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

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 asking anyone who's witnessed an accident to leave a comment on the department's Facebook page. They're looking for anything... read more

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Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson

'Faces' Campaign Profiles Distracted-Driving Accident Victims

With all the warnings and statistics concerning texting and talking while driving, it's quite possible to get a little glazed over, a little too detached from the situation... read more November 16, 2010 by  0


 
2010 Honda Civic Sedan

Safety Watch: Nine 2011 Vehicles That Still Lack Stability Control

If you could check the box for a safety feature that's been shown to dramatically decrease the chances of an accident, you would, right? That's the case with electronic... read more November 12, 2010 by  5


 
Car accident

Consumer Reports And Aftermarket Crash Parts Suppliers At Odds

The use of aftermarket collision repair parts is on Consumer Reports' mind this month, in the October 2010 edition of the magazine. The publication takes on the quality of... read more October 4, 2010 by  0


 
Desert Cow - flickr user Von Gomez

On The Grille: Meat Truck Hits Cow, Crashes And Burns

Here's another one for the sad but true file: A trucker traveling a major highway near Government Camp Oregon hit a large cow in the road and died from the resulting crash... read more September 24, 2010 by  0


 
Car accident

Where Are America's Safest Drivers? Not In Philly Or Los Angeles...

Fort Collins, Colorado has again been named America's Safest Driving City, while drivers in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Dallas leave a lot to be desired—if you wish... read more September 2, 2010 by  6


 
Pedestrians: Small children walking across an intersection

Wrong Place, Wrong Time: NYC Data Provides Tips For Pedestrians

Don't take the sidewalk on the left side of the street; be especially careful in the evening hours; and you might want to skip the intersection entirely. Those are among the... read more August 17, 2010 by  0


 
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Ford Looks To Build Crash-Avoidance Smarts, Vehicle-To-Vehicle

They're often the worst kinds of accidents: Two cars head into an intersection, with one of the drivers perhaps running a light or not noticing a stop sign. And the result... read more August 4, 2010 by  0


 
Dodge Charger Police Car

Traffic Fatalities Up For Police Officers, Down For Everyone Else

Today's vehicles provide much better occupant protection than those of three decades ago. And we've also made tremendous progress in making our roads a bit safer, and in... read more August 3, 2010 by  10


 
Car pool

Barbecuers Beware: July 4 Is The Deadliest Day For Drivers

On an average day in the U.S. of A., 114 people die in auto-related accidents. On July 4, the number jumps to around 148. That's not especially surprising: as a holiday, July... read more July 2, 2010 by  0


 
Infiniti Lane Departure Warning (LDW)

IIHS: Avoidance Systems Could Cut Fatal Crashes By One-Third

One in three fatal crashes and one of every five serious or moderate injury crashes in passenger vehicles could have been prevented if the vehicle had been equipped with... read more May 25, 2010 by  1


 
Teen driving

Teen Girls Say They Drive Faster Than Boys And Text More Too

Teenage boys are the most dangerous drivers on the road. Right? Well, they still have higher accident rates than teenage girls. But in a new survey, the girls say they speed... read more May 17, 2010 by  8


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze crash test

With The Idea That Safety Sells, Crash Testing Has Grown Up

Safety sells vehicles. It sounds like a given now, but not too many years back most automakers would explain that safety alone doesn't sell a car but features or performance... read more May 5, 2010 by  1


 
Vin Diesel

More Reasons You Shouldn't Take Rides From Strange Men (Or Any Men, Really)

If we had a dollar for every comedian that's cracked a joke about women and driving, we'd have enough cash in the bank to buy -- and set fire to -- every comedy club in... read more March 18, 2010 by  8


 
Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson

New Jersey Serious About Ticketing Handheld Talking, Texting

When New Jersey tells you not to use a handheld cellphone to talk or text while driving, they mean it. In the 23 months since New Jersey's ban of talking or texting on... read more March 8, 2010 by  21


 
Loose all-weather floor mat jams accelerator pedal. Photo: NHTSA

Black Box Recorders Might Prove Useful In Toyota Cases

If you have a vehicle that's less than five years old, it likely has a black-box data recorder that—like it or not—is making a running log of what's going on. That... read more February 18, 2010 by  2


 

 
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