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Stories by Paul Glenroy Messam - Contributor

Published:Sunday | October 11, 2020 | 12:05 AMPaul Glenroy Messam - Contributor

What kind of driver will you be as you navigate the new norm? Are you a defensive driver, a weaver, a road hog, a speeder, or a tailgater? Driving should be an enjoyable and stimulating activity to the mind and body. When drivers follow the rules...

Published:Sunday | September 27, 2020 | 12:05 AMPaul Glenroy Messam - Contributor

There is a sign that is quite noticeable on the roadways, and it reads, “Speed kills, kill your speed”. “We must think about it logically: more speed, greater impact; less speed, less impact,” stated Lurkent Hanson, a Gryphon-trained defensive...

Published:Sunday | September 20, 2020 | 6:31 AMPaul Glenroy Messam - Contributor

Have you checked your car lately? Have you checked for safety, which will result in saving lives, precious time, and valuable money? “To prevent your motor vehicle endangering lives, we must ensure that it is in good working order,” advised Kurt...

Published:Sunday | August 30, 2020 | 12:53 AMPaul Glenroy Messam - Contributor

When you observe yourself in a mirror, what do you see? Do you see a person you like? Do you see someone with talents and good qualities you appreciate and whose shortcomings you have learned to appreciate? How do you see yourself? Are you a safe...

Published:Sunday | August 23, 2020 | 12:10 AMPaul Glenroy Messam - Contributor

Shock Absorbers are the real key to your motor vehicle stability. Sometimes these devices are taken for granted. However, they are vital to the riding performance of your automobile. Shock absorbers are commonly thought to be relatively unimportant...

Published:Sunday | August 16, 2020 | 12:00 AMPaul Glenroy Messam - Contributor

Carrying gasolene in your motor vehicle is like having a torch waiting to be ignited. It’s almost like a bomb that’s being transported. While drivers of motor vehicles are spared direct contact with the volatile side of gasolene’s personality, one...

Published:Sunday | August 9, 2020 | 12:06 AMPaul Glenroy Messam - Contributor

Driver error and equipment error are a recipe for road disaster as even good drivers occasionally make mistakes. Any driver can be put in an emergency situation by the unpredictable act of another motorist. “However, knowing how to identify an...

Published:Sunday | July 26, 2020 | 12:07 AMPaul Glenroy Messam - Contributor

Driving at nights requires defensive driving skills, too. “A driver should make it a habit to switch on his low beams whenever he is approaching or overtaking traffic,” advises Dr A Burton. “The glare of high-beam headlights in a driver’s eyes or...

Published:Sunday | July 12, 2020 | 12:16 AMPaul Glenroy Messam - Contributor

It is often said that ‘anger’ is one letter short of ‘danger’. However, there is a general agreement among mental-health professionals that all of us react to certain ‘anger triggers’. An anger trigger can be something that frustrates or annoys a...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2020 | 12:15 AMPaul Glenroy Messam - Contributor

There is always a lane for courtesy on our roads. Courtesy, according to the MacMillan dictionary, means “polite behaviour”. Mohandas Kaaramchand (Mahatma) Gandhi once said: “All the education young men receive will be in vain if they do not learn...

Published:Sunday | May 24, 2020 | 12:00 AMPaul Glenroy Messam - Contributor

It is so easy to feel depressed in a time like this when our minds are bombarded with death, social distancing, coronavirus, handwashing, masks, and general hygiene practices. It requires all drivers to be aware, alert, and awake. Although there...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 12:16 AMPaul Glenroy Messam - Contributor

Have you got engine problems? Are you sometimes stressed out trying to find out what is going wrong regarding your motor car’s engine? “The car’s engine is basically a converter of energy,” says Oral Baugh, a St Andrew-based auto mechanic. “It...

Published:Sunday | May 3, 2020 | 12:00 AMPaul Glenroy Messam - Contributor

An emotion is a strong feeling. It is a special human quality that can make life interesting, enjoyable, sad, or depressing. The Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary describes emotion as an “intense feeling”, while the MacMillan Dictionary says it’s “a...

Published:Sunday | March 8, 2020 | 12:00 AMPaul Glenroy Messam - Contributor

Driving in the city can be demanding, but it does not have to be that way. Sometimes we watch in amazement as the taxi slashes through the clogged street. Sometimes we are on the brakes, next on the throttle, and then horn blaring incessantly....

Published:Sunday | February 16, 2020 | 12:12 AMPaul Glenroy Messam - Contributor

It was the renowned writer Agnes Repplier who once said, “It is impossible to withhold education from the receptive mind.” While Alexis Carrel reminds us that all of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to accept help from...

Published:Sunday | January 19, 2020 | 12:00 AMPaul Glenroy Messam - Contributor

Whenever a brake fails, that is the start of big trouble. Without brakes, one’s life and the life of other motorists and road users are at risk. When a driver steps on the brake, he expects the motor vehicle to obediently reduce speed or come to a...

Published:Sunday | January 5, 2020 | 12:00 AMPaul Glenroy Messam - Contributor

Is your motor vehicle ready for the New Year bearing in mind the large volume of vehicles on our streets daily? “Certainly, the basis of a well-maintained car is a well- tuned engine.” Says Kurt Harding, an experienced auto mechanic. “The...

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