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  • 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......
  • 2014 Chevrolet Impala Earns NHTSA Five-Star Rating

     
    The 2014 Chevrolet Impala has earned the highest safety rating of five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, GM announced today. The full-size sedan received five stars in frontal and side crash tests and four in rollover tests,.....
  • Recall Alert: 2014 Nissan Versa Note

     
    Nissan is recalling nearly 13,000 model-year 2014 Versa Note subcompact hatchbacks due to weak, loose or missing bolts that could result in injury to backseat passengers or reduced crash performance, the Detroit News reported. The affected vehicles were...
  • Increase Expected in Labor Day Travelers, Traffic Deaths

     
    As the Labor Day 2013 holiday approaches, two national organizations are forecasting increases in both the number of travelers on the road and the number of deaths caused by accidents. AAA anticipates that 34.1 million Americans will journey 50 miles........
  • Tesla Model S Safest Car Overall? Not So Fast

     
    On Aug. 19, Tesla announced it had the safest car in America with the 2013 Model S, which earned the top score, five stars, across six different crash tests from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Just 1% of cars......
  • AAA Study: Adult In-Car Phone Use Higher Than Teens

     
    Either we as a nation owe our teen motorists a collective apology for wrongly stereotyping them as reckless users of smartphones while driving, or those teens are lying to researchers. According to a recent study by the AAA Foundation for......
  • 22 Cars Earn IIHS' Revised Top Safety Pick Plus Award

     
    Earning the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick Plus award has become tougher for 2014, but 22 cars managed to earn the agency's highest safety award. IIHS has revised its Top Safety Pick Plus criteria. For a car......
  • Latest NHTSA Crash Tests Yield Mixed Results

     
    Of a dozen 2013 and 2014 models vying for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's five-star safety club in the latest round of testing, less than half made the cut. NHTSA's crash tests examine vehicles' safety performance in frontal and......
  • 2014 Toyota Corolla Scores Poorly on New Crash Test

     
    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's recently launched small overlap front crash test is one of the more stringent in the industry. A number of compact cars earned top scores of acceptable and good in the test, but the newly......
  • New York Adds 'Texting Zones' to Distracted-Driving Arsenal

     
    Some have called it a pragmatic approach. Others, namely the news satirists at The Onion, have mocked it. Whether visionary or absurd, the state of New York is adopting a sort of "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" attitude......
  • IIHS: Chevrolet Spark is Safest Microcar

     
    This probably doesn't come as much of a surprise, but microcars just aren't as safe as larger vehicles, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's new round of crash tests. Of the 11 model-year 2013 and 2014 microcars and......