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A Look at DWI Facts vs. Fiction

Written by 9rules Blog on February 11, 2015

Drinking and driving is a very polarizing topic in society. Whether you’ve driven under the influence in the past or know somebody who has been arrested for a DWI, everybody has a story that hits close to home. However, not everyone knows the facts regarding drinking and driving. There are so many myths floating around that either facilitate wrong information or mask the truth. As a friend and driver, it’s important that you
understand the truth.

Examining the Statistics

The truth of the matter is that operating a vehicle while intoxicated is extremely dangerous. Not only do you put your own life at risk, but you also place dozens, or even hundreds, of other innocent bystanders and drivers at risk. Sadly, this fact isn’t enough to deter many people from making bad choices.

However, statistics sometimes do a better job of helping people realize the full effects of a situation or epidemic. Take, for example, the fact that ever two minutes a person is injured in a drunk driving crash. What about the fact that drunk driving costs the United States just shy of $200 billion each year? Did you know that two out of ever three people will be involved in a drunk driving crash over the course of their lifetime? (more…)

5 Writing Prompts for Transportation Bloggers

Written by 9rules Blog on February 1, 2015

Whether you chose to start your own transportation-based blog because you’re an expert in the field or you were assigned this job as one of the many hats to wear at work, writer’s block happens. It’s especially frustrating for bloggers who are committed to providing fresh content on a regular basis. If your specialty is transportation with an emphasis on moving, how many times can you re-spin the same old content? You might have Google Alerts set up for key words like “moving costs” and you might start each day checking your favorite news outlets for relevant content, but what if you come up dry?

transportation blogger

Luckily, having a bank of writing prompts at your fingertips can quickly get you out of that writer’s funk. It’s also important to know Life Hacker’s tips for the best time to be creative and capitalize on that window. Writing for any niche blog, especially one that can be arguably dry at times, is a challenge. Here are a few prompts to keep your writing fresh: (more…)