Car Safety

Tire Pressure At Fault In 5 Percent Of Accidents: Study
Tire Pressure At Fault In 5 Percent Of Accidents: Study

If you own a 2008 model year or newer passenger car, light truck or van under 10,000 pounds gross weight, it’s equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) as mandated by federal law. The purpose of TPMS is to detect and warn the driver when tire pressure dips below 25 percent the...Read More»

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7 Things To Remember When Your Car Breaks Down

America is in the midst of graduation season, which can only mean one thing: high school graduates across the country are motoring around in their very first cars, taking their first road trips, and buying their first (and last) air-fresheners disguised as fuzzy pairs of dice. But along with those...Read More»

AT&T texting-while-driving simulator, offered by The Peers Foundation
On Tour: AT&T Driving Simulator Helps Teens See Texting Danger

By now, most teens know that texting and handheld cellphone use while driving is dangerous. Yet they continue to do so; a Consumer Reports survey reported just last week that eight in 10 young drivers admit to texting and driving. Laws are getting tougher on this type of distracted-driving...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco
2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco, 2012 Hyundai Azera Earn Top Safety Ratings

The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco, and the 2012 Hyundai Azera—both recently redesigned family-size sedans—have earned top crash-test ratings across the board from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Also taking into consideration their standard safety equipment, they've been...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius C
2012 Toyota Prius C: Best City MPG, And Now A Top Safety Pick

Just a year ago, a Prius was a Prius. But this year, say that iconic hybrid model name and you could be speaking of one of three different body styles or four quite different models—the 2012 Toyota Prius Liftback, the Toyota Prius V wagon, the Toyota Prius Plug-In, or the Toyota Prius C. And...Read More»

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Fake Police Officer May Be Killing Mississippi Drivers

Officials in Mississippi are investigating two roadside slayings that could be the work of a murderer posing as a police officer or highway patrolman. Both took place in the northern part of the state, not far from the Tennessee border. The first incident occurred on May 8 in Tunica County. The...Read More»

Texting while driving
Eight In 10 Young Drivers Admit Texting, Driving: Survey

Young drivers believe it's dangerous to talk and to text on smartphones while they're driving, but they're doing it anyway, according to a new study from Consumer Reports. The magazine's latest issue found that, of those young drivers surveyed, almost all said they considered texting, accessing the...Read More»

2012 Chrysler Town & Country
2012 Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan: Recall Alert

Chrysler is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2012 model year Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans over concerns about a malfunctioning rear liftgate sensor. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site puts the number of...Read More»

Teens in car - AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
Teen Drivers More At Risk With Other Teens In The Car

Already a high-risk population, teen drivers face even greater risks when they have other young passengers in the car with them, according to a new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released in conjunction with National Youth Traffic Safety Month. The report, “Teen Driver Risk...Read More»

2012 Nissan Armada
2012 Nissan Armada: Recall Alert

Nissan is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2012 model year Armada large SUVs due to incorrect or missing information about the vehicles’ rims. Also included in this recall are certain 2012 model year Nissan Titan full-size pickups. A notice on the National Highway Traffic...Read More»

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Are You Ignoring Auto Safety Recalls?

Whether you own a new or used car, crossover, SUV, minivan or pickup truck, if you haven’t taken your vehicle in to comply with an auto safety recall, you’re putting yourself, your passengers and people in other vehicles at potential risk. Safety recalls may be conducted voluntarily by...Read More»

DOT's Distracted Driving Design Challenge
Students, Get Creative: Design An Icon Against Distracted Driving

If you are a student between the ages of 13 and 18, an avid follower of social networks, and feel you have a flair for design, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Ray LaHood invites you to take up the DOT’s Distracted Driving Design Challenge. Of course, you should know that...Read More»

Tax day
Tax Day Is Deadly For Drivers: Be Careful Out There

If you're an early filer, you might've forgotten that tomorrow is tax day. That could be a deadly mistake. According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, tax day is dangerous for drivers, with 6% more traffic fatalities than on other days. The study was led by...Read More»

2012 BMW X5
2012 BMW X5, X6 SAV: Recall Alert

BMW is recalling certain 2012 model year X5 and X6 SAVs over concerns that a circuit board could overheat and cause a fire. Also included in the recall are certain 2011 model year 5 Series, 2012 model year 6 Series and 2012 model year 7 Series luxury cars. A notice on the National Highway Traffic...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Traverse
2011-2012 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia: Recall Alert

General Motors is recalling certain 2011 and 2012 model year Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia crossover SUVs in Northern states due to windshield wiper concerns. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Equinox - NYAS pet day
Chevy Has Some Dog-Gone Good Fun On National Pet Day At The 2012 New York Auto Show

Yes, Chevy has officially gone to the dogs. It’s all in celebration of National Pet Day, April 11. Today, at the 2012 New York Auto Show, Chevrolet showed off not only a pack of pooches thrilled to cavort in and about new Chevy products, but also gave show attendees a few tips on how to make...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat
2012 Volkswagen Passat, Routan: Recall Alert

Volkswagen is conducting two voluntary safety recalls involving small numbers of the 2012 Volkswagen Passat mid-size sedan and the Routan minivan. 2012 Volkswagen Passat recall The larger of the two recalls is for certain 2012 model year Volkswagen Passat sedans equipped with 2.0-liter TDI clean...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
2012 Ford Focus: Recall Alert

Ford is recalling certain 2012 model year Ford Focus compact cars over potentially faulty windshield wipers. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential units at 140,310. Affected vehicles were manufactured at Ford’s Michigan...Read More»

2012 Chrysler Town & Country
2012 Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan: Recall Alert

Chrysler is recalling certain 2012 model year Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans over concerns about a defect that may cause the right rear wheels to fall off. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential...Read More»

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