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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 06.04.2015 | 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 06.02.2015 | 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 05.13.2015 | 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.

Toyota Recalls 2.27 Million Cars For Airbag Glitch

AP | Posted 08.10.2014 | Business

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling nearly 650,000 vehicles in Japan and repeating a recall for problems with front passenger air bag infla...

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...

Mexico: Unsafe Cars OK For Latin America But Not For The U.S.

AP | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 11.29.2013 | Latino Voices

RAMOS ARIZPE, Mexico (AP) — In Mexico's booming auto industry, the cars rolling off assembly lines may look identical, but how safe they are depends...

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 | MarloThomas

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.

This Poses An 'Extreme Safety Risk' To Drivers

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 10.10.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON -- Thousands of motorists may be driving cars and trucks installed with dangerous counterfeit bags and they should have them replaced at th...

Five Common Mistakes Most Parents Make Using Car Seats

Kate Carr | Posted 11.18.2012 | Parents
Kate Carr

Engineers are working hard to ensure cars and car seats are designed to keep kids as safe as possible. But it's up to every parent to take full advantage of these innovations by making sure car seats are used and installed correctly.

Toyota Recalls Over 775,000 SUVs And Sedans

AP | Posted 08.02.2012 | Money

DETROIT -- Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it's recalling 778,000 RAV4 SUVs and Lexus HS 250h sedans in the U.S. to fix a suspension problem that co...

Popular Cars May Be At Risk Of Catching On Fire

Reuters | Posted 09.22.2012 | Business

* Potential engine fires in 106,800 Grand Cherokees * NHTSA also explores rear differential failures in Dodge Ram * 230...

Honda Announces Major Recall

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2012 | Money

June 13 (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co Ltd said on Wednesday it will recall about 50,000 Civic small cars in the United States from the 2012 model year...

Guns Now Kill More People Than Cars in 10 States

Richard Schiffman | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics
Richard Schiffman

The evidence is clear -- the more guns are out there, the more likely they will be used to take a life. To cut these escalating death rates, we need to strictly restrict access to handguns, as they do in virtually every other advanced nation on earth.

Safety Tips For Pet Travel

Wendy Diamond | Posted 06.18.2012 | Travel
Wendy Diamond

For pet-parents, the opportunity to take trips with their animals is especially appealing -- but do you have everything you need to keep your pet happy and safe along the way?