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When Unintended Acceleration Attacks: Bad Driver Video

When Unintended Acceleration Attacks: Bad Driver Video

Toyota's recent victory in an unintended acceleration lawsuit has brought the topic back into the news, and it's good news for the company; a plague of bad press over the subject has stalked it for over a year. This video shows it's often not the car--and in this case, not even a Toyota--when cars... read more

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2011 Chevrolet Cruze crash test

Side Airbags, Economy Woes Countering Distracted-Driving Hazards

Despite ongoing concerns about distracted driving and its negative affects on road safety, road fatalities have fallen by 22 percent from 2005 to 2009. In fact, last year... read more December 13, 2010 by  1


 
FDNY Ambulance

New York City To Institute 'Crash Tax' For First Responder Costs

We all hope we're never involved in a serious car accident, but every day, some of us are. Those of us unfortunate enough to have an accident in New York City will soon face... read more December 10, 2010 by  5


 
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


 
Car accident

Get Some Rest: 17 Percent Of Fatal Crashes Involve Drowsy Driving

The next time you try to convince yourself and your passengers that it's okay to splash some water on your face and driving a few more hours, or chug an energy drink and go a... read more November 8, 2010 by  1


 
2011 Ford Fiesta IIHS crash tests

IIHS: Some Replacement Bumpers Protect Like Originals, Others Don't

Aftermarket repair parts are almost always much cheaper than original-equipment (OEM) parts, so if you're in a minor fender-bender, going with a budget replacement... read more November 3, 2010 by  0


 
Semi trailer

Bright Spot In A Dim Economy: Big-Rig Fatalities Way Down In 2009

The economy has no doubt left some casualties over the past couple of years, but it's also saving lives on the road. In an abrupt trend that can only be attributed to a... read more November 2, 2010 by  1


 
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


 
Josh Koeppel motorcycle accident

Video: Hawkeyes Center Josh Koeppel Survives Head-on Motorcycle Crash

University of Iowa Hawkeyes center Josh Koeppel has survived what would appear to be a horrific accident with only some scrapes, bruises, and soreness. The video below was... read more September 2, 2010 by  0


 
Lamborghini Murcielago LP640

Middle Eastern Supercar Hoodlums Torment Posh Parts of London

Let's face it, this is hardly home invasion or drive-by shootings. But some of London's most expensive residential neighborhoods are feeling beset by a particularly... read more August 11, 2010 by  4


 
ford smart intersection motorauthority 006

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


 
2010 Suzuki Kizashi

UPDATED: Suzuki Recalls Over 5,100 Kizashi Sedans

UPDATE: Suzuki's official statement about the recall is pasted below.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a recall of the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi... read more June 30, 2010 by  9


 
Brilliance BS6 crash test, before modifications, 2007

BMW's Chinese Partner Isn't So Brilliant, Pulls Out Of Europe

Yes, China is on track to become the world's largest single car market. And yes, one or more native Chinese carmakers will likely become fully competitive in the global... read more April 29, 2010 by  1


 

 
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