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Hybrid Owners Safer In Crashes, More Dangerous To Pedestrians

Hybrid Owners Safer In Crashes, More Dangerous To Pedestrians

We have good news and bad news for hybrid owners. First, the good news: a new study from the Highway Loss Data Institute indicates that you're less likely to be injured in a crash. Why? It's mostly a question of weight. Hybrids are about 10% heavier than their conventional counterparts, thanks... read more

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Drunk driver

PSA: Lose Your License in Australia and You're...

Advertising and just about most media from Australia have always proven to be different, unique, and dare I say, risqué. But Australians have always told it like it... read more July 27, 2011 by 


 
Truck spills 14 million bees in Idaho

Truck Spills 14 Million Bees In Idaho

It was a tricky, and sticky, situation as a truck hauling an estimated 14 million bees and their hives from Bakersfield, California to North Dakota overturned on an Idaho... read more July 12, 2011 by 


 
2011 Ram 1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT Angular Front Exterior View

Pickup Vs SUV: Which Is The Safer Choice?

Recently we reported on a new Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) study that compares the relative safety of SUVs and passenger cars—and finds that SUVs are... read more June 19, 2011 by 


 
Volvo animal detection safety development

Volvo Using Pedestrian Detection System To Spot Animals, Too

There's been a lot of news lately about cars that "talk" to one another: vehicle-to-vehicle technology that could, according to some studies, eliminate roughly 81% of crashes... read more June 10, 2011 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ

Latest Safety Stats: New SUVs Are Safer Than Sedans

Is your family safer and more secure in a sedan or an SUV? For years, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has advised that the safest vehicle choice is a... read more June 9, 2011 by 


 
Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson

Share 'Faces Of Distracted Driving,' Hang Up This Holiday Weekend

If you're planning to be out on the highways this Memorial Day weekend, you'd best focus on keeping safe and focused on driving. Patrols are expected to step up enforcement... read more May 24, 2011 by  1


 
Angry Driver with Road Rage

Family Car Advice: Watch Out For Aggressive Drivers

Aggressive driving--call it road rage, if you want--isn't just a danger for the driver losing their temper. It's a problem for everyone they approach and pass, which is why... read more May 15, 2011 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt during IIHS crash testing

CDC: Highway Fatalities Cost $41 Billion Annually

Road fatalities do more than take away loved ones, coworkers, and community members; they also leave an economic impact. For the first time, the Centers for Disease Control... read more May 13, 2011 by  1


 
teen driver

Researchers: Distraction Aside, Teens Need More Driver Training

For new drivers, there's no substitute for serious instruction, in the classroom, on the road, and even on the track. The reason? Safety experts have told us, anecdotally in... read more April 11, 2011 by 


 
Car accident

Traffic Fatalities At Record Lows--Though Not In All Regions

Despite having driven 21 billion additional miles in 2010, versus 2009, Americans were safer yet on the roadways. Freshly released numbers from the federal government showing... read more April 1, 2011 by  1


 
Toyota 'Ideas for Good' ad about head injuries and football helmets

Video: NFL Censored Toyota Ad Because It Hit Too Close To Home

If you follow football, you know that there's been a lot of talk lately about the damage done to player's brains. According to an article in the New York Times, at least 20... read more February 24, 2011 by  2


 
Facebook mobile app for Android

Was A Chicago Driver Updating Facebook When She Hit & Killed A Pedestrian?

On the morning of December 7, Raymond Veloz was involved in a fender-bender in Chicago. He dutifully called 911 on his cell phone and stepped out of his vehicle to exchange... read more February 17, 2011 by 


 
Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson

Facebook, Cars, And Stupid Drivers: A Recipe For Death

We have discussed at length many times the dangers of using your phone while driving. Sadly, some continue to do so with tragic results. The latest tragedy comes out of... read more February 15, 2011 by 


 
Kids buckled up in the back seat

Most Of You Still Aren't Wearing Seat Belts In The Back Seat

When Ralph Nader published Unsafe at Any Speed in 1965, it changed the way we thought about cars. Say what you will about Mr. Nader today, but it's because of him that... read more February 4, 2011 by  2


 
Paris

Social Media, Car Crashes, And The Police: A Dangerous Cocktail?

Police have reached out to the citizens of Paris: they need help finding witnesses of traffic accidents. And how can people respond? On Facebook, of course. Les gendarmes are... read more January 12, 2011 by 


 
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