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Ford Is the Worst at Telling Parents About Teen Safety Features in New Study

With more vehicles offering extensive safety features, it’s more important than ever that drivers understand how they work. Particularly teen drivers, who rely upon their parents to choose a safe car. However, while these advanced driver-assistance features can reduce parental worries, they can also cause headaches. Especially if, as a recent IIHS study says about …

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How Safe Is the 2020 Honda Civic Si

The 2020 Honda Civic Si earns high praise from car enthusiasts and industry insiders alike. Few cars on the market offer this level of performance and fun at this price point. Whether you choose a coupe or a sedan, the six-speed manual transmission will get you where you need to go fast. If you are …

New York City's 18th Bicycle-Traffic Fatality Of 2019 Prompts New Safety Plans
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Popular Car Safety Features Simplified

Car safety technology just keeps getting better.  Automakers are prioritizing advanced safety features fitted in their new models to help drivers avoid undesirable situations on the road. With so many new safety advancements and vague descriptions, it can be hard to decipher what these features actually do. Here is a list of the most common …

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What’s Safer: Self-Driving Cars or Drive Assistance Technology?

Many new cars today are equipped with advanced driver assistance features. They help with driving or parking and include features such as automatic emergency braking and forward-collision warning. Sometimes cars are marketed as self-driving, but most actually just have driver assistance technology. Since companies like Tesla haven’t completely ironed out the glitches in their self-driving …

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The NHTSA’s Crash Tests Are Outdated

With modern equipment like seatbelts and airbags, modern vehicles are much safer than they were in the past. Advanced driver-assistance features raise the safety envelope even more. However, as we’ve seen with the state of headlight technology, as well as the loopholes involving large trucks, not every bit of safety legislation has caught up with …

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The Danger Zone of Highway Hypnosis

If you’ve ever been driving and felt like you zoned out wondering where the last several miles went, you have experienced something called highway hypnosis. Highway hypnosis and driver fatigue are driving concerns commonly mistaken for each other but are actually very different. Highway hypnosis and driver fatigue are serious issues that even the most …

2019 Toyota Avalon TRD
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How to Stay Awake While Driving

Driving long distances, late at night, or in unusual weather conditions can cause even the most confident drivers to lose focus and get drowsy. Today’s vehicles incorporate a lot of technology that assists drivers to stay alert but simply starting a trip well-rested can prevent a lot of problems. There are many other methods can …

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5 Teen Safety Features in New Cars

Teens can make poor driving decisions like speeding or not using their seat belts. According to the IIHS, driving too fast factors into more than a fourth of fatal crashes for teens. Being distracted is also a primary cause of crashes for teen drivers. According to AAA, distracted driving played a role in about 60 …

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What Happens When You Crash a BMW?

Sitting in traffic or zooming down the highway, sometimes the unfortunate happens: a dreaded car crash. Many new cars, such as BMW and Audi, reflect on mechanical issues of the past to create systems that ensure the driver and passengers’ safety, as well as ensure the vehicle is as uncompromised as possible. Fuel Shutoff Gasoline …

The Nissan Sentra SR is shown at AutoMobility LA on November 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California
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How Safe Is the Nissan Sentra?

Small and reasonably priced, the Sentra has been Nissan’s flagship compact car for years. It boasts great fuel economy, an easy ride, and best of all, a super-low starting price. But does bargain prices equal bargain safety? The Nissan brand has a reputation for making safe and dependable cars, but how safe is the Nissan …