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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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  • 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 ......

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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......

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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, ......

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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......

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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 seve......

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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......

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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 Saf......

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