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Alcohol-Sniffing Ignition Interlocks Could Save Nearly $23 Billion & 4,000 Deaths Per Year

Alcohol-Sniffing Ignition Interlocks Could Save Nearly $23 Billion & 4,000 Deaths Per Year

For years, elected officials and federal agencies have debated whether automakers should be required to equip new vehicles with alcohol ignition interlocks -- devices that verify a driver's blood alcohol level before she's allowed to start the car. Adding them would surely increase the cost of a... read more

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HARKEN seatbelt concept fights driver fatigue (by the Biomechanics Institute of Valencia)

Can This Intelligent Seatbelt End Drowsy Driving? (Video)

The Internet of Everything: to most of us, it refers to machines we can monitor from afar, using computers and smartphones to keep tabs on our thermostats, refrigerators, and... read more July 24, 2014 by 


 
Toy car accident

The American South & Northern Plains Are Deadly For Drivers. D.C.? Not So Much

Today, U.S. traffic fatality rates hover near historic lows -- in fact, the number of deaths has fallen 23 percent over the past nine years alone. In 2012 (the most recent... read more July 16, 2014 by 


 
Stolen Tesla Model S splits in half, catches fire after massive crash in LA area

Dubious Distinction: California Car Thief Is First Person To Die While Driving A Tesla Model S

In the early hours of July 4, Joshua Michael Flot stole a Tesla Model S from the automaker's service center in west Los Angeles, California. According to Bloomberg, he then... read more July 11, 2014 by 


 
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Study: Automobile Crashes Cost America $871 Billion Per Year

For years, U.S. traffic fatalities have been on the decline, thanks in no small part to car safety features like seatbelts, crumple zones, airbags, and braking assistance... read more May 30, 2014 by 


 
U.S. Navy drunk driving deterrence display

Drunk Drivers Responsible For 20% Of Child Fatalities In Auto Accidents

Our cars have become much safer over the years, and as a result, traffic fatalities have been on the decline, reaching record lows. But you might be surprised to learn that... read more May 7, 2014 by 


 
Full Auto Brake with Pedestrian Detection  -  2011 Volvo S60

Pedestrian Deaths Dropped In 2013: What Changed?

Automotive fatalities have been on the decline in recent years, hovering near historic lows. However, some types of fatalities, like those of motorcyclists or those due to... read more March 6, 2014 by 


 
Countries with the highest and lowest auto fatality rates (via UMTRI)

The 10 Best & Worst Countries For Drivers

There are lots ways to die. There are also lots of people on Planet Earth tracking when and how people die. Two of those people -- Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle -- have... read more February 21, 2014 by 


 
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Early Estimate: 35,200 Traffic Deaths In 2013, A Drop Of 3% From 2012

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration won't release official numbers on 2013 U.S. traffic fatalities until the end of the year, but early estimates from the... read more February 13, 2014 by 


 
Best and worst drivers in America (study by CarInsuranceComparison.com)

Are Democrats Better Drivers Than Republicans?

Last week, we published an article about the worst (and best) drivers in America. A study carried out by CarInsuranceComparison.com revealed that the worst drivers -- based... read more December 23, 2013 by 


 
Best and worst drivers in America (study by CarInsuranceComparison.com)

Louisiana Drivers Are The Worst In America (Rest of The South Isn't So Hot, Either)

When Shakespeare wrote about Italians and Spaniards, he tended to make them a little crazy. Too much sun makes the blood boil, went the thinking at the time. Four-hundred... read more December 17, 2013 by 


 
Toy car accident

NHTSA: Traffic Fatalities Down 4.2% In The First Half Of 2013

Highway fatalities have been on the decline in the U.S., reaching an all-time low in 2011. Unfortunately, that trend reversed course last year: when all the dust from 2012... read more November 4, 2013 by 


 
mock DUI crash

Americans Worry Less About Dangerous Driving Habits As Fatalities Increase

For several years, traffic fatality rates in the U.S. have been falling, reaching historic lows. Though there's some disagreement about the reasons for the decline, most... read more August 23, 2013 by  2


 
Car crash

Grim Prediction: Nearly 400 U.S. Traffic Fatalities Over The Labor Day Weekend

Earlier this week, we told you that roadway traffic during the Labor Day weekend is expected to heavy -- as heavy as it was before the Great Recession. Today, a little more... read more August 22, 2013 by  0


 
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


 

 
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