Peter Bigelow

Peter Bigelow

Peter Bigelow

Associate Editor, AOL Autos

Pete Bigelow is an Associate Editor for AOL Autos. He joined the company in January 2012 after working as an online reporter for Changing Gears, ... a public radio project that examined the reinvention of the Midwest economy.

Prior to that, his roots were in sports journalism. A New Jersey native and 1998 graduate of Rutgers University, he covered the Denver Broncos for a newspaper in suburban Denver until 2006, when he moved east and handled Michigan Football coverage for The Ann Arbor News and AnnArbor.com

Not a gearhead by nature, he's nonetheless got some experience in the transportation industry - Pete is a licensed commercial pilot and one-time certified flight instructor. He actually admits to being a Cleveland Browns fan, and lives in Dexter, Mi., with his wife and three children.

Horse-Drawn Carriages? New York City May Say 'Neigh'

Horse-Drawn Carriages? New York City May Say 'Neigh'

Published Apr 18th, 2014 By Pete Bigelow

For more than a century, horse-drawn carriages have been iconic fixtures in New York City. But the Big Apple's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, ha...

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General Motors Announces Another Big Ignition-Related Recall

General Motors Announces Another Big Ignition-Related Recall

Published Apr 10th, 2014 By Pete Bigelow

Replacement parts for cars at the center of a massive General Motors recall for defective ignition switches began arriving at dealerships ac...

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Two GM Vehicles Stand Out On Important Safety Crash-Test

Two GM Vehicles Stand Out On Important Safety Crash-Test

Published Apr 08th, 2014 By Pete Bigelow

Here's some news regarding the safety of General Motors vehicles that will actually reassure some car owners instead of frightening them....

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Investigators Find No Defect Trend With Tesla Motors' Model S

Investigators Find No Defect Trend With Tesla Motors' Model S

Published Mar 28th, 2014 By Pete Bigelow

Federal safety investigators said Friday they have found no apparent defect trends in the Tesla Model S, an electric luxury car that has its...

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General Motors CEO Addresses Common Questions Raised By Ignition-Switch Recall

General Motors CEO Addresses Common Questions Raised By Ignition-Switch Recall

Published Mar 26th, 2014 By Pete Bigelow

In response to a barrage of questions from customers worried about the safety of their vehicles, General Motors CEO Mary Barra recorded and ...

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Graco Recalls 400,000 Additional Car Seats, 1.8 Million More Still Disputed

Graco Recalls 400,000 Additional Car Seats, 1.8 Million More Still Disputed

Published Mar 14th, 2014 By Pete Bigelow

Graco is recalling 403,222 more car seats over a potentially deadly problem with their buckles....

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303 Deaths Tied To Airbag Non-Deployment In 2 General Motors' Cars

303 Deaths Tied To Airbag Non-Deployment In 2 General Motors' Cars

Published Mar 14th, 2014 By Pete Bigelow

At least 303 motorists died in car accidents after their airbags didn't deploy in now-recalled General Motors vehicles, according to a study...

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Department Of Justice May Launch Latest Investigation Of General Motors

Department Of Justice May Launch Latest Investigation Of General Motors

Published Mar 12th, 2014 By Pete Bigelow

The Department of Justice will investigate General Motors to see whether it failed to recall more than 1.37 million defective cars in timely...

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Did Federal Investigators Delay Action In GM Recall Case?

Did Federal Investigators Delay Action In GM Recall Case?

Published Mar 07th, 2014 By Pete Bigelow

Federal safety investigators put General Motors under a microscope earlier this week, asking the troubled automaker 107 detailed questions a...

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Former NHTSA Chief Rebukes General Motors

Former NHTSA Chief Rebukes General Motors

Published Mar 07th, 2014 By Pete Bigelow

A former head of the federal agency that regulates vehicle safety admonished General Motors on Thursday for delaying a recall of more than 1...

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Pedestrian Deaths Drop For First Time In Four Years

Pedestrian Deaths Drop For First Time In Four Years

Published Mar 06th, 2014 By Pete Bigelow

For the first time in four years, the number of pedestrians killed on American roads has fallen....

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Police Allegedly Stole From Immigrants During New York Traffic Stops

Police Allegedly Stole From Immigrants During New York Traffic Stops

Published Mar 04th, 2014 By Pete Bigelow

At least a dozen Latin immigrants say they were robbed by police officers during traffic stops in one New York town....

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Police Officers Accused Of Illegally Seizing Cars Of Poor Motorists

Police Officers Accused Of Illegally Seizing Cars Of Poor Motorists

Published Feb 28th, 2014 By Pete Bigelow

Four police officers in one small California town were arrested Tuesday, accused of illegally seizing the cars of poor motorists....

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General Motors Expands Recall To Fix Deadly Problem

General Motors Expands Recall To Fix Deadly Problem

Published Feb 26th, 2014 By Pete Bigelow

Amid a rising death toll, General Motors announced Tuesday it would expand an ongoing recall associated with a defective ignition switch to ...

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Road Safety Improves For Senior Citizens

Road Safety Improves For Senior Citizens

Published Feb 20th, 2014 By Pete Bigelow

Senior citizens are safer on the road these days. They're less likely to be involved in car accidents than they have been in the past. And i...

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Update: Homeland Security Scuttles License-Plate Data Collection Project

Update: Homeland Security Scuttles License-Plate Data Collection Project

Published Feb 20th, 2014 By Pete Bigelow

One day after its plans to create a massive database of information collected from license-plate scanners became widely known, the Departmen...

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Government Wants To Collect Location Data From License Plate Scanners

Government Wants To Collect Location Data From License Plate Scanners

Published Feb 19th, 2014 By Pete Bigelow

The Department of Homeland Security wants to build a massive database of information collected from license-plate scanners across the countr...

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Federal Investigators Say Graco's Car Seat Problems More Serious Than Sticky Latches

Federal Investigators Say Graco's Car Seat Problems More Serious Than Sticky Latches

Published Feb 12th, 2014 By Pete Bigelow

Graco announced one of the largest recalls in history on Tuesday, saying it would bring back 3.7 million child car seats. It could grow even...

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Junk Mail Reminds Grieving Dad Of Daughter's Car Crash

Junk Mail Reminds Grieving Dad Of Daughter's Car Crash

Published Jan 24th, 2014 By Peter Bigelow

An Illinois father grieving the loss of his daughter in a car accident found a disturbing piece of junk mail when he went to his mailbox las...

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The Best And Worst States For Traffic Safety Laws

The Best And Worst States For Traffic Safety Laws

Published Jan 23rd, 2014 By Peter Bigelow

More Americans are dying in traffic accidents. Fewer laws are being passed to protect them. Those are the conclusions of a traffic safety gr...

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