Driver safety

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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...