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Pay Attention To That Buzz Below: Cadillac’s New Safety Alert Seat
Pay Attention To That Buzz Below: Cadillac’s New Safety Alert Seat

With the proliferation of chimes and warning lights to alert drivers of potentially dangerous safety situations, it’s easy to understand the tendency to become somewhat complacent and ignore what these alerts are trying to prevent. Some drivers even turn off audible alerts, finding them too...Read More»

Teen Driver - Ed Cunicelli, courtesy The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Head Injuries The Most Common In Teen Vehicle Crashes, Report

Sadly, every parent’s worst nightmare becomes a reality in far too many instances involving teen vehicle crashes. In addition to the fatalities that claim so many young lives, countless numbers of teens and their parents face life-changing circumstances in the aftermath. A new report on teen...Read More»

Texting in traffic (by Flickr user Mo Riza)
Study Finds Young Adults Would Rather Surf (The Web)Than Drive

Given the proliferation of smartphones, tablets and other forms of connected devices, the results of a new study that today’s young adults just aren’t that interested in driving shouldn’t come as any surprise. As parents, maybe that comes as some consolation, not having to shell...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Traverse
2013 Chevrolet Traverse Preview

Chevrolet has released full details on the revamped 2013 Traverse eight-passenger family crossover ahead of its debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show. New front “face” for Chevy’s crossovers In the release announcing the details of the new Traverse, the key phrase is that the more...Read More»

OnStar Family Link
OnStar’s Family Link Lets You Keep Track Of Your Car As Well As Your Kids…

As parents, we all want to know where our children are, especially if they’re driving, right? Following an obviously successful test period, OnStar is rolling out its new Family Link add-on option to regular OnStar service that allows owners of OnStar-equipped vehicles to do just that. As we...Read More»

2006 Honda CR-V
2006 Honda CR-V: Recall Alert

Honda is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2006 model year Honda CR-V small crossover SUVs over concerns about a defective weld that could cause the right front lower control arm to fracture. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number...Read More»

Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson
Top Teen Driver Distraction? Electronic Devices, Says AAA Study

Parents of newly-licensed teens, take note. In the first study using in-car video footage to focus specifically on teen distracted driving, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that teenage girls are twice as likely as teen boys to use text and use cell phones or other electronic devices...Read More»

2012 Toyota Sienna
2012 Toyota Sienna, 4Runner: Recall Alert

Gulf States Toyota is recalling certain 2012 model year Toyota Sienna minivans and 4Runner SUVs equipped with a non-Toyota remote engine starter module that may be defective. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units at...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Suburban
2012 Chevrolet Suburban, Express & 2012 GMC Yukon XL, Savana: Recall Alert

General Motors is recalling certain 2012 model year Chevrolet Suburban HD full-size SUVs and Express vans and certain 2012 model year GMC Yukon XL HD full-size SUVs and Savana vans over concerns about a potential steering gear defect. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...Read More»

Subaru's 'Dog tested. Dog approved' blooper reel
Subaru’s ‘Dog Tested, Dog Approved’ Bloopers Reel (Video)

You don’t have to be a dog owner, or even a Subaru owner, to be tickled watching some of the outtakes from Subaru’s ‘Dog Tested. Dog Approved’ television commercial filming. The canines featured in the video posted on YouTube are a unique cast of characters, to be sure...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Impala Teaser
2014 Chevrolet Impala, 2013 Chevy Traverse: Teaser Images

In keeping with the current practice of releasing teaser photos in advance of major auto shows, Chevrolet offers glimpses of two important family vehicles that will appear in their full reveal at the 2012 New York Auto Show in early April: the 2014 Impala sedan and the 2013 Traverse crossover. 2014...Read More»

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class
2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK Preview

Ahead of the 2012 New York Auto Show, consumers get a good look at the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class compact luxury SUV as the German automaker released details early. As the images here show, the refreshed GLK Class sports a revised exterior design, certainly eye-catching and appropriate for this...Read More»

2011 Honda Odyssey Touring
Car Seat Compliance Up: AAA Survey

Just one year after the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released its updated car seat recommendations, a new survey from the AAA shows that Americans are definitely getting the message. According to the AAA, more than 90 percent of parents surveyed with children under the age of 13 have heard...Read More»

2013 Mazda CX-5 crossover
2013 Mazda CX-5 Is Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has just named the all-new 2013 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover a Top Safety Pick. An all-new model for 2013, the CX-5 won the top ratings across the board in the Institute’s safety evaluations, which include front, side, rollover and rear crash tests...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
2011-2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: Recall Alert

Hyundai is recalling certain 2011-2012 model year Sonata Hybrid sedans for potentially faulty center rear seatbelts. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration site lists the number of potential affected vehicles as 14,728 but indicates that only about 1,633 Sonata Hybrids...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
Bring Some Feng Shui Into Your Ride? Ford Has Some Tips

Frazzled moms bustling about tending to work and kids and other household duties aren’t the only drivers who need some peace of mind behind the wheel. We all can use a little more serenity when we drive, right? Maybe feng shui can help soothe our nerves, bring order to our in-car chaos, and...Read More»

Subaru EyeSight stereo camera sensor system
2013 Subaru Outback, Legacy Offer “Affordable” EyeSight High-Tech Safety

Once only found on luxury models from the likes of Mercedes-Benz and Volvo, advanced active safety technology is quickly finding its way into more mainstream vehicles. The latest automaker to delve into this arena is Subaru, which will debut its own EyeSight driver assistance system on the mid-size...Read More»

2012 Volvo XC60
2012 Volvo S60, XC60: Recall Alert

Volvo is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2012 model year Volvo S60 sedans and XC60 crossovers over concerns about excessive underbody coatings that could penetrate fuel lines and cause a fire. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the...Read More»

2012 Subaru Forester
2009-2012 Subaru Forester: Recall Alert

Subaru is recalling certain 2009-2012 model year Forester SUVs over concerns about a defect in the automatic locking retractor in rear center seats. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units at 275,000, but documentation...Read More»

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