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Thanksgiving Travel Turns Into Tragedy

Deborah Hersman | Posted 11.21.2014 | Travel
Deborah Hersman

If our everyday lives are hectic, then the holidays are doubly so. How many times have you stayed up late cleaning, packing or worse -- driving through the night to get to your destination to "start your vacation?"

Holiday Travel Checklist

Sam Dillinger | Posted 11.19.2014 | Travel
Sam Dillinger

Tis the season for holiday travel! Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and that means a road trip to visit family and enjoy some great food. Shortly after will be Christmas and New Years, which will round out the holiday travel season.

U.S. Expands Massive Vehicle Recall Because Air Bags Shouldn't Spray Shrapnel At Drivers

Reuters | Posted 10.23.2014 | Business

NEW YORK, Oct 22 (Reuters) - U.S. federal prosecutors are trying to determine whether Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp misled U.S. regulators abo...

The Fix May Finally Be In For Nighttime Driving Dangers

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 09.11.2014 | Science

Talk about a bright idea! Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh say they've developed "smart headlights" that provide bright ill...

Why Drivers Are Even More Dangerous Than You Thought, In One Chart

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 06.19.2014 | Healthy Living

Road-trip season is upon us. Whether you're caravanning up to a beach house or dropping the kids off at camp, the summer months are some of the busies...

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GOP Senator Under Fire Over Truck Safety After Tracy Morgan Crash

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

Two days after a tractor-trailer crashed into Tracy Morgan's limousine, killing a passenger, road safety advocates hammered Sen. Susan Collins (R-Main...

Be Less Stupid: Don't Die While Driving

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jon Hotchkiss

For the first time since 2005, the number of highway deaths rose year over year, according to the Dept. of Transportation. In 2012, there were 33,56...

Brazil Might Move Forward With Auto Safety Laws

AP | Posted 12.18.2013 | Latino Voices

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — News reports say Brazil's finance minister has backtracked on plans to possibly delay the implementation of a law requiring au...

This Holiday Season, Commit to Being a Smart Driver

Julie Lee | Posted 02.11.2014 | Travel
Julie Lee

The holiday season is upon us, and so is an influx of drivers on America's roads. And while the headaches of holiday traffic are well-documented in popular culture the dangers of holiday driving are no laughing matter.

The Power of Kindness

Luke Pamer | Posted 05.26.2013 | Teen
Luke Pamer

Living in this world is tough for almost everybody. It's even tougher when we are each thrown into our own horrible situations. It's the people like the students at Fairfield High School that are going to keep this planet compassionate and bearable.

Why I Dislike Grounding Teens

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 04.28.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Have you really seen anything positive result from this type of punishment? This type of punishment just drives a wedge between the parents and teens.

Are Old Drivers Really The Problem?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.25.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

My husband turns 78 this month, and the state of California says he must be retested if he wants to keep driving a car. I don't actually have a problem with the state wanting to be sure he is an able driver. I just want them to test all the other carpool moms too.

Driving Under the Influence -- of Music

Malcolm Kushner | Posted 03.24.2013 | Weird News
Malcolm Kushner

If music has charms to sooth the savage beast, then it should have an affect on road rage. Or at a minimum on one's driving style. A recent experiment in England attempted to demonstrate this connection.

Preventing Impaired Driving During the Holidays

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 01.30.2013 | Healthy Living
David Sack, M.D.

Sometimes it seems as if holiday celebrations and booze are inexorably intertwined, that seasonal parties and alcohol go together like milk and cookies and Santa and his sleigh.

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Luke Pamer | Posted 12.11.2012 | Teen
Luke Pamer

Before being introduced to The Buried Life, I was a 15-year-old kid who wanted to grow up to be a sportswriter. Now I'm an 18-year-old young adult dedicated to living my dreams, facing my fears, and helping others do the same.

WATCH: Self-Driving Cars Coming To Our Streets

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 07.17.2012 | Los Angeles

The future has arrived. California state senators have voted 37-0 in support of a bill that would allow self-driving vehicles on California streets...

Petting And Driving: Dangers Of Taking Dogs On the Road

TheWeek.com | Posted 04.10.2012 | Weird News

It appears that the war on unsafe driving has a new and furry obstacle: Keeping dogs off drivers' laps. Driving with an unrestrained pet in the fr...

No Text Is Worth Losing a Life

JoJo | Posted 03.12.2012 | Impact
JoJo

It only takes a short break in concentration for the unthinkable to happen. Fact of the matter is, if you're not paying 100 percent attention to the road, you are gambling with your life and the lives of others.

Texting While Driving Poses Real Dangers

Beckley Mason | Posted 01.03.2012 | San Francisco
Beckley Mason

When it comes to street safety, there's some good news and some bad news. The good news is that nationwide drunk driving rates are dropping significantly. The bad news is that distracted driving research is far less promising.

When To Take The Keys Away From Your Aging Parent

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Why is grandma taking so long to apply her brakes when the car in front slows down? Did she just cruise through that school zone? Take a look at your family and employees. Should everyone still be driving?

Should You Take The Car Keys From Dad?

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Older drivers think of themselves as safe drivers, but they account for a large number of fatal crashes. Convincing a parent to stop driving can be difficult, but the sooner you do it the better.

A Chance to Help Save Lives

Ray LaHood | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Ray LaHood

In 2008, nearly 6,000 people were killed in distraction-related car accidents. We're asking young people across America to shoot their own videos against distracted driving and post them on YouTube.

LED Traffic Lights That Can't Melt Snow Are Blamed In 1 Death, At Least 12 Accidents

AP | DINESH RAMDE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MILWAUKEE — Cities around the country that have installed energy-efficient traffic lights are discovering a hazardous downside: The bulbs don't ...

Safety Group Seeks Ban On Texting While Driving

nytimes.com | MATT RICHTEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

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New Game Measures Ability To Multitask

nytimes.com | Tara Parker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Studies consistently show that when we try to multitask while driving, whether it's eating, changing the radio or text messaging, we put ourselves and...