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Technology Could Save Pedestrians, says IIHS

Automotive safety has greatly increased the protection for drivers and occupants of automobiles in crashes, but the same cannot be said for pedestrians who are struck by cars.

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Teenage Drivers: Should You Monitor Their Driving?

When we speak of monitoring a teenager’s driving, there’s a potentially infinite level of possibilities that come to mind, depending upon each family’s situation.

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Google’s Autonomous Cars: Good Idea or Not?

Self driving cars – great idea or horrible idea?

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You’ve Been in an Accident – What Now?

Car accidents happen.  Every single day.  For example, in 2009, more than 5.5 million auto accidents took place in the United States.  These are accidents that were reported to the police.  A full 28% of these crashes – 1.52 million – resulted in at least one injury.  And less than one percent of them –…

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State Farm: 19 Percent of Drivers Surf the Web

Distracted driving is everywhere. Beside you, in front of you, behind you – and maybe even in your drivers’ seat as you go down the road.

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Another Day, Another 2.2 Million Toyotas Recalled

Today, Toyota announced a significant expansion of their continuing recalls centered around the unintended acceleration controversy. They have recalled almost 8 million vehicles in the last year.

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Is SMART Doomed in the United States?

Are Smart cars simply doomed to occupy an extremely small niche in the United States auto market?

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NHTSA Offers Recall Notifications via Email

Since being established by the Highway Safety Act of 1970, the NHTSA, as part of the larger United States Department of Transportation, has been involved in the direction and administration of all highway safety and consumer programs that date back to the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966. The NHTSA is charged…

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What’s next for Toyota?

With the release of the NHTSA’s investigative report on the issue, some may think the Toyota sudden-acceleration drama is over. Is it? Here’s what the future holds for Toyota.

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Failed Airbags Risk Lives

Between 2001 and 2006, 576 car crashes may have occurred in which air bags failed to deploy. In 360 of them, the victim’s life might have been saved if the air bag had done its job.

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