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  • New Jersey's GDL Sticker Saves Lives

     
    Can a license plate sticker prevent teen driving accidents? Yes, according to research from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The hospital's study looked at the effectiveness of New Jersey's Graduated Driver Licensing program for teens and found...
  • NHTSA Prepares to Greenlight Black Boxes in Cars

     
    The federal government is poised at last to finalize legislation requiring all new vehicles to come equipped with a "black box" that records crash data. The White House Office of Management and Budget gave notice today that it had completed......
  • 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......
  • Strict Laws Convince Teens to Buckle Up

     
    States with tougher seat belt laws translate to more teens buckling up, according to a new seat belt study conducted by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and State Farm Insurance. The study found that new teen drivers who live in......
  • Chicago Tollway Speeding Renews Speed-Limit Debate

     
    Drivers around our Chicago offices are channeling their inner Sammy Hagar, it seems. Studies obtained by the Chicago Tribune found that along seven stretches of Illinois tollway with 55-mph posted speed limits, most cars exceeded 66 mph. In fact, just.......
  • They walked away

     
    ?? The two occupants of this 1946 Pipe Cub single engine aircraft walked away after it??crashed the afternoon of April 13. Around 4:30 p.m., the plane??left a private air strip off of Tavernier Creek??on Plantation Key and crashed minutes after take-off,?...
  • What to Do If You See a Distracted Driver

     
    Texting and other electronic usage cause up to 25% of all car crashes, according to a report by the Governors Highway Safety Association, a nonprofit group working to improve traffic safety. Put another way, nearly 5,500 vehicular-related deaths can be......
  • Car Seat Basics Part One: Get Your Seat Checked

     
    As adults, we can choose whether or not to wear a seat belt no matter what the law says. Children, however, are our most vulnerable passengers, and they rely on others to make the right choice. I recently became a......
  • New Black Boxes Could Usher in Road-Usage Tax

     
    Cast into the limelight during Toyota's unintended-acceleration crisis, automotive black boxes ??? also called event data recorders ??? can help investigators piece together what happened before and during a car crash. Just about every new car has one....
  • NHTSA Announces List of 2012 Vehicles to Be Tested

     
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced the 2012 vehicles it will test, as it wraps up testing on its 2011 lineup. This year the government safety agency will test 74 vehicles from the 2012 model year: 42 passenger......
  • Airbags for Three-Rows Not Universal

     
    Andrew Friedman admits safety wasn't a top priority when he was shopping for a new car, even though it would carry his wife and three children. An attorney in the Washington, D.C. area, Friedman bought a 2011 Ford Explorer last......