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Las Vegas Police Won't Respond To Auto Accidents Unless Someone's Hurt

Las Vegas Police Won't Respond To Auto Accidents Unless Someone's Hurt

When we learned to drive, we were taught that in the event of an accident, we should leave our vehicles just as they were at the time of the collision. Whether we were involved in a wee fender-bender or a major pile-up, we weren't to move our cars, even if they were still driveable. As we got... read more

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Rush hour traffic in Washington, D.C. (photo by Flickr user haddensavix)

Allstate Names D.C. Drivers The Worst In America

If you've just returned from a Labor Day road trip, you may think you've seen some of the worst drivers in the country. But only Allstate's "America's Best Drivers Report"... read more September 3, 2013 by  2


 
Pedestrians: Small children walking across an intersection

'Accident' Or 'Collision': Why Don't Drivers Get Jailed For Killing Pedestrians?

New York City is a tough nut to crack. Over 8,000,000 people inhabit its five boroughs, which means that living there is expensive, doing business there is risky, and staying... read more June 27, 2013 by  7


 
Memorial to motorcycle accident victim, Augusta Township, Michigan (photo by Dwight Burdette)

Motorcycle Helmet Law Repeal Could Cost Michigan Taxpayers Money

On April 12, 2012, Michigan's longstanding helmet law went down in flames. Many motorcyclists were happy to see it go, but others might not be singing the same tune, since... read more June 3, 2013 by  3


 
A new Mercedes-Benz initiative: QR code that can save lives

Mercedes-Benz Creates QR Codes To Save Lives

The good news is that our cars are safer than they've ever been. Improvements in vehicle structure and the addition of countless safety features have led to record-low... read more May 30, 2013 by  1


 
Coffee

Go On, Have Another Cup: Caffeine May Reduce Auto Accidents

If you like coffee as much as we do, this Friday is about to get a whole lot better. Not only does java make a great eye-opener, but according to a report in BMJ (formerly... read more March 22, 2013 by  1


 
Overweight driver buckling seatbelt

Fat & Fatalities: Obese Drivers 80% More Likely To Die In Car Crashes

A recent study led by Dr. Katherine M. Flegal at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made headlines by suggesting that overweight people may live longer than their... read more January 23, 2013 by  1


 
Relative claim frequencies by rated driver age, calendar year 2010 (from HLDI)

Aging Boomers Won't Wreck America's Roads: Here's Why

We've all heard about Baby Boomers and how they're hurtling toward retirement. We've also read numerous studies that show older drivers are more accident prone when they get... read more December 4, 2012 by  2


 
Angry Driver with Road Rage

Where Do America's Best (And Worst) Drivers Live?

Human beings are pretty funny: put anyone behind the wheel of a car, and suddenly he's kvetching about all the idiots on the freeway. We seem certain about our own... read more August 28, 2012 by  11


 
U.S. Capitol

House Debates Drastic Changes To Auto Patents: Good Or Bad?

When we think of patents, we often think of things like drugs and cell phones -- things perfected in high tech labs over many, many years. But patents and patent law affect... read more August 2, 2012 by  4


 
Deer and car

Evolution #FAIL: Why Animals Lose To Cars, Every Time

In many areas of the country, it's that time of year when drivers know to keep a keen eye out for roadside vermin. And by "vermin," we mean the hoofed kind. State Farm says... read more July 5, 2012 by  4


 
Volvo City Safety collision-avoidance system

Volvo Crash-Avoidance System Cuts Accidents By About 25%

There's no question that technology has made auto travel safer -- in fact, gadgets ranging from safety belts to airbags are at least partially responsible for the fact that... read more July 19, 2011 by  2


 
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 


 
mercedes benz bicycle 003

Sleeping Rich Guy Says 'New-Car Fumes' Made Him Hit Cyclist

The laws of physics dictate that when a two-ton car hits a 150-pound rider on a 30-pound bicycle, the cyclist loses. Which is why drivers have an extra responsibility to be... read more December 15, 2010 by  10


 
Illustration of the Distronic Plus collision-avoidance system from Mercedes-Benz

Affordable Cars Could Soon Offer Collision-Avoidance Systems

If you're considering a sport sedan or crossover from one of the luxury brands, chances are it can be optioned with a radar-based system such as adaptive cruise... read more October 1, 2010 by 


 
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


 
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