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  • It's Distracted Driving Awareness Month: Put the Phone Down

     
    April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. This topic is particularly meaningful to my family this year, as someone close to us was involved in a distracted driving tragedy just weeks ago. While it always seems like something that happens to...
  • Traffic Deaths Down 3 Percent in 2013

     
    Traffic fatalities, injuries and their related costs all fell in 2013, according to estimates by the National Safety Council ??? but the news isn't quite as significant as it might seem. Last year's 35,200 traffic deaths marked a 3 percent...

    What Did it Cost to Own Our 2013 Honda Civic?

     
    It's time to say goodbye to our 2013 Honda Civic LX after 15,450 miles of use as one of Cars.com's long-term test cars. We bought the Civic to evaluate the big changes Honda made for 2013 to up its competitiveness...

    Pedestrian Deaths Down After Three-Year Increase

     
    Following a 15 percent spike in pedestrians killed by automobiles between 2009 and 2012, the first half of 2013 saw a nearly 9 percent decrease compared with the same period a year earlier. It was the first decline since the...

    Auto Safety Group: Airbag Failures in Two GM Ignition-Switch Recall Vehicles Have Killed 303

     
    Thursday evening, The New York Times broke the latest news on GM's ignition-switch recall. After reviewing federal crash data, the Center for Auto Safety, a private watchdog group based in Washington, D.C., claims 303 people have died when airbags failed....