Car safety articles and galleries
  • Air Bag Recall Warning Expanded To 7.8 Million Vehicles
    Air Bag Recall Warning Expanded To 7.8 Million Vehicles

    The U.S. government is telling 3 million more car owners to get their air bags repaired immediately, but its message has generated some confusion about which cars are actually affected.The government's auto safety agency......

    Read More
  • 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......

    Read More
  • Takata Air Bag Recall List
    Takata Air Bag Recall List

    The already record-breaking rate of automotive recalls this year shows no signs of slowing down, especially since millions of cars with defective airbags made by global supplier Takata are under ongoing scrutiny. The fe......

    Read More
  • Takata Airbag Victim Looked Like She Had Been Stabbed
    Takata Airbag Victim Looked Like She Had Been Stabbed

    A Florida woman involved in a fatal car crash was injured so badly by her malfunctioning Takata airbag that police originally believed she was the victim of homicide.Hien Tran died in intensive care a month after turning......

    Read More
  • Teens Need Parent Involvement To Stay Safe While Driving
    Teens Need Parent Involvement To Stay Safe While Driving

    Every few months it seems that there is another push geared towards young people to drive safer. Viral ads show the devastating affects of distracted driving and reminders that #ItCanWait are pushed on social media in th......

    Read More
  • NHTSA Urges Owners Of Recalled Takata Airbag Vehicles To Take Immediate Action
    NHTSA Urges Owners Of Recalled Takata Airbag Vehicles To Take Immediate Action

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Department of Transportation are taking the unusual step of issuing a followup press release urging owners of certain recalled vehicles "to act immediately" to f......

    Read More
  • Troopers Turn Blind Eye To Speeding Officers
    Troopers Turn Blind Eye To Speeding Officers

    Speeding cars caught on camera are usually a slam dunk for traffic cops looking to hand out a few tickets, but last week multiple cars cruised right past an officer while going more than 20 miles over the speed limit jus......

    Read More
  • Hello, Siri? Please Don't Crash The Car
    Hello, Siri? Please Don't Crash The Car

    Hands on the wheel and eyes on the road? You could still be distracted while driving.Voice-recognition software that many automakers tout as a safer alternative to handheld devices can still divert drivers' attention, a......

    Read More
  • Police Officer Gives Young Mom Car Seat Instead Of Ticket
    Police Officer Gives Young Mom Car Seat Instead Of Ticket

    A Michigan police officer who pulled over a car last week for an unrestrained child went beyond the call of duty, buying the struggling mother a car seat rather than giving her a ticket.Alexis DeLorenzo and her five-year......

    Read More
  • Google Glass As Distracting As Smartphones For Drivers
    Google Glass As Distracting As Smartphones For Drivers

    The first scientific study on wearing Google Glass while driving has shown that the high-tech eyewear and smartphones are equally distracting.Researchers at the University of Central Florida asked 40 people to drive in a......

    Read More
  • Safety Agency Studying Toyota Acceleration Problem
    Safety Agency Studying Toyota Acceleration Problem

    A U.S. safety agency is looking into a consumer's petition alleging that older Toyota Corollas can accelerate unexpectedly at low speeds and cause crashes.The inquiry by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration......

    Read More
  • Police Officer Charged After Shooting Unarmed Man During Traffic Stop
    Police Officer Charged After Shooting Unarmed Man During Traffic Stop

    A South Carolina state trooper has been fired from his job and arrested following the shooting of an unarmed motorist he may have pulled over for a seat-belt violation.Trooper Sean Groubert, 31, faces felony assault char......

    Read More
  • New '#X' Anti-Texting While Driving Campaign Picks Up Speed
    New '#X' Anti-Texting While Driving Campaign Picks Up Speed

    If you encounter a '#X' followed by silence during a text conversation today you might think the other person fell asleep on their phone, but they're actually letting you know that they're about to drive.The symbol acts ......

    Read More
  • How Traffic Enforcement Could Play Out On Roads Of The Future
    How Traffic Enforcement Could Play Out On Roads Of The Future

    On the roads of the future, it's possible that speeding tickets will be doled out by new automated law enforcement systems instead of by police officers in patrol cars.Systems now being developed by the federal governmen......

    Read More
  • Congress Skewers NHTSA's Investigative Competence
    Congress Skewers NHTSA's Investigative Competence

    Five months after the top official at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration promised to reform the federal agency charged with keeping motorists safe, it remains mired in dysfunction and inaction. A report f......

    Read More
  • Audi Self-Driving Car Gets First Permit In California
    Audi Self-Driving Car Gets First Permit In California

    Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years - but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around.That changed Tuesday, when ......

    Read More
  • Risk Of Cyber Threats Increase As Cars Add Active Controls
    Risk Of Cyber Threats Increase As Cars Add Active Controls

    Features in many new cars that are widely seen as the first steps toward a self-driving future may also making cars more susceptible to cyber crime, according to a recent study.New technologies like park assist, adaptive......

    Read More
  • Detroit Tops List Of Most Expensive Cities To Insure A Car
    Detroit Tops List Of Most Expensive Cities To Insure A Car

    Detroit once again tops a list of most expensive cities in America to insure a vehicle. Charlotte ranks as the cheapest.Detroit drivers pay an astounding 165 percent more than the national average for car insurance, acco......

    Read More
  • Driver's Education Helps Reduce Teen Crash Rates
    Driver's Education Helps Reduce Teen Crash Rates

    At a time when fewer students are participating in driver's education, a new study reaffirms the value of such classes.An analysis conducted by AAA, the nation's largest motoring club, found that drivers' education reduc......

    Read More
  • Self-Driving Cars Could Be Bad News For Auto Insurance Industry
    Self-Driving Cars Could Be Bad News For Auto Insurance Industry

    Who is responsible when a self-driving car is involved in a crash? That question has been on a lot of car insurers minds, and a new study from the RAND corporation shows they have every reason for concern.The vast majori......

    Read More
Advertisement
AOL Autos for iPhone
Read Car safety news from Aol Autos and share your opinions on the latest Car safety information.