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Seniors: Don't Take Away My Car Keys Yet!

Anita Kamiel, RN, MPS | Posted 06.29.2016 | Fifty
Anita Kamiel, RN, MPS

Getting seniors to give up the keys to their car is no small task and, frankly, I am quite sympathetic to the seniors. After a lifetime of independenc...

Driving Drowsy: A Wake-Up Call for New Moms

Kate Carr | Posted 04.06.2016 | Parents
Kate Carr

We've all heard about the dangers of drunk driving and driving while distracted by electronic devices. But driving drowsy is another serious safety concern that is affecting a group of people that might surprise you.

Car Talk: 'Running' Out of Gas

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 03.16.2016 | Travel
Bonni Brodnick

My husband and I are trying to put this recent escapade in the rearview mirror because my declaration comes with a bit of embarrassment: Yesterday, I had the "winning" score of 11 miles to go in my gas tank and 8 miles to the closest station.

Mom Says Rear-Facing Car Seat Saved Her Son's Life In Horrific Crash

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 01.22.2016 | Parents

Kylee Barrett was driving her two sons to school when she hit black ice and her car spun off the road last Thursday. Barrett and her sons survived the...

Most Pet Car Safety Products Can Endanger Your Dog, Cat And You

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 01.06.2016 | Crime

In 2004, Lindsey Wolko adopted a British cocker spaniel, Maggie, that loved to roam the inside of her car during drives -- an unnerving habit that sen...

Top-Selling GM Car In Mexico Has Huge Safety Flaws

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 11.16.2015 | Business

One of General Motors Co.'s most popular cars in Mexico is putting the lives of its drivers at a huge risk. The Chevrolet Aveo failed tests on adult o...

Hot Day? Make Chocolate-Covered Strawberries In Your Car

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 07.14.2015 | Weird News

When life gives you heat, use it to bake some sweet treats -- right in your car. To make summer's grueling high temperatures more bearable, Phoenix T...

Volvo Introduces Controversial New Child Car Seat Concept

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.13.2015 | Parents

Volvo's new child seat design could revolutionize the way kids travel in cars, but parents and safety experts have posed a few questions about the con...

People Want Screens On Their Car Dashboards, But Is It Safe?

Reuters | Sarah McBride and Paul Lienert | Posted 07.07.2016 | Technology

Car companies answer with an emphatic yes, of course.

How Car Companies Are Combatting Texting While Driving

Posted 06.09.2015 | Business

Distracted driving continues to be a major problem on the roads. Smartphones ping and buzz, drawing drivers’ attention away from what’s in front o...

5 Tips After Surviving Minor Car Accidents

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 06.04.2016 | Travel
Jonha Revesencio

It brings us to the assumption that a person who's driving since he was a teenager can have as much as 4 minor accidents in his lifetime. Before the mishap occurs - hopefully not - make sure you know all the appropriate course of actions following a minor car accident.

Why Don't We Treat Gun Safety Like Car Safety?

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Here's a question for you: Which causes more deaths, motor vehicle traffic accidents or firearms? I asked a bunch of people that question, including a bunch of doctors, and everyone said that motor vehicles did.

Auto Safety: Past Is Prologue

Ralph Nader | Posted 05.13.2016 | Books
Ralph Nader

There are few national problems that are less serious today than they were 50 years ago. The fact that our roads are safer is a testament to the power of public sentiment, citizen advocacy and a government that acts to promote the welfare of its people, not the interests of big business. In this sense, the "car safety war" is certainly a war worth studying, reflecting on, and celebrating.

Hybrid Owners: Stay Out of the Carpool Lane

Brian Moody | Posted 04.12.2015 | Business
Brian Moody

If you have a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle (EV), you should not be driving in the carpool or HOV lanes. Even if your home state allows you to legally drive in the carpool lane with the driver as the car's only occupant, you shouldn't do it. Here's why.

Get Your Safety Freak On

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 04.09.2015 | Fifty
Janet Eve Josselyn

Everyone thinks their parents grew up in the Stone Age but most kids today would be shocked if they knew the details of how their parents were raised. It's amazing any of us survived childhood after drinking water out of the kitchen faucet, the garden hose and the local pond.

What's Your Strategy for Keeping Your Kids Alive in the Car?

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 07.06.2014 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

Although I'm strict about boosters, about buckling, about ensuring the booster seats travel with my kids and I'm repelled when I hear parents joke about not using car seats perfectly, I'm unsure I've ironed out the strategy to ensure my kids never die at the hands of a drunk driver.

Why Car Companies Are Not Becoming Safer

Kellie Cummings | Posted 05.24.2014 | Business
Kellie Cummings

This is the paradox of regulations. They make consumers feel safer, but they don't influence a company's misguided moral compass.

Safer Cars Start with Safer Drivers

Julie Lee | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Lee

If you're into cars, this is your season. Specifically, it is "auto show" season. Since its January kick off in Detroit, hundreds of new vehicle conce...

Crash Test Proves Too Tough For Newest Small Cars

Reuters | Ben Klayman | Posted 10.07.2013 | Business

DETROIT, Aug 8 (Reuters) - The auto industry continued its poor performance in an influential U.S. safety group's new crash test as half of the smal...

Lauren Fix, The Car Coach With Marlo Thomas (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | Home

This week on Mondays With Marlo, we broached a new topic -- cars, driving and all things automobile! Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® joined me to chat abo...

The Safety Concern Parents Need To Take Much More Seriously

Jennifer Mendelsohn | Posted 07.26.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Mendelsohn

There really is something very simple we can do to make our kids demonstrably safer. Why is it a solution so many parents won't hear?

Cruise Control: Travel Tips for Jet Set Pets

Natasha Ashton | Posted 05.15.2013 | Travel
Natasha Ashton

While it is somewhat simple to pack up our son and have him tag along on our trips (keeping him entertained is another matter), we must be much more industrious when it comes to traveling with Wellington and Montgomery.

Pregnant Women Should Wear Seat Belts, Despite Worries: Study

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2013 | Parents

March 11 (Reuters) - Despite some women's worry that seat belts or air bags could harm a baby in utero in the case of an accident, expectant mothers...

Car Safety Initially Considered "Undesirable" by Manufacturers, the Government and Consumers

Kate Kelly | Posted 12.04.2012 | Technology
Kate Kelly

In late November 2012 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released the results of a new seat belt survey. While there are statistical v...

Van, Go

David Vienna | Posted 12.15.2012 | Parents
David Vienna

When I see a family struggling to get their kids buckled into the safety seats in an SUV, I just laugh. Anyone who chooses an SUV over a minivan because they're worried about looking unhip will quickly need to figure out the coolest accessory to go with a bad back.