I think from what I have heard in a few of these threads is that people need to go back to basics if they want to make it from one part of the country to the other safely. In my experience I was travelling through Chicago and got into a 4 car pile up requiring me to get plastic surgery. In most cases problems like these can be avoided if we all take defensive driving courses. Look in your local area to see what they offer for you. Be safe. Anyone else have a wreck while they were traveling cross country or on a long road trip?