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Is that Airbag an Original? Feds Warn Car Owners to Be Wary

With automobile crashes remaining one of the top causes of death worldwide, manufacturing, distributing and installing faulty airbags is equal to creating a fake vaccine for tuberculosis. And yet it’s true, according to government officials, for three years running, counterfeit airbags have been discovered in nearly every brand of automobile. In tests conducted by the…

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Safe Driving Means Checking Your Bad Attitude at the Car Door

Nothing challenges a usually well-mannered, congenial person like getting behind the wheel. Angry, risky or unsafe driving habits cause one-third of all traffic fatalities. Statistically, you are either a victim or a perpetrator of bad behavior on the road every day. Weaving in and out of traffic to get ahead, tail gaiting, making angry gestures…

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Get Your Car Ready for a Change of Weather

Winter weather means different things to different people. But whether snow, sleet, wind, rain or hail is in your future this winter, it’s a good time to run some do-it-yourself maintenance checks on your car or truck. So says AAA, who, since the 1980’s, deemed October as Car Care Month. John Nielsen, director, AAA Automotive…

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One Mom’s Loss Helps Make It Safer to Rent a Car

It’s every mother’s nightmare and Cally Houck’s reality. Back in 2004, shortly after waving goodbye to her two kids, Raechel, 24 and her sister, Jacqueline, 20, news came that they had both been killed in a fiery head-on collision while driving from her home from Ojai to their home in Santa Cruz, California. It was…

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Cars vs. Pedestrians: Walkers and Drivers Need Sensitivity Training

Car crashes are a sad fact of everyday life in America, but when a car or truck makes contact with a pedestrian, although it’s still deemed a motor vehicle accident, the outcome is usually devastating for the pedestrian involved. In fact, we live in a culture where driver legislation and the design of our roads…

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Is Your Child in the Right Seat? Five Common Mistakes Parents Make

Sure, we all want our kids to be safe in the car, but a recent study by General Motors Foundation and Safe Kids USA shows that 73% of car seats are not being used properly. In fact, the risk of fatalities among kids could be reduced by 71% if we’d simply install the right seat…

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Drivers Want Crash Prevention Technology, Ford Survey Shows

Written By: Rebecca Morris According to a recent Ford Motor Co. survey, 90% of all drivers hope to have some form of alert or driver assistance technologies in their car, but only 39% said they would be comfortable using a completely self-driving automobile. The company commissioned research firm Penn Schoen Berland to conduct a survey…

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Dissecting a Crash Test Dummy

Crash test dummies were created to simulate what would happen to real-world drivers and passengers in the event of a crash. Learn more about how they do just that.

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7 Steps to Take if You Witness a Car Wreck

If you’re unfortunate enough to witness a bad car wreck, there are few things that you must do.

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Child Safety in Cars

It is essential to keep your children safe in the car because seat belts typically don’t provide adequate protection for their smaller frames. Learn about how a car seat protects your children.

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