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Study: 70% of you talk on the phone while driving (and that's not all)
Study: 70% of you talk on the phone while driving (and that's not all)

For untold millennia, people have tried to set good examples for their family, friends, and neighbors. And for just as long, family, friends, and neighbors have been busting such people for doing the very things they've told others not to do. It's one thing to take the "do as I say, not as I do"...Read More»

2015 Ram 1500
2012-2015 Ram Pickups Recalled To Fix Seatbelts, Airbags; 1.9 Million Vehicles Affected

It's been an interesting few days for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on the recall front. On Friday, the company recalled 1.4 million vehicles to shield them from hackers, and over the weekend, it reached a $105 million settlement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to resolve...Read More»

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango Recalled: Electrical Flaw Could Affect Airbags, Seatbelts

Early this morning -- the day after Chrysler returned to the world's stock exchanges -- the automaker issued a recall for 2014 models of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango. According to a press release, an electrical glitch may wreak havoc on those vehicles' safety systems, potentially...Read More»

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 of seat belts and other safety restraints, with an entire section dedicated to car safety for kids. On the whole, the results...Read More»

Chinese safety belt t-shirt
Fashion To Fool The Fuzz: Chinese T-Shirts Look Like Seatbelt Straps

Sometimes, inventions are revolutionary. When the iPhone debuted in 2007, the world let out a collective gasp, as if to say, "Yes, that's just what I've been wanting!" Sometimes, inventions are dull. Ginsu knives and the ShamWow do things that other products do, they just claim to do them better...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
2011-2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Recalled For Seat Belt Flaw; Hyundai Balks

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a recall of 2011 and 2012 models of the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. But this recall is a little different from the ones we typically post, because Hyundai is petitioning the NHTSA to cancel it -- or rather, to amend the recall so that...Read More»

Distracted driving
AAA Says It's Not Too Late For 5 Safe-Driving Resolutions

We may already be three days into 2012, but the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety says it's not too late for drivers to make a few New Year's resolutions. Based on research the organization carried out in 2011, the Foundation has identified five areas in which many U.S. drivers need improvement...Read More»

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Rollover Airbags Soon Required—Because Some Aren't Buckling Up

Head-protecting side-curtain airbags are proven lifesavers; they've already helped contribute to the drop in traffic fatalities over the past several years, and safety officials have estimated that they alone could save up to 2,000 lives per year. In what almost seems like safety officials' version...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Traverse
GM, Honda, MINI: Five New Additions To IIHS 2011 Top Safety Picks

Anytime family cars receive top safety accolades is good news for consumers looking for safe family transportation choices. As part of continuing testing, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has added five vehicles to its list of 2011 Top Safety Picks. The additions include a trio of...Read More»

seatbelt wearer
Study: Higher Fines Would Convince More Motorists To Buckle Up

Nearly all states have laws requiring occupants to wear safety belts when in a moving vehicle. Yet about 15 percent of vehicle occupants still don't buckle up. How do we get that remainder to buckle up and be more likely to survive an accident? Surprisingly, just introducing the threat of a...Read More»

Kids buckled up in the back seat
Most Of You Still Aren't Wearing Seat Belts In The Back Seat

When Ralph Nader published Unsafe at Any Speed in 1965, it changed the way we thought about cars. Say what you will about Mr. Nader today, but it's because of him that vehicles have become safer and smarter over the past 46 years. And among his many legacies, perhaps Nader's most notable is the...Read More»

seatbelt wearer
Must Carmakers Use Best Safety Technology? Supremes To Decide

With tough new Federal crash-test procedures, and some cars offering as many as ten airbags, you might think that automakers do everything they can to meet the highest safety standards. And many do. But some automakers only fit equipment to meet the minimum requirement, especially if a model is...Read More»

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