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TIPS TO BECOME A BETTER DRIVER

With more than 250 million vehicles on the road in the USA alone, there is a ton of traffic. Most people will drive at least once a day. With only arbitrary lines and lights keeping us in the right lanes and letting us know where to go, it is largely up to the skills and knowledge of drivers to keep everything safe and efficient.

Unfortunately, it is common for people to overestimate their driving skills. In reality, a large portion of us are pretty bad drivers. With that in mind, this article is going to look at a few different tips to become a better driver.

Scan Ahead and Be More Aware

When many people drive, they simply look at the car in front of them and drive based on what that person does. However, this means people often don’t have any idea what is taking place further down the road. Instead of starting right in front of you, you should try looking about 10-12 seconds down the road.

This will help give you more time to see and prepare for potential roadblocks or accidents. In addition to looking ahead, you need to be more situationally aware of things that are happening around you. You need to know how much space you have around your car, how other cars are behaving, and what’s taking place in your blind spots.

Brush up on Skills and Knowledge

For many of us, we haven’t really honed our driving skills since we took our introductory drivers tests when we were a teenager. This means most of us have likely forgotten important rules of the road. As a result, we should be sure to frequently brush up on our knowledge and practice important skills from time to time.

This can be done a few different ways. You could potentially take a driver training course or just use a helpful online resource to help you learn and then go driving and apply what you have learned. If you are interested in using an online resource to brush up on your skills, be sure to check out this link: The Ultimate Guide for Drivers! DMV & More | DrivingGuide.com

Keep Your Mirrors Adjusted

Your side and rear-view mirrors are the most important aspects of your vehicle in keeping you safe. While most people will position their side mirrors so they can see the edge of their car, that isn’t really necessary as your rear-view should have that covered. Instead, these side mirrors should be used to illuminate as many of your blind spots as possible.

While completely eliminating blind spots just isn’t possible, you can greatly reduce them by positioning your side and rear-view mirrors correctly. Of course, in addition to positioning them well, you should also be sure to use them and check them frequently.

Remove or Minimize Distractions

With the advancements in technology and the fact that almost everyone has a cell phone in their pocket, distracted driving is on the rise. While these technologies help us in so many ways, they are also one of the leading causes of car accidents. In fact, experts believe that cell phone usage while driving leads to over 1.5 million crashes every year.

These types of accidents are nearly 100% preventable and part of being a good driver is reducing these distractions. You should keep your phone tucked away, keep your eyes on the road, and your hands on the steering wheel at all times.

Hopefully the tips included in this article can help you become a better driver and keep yourself (and the other drivers around you) safe.

Singer & Songwriter RAYLA

Let’s talk about your single “Boys Like You” – Can you tell us a bit about the song and the creation/recording process?

I love the creative process of writing songs, you never know what you are going to get when you go into the studio. “Boys Like You” was not really something I planned. It came out of a very personal experience. I was in a pretty unhealthy relationship where no matter how badly I was being treated, I kept going back. Once I realized it and that I didn’t need him anymore, I got out! Writing the single “Boys Like You” is actually what helped me to get OUT of that bad relationship. I really wanted to share the experience because so many girls may be going through the same thing. The song really has an empowering message and I’m so excited by the support and reaction it has been getting.

Can you share about the kinds of songs you write and what motivates you when you’re writing a song?

All aspects of my life give me ideas for songs. Things my friends are going through, things I see at the movies or events that are going on in the world, even a conversation I have with someone can spark an idea for a new song. My songs are like my personal diary I just let the world see. Lately I have been writing really happy songs and songs that I think are empowering to woman today.

How would you describe your sound?

My sound is definitely a little more on the pop side. Honestly, I just love to create music so I don’t usually put a box on my sound, I sort of let it figure itself out.

Which artists are you looking up to now?

My music taste changes all the time. Currently I really like Ed Sheeran, because of the way he writes his music and does his live performances. It’s very acoustic and feels very real. Camila Cabello is another artist who I really like her sound and her independence. She seems authentic and like that she’s her own person. And also, Halsey because she is just so dope and I would love to sing with her someday.

If you could collaborate with any other artist, who would it be?

That’s a really hard question because there are hundreds of people I could pick, but right now I would probably choose Ed Sheeran. I’m so intrigued on his writing styles and how authentic he is, so I think it’d be so cool to experience a session with him.

What can fans be expecting from you in the near future?

Definitely new music on the way! I’ve filmed music videos for some of my new material that I’m really excited to be released. And I have a few surprises coming as well!

What do you like to do for fun when you’re not in the studio?

I recently got my driver’s license so this summer my friends and I have spent a lot of time at the beach. I really love hanging with my friends and being a normal teenager.

Where can we find you on social media?

Instagram: @rayla

Twitter: @rayla

Facebook.com/raylamusic

BIO:

Rayla is an impressive, emerging singer/songwriter who is making waves in the music industry. Handpicked to open for the likes of Daya, Olivia Holt and Jana Kramer, this 17-year-old’s fresh, unique sound delivers songs that are packed with relatable lyrics. Her debut single “Boys Like You” has received an overwhelmingly positive response. She loves to be able to put her own original stamp on the music she creates, as evidenced both in her covers of popular songs, and in her original music.

As a toddler, Rayla would find any stage on which to perform, including on top of her family’s dishwasher. Writing her first song at the age of five, Rayla credits Halsey, Camila Cabello, Taylor Swift, and Ed Sheeran to be major influences to her career. Music has always been a dominate part of her life and she is eager to make her own imprint in the music scene.

SABRINA CARPENTER VIDEO

Sabrina Carpenter has just released the companion video to new single “Why.”  Shot in Los Angeles with director Jay Martin (Shawn Mendes, Christina Perri) and featuring Riverdale star Casey Cott as Carpenter’s love interest, “Why” explores the age-old theory that opposites attract, “and we don’t even know why.”

 

“Sometimes differences can hold us together and I think that’s a beautiful sentiment to how we deal with divergence and how it can furthermore prove our compatibility,” Carpenter says of the Jeberg-produced song. “In the end, we don’t really need to know ‘why’ if we are confident in our own emotions.”

 

In support of the new single and video, Carpenter will perform “Why” on Live with Kelly & Ryan August 21.

The track, co-written by Carpenter, Jonas Jeberg and Brett McLaughlin, is available now at all digital providers HERE and all streaming providers HERE

 

Carpenter is currently crossing North American on her headlining summer De-Tour, which kicked off July 6 and runs through Aug. 27. The 30+ date summer trek marks Carpenter’s second headline tour, following her sold out EVOLution Tour last fall. 

 

The De-Tour will continue to bring a summer of fun and music across major North American cities such as Denver, Dallas, New Orleans, Orlando, Atlanta, Nashville, and Boston before concluding on August 27 in Toronto, ON. The tour, presented by American Tourister, will feature special gue! sts Alex Aiono & New Hope Club on all dates and resumes tomorrow night in Edmonton, AB. For more information, please visit www.sabrinacarpenter.com.     

SABRINA CARPENTER

Former 360 MAGAZINE Cover Girl, Sabrina Carpenter, Releases New Single, “Why?”
30+ CITY SUMMER DE-TOUR LAUNCHED LAST NIGHT IN VANCOUVER

FEATURING SPECIAL GUESTS ALEX AIONO & NEW HOPE CLUB

 

 (featured photo credit: Elias Tahan):

 

On the heels of launching her North American summer De-Tour last night, singer/songwriter Sabrina Carpenter has released her new single “Why” which is out NOW. The track, co-written by Carpenter, Jonas Jeberg and Brett McLaughlin, is available now at all digital providers HERE and all streaming providers HERE.

 

“Why is a question we seem to pose daily, so there are multiple meanings within the song that are up to interpretation. We don’t necessarily need to be the same, to love the same,” Carpenter says of the Jeberg-produced song. “Sometimes differences can hold us together and I think that’s a beautiful sentiment to how we deal with divergence and how it can furthermore prove our compatibility. In the end, we don’t really need to know ‘why’ if we are confident in our own emotions.”

 

Carpenter teased the track by posting photos of couples from films with “Opposites Attract” themes across her social media accounts; in addition, similarly themed post cards that included different portions of the track’s single art were mailed to select fans across the country, driving them online to collaborate and piece the final artwork together.

The song received its debut live performance at last night’s The De-Tour kick-off date in Vancouver, BC. The 30+ date summer trek marks Carpenter’s second headline tour, following her sold out EVOLution Tour last fall. The De-Tour will continue to bring a summer of fun and music across major North American cities such as Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, New Orleans, Orlando, Atlanta, Nashville, and Boston before concluding on August 27 in Toronto, ON. The tour, presented by American Tourister, will feature special guests Alex Aiono & New Hope Club on all dates and resumes tomorrow night in Edmonton, AB. For more information, please visit www.sabrinacarpenter.com