Links: Roadside Survival

50-Minute Video to Empower Law Enforcement Officers to Provide Simple, Safe, Quick Low-Risk Assists

Roadside Assisting By Law Enforcement Officers

Media Appearances About the Book

TV Segment: “Vietnam Vet Helps Drivers for Free”, November 17, 2016, on WAGA Channel 5 (Fox), Atlanta, with Katie Beasley

TV Segment: “Vietnam Vet Pens Book on Roadside Survival Tips”, November 22, 2016, on WAGA Channel 5 (Fox), Atlanta, with Katie Beasley

TV Segment: “Great Day Washington”, November 4, 2016, on WUSA, Washington, DC, with Chris Leary

Radio Segment: “Night Side – How to Prevent Breakdowns”, June 22, 2016, on WBZ, Boston, MA, with Dan Rea

TV Segment: “Charlotte on Your Side”, June 21, 2016, on WBTV, Charlotte, NC with Delano Little.

TV Segment: “Tips for Summer Travel: Roadside Survival” – a “Rolling Shoot”, May 16, 2016, on WGHP-TV, High Point, NC

Radio Segment: “WDEL’s Road Scholar”, October 5, 2015, with Andrew Sgroi

Radio Segment: “Roadside Survival”, on Kansas City’s KCUR Public Radio, August 24, 2015, with Steve Kraske.

Radio Segment: “Essential Car Safety For Your Summer Road Trip, Milwaukee’s NPR-affiliated WUWM, June 30, 2015, with Mitch Teich

Radio Segment: “Bob Mitchell: On Roadside Survival”, June 9, 2015,  on New Orleans’ WWL

Radio Interview: “Community Focus” on Lawton, Oklahoma’s Cameron College station KCCU, March 13, 2015, with Breanne Loving

Radio Interview: “Stopping a Break Down Before It Stops You” on Milwaukee’s NPR-affiliated WUWM, March 9, 2015, with Mitch Teich

Radio Interview: “Roadside Survival” on KPBS/San Diego, January 12, 2015, with Maureen Cavanaugh

Radio Interview: “Here and Now” on Boston’s NPR-affiliated WBUR, January 12, 2015, with Robin Young

Radio Interview: “Making a Hobby Out of Helping Stranded Motorists” on Houston Public Media, Nov 12, 2015, with Michael Haggerty

TV Interview on Raleigh’s WRAL-TV July 23, 2014, with Gilbert Baez

TV Interview on Houston’s KHOU-TV June 27, 2014 (broadcast July 4): “Great Day Houston”

WPTF Radio, Bill LuMaye Show: Walt Brinker on Roadside Car Tips

Links to Blogs From Folks Walt Has Assisted

Lady in Texas Whose Car Jack Had Sunk in Mud

Links to Encourage Safe Driving, Especially Young Drivers

Teen Safety in the Drivers Seat

Teen Driving Safety – General

Dangers of Using a Mobile Phone While Driving – UK Perspective

Facts About Drunk Driving

Risk from Driving While Drowsy

Highwayman Walt’s Roadside Survival Tips for Teen Drivers

Avoid Personal Injury: Tips for Safe Driving

Risk from Driving While Texting 1

Risk from Driving While Texting 2

Driving and Traffic Safety Guide

Allstate Foundation: Parent-Teen Agreements

Driving Safety First: Improving Road Safety for Novice Drivers

Teen Driving Issues

10 Easy Ways to Reduce Distractions When Driving

Dangers of Distracted Driving

Links to Driver Safety for Senior Drivers

List of Resources for Senior Driver Safety

Links to articles about how to keep your car reliable and running.

Tips to Extend the Useful Life of Your Vehicle

How Often Should You Change Engine Oil & Filter?

Tips on Adding Engine Coolant

Diagnosing Intermittent Engine Stalling Issues

Links to a variety of interesting, useful sources of additional information about Roadside Survival.

“Consumer Affairs” Excellent Information on Tires 

“Consumer Reports” Article on Cars Without Spare Tires (Think Hard Before Buying Such a Car!)

Consumer Reports “Tire Wise” Article on Tire Aging

Consumer Reports Article: ‘Counterfeit’ tires pose consumer risk

Consumer Reports Article: Car-buying Advice

Tips on Correct Tire Pressure, from Discount Tire

The Ultimate Guide to Defensive Driving

“Info Center” by Discount Tire

Tire Pressure Variance (and Everything Else You Could Want to Know About Tires: See Other Links at This Site)

Non-emergency Telephone Numbers, by State

Safety Tips for Driving in Ice and Snow

Winter Roadside Survival Tips

Emergency Roadside Repairs

Top Reasons for Car Breakdowns

Top Reasons for Car Breakdowns

How to Bead a Tire Using Ratchet Strap

How to Plug a Leak in a Tire Tread

Links to Check out Suggested Equipment for Roadside Survival:

Night Time Safety

Excellent 4-way Lug Wrench

The Ultimate Guide to Road Safety Apps

Links to Articles About Walt’s Hobby:

Houston Chronicle, May 2008

Fayetteville Observer, September 2012

Links to Reviews of “Roadside Survival”, the Book:

“Handbook helps motorists keep rolling”, The Fayetteville Observer, June 17, 2014

“Be better prepared for your summer road-trip by reading ‘Roadside Survival'”, WN.com, May 23, 2014

“Goodreads” Review, July 26, 2014

Amazon” Reviews