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  • Government Wants Car Seat Side-Impact Test

     
    This year is shaping up to be a big one for car seat regulations. On the heels of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announcing a Latch weight limit mandate, the Department of Transportation and NHTSA are proposing new crash......
  • Distracted Driving Campaign Targets 'Big Fat Myth' of Hands-Free Safety

     
    Safety advocates want motorists to pay attention to the dangers of distracted driving. As April is designated Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the century-old Itasca, Ill.-based National Safety Council has released a new poll showing that 80 percent of...
  • Texting-While-Driving Consequences Vary by State

     
    Generally speaking, a moving violation is when a driver breaks the law while their vehicle is in motion. Examples of patently dangerous actions include driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding and running a stop sign. But what......
  • 2014 Nissan Rogue Earns NHTSA Four-Star Overall Safety Rating

     
    Last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released its latest crash scores for new vehicles. Nissan's redesigned 2014 Rogue received a four-star overall score out of five stars with just a three-star frontal crash score, which are...
  • 2015 Dodge Charger: First Look

     
    Competes with: Ford Taurus, Hyundai Genesis, Chevrolet SS, Chevrolet Impala Looks like: Dodge Dart styling replaced retro-chic Powertrains: Standard 292 hp, 3.6-liter V-6, optional 370-hp, 5.7-liter Hemi V-8; eight-speed automatic; optional all-wheel...
  • Flooding in downtown Frederick

     
    Looks like downtown Frederick took a serious hit from the heavy rains this afternoon. Check out these photos. Any reports from readers there? The National Weather Service is also reporting flooding in Dundalk, a road closing in PG County due......
  • Man the pumps! Heavy rain coming

     
    Radar shows what forecasters predicted. There are heavy showers and thunderstorms moving toward the Baltimore area this afternoon. One forecast model (see clickable map) says they could dump as much as 4 to 7 inches of rain on some locations. But even.......
  • Infiniti Adds Free Concierge Service

     
    Infiniti has added a 24-hour concierge service ??? including access to free driving directions ??? for all its new-car owners. On top of free driving directions and directory assistance, the hotline provides access to weather forecasts, dining suggestions...
  • Nearly 25% of Car Crashes Linked to Gadget Use

     
    Texting, talking on a cellphone and other distractions caused by electronic gadgets cause up to 25% of car crashes, according to a report by the Governors Highway Safety Association, a nonprofit group working to improve traffic safety. Drivers are...
  • "Derecho" winds not expected to reach Baltimore

     
    Steve Zubrick, the science officer at the National Weather Service's forecast office in Sterling, Va., doesn't think the "derecho" winds that have caused damage in a swath across the Upper Midwest today will remain intact by the time they reach......
  • Study: Kids are Safer Driving with Grandma

     
    Children in grandparent-driven cars are half as likely to be injured during a crash compared with car accidents that occur with the child???s own parents, according to a recent study by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The study, published in......