Car Safety

2013 Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ: Safe And Exciting Sports Car Picks
2013 Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ: Safe And Exciting Sports Car Picks

The first U.S. crash-test results are in for the new 2013 Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S sports cars, and they may be a bit surprising to some—surprisingly good, that is. Both models are shaping up to be safety all-stars, and two of the best-rated sports cars for those who value safety. They...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
2013 Ford Escape, 2013 Acura ILX Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick Status

The all-new 2013 Ford Escape has already been in the news this week, along with several times earlier this summer, for safety-related recalls. But this time there's good news for those who are concerned about the new Escape's safety: It's earned top 'good' scores in all of the Insurance Institute...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
2013 Ford Escape In Another Recall For Fire Risk

Ford Motor Co. [NYSE: F] has issued yet another recall affecting the 2013 Ford Escape—this one also due to fire concerns. The latest recall covers 6,146 U.S. vehicles, as well as about 1,300 vehicles sold in Canada, all with the new 1.6-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine. All...Read More»

Sleepy driver - AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
Stay Awake At The Wheel This Labor Day With These 10 Tips

Getting in that last-minute travel with the family this Labor Day holiday weekend may be a high priority on your list, but trying to cram in too many miles in too short a time could well be a recipe for disaster. According to the National Sleep Foundation, sleepiness slows driver reaction time...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic, New York City launch event, October 2011
2012 Chevrolet Sonic: Recall Alert

General Motors is conducting a safety recall of certain 2012 model year Chevrolet Sonic subcompact cars to fix problems with windshield wiper reservoirs. A notice in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of vehicles potentially affected at 44,658. Affected...Read More»

2013 Ford Taurus Limited
Ford Taurus, Explorer, Lincoln MKS Get Five-Star Crash Ratings

The 2013 Ford Taurus large family sedan, Ford Explorer crossover and Lincoln MKS large luxury sedan have each earned a five-star overall crash rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). The rigorous NCAP testing combines...Read More»

AT&T's No Text on Board - It Can Wait
AT&T Asks Drivers To Pledge Sept. 19 To Never Text And Drive

With more than 100,000 crashes each year linked to texting and driving, getting the message out about the national epidemic of texting while driving is gaining momentum. AT&T and other wireless carriers are tackling the issue head-on. AT&T is continuing its anti-texting campaign by asking...Read More»

seatbelt wearer
Seat Belt Use Declines In U.S. By 1 Percent

A new report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that seat belt use in the United States dropped one percent last year. Nationally, seat belt use declined from 85 percent to 84 percent. This is still up from the 80 percent it was in 2004. A report in The Detroit...Read More»

2013 Volvo S60 T5 AWD
Volvo, Acura Models Protect Well In New Crash Test; Many Others Don't

Families who want to choose one of the safest cars on the market have a new and compelling reason to consider the Volvo S60 or Acura TL: Of eleven luxury sedans run in a tough new frontal-impact test by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), these two are the only models to achieve the...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
Ford Says Mid-Size Sedan Shoppers Now Expect Value And Technology

When Ford launched its configurator site for the 2013 Fusion midsize sedan, it did so to both promote the car and to gauge interest in packages that prospective buyers wanted. To its surprise, nearly 25 percent of those visiting the Fusion configurator site built cars with the technology-rich...Read More»

2013 Infiniti JX
Feds Open Probe Into 2013 Infiniti JX35 For Faulty Emergency Brake Application

Following two consumer complaints about their 2013 Infiniti JX35 crossovers abruptly stopping on a certain bridge – coincidentally, the same bridge – the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened a preliminary investigation into a potential defect involving the...Read More»

Toddler in car seat
Child Car Seat Trends To Watch

Parents, especially new parents, want to ensure the safety of their child by taking all the right precautions – including buying and installing the right type of car safety seat. While new products arrive on the scene with some regularity, not much is ever discussed about the changes in car...Read More»

Ford Sync wi-fi hotspot
Think In-Car Connectivity Is Too Risky? You're Not Alone

The connected car is here to stay. From roadside assistance services like OnStar to entertainment apps like Pandora, we've come to rely heavily on connectivity to keep us safe and happy when we're on the road. But that doesn't mean that drivers aren't worried about being plugged in. In fact, a new...Read More»

Toddler in car seat
NHTSA: Aftermarket Devices Unreliable In Detecting Kids Left In Hot Cars

In the middle of summer and with potentially many days left of high heat across the country, parents are being warned that aftermarket devices designed to protect kids by alerting caregivers they’ve been left in hot vehicles may not be reliable. The warning comes from the National Highway...Read More»

Car accident
NHTSA: Traffic Deaths Soar In First Three Months Of 2012

Everybody always blames the weather when something changes, from food price increases to the cost of housing. Now it’s being considered a contributing factor in the 13.5-percent increase in highway traffic deaths in the first quarter of this year. That’s according to a statement from...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
2013 Ford Escape Recalled For Braking Issue

Ford is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2013 model-year Escape compact crossovers over concerns that carpet padding mispositioned during installation may interfere with braking. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of vehicles...Read More»

Deer and car
Evolution #FAIL: Why Animals Lose To Cars, Every Time

In many areas of the country, it's that time of year when drivers know to keep a keen eye out for roadside vermin. And by "vermin," we mean the hoofed kind. State Farm says there are more than 1 million automobile collisions with deer every year, which do hundreds of millions of dollars of damage...Read More»

2010 Lexus RX 450h
Toyota Adds 154,000 2010 Lexus RXs To 2009 Unintended Acceleration Recall

So you thought Toyota had finally managed to move beyond the unintended acceleration fiasco of 2009-2010? Turns out that's not the case--the company just added another 154,000 vehicles to the list: the 2010 Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h. The problem, however, isn't with anything electronic or...Read More»

Distracted driving
Are Companies Liable For Employees' Cellphone Distraction, Damages?

Is your employer responsible, at least in part, when you talk or text? If you believe the raft of jury settlements awarding millions in some high-profile lawsuits that reach deep into some companies' pockets—against companies whose workers were in an accident (and caused injury or death)...Read More»

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