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Here are the safest and most dangerous cars on the road

Here are the safest and most dangerous cars on the road

Filed under: SafetyNew car designs are playing a prominent role in reducing traffic deaths, but the odds of getting killed in a car accident still dramatically vary depending on the make and model of your car.Continue reading Here are the safest and most dangerous cars on the roadHere are the safest [more]
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Toyota recalls 52k units of 2011-2012 Avalon for potential short circuit

Toyota recalls 52k units of 2011-2012 Avalon for potential short circuit

Filed under: Recalls, Toyota, Safety, United StatesToyota is recalling for roughly 52,000 examples of its 2011 and 2012 Avalon sedan because a potential short circuit in the wiring for the audio system's subwoofer may cause a fire.Continue reading Toyota recalls 52k units of 2011-2012 Avalon for pot [more]
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Deadly truck explosion at maternity hospital in Mexico blamed on natural gas leak

Deadly truck explosion at maternity hospital in Mexico blamed on natural gas leak

Filed under: Etc., Videos, Alternative Fuels, Safety, North America, Natural GasAn explosion in Mexico City has caused at least seven deaths and 54 injuries, four of which were children, after a truck carrying natural gas sprung a leak while refilling empty tanks at a maternity hospital. Many more a [more]
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Ford launches pair of recalls affecting fullsize sedans and Transit Connect van

Ford launches pair of recalls affecting fullsize sedans and Transit Connect van

Filed under: Recalls, Ford, Lincoln, Safety, Minivan/Van, Sedan, Luxury, Police/Emergency, SpecialtyFord is recalling over 221,000 vehicles as part of two separate campaigns affecting its fullsize sedans and its 2014 Transit Connect van.Continue reading Ford launches pair of recalls affecting fullsi [more]
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Natural gas garbage truck explodes in Indianapolis [w/video]

Natural gas garbage truck explodes in Indianapolis [w/video]

Filed under: Green, Videos, Alternative Fuels, Safety, United States, Truck, Commercial Vehicles, Natural GasA garbage truck fueled by carbon fiber tanks full of compressed natural gas exploded in Indianapolis, IN, after a fire started in the back of the vehicle. The cylinders were reportedly thrown [more]
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How drones will help clear mega accidents much quicker

How drones will help clear mega accidents much quicker

Filed under: Government/Legal, Technology, SafetyMichigan State Police are looking to employ a time-saving unmanned aerial vehicle to photograph accident scenes, allowing crashes to be cleared even faster.Continue reading How drones will help clear mega accidents much quickerHow drones will help cle [more]
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Kia calls in 87k Fortes over fan fire issue

Kia calls in 87k Fortes over fan fire issue

Filed under: Recalls, Kia, Safety, United States, Sedan, BudgetA problem with cooling fans that may melt and start a fire has prompted Kia and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to issue a recall for 86,880 Fortes from the 2014 model year.Continue reading Kia calls in 87k Fortes over [more]
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NHTSA adding automatic braking to recommended safety tech list

NHTSA adding automatic braking to recommended safety tech list

Filed under: Government/Legal, Car Buying, Safety, United States, TechThe US Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are adding crash imminent braking and dynamic brake support to the list of recommended safety features under the New Car Assessment Program [more]
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Honda ditching Takata for next Accord's airbags

Honda ditching Takata for next Accord's airbags

Filed under: Recalls, Honda, SafetyHonda may move to one of Takata's competitors in what could be a devastating turn for the Japanese supplier.Continue reading Honda ditching Takata for next Accord's airbagsHonda ditching Takata for next Accord's airbags originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 24 Ja [more]
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GM issues CUV stop-sale due to Goodyear tires [UPDATE]

GM issues CUV stop-sale due to Goodyear tires [UPDATE]

Filed under: Recalls, GM, Safety, CrossoverGM has issued a stop-sale on a number of its Chevy Traverse, GMC Acadia, and Buick Enclave crossovers following a pending recall by tire supplier Goodyear.Continue reading GM issues CUV stop-sale due to Goodyear tires [UPDATE]GM issues CUV stop-sale due to [more]
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Polaris issues stop sale of Slingshot for potential steering failure

Polaris issues stop sale of Slingshot for potential steering failure

Filed under: Recalls, Misc. Automakers, Safety, Motorcycle, SpecialtyPolaris issues a recall and stop-sale order for its Slingshot over two issues. Certain models might have been fitted with defective ball bearings in the steering column, failure of which could cause loss of steering. It's also poss [more]
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Jaguar Land Rover's latest tech makes roads safer for bikes [w/video]

Jaguar Land Rover's latest tech makes roads safer for bikes [w/video]

Filed under: Green, Technology, Videos, Jaguar, Land Rover, Safety, LuxuryThe latest in a string of impressive new technologies from Jaguar Land Rover alerts the driver to potential hazards from pedestrians, cyclists and motorcycle riders through a series of lights, chimes and vibrations.Continue re [more]
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New England Patriots player helps driver of rollover crash

New England Patriots player helps driver of rollover crash

Filed under: Celebrities, Videos, Jeep, SafetyJust hours after winning the game to guarantee a spot in the Super Bowl, New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork rescued a woman from an overturned Jeep along the side of the highway. He reportedly lifted her out with one arm.Continue reading [more]
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Guns will soon top cars as the leading killer of Americans under 25

Guns will soon top cars as the leading killer of Americans under 25

Filed under: Etc., Driving, SafetyWith cars getting safer all the time and the number of guns in private hands growing, the leading killer of Americans under the age of 25 will soon switch, according to the latest reports.Continue reading Guns will soon top cars as the leading killer of Americans un [more]
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5,000 Toyota Prius V models recalled due to airbag issue

5,000 Toyota Prius V models recalled due to airbag issue

Filed under: Green, Recalls, Toyota, Safety, Minivan/Van, HybridToyota is recalling 5,000 Prius V models over a faulty passenger-side airbag sensor that may not detect a passenger in the event of an accident.Continue reading 5,000 Toyota Prius V models recalled due to airbag issue5,000 Toyota Prius [more]
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NHTSA investigating 2015 Jeep Cherokee after new owner's total-loss fire [w/video]

NHTSA investigating 2015 Jeep Cherokee after new owner's total-loss fire [w/video]

Filed under: Videos, Jeep, Safety, United States, CrossoverThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a Preliminary Evaluation into the 2015 Jeep Cherokee because one caught fire while parked in California. The owner had reportedly only purchased the SUV about two days before the [more]
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Verizon Vehicle enters the connected car game

Verizon Vehicle enters the connected car game

Filed under: Technology, 2015 Detroit Auto Show, Auto Repair, Driving, Maintenance, Safety, GadgetsHaving been cut loose from OnStar, Verizon just announced its Verizon Vehicle service, which provides some OnStar-like features for the 200 million cars on US roads that don't have any sort of built-in [more]
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Jeep 'trailer hitch' recall repair rates lag amidst reports of new death

Jeep 'trailer hitch' recall repair rates lag amidst reports of new death

Filed under: Recalls, Jeep, Safety, United States, SUVJeep is still working to install trailer hitches on recalled 1993-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty to make them safer in rear collisions. The company says it is working to notify owners in new ways to get them to bring their ve [more]
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Russia bans transgender people from getting driver's licenses

Russia bans transgender people from getting driver's licenses

Filed under: Etc., Government/Legal, Safety, RussiaA controversial new rule in Russia aims to ban some groups from driving based on their sexuality. It lists transgender people, exhibitionists, voyeurs, fetishists and many others as not allowed to have a driver's license. Human rights groups in the [more]
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Nation's largest red-light camera program delivers mixed safety results

Nation's largest red-light camera program delivers mixed safety results

Filed under: SafetyRed-light cameras may be ineffective at improving traffic safety, according to a new study from Texas A&M's Transportation Institute.Continue reading Nation's largest red-light camera program delivers mixed safety resultsNation's largest red-light camera program delivers mixed [more]
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