The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said today that it might create a “silver” rating system to examine how well vehicles protect older occupants. Continue Reading...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...