Chrysler Responds to Latest ‘Moose Test’ Accusations

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Chrysler Responds to Latest ‘Moose Test’ Accusations
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After a press release and a strongly-worded blog response by Gualberto Ranieri, Chrysler’s senior vice president of communications, it seemed as thought the battle between the automaker and with Swedish publication Teknikens Varld was all but over — until the magazine published new claims that prompted the brand to issue another response. Continue Reading...

Jeep Grand Cherokee Moose Test Battle Rages On

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Jeep Grand Cherokee Moose Test Battle Rages On
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Without batting an eye, Swedish magazine Teknikens Varld published a rebuttal to Chrysler’s swift rebuke slapped on the once again infamous “moose test.” Continue Reading...

Jeep Says Grand Cherokee ‘Moose Test’ Failure Faked

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Jeep Says Grand Cherokee ‘Moose Test’ Failure Faked
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Shortly after our orignal story about Swedish magazine Teknikens Värld’s “moose test,” and how the Jeep Grand Cherokee failed it, we spoke with the company about the reported danger. Continue Reading...

Jeep Grand Cherokee Fails “Moose Test” by Swedish Publication

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This isn’t supposed to be a problem anymore, but a Swedish publication found during its “moose test” that even at moderate speeds the Jeep Grand Cherokee is at serious risk for a potentially fatal rollover. Continue Reading...

Study Reveals Spike In Road Fatalities During Tax Day

Study Reveals Spike In Road Fatalities During Tax Day
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Nothing is certain but death and taxes. The Journal of the American Medical Association published a study which consisted of researcher Dr. Donald Redelmeier and colleague Christopher Yanell of the University of Toronto comparing the number of fatalities during each tax deadline day to the number of fatalities occurring on regular days. The statistics show that the… Continue Reading...

Teens Most at Risk for Car Accidents During First Month of Driving

Teens Most at Risk for Car Accidents During First Month of Driving
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Here are some sobering study results that may shock parents – teen drivers are most likely to cause a car accident within their first month of unsupervised driving. The study, conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, found that teenage drivers are 50 percent more likely to get into a car crash in their… Continue Reading...

Study Finds its Safer For Children To Drive With Grandparents Than Parents

Study Finds its Safer For Children To Drive With Grandparents Than Parents
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Here’s one more reason why grandparents rock – according to a new study, it’s safer for kids to ride with grandparents than it is with their own parents. Researched under the supervision of Dr. Fred Henretig, a physician at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, this study found that grandparents were safer drivers than parents. This… Continue Reading...

Risks Associated With Unintended Acceleration Minimal Says Panel of Experts

Risks Associated With Unintended Acceleration Minimal Says Panel of Experts
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Feel free to let out a huge sigh of relief – a panel of experts investigating the causes of sudden acceleration heard on Monday that the risks of driving a recalled Toyota are minimal. Paul Fischbeck, a professor of social and decision sciences and engineering and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University, told the National… Continue Reading...

Study: Parents Need To Spend More Time Teaching Teen Drivers

Study: Parents Need To Spend More Time Teaching Teen Drivers
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A new study says that parents are even more important then ever when it comes to teaching their teens to drive. The report goes on to state that parents are not giving their teenagers enough experience behind the wheel before they get their license, especially in challenging situations – this includes driving in bad weather,… Continue Reading...

Seat Belt Use at its Highest Level

Seat Belt Use at its Highest Level
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It’s a little thing that does so much. By buckling up in the car, you increase your chances of surviving a serious car accident. And now, seat belt use in the U.S. has risen to 85 percent – its highest level yet. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released these new stats that show… Continue Reading...

Commercial Truck and Bus Drivers Now Banned From Texting While Driving

Commercial Truck and Bus Drivers Now Banned From Texting While Driving
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The 2010 national Distracted Driving Summit was designed to shine a light on the dangers of distracted driving, and it’s not just us regular drivers that are getting a stern warning in the form of a law. It’s also commercial truck and bus drivers who are banned from texting while driving. This new ban covers… Continue Reading...

Vancouver Uses 3D Image to Urge Drivers to Slow Down in School Zones

Vancouver Uses 3D Image to Urge Drivers to Slow Down in School Zones
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School is back in session, and the District of Vancouver, Canada wants to make sure drivers slow down. They’ve joined forces with safety organizations in order to raise awareness, and thanks to the BCAA Traffic Safety Association, drivers motoring down 22nd Street in West Vancouver will be greeted with a 3D image of a little… Continue Reading...

Can a Single Pedal for Braking and Acceleration Prevent Accidents?

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Can a Single Pedal for Braking and Acceleration Prevent Accidents?
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How bizarre does this sound? A single pedal that can be used for braking and accelerating could change the way we drive – but are we up for it? This invention, which has been around for 20 years, is finally getting some attention. It’s brainchild of Japanese inventor Masuyuki Naruse, who claims that putting the… Continue Reading...

TxtStopper Stops You From Texting While Car is Running

TxtStopper Stops You From Texting While Car is Running
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It’s a sign of the times – texting while behind the wheel isn’t cool to do anymore. In fact, it’s pretty stupid, now that we know the dangers associated while trying to do the two acts simultaneously. But for all those drivers who still don’t get it, don’t worry – TxtStopper will stop you from… Continue Reading...

Michigan Illegally Setting Low Speed Limits to Increase Ticket Revenue

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Michigan Illegally Setting Low Speed Limits to Increase Ticket Revenue
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Sometimes, you have to admit, posted speed limits are so unfair. Well, you’re not too far off – if you’re in Michigan. It seems that speed limits in this state may be illegal. So, does this mean you can start setting your own pace and challenging police to a high speed chase? Not quite… When… Continue Reading...

Even When Parked, Vehicles Still a Hazard for Kids in the Summer

Even When Parked, Vehicles Still a Hazard for Kids in the Summer
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No more teachers, no more books! School’s out for summer, and with the warm weather, kids are headed outdoors to make the most of their time off. It also means parents need to be extra vigilant when it comes to keep track of youngsters, especially when it comes to their vehicles. So far this year,… Continue Reading...

The Next Big Safety Innovation: Emergency Steer Assist Helps Drivers Avoid Collisions

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The Next Big Safety Innovation: Emergency Steer Assist Helps Drivers Avoid Collisions
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We’re starting to hear about features that will help drivers avoid certain car accidents, such as Ford’s Collision Warning System and Volvo’s City Safety (stops a vehicle from a low-speed impact). And according to Continental AG, the next big thing is on its way – the ability to avoid collisions at normal driving speeds. Continental… Continue Reading...
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