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Car Safety

Why Car Companies Are Not Becoming Safer

Kellie Cummings | Posted 03.24.2014 | 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?

What Does It Mean that the Public Supports Specific Types of Regulation, But Questions 'Regulation' in General?

Sidney Shapiro | Posted 04.29.2012 | Business
Sidney Shapiro

It may be, as cynics are likely to point out, that you can't underestimate the power of the American people to hold two contradictory ideas at once.

Deadly Crash Was No Mere Accident

Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 04.15.2012 | Business
Sharon Silke Carty

There will be plenty of tears for Jeffrey Zaslow, a Wall Street Journal columnist of wide-renown and a friend. He was beloved by many. I worry that even though a huge community of people will grieve Zaslow, most will accept his death as a tragic accident, something completely unpreventable that could happen to any of us.

Why Toyota Has a Whisker Across Its Bumper

Sean Kane | Posted 03.28.2012 | Business
Sean Kane

Toyota's problem is that it has treated unintended acceleration in its vehicles as a public relations dilemma, rather than a technical issue.

Sharon Silke Carty

Scientists Debate If Another Culprit Triggered Toyota's Sudden Acceleration Problem: Tin Whiskers

HuffingtonPost.com | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 01.23.2012 | Business

Even as Toyota has reckoned with a wrenching crisis of confidence, acknowledging reports that some of its best-selling vehicles have been prone to acc...

Child Safety Seats and Where Can My Kid Sit in the $%#@ Car?

Dr. G | Posted 03.21.2012 | Parents
Dr. G

Even though we are all excellent drivers, we know that everyone else on the road is a moron, and we want to protect our kids from danger. So why does study after study show that children are not sitting where they should or how they should in order to be safe?

Consumer Reports Names Honda, Toyota Most Reliable Cars

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — The most problem-free cars and trucks are made by Honda and Toyota, but U.S. automakers Ford and General Motors are closing the gap in...

Car Porn

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

As a civilization we still want our presents wrapped up in shiny paper with a pretty bow on top. Will there ever be a day when we buy a car blind, not worrying about how it looks to us and others?

IT Services Markets Crumble - Driving Detroit's Rut, Is the Media Business Next?

Tony Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Tony Greenberg

Media firms are the early adopters of new tech. You have to love them for taking arrows in the back and mounting themselves on the fireplace alter as trophies.