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More Proof That Hands-Free Devices Are Distracting

More Proof That Hands-Free Devices Are Distracting

If you enjoy using Bluetooth headsets or making calls through your dashboard, we have some bad news: a recent study suggests that using hands-free devices can be a major distraction for drivers. The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Alberta, and it's one of several that have... read more

May 29, 2013 by  -
 
Mercedes-Benz adaptive high beam headlights

Can Toyota Convince NHTSA To Allow High-Tech Headlights?

In the right hands, technology is a magnificent thing. The printing press improved literacy rates and sparked the rise of the middle class. The telephone shrank the world... read more May 14, 2013 by  2


 
Bluetooth headset concept by Ilshat Garipov

NHTSA's Distracted-Driving Guidelines Say Hands-Free Calls Are A-Okay

In February of 2012, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a rough draft of preliminary recommendations on... read more April 24, 2013 by 


 
Will Kids' Seats Fit in the 2011 Nissan Leaf?

Parents Who Don't Wear Seatbelts Don't Buckle Up Their Kids, Either

Earlier this year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration unveiled results from the National Occupant Protection Use Survey. The survey examined the everyday use... read more April 10, 2013 by 


 
NHTSA's SaferCar app

NHTSA's SaferCar App Offers Details About Safety, Recalls, And More

Government agencies can do many things well, but their websites often come up short. Consider the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's site, which even we have... read more March 28, 2013 by 


 
Audi's matrix-beam LED lighting

Audi's Smart LED Headlights Banned In The U.S., Okay Everywhere Else

During the 2012 Super Bowl broadcast, Audi debuted a commercial that put its massively bright LED headlamps in the spotlight. The clip's vampire theme was dull, but it got... read more March 20, 2013 by  11


 
2005 Lincoln Aviator

NHTSA Nixes Probe Of Ford Explorer, Mercury Mountaineer, Lincoln Aviator

In August of 2009, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched an investigation of the 2002-2005 Ford Explorer, the 2003-2005 Lincoln Aviator, and the... read more March 12, 2013 by 


 
2011 Ford Fusion Sport

2009-2011 Ford Escape, Fusion & Mercury Mariner, Milan Probed For 'Stalling'

After receiving over 180 complaints about engines stalling and surging in the Ford Escape, Ford Fusion, Mercury Mariner, and Mercury Milan, the National Highway Traffic... read more February 26, 2013 by 


 
Car accident

U.S. Traffic Fatalities Rise For First Time Since 2005

Traffic fatalities have been on the decline for a number of years, thanks in part to safer cars, increased use of safety belts, and a reduction in the number of drunk... read more February 20, 2013 by  2


 
Sleepy driver - AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

Are You Guilty Of Drowsy Driving? You're Not Alone

We talk a lot about drinking and driving, not to mention texting and driving, but there's another serious problem causing accidents, injuries, and fatalities across the... read more January 9, 2013 by 


 
2010 Lexus RX 350

Toyota Pays $17.35 Million Fine Over Timeliness Of Lexus Floor Mat Recall

Back in June, Toyota added the 2010 Lexus RX to a long list of vehicles that were recalled due to problems with accelerator pedals sticking beneath floor mats. That was... read more December 18, 2012 by 


 
First Scene Car Blackbox Traveling Data Recorder

As Black Boxes Become Mandatory, AAA Raises Privacy Concerns

Whether you know it or not, chances are good that the car you drive is equipped with a "black box" recorder. In fact, nearly 92% of vehicles sold in the U.S. carry them... read more December 13, 2012 by 


 
Taxi accident

U.S. Traffic Deaths Decline in 2011; Fatality Rate Hits All-Time Low

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has completed its analysis of traffic data from last year, and the findings are astonishing. In 2011, fewer people died on... read more December 11, 2012 by  1


 
seatbelt wearer

Seatbelt Usage Hits All-Time High, Thanks In Part To Southern Drivers

In August, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed that fewer Americans used their seatbelts in 2011. According to NHTSA, the percentage of drivers and... read more November 20, 2012 by 


 
ford advanced collision avoidance tech 006

NTSB Wants To End Distracted Driving, Mandate Safety Tech

The National Transportation Safety Board has released its 2013 "Most Wanted List". But unlike the FBI photocopies pinned up at post offices, the NTSB isn't looking for... read more November 15, 2012 by 


 
25 years of the airbag

Phony Airbags: What To Do If You Have Them On Your Car

As we mentioned yesterday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued an alert to U.S. car owners, warning them that their car could be carrying... read more October 12, 2012 by  4


 
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