It’s Education Month at Davis-Moore!
At Davis-Moore Auto Group, we have declared May Education Month! With the school year wrapping up and summertime just around the corner, we thought this would be a great opportunity to keep our schools at the forefront of everyone’s minds and raise some scholarship money while we’re at it! During these tough economic times, continuing to make higher education affordable to all is vital – so we’re looking to add a boost to our four year state and local universities.
Through the month of May, Davis-Moore will donate $50 for every vehicle we sell to university scholarship programs in Kansas. The best part is that the purchaser gets to designate their favorite university to receive the money! We are hoping for some friendly competition, and if you have been thinking of buying a vehicle now would be the best time… to show your school spirit and let us give back to our great universities in the process!
In addition to the $50 donation per car sold, Davis-Moore is also running a “test drive contest.” If you come in and test drive any Davis-Moore vehicle during the month of May, you can vote for your favorite school – and at the end of the month the school that receives the most “test drive votes” will receive $5,000 toward scholarships!
Participating schools include: Wichita State University, Friends University, Fort Hays State, Emporia State, Newman University and Pittsburg State.
Now is a great time of need for scholarship funds. From 2009 to 2010 applications for financial aid have increased 20-25%! So, come out to Davis-Moore and show your school spirit and support!
*Contact Davis-Moore Dealership with any questions or for additional details.
The Oprah Winfrey Show recently aired an episode aimed at raising awareness to the dangers and possible deadly consequences of using a cell phone while driving. In response to popular demand, the Oprah show is now offering free replays of the full episode of, ”This Show Could Save Your Life: America’s New Deadly Obsession,” online at the link below. If you missed viewing this when it originally aired, would like to watch it again or have teens or family members that would benefit from learning more about the consequences of texting and driving, Davis-Moore encourages you to take this opportunity to learn more. It could save your life or the life of someone you love.
The 2010 Jeep Compass now offers engines 2.0L and 2.4L DOHC- loaded with efficient, clean technology. The Compass delivers best in class gas mileage – up to 28 mpg!! For those looking for power, don’t count out the Compass just because it’s fuel-efficient. When equipped, the Compass can tow up to 2,000 lbs! Enjoy great handling with a four-wheel independent MacPherson strut front suspension and a multilink rear suspension tuned for superior ride, handling and noise reduction. The 2010 Jeep Compass has upgraded the cabin with softer higher-grade materials and bright chrome accents. You stay connected with the latest technology through the Uconnect System. The Compass offers a quality high-powered sound system, ample seating for five, Accident Avoidance, Theft Deterrents, and 5-Star Side Impact Safety Ratings. If you are searching for a quality Jeep SUV, like a Wichita Jeep Compass or Kansas Jeep Compass, stop by Davis-Moore Jeep in Wichita Kansas and test drive a new 2010 Jeep Compass today!
For many years, drinking and driving has received the majority of attention when it comes to traffic accidents and fatalities, but another deadly combination that has become the norm for many can be just as fatal. Texting and driving has become a habit -and it’s not just teenagers! Many adults text while driving, answer emails and turn their vehicles into a mobile office…and most of us have surely driven by a swerving car only to see a parent texting- with a young child in the back seat!!
A study by AAA and Seventeen Magazine found that 61% of teens admit to risky driving habits, and 46% of those kids say they text and drive. That’s an alarming number of kids who admit to texting behind the wheel! In another study released by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, researchers found that “texting took a driver’s focus away from the road for an average of 4.6 second-enough time to travel the length of at football field at 55 mph.” In that length of time you could swerve off the road, hit another car-or cause serious injury to yourself or others.
Kansas has taken a step to try and combat the problem with young drivers in Kansas House Bill 2143, which was passed into law in 2009. The new law, which went into effect on January 1st of this year, prohibits drivers with instruction permits, farm permits, or restricted licenses from operating wireless communication devices when they are driving, exceptions being to report illegal activity or to summon emergency help. This new law defines “wireless communication device” as “any wireless electronic communication device that provides for voice or data communication between two or more parties. (source: www.drivinglaws.org/kansas)
There are also cell phone applications being developed to help parents control the availability of text functions on their children’s phones. “Textecution”, an app only currently available for adroid phones, uses GPS to determine how fast a cell phone is “moving.” If it is traveling at a speed greater than 10 mph the texting function is disabled-along with internet browsing. There are still some flaws in the design-the system can’t distinguish if you are simply a passenger in a vehicle and in those cases also will not allow you to text. However in cases like that access can be requested via a quick message to the parent asking for access-parents have control of the system from their own mobile device. (www.textecution.com)
But, kids will learn from example, and if you don’t put down the cell phone while driving neither will they. And if you continue to respond to friends and business associates asking how long until you arrive at a meeting-they will continue to try and reach you when you are trying to safely arrive at your destination. Set a good example for those around you and pledge to no longer text and drive-when you have the urge to text, tweet, email or type in anyway while driving just ignore the urge or pull over. For your safety and the safety of everyone around you-texting and driving just isn’t worth the risk.