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Downside of GPS Navigation Systems: Trucks Hitting Bridges

Downside of GPS Navigation Systems: Trucks Hitting Bridges

Navigation systems using GPS seem to be behind a whole host of bad behavior. They lead BMW drivers to the brink of cliffs, and now they're causing truck drivers in New York State to drive into bridges. The engineering magazine IEEE Spectrum reports that GPS devices are directing truckers... read more

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Deer  --  flickr user donjd2

Deer Season, Deer Danger: Stay Safe With These Tips

It's deer season. Whether or not you knew that, or even care, you should consider that this is the time of the year when—as the weather changes, hunters are chasing... read more September 30, 2009 by  16

Hummer in Sage, Arkansas, after February 2008 tornado - Weather Channel photo by bsusi1031

Whatever You Did To Your Car, Mother Nature Did Worse

We have friends who are weather fans, or weather fiends. They reload storm maps obsessively, and converse in the language of descending fronts and scattered sprinkles. We are... read more August 19, 2009 by 

Fender bender

New Study: Over 50% Of Highway Deaths Due To Poor Road Conditions

The Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) recently conducted a study on traffic accidents and fatalities, which reveals that over half of the deaths that occur... read more July 2, 2009 by  2

Beer bike in Amsterdam by Flickr user

Beer Bike To Be Banned In Anxious Amsterdam?

Amsterdam is a city of many and remarkably diverse joys and entertainments. But the Dutch are also an extremely practical people. Enter: The Beer Bike, or bierfiets. It's a... read more June 30, 2009 by  1

Warning Sign - Moose versus car - by Flickr user lesleyhyphenanne

Moose Vs Toyota Yaris: Who Wins, Who Pays?

Residents of the southern states, who most likely have never met a moose, may not realize how much damage they can do. Deer will damage your car, but moose can kill you... read more June 22, 2009 by  1

Small plane hits Ford Ranger near Johannesburg, South Africa, and all survive

Ford Ranger Vs. Plane Ends In Draw

We take back everything bad we've ever said about the Ford Ranger. Well, okay, maybe that's a little extreme, but we have to admit that we're pretty impressed by the way this... read more June 16, 2009 by 

1967 Ford Mustang by Ben J. Smith

Link Love From The Car Connection: Tricked Out Ford Mustang, A New Popemobile, And 90+ Minutes Of Rally Crashes

Gilding the lily -- Love Mustangs, but wish they were a little flashier? Well, check out the one to your left: a 1967 model, tricked out with scissor doors and a retractable... read more May 4, 2009 by  1

IIHS President Adrian Lund on minicar safety

Big Accidents Come In Small Packages

Here's one that even we could've predicted--before coffee: tiny cars don't fare well in accidents. Like one of those scientific studies that are obvious, foregone conclusions... read more April 14, 2009 by  2

Bentley Continental GT underwater

Totally Dynamic Bentley Continental GT Goes Underwater

"Something was wrong with the brakes" said Scott Coleman, boss man at London car graphics shop Totally Dynamic, about a hapless Bentley Continental GT that screeched across a... read more April 2, 2009 by 

2009 Volkswagen Tiguan

Video: IIHS Adds Roof Strength Crash Test Rating

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is adding a new roof strength crash test to its regimen of front, side, and rear crash testing. The new test is designed to... read more March 25, 2009 by 

Driving Tired

Daylight Savings Looms: NRSF Says Drowsy's As Bad As Drunk

Most of us have heard this admonition from mom, dad, or driving school instructor: driving drowsy is just as bad as driving drunk. But the NRSF (National Road Safety... read more March 6, 2009 by 

The open road

New York Times Shocker: Less Driving Means Less Congestion, More TV-Watching

Remember back in December when we told you that traffic accidents were down because Americans were driving less? Or earlier this month, when we mentioned that two... read more February 25, 2009 by  1


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