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  • Spiders Force Suzuki To Recall Midsize Cars
    Spiders Force Suzuki To Recall Midsize Cars

    Spiders have forced Suzuki to recall more than 19,000 midsize cars.The automaker says spider webs can clog a fuel vapor vent hose in some 2010 to 2013 Kizashi cars, cutting off air flow. If that happens, it can cause the......

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  • Which American Cities Have The Best And Worst Accident Rates?
    Which American Cities Have The Best And Worst Accident Rates?

    Allstate Insurance released its 10th annual "America's Best Drivers Report" this week. In reviewing millions of claims, and taking into account city density, population and weather, researchers compiled a comprehensive l......

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  • How To Survive A Wrong-Way Driver
    How To Survive A Wrong-Way Driver

    Police officers in England stopped a wrong-way driver on the M6 freeway on Monday night, using their car as a roadblock to stop the driver.Their quick action probably saved lives. The 77-year-old driver suffered from dem......

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  • Driverless Cars Could Lead To Organ Donor Shortage
    Driverless Cars Could Lead To Organ Donor Shortage

    Unintended consequences abound when it comes to emerging technology, and self-driving cars are no exception. Numerous ethical and legal dilemmas associated with autonomous vehicles are currently being explored and have b......

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  • Driver Lets Infiniti Do The Driving For Him
    Driver Lets Infiniti Do The Driving For Him

    Self-driving cars seem like the way of the future, but some can't stand the wait. Like this guy, driving down Germany's famous Autobahn in an Infiniti Q50 with Active Lane Control. To test how active the Active Lane Cont......

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  • 'Navdy' Aims To Take The Distraction Out Of Driving
    'Navdy' Aims To Take The Distraction Out Of Driving

    A new device hopes to curb distracted driving by projecting cellphone functions into the driver's view of the road.Nine people a day are killed on American roadways due to distracted driving, according to the Center for ......

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  • Think Air Travel Is Risky? Try Driving A Car
    Think Air Travel Is Risky? Try Driving A Car

    It was a terrible stretch for aviation.In an eight-day span last month, three commercial plane crashes killed 462 people. By now the flight numbers and grim circumstances are familiar: Malaysia Airlines flight 17, downed......

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  • Parents Just As Guilty Of Distracted Driving As Teens
    Parents Just As Guilty Of Distracted Driving As Teens

    Most public service announcements about the dangers of distracted driving focus on teens and young adults, but there's another demographic in need of a wake up call: parents. A new study found that parents are not only e......

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  • Has Pot Legalization Affected Colorado's Driving Fatalities?
    Has Pot Legalization Affected Colorado's Driving Fatalities?

    Colorado's recent legalization of recreational marijuana has fueled fears about public safety on roadways, with critics pointing to the drug's negative effect on cognitive ability and reaction time. But according to numb......

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  • Honda Asking Used-Car Buyers To Sign Liability Document
    Honda Asking Used-Car Buyers To Sign Liability Document

    When it comes to informing the car-buying public about potential safety hazards on used vehicles, there are two emerging schools of thought among used-car dealers.In one camp: those who disclose as little as possible. Us......

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  • Only One Small Car Earns Good Grade In Newest IIHS Crash Test
    Only One Small Car Earns Good Grade In Newest IIHS Crash Test

    Only one small car out of 12 tested earned a good grade in the latest round of crash-test results compiled by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Mini Cooper Countryman received a "good" ranking on the organi......

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  • General Motors Recall List
    General Motors Recall List

    It seems General Motors can't go more than a few weeks without issuing a major recall. Since the initial ignition lock recall on February 10, over 25 million vehicles have been recalled for defects.We used the National H......

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  • Consumer Groups Push CarMax To Be Upfront About Recalls
    Consumer Groups Push CarMax To Be Upfront About Recalls

    In advertisements that help sell thousands of used cars, CarMax says it pays "rigorous" attention to safety details and checks the road-readiness of each car with a meticulous 125-point inspection prior to sale.There's o......

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  • Cellphone Bans Don't Reduce Accidents, Research Finds
    Cellphone Bans Don't Reduce Accidents, Research Finds

    Common sense says that talking on a cellphone while driving is not a particularly safe thing to do. But recent studies have found banning cellphone use while behind the wheel is not leading to a decrease in accidents.The......

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  • Odds Of Dying In A Traffic Accident Depend On Which State You Reside In
    Odds Of Dying In A Traffic Accident Depend On Which State You Reside In

    Motorists in Massachusetts and Washington D.C. can breathe easier on their afternoon commutes today. Their chances of dying in a traffic accident are the lowest in the nation. Drivers in West Virginia, South Carolina and......

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  • Seniors Struggle With Roundabouts
    Seniors Struggle With Roundabouts

    Roundabouts are circular causeways that allow traffic to flow in a four-way intersection without stop lights or signs. This new way of managing traffic is meant to save lives, but they have some older driver's heads' spi......

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  • Auto Industry Continues To Grapple With Challenges Of Cyber Threats
    Auto Industry Continues To Grapple With Challenges Of Cyber Threats

    A telephone is not a telephone. It's a computer that makes phone calls. A refrigerator is not a refrigerator. It's a computer that keeps food cold. And a car is no longer a car. It's a computer with wheels and an engine.......

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  • Allergies Can Be As Bad As Drinking For Drivers
    Allergies Can Be As Bad As Drinking For Drivers

    When you're not feeling the best, you rarely do your best. A new study found that allergies not only make sleeping and working tough, they make driving dangerous, too.The study, originally published in Allergy, showed th......

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  • Car Shopping For A Teen? Here's What You Need To Know
    Car Shopping For A Teen? Here's What You Need To Know

    Teen drivers are the most vulnerable motorists on the road. They take unnecessary risks. They're inexperienced. They're more likely to sit behind the wheel of used cars that don't contain the latest safety technology.It'......

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  • Kids Group Wants White House To Address Hot-Car Deaths
    Kids Group Wants White House To Address Hot-Car Deaths

    Cars come equipped with alarms that remind motorists to buckle their seatbelts, chimes that indicate headlights are still on after the engine is turned off and buzzers that sound if keys are left in the ignition, says Ja......

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