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Will Your Next Car Even Need the Roads?

In the 1970’s everybody thought there would be flying cars by the 2000’s.  Well, that didn’t happen, but, we are finally getting close. Introducing The Transition, the world’s first flying car.  Well actually it’s more of a road drivable plane, but they are pretty similar. The Transition is a plane with two seats and wings that fold up to the sides making it small enough to drive on city roads. It runs on standard automotive gasoline, fits in a single car garage, and converts from plane to car in less than a minute. With a flying range of about 400 miles...

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Cyber Security: Tips to help prevent Identity Theft

In today’s technologically-advanced world, a new breed of criminal has arisen. Hackers can steal a wealth of information using just a computer. One of the most common forms of cybercrime is Identity theft. Identity theft is a crime where a thief steals your personal information, such as your full name or social security number, to commit fraud. The identity thief can use your information to fraudulently apply for credit, file taxes, or get medical services. These acts can damage your credit status, and cost you time and money to restore your good name. You may not know that you are...

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Hot Dog: Pets in Parked Cars

It can be dangerous, even deadly, to leave a pet inside a hot car. Earlier this year, Governor Hickenlooper passed a law in Colorado granting immunity if you break a dog out of a hot car. On a 78-degree day, the temperature inside of a parked car can reach 100 degrees in just a few minutes. With summer temperatures around 90-degrees, the interior temperature can reach as high as 109 degrees in less than 10 minutes. As we enter the hottest months of the year, it is important to know what to do if you see a pet trapped in...

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Look Both Ways Before You Cross: Crosswalk Safety

As of 2016, pedestrian deaths make up 14% of total traffic deaths in the U.S. To try and decrease this number, state legislatures are tightening pedestrian right-of-way laws. In Colorado, motorists must yield to pedestrians if they are on the same side of the road or are approaching closely enough from the opposite side of the roadway to be in danger. Right-of-way laws in Colorado regarding pedestrian are described in the Driver Handbook as “when driving, you should yield the right-of-way to pedestrians under all conditions”. With sunny skies ahead, it’s important to know how you can be safe both...

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Dunk Tank for Aurora Public Schools

It’s that time of year again! The staff at Franklin D. Azar & Associates hosted a Dunk Tank fundraiser for Aurora Public Schools. The Aurora Public School system is an incredibly diverse collection of nearly 40,000 students from 131 different countries, speaking 133 languages! Though APS is an amazing school system, they have to run on a pretty tight budget and at some Aurora Public Schools, budgeted supplies can be as low as $30 per student. On average school supplies cost around $200, $330, and $375 per elementary, middle, and high school student respectively. Franklin D. Azar & Associates is...

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Total Solar Eclipse: Things you should know

On Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible across the United States. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, temporarily blocking the sun from view. During this eclipse, the path of totality, the path covered by the shadow of the moon which is created by the moon completely blocking the sun, will cover ten states from Oregon to South Carolina. About 12 million Americans live within this path and another 200 million Americans live less than one day’s drive away. Authorities are expecting about seven million of those people to...

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It’s that time of year again… Birthday Season

Most of us know at least one person who shares our birthday, maybe two.  But what if you were born in late summer, or more specifically in August? Chances are you know more than just a few people who share your birthday, and that’s because August is the most common month for births across the United States.  In data kept by the United States Center for Disease Control, birth records have shown consistently over the past several decades that August is time and again the most common birth month.  So, August is the most common month, but what is the...

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The Future of Automobiles, What Will Your Car Look Like in 10 Years?

Some of the hottest buzzwords in tech and automobiles right now are “autonomous” and “self-driving”. Most of us generally understand what a self-driving car is, but how will that impact what your car and the roads look like in the coming decades? The Cars If our cars drive themselves, do we need steering wheels? For now, yes. Currently the regulations of self-driving cars on public streets require that a driver be able to take control of the vehicle if need be and that, of course, requires a steering wheel and pedals. That doesn’t mean it will always be that way though. Google...

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Diesel Cars, Should You Be Driving One?

When most people think about diesel they think about semi-trucks. This makes sense as nearly all semi-trucks use diesel and most cars use gasoline, buts that’s starting to change. As more cars hit the market ready to go with diesel engines, should you consider buying one? To start off, what exactly is the difference between diesel and gasoline engines?  In theory diesel and gasoline engines work very similarly. The main difference comes in how the fuel is ignited. In a gasoline engine, a spark plug is used to release a small spark that ignites the gasoline at each stroke and propels...

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Car Seats: Information for growing families

Each year, thousands of young children are killed or injured in motor vehicle accidents. These are the leading cause of death for children of ages 1 - 13 in the United States. One of the most important jobs any parent has is keeping their child safe, especially when riding in a vehicle. Proper use of car seats can help to keep your child safe, but with many different types of safety seats, it’s important to know what type of seat you need for your child as well as how to properly install it. There are several types of safety seats and...

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