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This week, we’re meeting Greg Thome, Regional Communications Manager at Toyota Motor Sales. Based in the sunny OC, Greg spends quite a bit of time commuting during the workweek but a “Frozen” pal keeps him company. Let’s learn about Greg’s driving style:
How I Drive | Greg Thome
Location: Orange County, CA
Daily Driver: Silver Sky Metallic 2015 Highlander Limited
Time Spent Driving/day: 2.5 hours
Road Most Traveled: I-405 from OC to South Bay
Driving Style in One Word: Calculated
In-Car Must-Haves: I use all of my options daily:
- Sirius XM
Color-coded traffic on the Nav helps me with my options in the LA traffic, especially seeing accidents before getting stuck in a mess.
Driving Tunes: I like to bounce around a lot between XM news and sports, 70s and 80s rock, and my favorite Podcasts (Rich Eisen, Dennis Miller, Adam Carolla).
Time-saving technique: I can do a lot hands free, including calling into late conference calls. Real-time traffic and automatic route changes helps me choose which of my options are best for that particular day. Believe it or not, the dynamic cruise control is a help in LA traffic.
Hanging from rear view: I had Green Bay Packers fuzzy dice for a long time, but eventually the string broke. He’s not hanging from the mirror, but my daughters recently added a hula-dancing Olaf on top of the dash.