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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 …

2020 Honda Civic Si Sedan
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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 …

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Supercars Are Hot, But McLaren’s Might Set You On Fire

McLaren is known for its high-performing vehicles that can compete with the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini. Currently, the British automaker is not in the news for a recent, exotic model announcement but for a concerning safety hazard.  McLaren is recalling over 3,000 vehicles across the U.S. and Canada due to a fuel leak risk …

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Georgia Drivers Can Now Get a License Without a Road Test, Brings Focus Back to Teen Safety

It just got way easier to obtain a license in the state of Georgia. The state’s governor Brian Kemp announced that those with only a learner’s permit can obtain a driver’s license without a “comprehensive on-the-road driving test.” For example, this means that teenagers who qualify under these guidelines can simply get a driver’s license …

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Driving While Wearing an N95 Mask Can Be Incredibly Dangerous

Safety behind the wheel is always important. Auto manufacturers are constantly addressing vehicle safety but nothing replaces critical thinking and careful driving. Distracted driving is still at the top of the list for accidents along with drinking and driving. However, in light of our new normal, some new hazards are being identified. Driving While Wearing an N95 Mask Can Be …

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The NHTSA’s Crash Tests Are Outdated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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When Were Seatbelts Invented?

It’s crazy to think that just over 50 years ago, cars didn’t have seatbelts. For over half a century drivers and passengers were driving around very vulnerable in their cars. Seatbelts are a game changer when it comes to accident safety. Securing people in their seats is paramount and they were a welcome invention. But …

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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 …

2020 Toyota Sienna SE Premium AWD
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Are There Child Safety Seat Laws?

Peace of mind is not always an easy thing to come by. One notion that can bring that feeling to parents across the country is simply the knowledge that their children are safe. The Department of Health and Human Services is very clear about its child safety seat recommendations. Car seats, when installed properly and …

Crash Test Dummies
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Why We Need Female Crash Test Dummies

When a woman gets into her car, she assumes she is safe. There is a host of standard safety features that she likely took into consideration when shopping for that vehicle. Yet in 2020, the data automobile manufacturers base safety standards on comes primarily from studies using male form crash test dummies alone. We need …

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Cars

9 Roadside Emergency Kit Essentials

Let’s face it—a breakdown by the side of a busy highway or sketchy neighborhood is enough to cause a nervous breakdown. If you haven’t already, it’s statistically inevitable that you’ll eventually be the unwilling recipient of mechanical misfortune. To help alleviate some of the stress that comes along with car troubles, you should have a …

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Crossover & Midsize

How Safe Is the Nissan Murano?

Nissan’s SUVs aren’t the most popular in the segment. Despite being a good car overall, the Nissan Pathfinder can’t keep up with its competition. The redesigned Nissan Armada also failed to make a huge impact on sales. The Nissan Murano remains unchanged for the 2020 model year, though it did get an exterior refresh last …

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How Safe Is a Jeep Wrangler?

The Jeep Wrangler isn’t just an off-roading American icon, it’s an amazingly popular SUV. Buyers regularly trade in muscle cars for it, and the new diesel and upcoming plug-in hybrid versions will surely add to its popularity. But the Wrangler’s star status also makes its shortcomings that much more apparent. The truth is, the Jeep …