Learning About the Ground We Walk and Drive on

When my son started studying about deep earth holes, he asked me if I could help him find some more information about them. He already knew the basics on how these sinkholes came to be, but he wanted some interesting facts because the subject just really fascinated him. We both enjoy FascinatingPlanet, a website that has a lot of interesting subjects and facts on it about the world and the people in it, so we went there first to see if there was anything about sinkholes. I was happy to see that there were definitely some interesting facts there so he could learn about more than just the geographical information about sinkholes.

When he read how big the largest sinkhole in the world is, he was amazed. I have to admit that I was too. I have heard about sinkholes, but I never knew that the biggest one, located in Egypt, is 50 miles by 75 miles as well as nearly 500 feet in depth. It is hard to even imagine something like that existing in our world. We also read how new sinkholes are forming often in the Dead Sea. There are thousands that have just opened in the recent past there, making it quite an unstable part of our earth.

Moving closer to home, Florida is also known for its sinkholes. I told my son about the man who was sleeping in his house when a sinkhole developed and collapsed his house there not long ago. We also read where people had been driving their cars down the road, and the road just collapsed underneath them. Thankfully, we have never had any sinkholes in our area, but we read that they can happen anywhere. Reading all of this sure gave us a new perspective about the ground that we trust so much!

Shakeology for Meal Replacement and Better Health

Shakeology Comparison Chart (click to enlarge)My eating habits are pretty awful at the moment, and I am trying to figure out a way to avoid junk food. I need to stop going to the grocery store, because even when I go to the grocery store with the agenda of buying healthy food, I end up seeing junk food and putting some of it in the cart. I am reading this comprehensive Shakeology review right now to see if Shakeology is going to be a good way for me to start to lose some weight and replace some of the meals that I eat, which would probably end up being unhealthy, with a more healthy alternative.

I wish that I could just cut junk food out of my life completely, and maybe I can do that. It is not clear at the moment how much success I will have with cutting junk food out of my life. There are so many different types of junk food that it is hard for me to eliminate them all. I feel that the problem is more cultural every day. It seems like there is more junk food in the grocery store these days than there is real food. It makes it a lot harder for someone to just buy stuff and make it, without having to eat processed food and all of that stuff.

I don’t know, maybe there are grocery stores out there that do not have so much processed food and junk food in them. I know you could always go to a farmer’s market instead, if you wanted to. But there isn’t one of those around here, and so I guess I am just going to try this shake thing to see how it works for replacing meals that I would probably eat junk with something else.

Redoing Grandma’s Bathroom to Make It Safer

Grandma was used to her tub, but she was getting older. She did not want one of those walk-in tubs. She said it would make her bathroom look like a place for a old person. I did not mention the obvious in that she is old. However, I did suggest a shower that had no step up and had hand rails. Grandma said she did not like her old closed in shower with the frosted door. She wanted something that was more open and had clear glass. A place that does shower doors in Union County NJ was able to meet all of her needs.

Her new shower goes all the way to the floor. The floor at the door is a narrow metal strip that is a drain. She can step on it or over it. It is smooth and level with the floor surface. It keeps water from running out into the rest of the bathroom and eliminates the step up that most showers have. The builders put in handrails and grab bars so that grandma never has to let go of a handhold getting into and out of the shower. The door is clear glass so she does not have that closed in feeling. Inside the shower is a tiled surface seating area so she can sit down and shower using the shower wand if she wants too.

It is really a nice setup she has now. We convinced her that the pendant she wears to call for help is truly waterproof so she does wear it while showering now. It gives her and us peace of mind that she can get help if she does fall. However, she is so proud that she probably would not call for help until she dragged herself out and got dressed. Still, she has a nice shower that is a whole lot safer than that old setup she used to have.

How Choosing Hosting VPS Instead of Dedicated Private Servers Can Save You Money

Some individuals and a lot of start-up businesses need good hosting VPS help. Most people are not aware of what a VPS is. Computers are a major investment for any business. A business that has outgrown the capacity of a few desktops and laptops to serve their needs will need to have full access to computer servers that can be accessed from anywhere. This is true because most businesses today have people spread out all over the place. A VPS is a Virtual Private Server, and they are actually simple to understand.

A VPS is a powerful computer. It looks like a rectangular box, and it slides into a rack system in a server center somewhere. The wires coming out of the back connect it to the backbone of the Internet through secure high speed data connections. A rack has a bunch of VPS computers in it, and a room may be filled with racks. Now what makes a VPS unique is that the hard drive and circuitry allow multiple instances of the operating system to be running at once. Each instance is isolated from the rest. This is what makes it a virtual private server rather than a dedicated one. It is also what makes them cost-effective for businesses.

A dedicated server means that it is just you on that computer. That can be costly for many small businesses. Virtual hosting VPS makes it possible to have a bunch of private servers running on a single computer. I know it is hard to fathom multiple separate instances of an operating system running at once on one computer, but it is actually normal today. If you use a VPS, you want to make sure the company hosting you is particular about who you share your space with on the server. You also want high security. Hosting VPS can save you a lot of money and give you access to a lot of computing power your business needs without having to own anything extra.

Why I Switched to Direct TV

I am a couch potato. If given the choice between watching a movie at home or going out with friends to the local club, I almost always choose watching a movie. I also have a slew of television shows that I watch on a regular basis. There is no way I could ever watch all of them live, and that is why I have Direct TV. I did have a cable subscription up until a year ago, but it was rough for someone who likes to watch TV as much as I do.

I was only able to record two things at once on my cable receiver box, and sometimes there would be three or four of my favorite shows on at the same time. I was always able to go online and watch what I missed, or even go to the on demand channel, but I actually preferred to watch my shows using my DVR. I liked that I was able to fast forward through commercials and all the other benefits that come with having a DVR, but I couldn’t enjoy all of my programming because of the limitations of the receiver.

When I heard that Direct TV allows six programs to be recorded at the same time, I felt like a kid in a candy store. I knew I needed to have that receiver, but I was not sure that I could afford it. I always thought satellite TV was a lot more expensive than cable, but my research showed how wrong I was there too. I would be able to actually get more channels for a lower price, and have the capability of recording six shows at once. For a TV fanatic like me, there really is no other choice than to have a TV programming provider like that!

Direct Television for a Vacation Home

About a year ago, I purchased a second house to serve as a vacation house. It is located in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, and the reason that I purchased a house there, was to take advantage of the skiing opportunities that are present in that part of the country. Skiing as always been one of my passions, ever since I first learned how to ski, when I was just four years old. Anyway, I would like to get a Direct TV package for the vacation house, so that my family will be able to watch television, when they are on vacation at the cabin.

I am going to rent the cabin out to some of my friends at various times of the year. That way, I will be able to make some money off of it, and cover some of the expenses that are associated with owning a second house. Since people are going to be staying in the house at various times in the year, it makes a good bit more sense to get a television service at the house. Previously, I was wary about getting television hooked up there, since it would have only been used a few times a year, at the most.

But, now that I know other people will be renting the house at times, it is something that I am seriously considering. I am pretty sure that satellite is my only option for the vacation house. That is because it is located in the mountains, and I do not think any other provider would be in the area. I guess I should look around, and make sure that is the case. But the house is literally on the side of a mountain. So I am pretty sure that I am correct on that matter.

Cheap Prices for Great Home Security

A few months ago, I purchased a new house, and it seems like it would be a good idea to protect my investment, and my family, of course, with a home security system of some sort. I have not had one before, but I realize that this new house is located in an area with a higher crime rate than were I previously lived. As such, I have been browsing this site, home-security.co, that I found earlier when I was looking information about various home security systems, and their providers.

I want to get a security system that will afford me a lot of flexibility when it comes to monitoring my home, and making sure that it is safe. The area that i have moved to is not that bad, by any means, but the city that we now live in has a significantly higher crime rate than were we used to live, and I believe that, that is a cause for concern. I have always wanted to make sure that my family remains safe, but at my last house, it just did not seem necessary to have a security system. Maybe I was wrong in thinking that, as it is always possible for something terrible to happen, such as a home invasion.

I know that I could never live with myself if something bad were to happen to my family, along those lines, and I had not done all that I could to prevent it from happening. I want to make sure that I get a security system from a very reputable provider of security systems. However, at the same time, the price of the security system is also a big concern, because I spent most of my savings on the down payment for the new house my family is living in.

Looking for a Place Near BU

I have got a new job working for the administration offices at Boston University and I am getting a pretty good trip in to the office every morning. I have been living in Waltham where I have a little place with cheap internet and Cox tv in Massachusetts. I am thinking that I can probably try to find a place that is closer to the campus if I try hard enough, although obviously I am not looking to live like I used to live when I was living in Chestnut Hill while I went to BC. I am sure there are plenty of quiet little neighborhoods near the campus where you can find a place to live. Obviously I am looking to rent, but if I could find a cheap enough house I might consider buying. Me and this girl are talking like things might get serious, but it is hard to say right now. We both like the way that is right now, but we might move in together if the right situation presented itself.

At any rate this job is a big chance for me. I have been working at getting a better job for months and this is something which can lead some place. Obviously if you get in with a university and you do well you can end up having a career for life. This job requires my skills and they have a lot of work right now. I need to be able to impress them though, because they might get to cutting budget at any moment. You never know when things are going to change and I want to make myself look as irreplaceable as I can be and I want to do that really quick. I found this job and I do not want to loo for another.

Texas is an Interesting State Politically

I have been down here in Texas for a couple of weeks and it is sort of weird the way things are different down here. Of course you have a different mix of ethnic groups here than you have back where I come from. We have Hispanic people in North Carolina, but here there are a lot more of them. Some of them have been living in this area for generations and others have just come across the border. At any rate you have some interesting laws, I like the one you can find out about here http://energyproviderstexas.com. In Texas you can pick which electric company you want. In NC you get Duke Energy, which is part of the Southern Company. There are a couple of small power companies in other smaller areas, but I never got to find out about them. I have seen the facilities of Carolina Power and Light up in the area on the Mountains near the Tennessee border. They have a power plant you can see from I 40 some place near the Pigeon River

On the other hand they have a lot of really bizarre and reactionary types out here. The Texas Education Agency has made it’s job to make the text books in all of the state’s schools conform to the Biblical time lines. That is really a big deal, not funny at all, because you have a lot of Textbooks which are going to end up in other states with this same sort of thing going on. Of course you should clearly differentiate between the public education system and private religious ideologies. It is not hard to look around in the world and see all sorts of problems which have been caused by people who want to impose their religious views on everyone else.

Taking Control of the Vulnerability

As a victim of a home invasion I have come to realize that the entire night only occurred because I was lacking anything remotely resembling home security systems. After living through that horrible experience I have made the necessary steps to ensure that this will never happen again or, should it occur despite the layers of security I have enshrouded myself within, I will not be as helpless as I was that night. Anyone who has ever been through a home invasion can tell you first hand just how terrifying it is to wake up knowing someone has forced their way into your home with ill intent.

I remember lying in bed shocked that this could be happening to me. I didn’t have a weapon that I could reach to. I didn’t have a plan. I didn’t do anything but call the police as soon as I was able to gather my wits about me but even that wasn’t enough. They were quick with going through the home which lead them right to me. I thought I was going to die. I really did. He stood there outlined in the darkness of the night but, thankfully, he only proceeded to lock me in my own room while I cowered waiting for the police to arrive.

I won’t ever be the victim again. I’ve been taking self-defense classes, martial arts and I installed the best home security that I could afford. I have now armed myself with noise detectors, motion detectors, flood lights and motion activated cameras. There’s no way that someone is ever going to get into my home and get away with it. This is the only thing that I knew I could do to help me overcome the feeling of vulnerability that had gripped me so powerfully soon after it happened.

Relocating to a Texas Apartment Home

It’s difficult for me to predict where my career will take me. I travel a lot for work, and I had to relocate quite a few times. My most recent assignment has me moving to Texas. As part of the relocation package, I have someone who helps me find a place to live. She provided me with a list of local apartments to consider. I really didn’t know where I wanted to live, but I did know what amenities I was looking for. That’s one of the reasons she suggested that I take a look at www.treepoint-apts.com.

One of my requirements for an apartment was a swimming pool. It gets really hot in that area and I would love the opportunity to cool down whenever I want to. A pool is great for exercise as well. If I don’t feel like going to the gym or going for a run, I can just swim some laps and call it a day. In addition to the pool, I really wanted a common area that would be great for parties. This property has a gazebo with a grill, which is perfect for my needs. I can picture myself having a potluck with friends on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Another amenity that this place offers is a business center. I have my own setup at home, but I can see this being useful in case of an emergency. If for some reason I’m not able to use my computer or my printer, this would give me the option of using the business center.

Based on the fact that this apartment had everything I was looking for, I decided to make an appointment to tour the property in person. After a short walk around the common areas, and a brief look inside one of the units, I was ready to sign a lease. It’s an amazing find in this area.

A Satellite Service for Everyone

After looking at a lot of satellite tv packages, my family and I decided on one. We had been thinking about getting satellite for a long time, but could never decide on a package. The packages offered different channels and different prices, and with a family of 4, everyone has their own preferences when it comes to channels. I love sports channels, my wife loves movie and drama channels, and my kids love cartoon channels. We found one package that had something for everyone, while staying at a low price.

I ordered two boxes with my satellite package. One box stays in the living room for everyone to watch, and the other stays in my bedroom for my wife and I to watch. Ididn’t get one for the kids because they don’t need to watch TV all day. If they want to watch TV, they can go into the living room and watch it, where everyone can see them. I’ve put blocks on some of the channels so that the kids can’t access them without permission from my wife or me. There are too many shows out there that have content not suitable for children.

Late at night, some of the movie channels play movies that are suited for adults only. When my wife and I are feeling a little adventurous, we’ll watch one of the movies. Sometimes the movies are pretty funny because they include off the wall plots and stories. The acting by the stars of these films is even more hilarious, if you can even call them stars. It’s like the films are trying to be a somewhat serious, but they are unintentionally funny. My wife and I keep the volume pretty low at night so the kids can’t hear what we are watching. We also have to keep our laughter under control.

Stream Energy is the Best Choice

I had been living in an apartment with two friends when I decided that I was going to move to my own home. I was making enough money to finally have what I wanted, and I found the perfect little house. The utilities were easy to get ready, but I wasn’t sure which energy source I was going to use. I knew that I could have my choice of any that serve the area, but my problem was that I did not know very much about any of them. Thankfully, I was able to find an online resource that was able to guide me in this energy choice I had to make.

The site had all of the different energy companies in the area. I was actually surprised at the number of different companies. I had heard of all of them but one, but I didn’t know that I was able to choose from them all. Even though I had heard their names did not mean I knew anything more about them. This site was such a wonderful resource for getting the information that I needed to make the decision on which energy company to use.

Stream Energy is available to both residents as well as companies and businesses, and I really liked everything I read about them. They have a plan called New Friends plan, and it is the one that appealed to me the most. It is only available for new customers, and I was able to get a really good rate plan because of this particular plan. It was very easy getting signed up with them once I realized that I liked everything about them. I have not had any problems with them since signing up with them, and I have even managed to convince a few friends to switch to them without even trying!

P2P and Video Streaming Services

Peer to peer file sharing systems, otherwise known as P2P (such as Isohunt), connect people directly together on the internet. Some systems are true networked systems, in that there is a central server which acts as a central point to which all traffic is directed then distributed to the clients. P2P file sharing software is mainly sourced from the Gnutella design, and most companies that offer such services look very much the same. However, some have extended this to offer the bells and whistles that set them apart, such as faster downloads and the ability to converse with those you are connected to. There are other benefits to be gained from these subscription sites such as connections to other P2P movie and games download sites.

Internet video streaming is similar to standard television broadcasting. Software is used to convert video and audio into a format that is suitable for delivery using a computer network. Television stations use special hardware to convert video and audio data into a format suitable for broadcasting. Special computer network transport protocols enable the delivery of multimedia content to the end user ( viewer ) versus using broadcast transmitters to send the video and audio content to individual television sets.

No broadcast license or technical certification is required for Internet streaming, unlike a standard television broadcast station. Standard television broadcast stations are required to have a broadcast license and certified broadcast engineers. The only requirements for Internet video streaming are: specialized data delivery server software, special audio and video encoding software and large amounts of bandwidth. Bandwidth is required for the delivery of the video and audio content to the end user. The formula for determining the amount of bandwidth required for video streaming is: Bandwidth required = data encoding speed x number of desired consecutive users.

I Feel Less Stress Thanks to My Stairwell and Roof Repairs

As the new owner of an apartment building, I have had a lot of learn when it comes to being a landlord. I really thought most of it would be easy, and it is true that it is not too hard to understand. But when you are one person doing the work on your own, it just takes a lot of time and money. The roof on my building clearly looks like it needs help, roof replacement in NYC might be the way to go. But between all the other things that I need to have done to the building, I wanted the chance to see if could at least do some or even all of the roofing work myself. After all, it did not seem like the roof was too bad.

We had some trouble with one of the stairwells in the building last week. One of the steps crumbled when I was walking down the stairs. I am so happy that it did not happen when one of my tenants was walking on it. Luckily, I have a buddy who has done repair work on stairs, and he came over, gave me a discounted quote and got right to work. By the time he was done, it looked great. He even checked all the other steps to make sure they were safe. Luckily, they were.

Grateful that I saved some money, I figured I better give up on trying to complete the roof work myself. If the roof leaked, causing water to get into an apartments on the second floor and any of the tenants items were ruined, I would have really unhappy people on my hands. I worried about the cost, though. I spent the morning calling around to get as many quotes as possible. I found a business just blocks away that offered me a super low price, and I asked them to come to do the work immediately. The roof is now as good as new.

Admitting when You Have a Problem

I recently made the mistake of drinking while driving – my psychologist felt that if I write a blog about my experiences, it might help me get overcome the issues that have come to dominate my life in such a terrible way. With a criminal lawyer in maryland giving me the help that I really did need after I had been arrested by doing my case for free, I kind of felt that I might be able to escape the traps that I had set for myself. It started with the death of my parents when I was a teenager; I didn’t know how to cope so I started to drink as much as I could to drown the pain away. In doing so, I never learned how to deal with the pain. I didn’t know how to deal with problems from then on. Anything that became an issue in my life was just a reason to drink.

At twenty-three years old I have nearly killed myself multiple times from drinking too much. I’m actually thankful that I was finally caught driving while drunk. I could have killed someone nearly a dozen times at least and yet, somehow, I didn’t. I think we can all be glad for this, no? This is a truly difficult thing to confess but in writing this I have to admit that I do feel better about myself. I feel like I might be able to get over this alcoholism if I learn how to cope and face my issues rather than hiding behind a glass of Vodka. It’s going to be hard, I know it is more than anyone, but I think admitting that is the first step in being able to do so. Hopefully I can keep this blog and perhaps someone who reads it will see that they don’t want to end up as I am.

A Better Internet for All of Us

When browsing for a new Internet Service Provider, it’s always smart to shop around – if your area has enough providers for you to do so. I find that websites like http://cheapdslinternetserviceproviders.com/ are particularly useful and they often have information for multiple states, even. This can give a resident or even a potential future resident the ability to browse and compare prices! At the same time these same sites also show us that in the United States there appears to be a disconcerting lack of Internet Service Providers being made available to us. I remember when dial-up was far more accessible than cable when I was younger but if memory serves correctly, it was because there were several dozen or more providers that residents could pick and choose from. Sure, the web certainly wasn’t nearly as content driven then as it is now and thus had fewer users browsing it, but there were still a high concentration of options for us to pick from. What happened?

It’s a frustrating question especially when you consider that the current companies were given a large sum of money, tax payer money at that, in order to upgrade their cable networks and infrastructure so they could handle higher speeds and offer lower prices to their customers. However, several of these companies did absolutely nothing with the money which seems to have mysterious disappeared. What was done with it? Why are we still being forced to pay higher prices for services which, in other countries, are faster, of higher quality and cheaper? There is something wrong with the United States Internet service and something has to be done about it. We should not allow these companies to take advantage of the American public as they currently are. Speak with your Congressman, your Senator and even your local government to make change happen!

Taking a Couple of Marketing Classes

... wall , aluminium glazing profiles , aluminum extrusion profilesI am sort of doing the best I can at school this semester. I was sort of thinking about finding an internship or a full time job, because the truth is that I can not really accomplish a ton here in the Winter Semester. I am going to be working more hours, but waiting tables is not any fun and it is not very profitable usually either. I have a couple of marketing classes I sort of needed. One is about Internet marketing and social media marketing. We talked about how to buy instagram followers today and whether or not that is effective. Of course Instagram is very particular about marketing. It is not like they want to ruin what they have by trying to monetize their product too rapidly and turn people off, so they are very strict about what they allow you to do on their site. It is a bit weird and a pretty good issue to talk about when you really think about.

I remember that movie about Zuckerman and the founding of Facebook, where they talked about the fact that the site had to be cool when other people wanted to introduce ads to it. Of course people expect their to be ads every place now. You even see beautiful women and some athletes putting ads on their bodies (just temporary ones) It is how you make money off a site like this obviously. However you need to keep hold of the people who frequent the site as well and if you screw things up, then you could make everything go bad on you I suppose. I do not know how many ads it would take to run me off of a site if I really liked it, but I really do hate some flashing ads.

I Need All of the Exposure I Can Get

How Can I Get More Instagram FollowersI have just recently started a new business and I am working on our Internet presence. It seems like regardless of what marketing methods I am trying, we are not having the results that I projected we would. Lately I seen a few ads urging me to buy instagram followers and I am really considering doing that. Honestly, I am pretty new to the social media scene. While I have had a computer for years, I never thought it was necessary for me to use these sites. Originally most of them were billed as a way to keep in touch with old classmates and colleagues, so I never imagined that they would one day be a great marketing tool. I am doing okay on a few of these sites, but from what I am told, Instagram is where I need to be. I have a few younger guys that work for me and they say this is the best place to get all of the exposure I need.

I want to look around and see if there is something wrong with people that buy Instagram followers. I don’t know much about it and I want to make sure that I am not going to be looked at negatively for doing this. I spoke to a friend of mine who says that she has done this before and apparently she has gained a huge following as a result of purchase. I trust her, but it is always a good idea to your own research. If I don’t see anything too terrible, I will buy some followers as soon as possible. I think the longer I wait, the more time I am giving potential customers to find interest in something else. I know once I get some more followers on my account I will look a lot better to the public than I do now.

The Search Engines Are Very Good

Telmisartan – hydrochlorothiazide | Reviews of online pharmacyMy daughter told me that if she wants to find anything out that all she was going to have to do was go online and ask the question in her favorite search engine and it was going to give her the answer. If it does not give her the answer right away then it would actually go and give her the web sites that would give her the answer to her question. My friends told me to simply search something like where to buy xanax online and a whole lot of web sites would come up on the search engine results. My friends told me that they wanted to make sure that they were looking at what their kids were looking up as it was very easy to get drugs and alcohol delivered to their homes with out having any sort of of identification when they buy it, all they needed was a credit card number.

One of my friends told me that her sixteen year old daughter was going to go online and use her credit card to order over one thousand dollars worth of alcohol to be delivered to her house but the credit card company called because it was a purchase that was not going to be typical of something that she had bought in the past. I thought that she was lucky as I thought that my credit card companies might not be able to pick up something like that. She told me that her daughter gets home when the mail is delivered and it might have been easy for her to get to the package before her mom who would usually get home from work late. I thought that it made sense as she was saying it but I could not believe that our kids were old enough to be thinking about this.

I Prefer a More Natural Pain Reliever

Turmeric, CurcuminI have had arthritis for a very long time. When I would tell people that I had it years ago, they would look at me like I was wrong. People are mistaken when they think only the elderly are afflicted with this. I had been taking prescription pain pills to deal with the aches and pains, but I wanted to try a more natural approach after I read about turmeric health benefits. I was worried about the damage I was possibly doing to my liver by taking so many prescriptions, but there were days I simply would not be able to get through comfortably without taking something.

When I did some research on some natural methods, I came across information on tumeric. I knew that people used this to spice up their meals, but I had never heard of it being used for pain relief. When I read that it is extremely beneficial to arthritic people, I knew I wanted to try it. I talked with my doctor about it, and he told me that tumeric is one of the more natural reliefs I would be able to get. He told me what to look for so I didn’t get the wrong thing.

I was able to find a reputable company that manufacturers it. They do not add anything to it that is unnecessary like some other companies do. Instead, they keep it as pure as they can, which helps to keep all of the pain relieving benefits in them. I ordered a bottle to try, and I have been taking them for nearly four months now. I have not taken a prescription pill for pain in well over three months, and I know that I will never go back to them now. I much prefer the natural way with tumeric.

Be Aware of the Consequences of Reckless Driving in Virginia First Offense

Just about everyone understands the benefits of trying to maintain a clean driving record, especially as it relates to the costs of mandatory automotive insurance. Rightfully the offenses that involve driving while impaired in any form or fashion carry stiff penalties. The corresponding increase in insurance will be directly proportionate to the assessed risk posed by the driver. Other types of tickets such as speeding or wanton and reckless operation are not quite as serious, but in some states can also carry some healthy consequences. For instance take reckless driving in virginia first offense as an example of the serious nature poor driving practices can have.

The Code of Virginia is loaded with 20 different sections all related to the act of reckless driving. As an example, Virginia treats any speeding ticket that is for a speed in excess of 20 mph over the posted speed limit as a reckless charge. If the driver is going over 80 mph no matter what the setting, the ticket will have the reckless tag attached. Here is the most serious consequence of getting nailed for reckless driving in Virginia first offense, which obviously will escalate with subsequent tickets for reckless operation. The driver who is found guilty will have a permanent criminal tag placed in the national computer database NCIC. A conviction is tacked onto a Virginia driver’s history for the next 11 years, and earns the driver what are called six demerit points.

Now comes the even more astonishing potential consequence of being nailed for reckless driving in Virginia first offense. Depending on the particular circumstances, many Virginia courts will push for jail time over and above the heavy fines the state is known to levy on drivers. So sound advise when driving anywhere is to obey the laws and drive safely, but all the more important in the State of Virginia where the consequences of being deemed to have operated a motor vehicle in a reckless fashion can prove to be quite harsh, even if it is only the driver’s first ticket ever.