Articles about automobile safety


How one woman changed the safety standards of the entire car industry

Last updated: 02/28/2021

Look in the trunk of your car and you’re likely to see a glow-in-the-dark emergency release lever. This little T-shaped device has come stock in nearly every single one of the...

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'My car's on fire': Drivers fear for their safety as years-long recall rollout drags on | CBC News

Last updated: 02/24/2021

Hyundai and Kia drivers say they fear getting behind the wheel of their own cars — with the risk of engine fires and failures hanging over their heads. The recalls on millions...

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Are We Ready for Autonomous Car Features? | End Distracted Driving

Last updated: 02/22/2021

Crashes involving distracted driving kill thousands of people every year. The statistics fluctuate very little. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...

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Pandemic Revs Up Bad Driver Behavior In Maryland

Last updated: 02/22/2021

ANNAPOLIS, MD — Police said they caught a driver going 100 mph in a 55 mph zone in Hanover last month. The officer, who was on a drunk driving detail, added that the motorist...

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Lorraine Explains: Your car has a release handle in its trunk — here’s why

Last updated: 02/17/2021

You may not know it, but every passenger car built after 2002 has a trunk release mechanism built into the trunk. It was mandated on September 1, 2001 by the U.S. National...

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Study: Smaller Cars May Be Why Crashes Injure Women More

Last updated: 02/16/2021

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The smaller, lighter vehicles that women more often drive, and the types of crashes they get into, may explain why they are much more likely to suffer a...

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New Data Expands on Why Women Have a Greater Risk of Injury in Car Crashes

Last updated: 02/16/2021

This is especially concerning considering that many popular pickup trucks lack standard advanced safety features, including automatic emergency braking (AEB), which can help...

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Joan Davis: Technology a vital tool in stopping drunken driving

Last updated: 02/15/2021

No one on Earth has the power to bring my daughter back to me. But two Washington legislators have new leadership roles on key congressional committees, giving them the power to...

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Driving decreased in Mass. last year, but not traffic deaths - The Boston Globe

Last updated: 02/12/2021

The coronavirus made Massachusetts roads noticeably more empty during 2020, but did little to stem another public health issue: the number of people killed by car...

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Screens in cars are getting even bigger? Is it safe?

Last updated: 02/07/2021

A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Screens in vehicles are getting bigger and bigger. But is that better? German automaker Daimler's Mercedes-Benz revealed a new...

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