a chance to see a piece of history.

Bob Noble Park

Want nature? You’ve got it! At this park, you can not only enjoy the beauty of nature through biking and walking trails, but there will be plenty of playgrounds for kids, too.

Purple Toad Winery

Love wine-tasting? Head to the Purple Toad Winery, where you can tour the grounds inside and out. A favorite of many visitors is their peach wine!

Explore Paducah, KY: Fridays at Five Events

Fridays at Five
Getting a new car opens up a world of possibilities. In fact, it may give you the chance to check out Fridays at Five in Paducah, KY.

Getting a new car opens up a world of possibilities, especially when it comes to local events and activities. In fact, you may even be able to check out Fridays at Five in Paducah, KY. Sponsored by the Carson Center, this event has music, food, and more. What’s not to like?

According to the Carson Center, the Fridays at Five events are held every Friday and they began May 20th and will run until June 24th. Then, the events will start up again from September 2nd to October 7th. This is to avoid the hottest part of summer, making the festivities truly enjoyable for everyone. There are different themes and activities each week, and food will be catered by the Carson Center.

Looking for an ice-cold beverage? No problem! When you stop by the Williams Family Terrace, you can find a well-stocked cash bar with some of the best drinks around. Although you may bring your own food, there are no outside drinks allowed. Plus, you can check out local musicians just as the party starts.

This event is free to the public, and generally ranges from 5:00pm to 8:30pm at 100 Kentucky Ave. in Paducah, KY. There is live music scheduled through June, including artists such as Lane Davis (June 10), The Mandy Vixen & Gas Station Chicken Duo (June 17), and Swamp Tigers (June 24).