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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.Everyday items are n......

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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 that driving while suf......

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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's no wonder that tra......

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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 Janette Fennell. Forge......

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  • Dad Pleads With Parents To Remember Kids In Hot Cars
    Dad Pleads With Parents To Remember Kids In Hot Cars

    After five minutes of sitting in a hot car, Terry Williams was drenched with sweat. After ten minutes, he felt like the air had been sucked out of his lungs. After 15 minutes, he got out of the car.Not everyone has the chance to do that.Ev......

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  • VW 'Eyes On The Road' Ad Brings Danger Of Texting And Driving To The Movies
    VW 'Eyes On The Road' Ad Brings Danger Of Texting And Driving To The Movies

    Distracted driving continues to be a scourge to road safety around the world. In the US, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ran a graphic commercial in April appealing to young people about the dangers of texting and driving......

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  • Teens Don't Do This One Simple Thing That Could Save Their Lives
    Teens Don't Do This One Simple Thing That Could Save Their Lives

    Today's teenagers seem to have an issue with wearing their seatbelts. A new report by the Governors' Highway Safety Association has revealed that of the teen drivers killed on the roads in 2012, over half (51.2 percent, to be precise) weren......

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  • Study Shows Drivers Fight Fatigue With Dangerous Strategies
    Study Shows Drivers Fight Fatigue With Dangerous Strategies

    Drowsy driving is a dangerous thing to do. According to several government agencies and private research groups, fatigue behind the wheel is a growing problem, and can be just as serious as drunk driving, impairing motor skills, vision, cog......

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  • Cases Of Kids Dying In Hot Cars All Too Common
    Cases Of Kids Dying In Hot Cars All Too Common

    The circumstances surrounding the death of a Georgia toddler in a hot car last month are macabre. Authorities say Justin Ross Harris, 33, may have left his 22-month-old son, Cooper, in the family's car for more than seven hours on purpose w......

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  • The Long History Behind Monday's Massive Airbag Recalls
    The Long History Behind Monday's Massive Airbag Recalls

    The latest details of a troubling safety trend arrived Monday, when seven automakers issued eight recalls for cars that may contain airbags that could kill drivers instead of saving their lives.BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Nissan and ......

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  • Massive Airbag Recall Affects Seven Automakers
    Massive Airbag Recall Affects Seven Automakers

    The recall of faulty airbag inflators supplied by Takata has exploded Monday to include seven automakers. In most cases, only models in certain high-humidity regions were affected because the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration f......

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  • New York Named The Best State For Teen Drivers
    New York Named The Best State For Teen Drivers

    Teen drivers in New York are safer than teens in any other state, according to a new study from Wallethub.The report looked at 16 different metrics and ranked each state by how they scored in three categories: safety conditions, economic en......

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  • Women Lag Behind Men In Car Maintenance Knowledge
    Women Lag Behind Men In Car Maintenance Knowledge

    Stereotypes are usually outdated, but some can still ring slightly true. For instance, a new study found women are less likely to know how to make the most basic care repairs.Insurance.com surveyed 1,000 men and 1,000 women, all married hom......

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  • The Cars That Best Help Drivers Avoid A Crash
    The Cars That Best Help Drivers Avoid A Crash

    Safety technology on some new vehicles can be fascinating. But if you haven’t visited a showroom in a few years, the array of new crash-prevention options can also be confusing....

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  • Drivers Want Simpler Infotainment Systems In Cars
    Drivers Want Simpler Infotainment Systems In Cars

    There have been 173 apps developed and embedded in cars in the U.S in the recent past. But according to new research, drivers really only want two.A study from the automotive market research firm SBD study asked 46 car owners to complete si......

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  • Truck Deliberately Crashes Into Joy-Riding Teen
    Truck Deliberately Crashes Into Joy-Riding Teen

    A Utah teenager's wild joyride ended Saturday when a concerned citizen used his own vehicle as a roadblock.A man reported his car stolen after his 14-year-old grandson took his Hyundai Veloster out for a spin without permission. When cops s......

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  • IIHS Releases New Rankings From Crash-Avoidance Tests
    IIHS Releases New Rankings From Crash-Avoidance Tests

    In the past, automotive engineers focused on creating safety systems that protected drivers in car crashes. In the future, advances like the Google self-driving car on display this week, will likely remove motorists and their steering wheel......

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  • Is Detroit Becoming 'Carjack City'?
    Is Detroit Becoming 'Carjack City'?

    You know things are getting ridiculous with Detroit when Dan Gilbert, owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, is talking you-know-what about the Detroit Pistons. Now a story from the Associated Press piles on, declaring Detroiters "under siege in......

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  • The Most Stolen Cars In America
    The Most Stolen Cars In America

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found there were 3.59 thefts per 1,000 vehicles produced between 1990 and today. ...

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  • Orlando Named The Most Dangerous City In America For Pedestrians
    Orlando Named The Most Dangerous City In America For Pedestrians

    A new report ranked the most dangerous cities in America for pedestrians, and things are not looking too bright in the Sunshine State. The report, which was published by the National Complete Streets Coalition, found that four of the top fi......

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