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While smaller cars are designed with safety in mind, “safety” is a relative term. Just as it’s a given that the smallest cars normally provide the highest fuel economy, it’s also a given that generally speaking, the larger a car is, the safer it is.
The transmission in the affected vehicles can be damaged if the transmission is quickly shifted between reverse, neutral and drive positions.
The system, called “Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety” (DADSS), is bring jointly developed by the NHTSA and researchers in the automotive industry.
It’s a common perception that January 1 is the most dangerous day to drive. It makes sense, because so many people are out ringing in the new year, often with alcohol. But July 4th is the deadliest day for automotive fatalities overall, with July 3 coming in slightly behind in the second position.
Getting the right car when you purchase a new or a used vehicle is one of the keys to saving on your auto insurance. Here are the things you should be looking for when you select your next car if saving on your auto policy premium is important.