Halloween will make roads and sidewalks busier than usual. Follow these tips to avoid auto scares this fright night.
Driving an SUV or pickup may keep you safer in a car crash, but the damage caused could equal higher insurance rates.
The issue of unintended acceleration has hit the news again and this time it has nothing to do with Toyota cars. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, has begun a preliminary evaluation of the Ford Taurus, 2001-2006, and the Mercury Sable, 2001-2004, after receiving 14 complaints from owners of the cars unexpectedly accelerating.
Don’t want to hang up and drive your car? The feds are pushing automakers to make sure you do. Numerous studies have shown that drivers are very worried about other drivers causing a car accident because they are distracted by their phone or the array of “infotainment” gadgets in their cars, but they continue to
The leading cause of death for teens aged 16-19 are car accidents, and it’s long been known that having passengers in the car increases the risk of a car crash, but two new studies explain how they increase crash risk. The pair of studies, from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, or CHOP, and State Farm, were
Forty percent of drivers polled in a recent Consumer Reports study are delaying key repairs and maintenance on their cars. The nonprofit says that the delay can increase their risk of a safety issue that can lead to a car accident. Ignoring necessary repairs can also result in larger, more costly problems later. Delays in
While dying in a car crash is still the leading cause of death for Americans in most age groups, traffic fatalities have dropped to historic lows, according to data recently released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA. According to the agency’s fatality and injury data for 2010, there were 32,885 deaths, the
I recently spent a week behind the wheel of the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox, and while I enjoyed the plentiful features and pleasant driving experience of this car, there was one feature I found myself grateful for every time I got behind the wheel — the seven-inch display located in the top of the center stack
While Halloween is one of the most fun nights of the year for kids, it’s also one of the most dangerous thanks to the number of pedestrians and cars on the road. Children are four times more likely to be hit by a car on Halloween than any other day of the year, according to
With car accidents as the leading cause of death for children younger than 18, it’s imperative to have the appropriate type of car safety restraint that also fits properly in your car. The latest analysis of booster seats by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, or IIHS, has produced 31 booster seats with the “best bet” designation