How I Drive | Profile of Les Jackson of Cruise Control Radio

How I Drive | Profile of Les Jackson of Cruise Control Radio

Today, we get to talk about one of my favorite fellas in the DC car industry — Les Jackson of Cruise Control Radio.

For the past several years, I’ve had the pleasure of working with Les as part of the Washington Automotive Press Association (WAPA) Board of Directors. His institutional knowledge of the organization helped guide me when I served as president and it has continued to serve the group well as it moves forward.

How I Drive | Profile of Les Jackson, President of the Washington Automotive Press Association (2015-2017)

Location: Alexandria, Virginia

Daily Driver: 2009 Mazda6; plus new test vehicles every week

Time Spent Driving/day: 1-2 hours

Road Most Traveled: I-395, GW Pkwy, back roads

Driving Style in One Word: Controlled

In-Car Must-Haves: Cruise control; heated seats; A/C; low noise; fuel efficiency

Driving Tunes: “Roll With the Changes” by REO Speedwagon; “Country Roads” by John Denver; “Manic Monday” by The Bangles

Time-saving technique: Avoid lights; radius all curves; take shortcuts; don’t drive when schools let out

Hanging from rear view: nothing; can’t have any visibility blocks

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Melanie Batenchuk founded Be Car Chic in 2009 as a way to help consumers make smart decisions when buying and selling their cars. Her prior work at the dealership, trade association and manufacturer levels has provided her a deep understanding of the complex facets within the auto industry, making her a leading woman in her field.