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US roads where you're most likely to encounter a drunk driver

US roads where you're most likely to encounter a drunk driver

Filed under: Driving, Safety, United StatesDrunk driving is always dangerous and a problem across the country and the world, but certain places have a knack for attracting drunk drivers. In the US, those places tend to be rural western states.Continue reading US roads where you're most likely to enc [more]
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Harley recalls 10.5k Street 500 and 750 models

Harley recalls 10.5k Street 500 and 750 models

Filed under: Recalls, Maintenance, Safety, MotorcycleHarley-Davidson recalls 10,580 units of the Street 500 and Street 750 cruiser for a fuel pump issue.Continue reading Harley recalls 10.5k Street 500 and 750 modelsHarley recalls 10.5k Street 500 and 750 models originally appeared on Autoblog on We [more]
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Massachusetts' low-clearance East Street Bridge is a truck killer

Massachusetts' low-clearance East Street Bridge is a truck killer

Filed under: Etc., Videos, Weird Car News, Safety, Minivan/Van, Truck, Commercial VehiclesThe East Street Railroad Bridge in Westwood, MA, loves to destroy the roofs of truck when drivers think that they can make it under. The span has caught out many inattentive people over the years.Continue readi [more]
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Autoblog Minute: Economy, distracted drivers contribute to traffic fatalities

Autoblog Minute: Economy, distracted drivers contribute to traffic fatalities

Filed under: Videos, Driving, Safety, Autoblog MinuteSafer cars don't necessarily make for safer roads as car related fatalities are on the rise in 2015.Continue reading Autoblog Minute: Economy, distracted drivers contribute to traffic fatalitiesAutoblog Minute: Economy, distracted drivers contribu [more]
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Subaru recalls 3k Legacy and Outback models for fluid leak

Subaru recalls 3k Legacy and Outback models for fluid leak

Filed under: Recalls, Subaru, Safety, Sedan, WagonSubaru is recalling 2015-2016 Legacy and Outback models because of a transmission fluid leak from a portion of the propeller shaft, forcing the entire part's replacement.Continue reading Subaru recalls 3k Legacy and Outback models for fluid leakSubar [more]
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NHTSA investigates FCA for SUVs that roll out of Park

NHTSA investigates FCA for SUVs that roll out of Park

Filed under: Government/Legal, Dodge, Jeep, Safety, SUVNHTSA is investigating the Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee for rolling away while the transmission is in Park. Five crashes and three injuries are reported in the 14 claims to the government agency.Continue reading NHTSA investigates FCA f [more]
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Good guy construction worker pulls over intoxicated driver

Good guy construction worker pulls over intoxicated driver

Filed under: Videos, Weird Car News, Driving, SafetyHe may not be a cop, but when an Ohio man saw a dangerous intoxicated driver swerving all over the interstate last Friday he knew he had to do something to protect everyone else on the road.Continue reading Good guy construction worker pulls over i [more]
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NHTSA won't open new Toyota unintended acceleration probe

NHTSA won't open new Toyota unintended acceleration probe

Filed under: Government/Legal, Toyota, SafetyUS safety regulators have rejected an electrical engineer's request to investigate low-speed unintended acceleration in Toyota and Lexus cars.Continue reading NHTSA won't open new Toyota unintended acceleration probeNHTSA won't open new Toyota unintended [more]
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Honda Accord under investigation due to airbag failures

Honda Accord under investigation due to airbag failures

Filed under: Government/Legal, Honda, SafetyNHTSA is investigating 384,000 units of the 2008 Honda Accord after 19 reports of the airbag control module failing, including one injury.Continue reading Honda Accord under investigation due to airbag failuresHonda Accord under investigation due to airbag [more]
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2014-15 Chevy Impala recalled over airbag fault

2014-15 Chevy Impala recalled over airbag fault

Filed under: Recalls, Chevrolet, Safety, SedanGM is recalling 5,700 Chevy Impala sedans due to a manufacturing error that could cause a fault in the Automatic Occupant Sensing system.Continue reading 2014-15 Chevy Impala recalled over airbag fault2014-15 Chevy Impala recalled over airbag fault origi [more]
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Homeless man's destroyed guitar replaced by Oklahoma City police officer

Homeless man's destroyed guitar replaced by Oklahoma City police officer

Filed under: Government/Legal, Videos, Weird Car News, SafetyA couple of cops in Oklahoma City went above and beyond for a local homeless man this week who had just lost his guitar in a crash.Continue reading Homeless man's destroyed guitar replaced by Oklahoma City police officerHomeless man's dest [more]
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2016 Honda Pilot earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ score

2016 Honda Pilot earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ score

Filed under: Honda, Safety, Crossover, SUVThe 2016 Honda Pilot earned a Top Safety Pick+ score in the latest evaluations by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It aced the small-overlap front crash test, and Honda Sense scored a superior rating.Continue reading 2016 Honda Pilot earns IIHS To [more]
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Everyone but VW and Tesla has recalled their Takata airbags

Everyone but VW and Tesla has recalled their Takata airbags

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Tesla, Volkswagen, Safety, ElectricVW and Tesla are the only automakers that haven't recalled their cars with Takata's ammonium-nitrate-fueled airbag inflators.Continue reading Everyone but VW and Tesla has recalled their Takata airbagsEveryone but VW and Tesla [more]
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Good economic conditions send traffic fatalities soaring

Good economic conditions send traffic fatalities soaring

Filed under: SafetyThe economy is good. The gas prices are low. This is an ideal summer for road-trippers, commuters and motorists of every kind. But the good times come at a high cost.Continue reading Good economic conditions send traffic fatalities soaringGood economic conditions send traffic fata [more]
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NHTSA advances investigation of Ford Crown Victoria headlights

NHTSA advances investigation of Ford Crown Victoria headlights

Filed under: Government/Legal, Ford, Mercury, Safety, SedanNHTSA is moving forward with an investigation into failing headlights on the Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis after an earlier defect petition. It now has a preliminary evaluation into the problem.Continue reading NHTSA advances [more]
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VW recalls 420,000 vehicles for driver's airbag failure

VW recalls 420,000 vehicles for driver's airbag failure

Filed under: Recalls, Volkswagen, Safety, Crossover, Hatchback, Sedan, WagonVolkswagen is recalling 420,000 vehicles in the US from several of its model lines because the wiring for the driver's side airbag can be torn. If this happens, then the safety device wouldn't work in a crash.Continue readin [more]
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Tornado in Taiwan takes terrible toll on tiny hatchback

Tornado in Taiwan takes terrible toll on tiny hatchback

Filed under: Etc., Videos, Safety, HatchbackA driver in Taiwan captures a tornado coming down the road on his dashcam. The storm picks up a hatchback and flings it down the street.Continue reading Tornado in Taiwan takes terrible toll on tiny hatchbackTornado in Taiwan takes terrible toll on tiny ha [more]
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Pedestrian deaths increase; cell-phone distractions may be culprit

Pedestrian deaths increase; cell-phone distractions may be culprit

Filed under: Safety, Gadgets, TechnologyIn Philadelphia, city officials are running a public-safety campaign that implores road users to simply "Put. Phone. Down." In Florida, a similar advertisement reminds people, "Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow." Interestingly, the campaigns are directed at pedestri [more]
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Takata plans campaign to alert drivers to airbag dangers

Takata plans campaign to alert drivers to airbag dangers

Filed under: Government/Legal, Recalls, SafetyTakata and the IIHS will be teaming up for a new campaign targeting owners of unrepaired cars affected by the supplier's sweeping airbag inflator recall.Continue reading Takata plans campaign to alert drivers to airbag dangersTakata plans campaign to ale [more]
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VW Jetta and Golf family earn IIHS TSP+ [w/video]

VW Jetta and Golf family earn IIHS TSP+ [w/video]

Filed under: Volkswagen, Safety, United States, Hatchback, Sedan, BudgetNew crash prevention systems have elevated the Volkswagen Golf and Jetta to IIHS' Top Safety Pick+ ratings for model year 2016.Continue reading VW Jetta and Golf family earn IIHS TSP+ [w/video]VW Jetta and Golf family earn IIHS [more]
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