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  • 2010 Ford Taurus Earns Top Safety Pick Status

     
    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the 2010 Ford Taurus its Top Safety Pick rating, a highly sought-after distinction that every automaker wants attached to a new vehicle. The Taurus has a good track record, earning the nod in......
  • Smart ForTwo Comes Out on Top in Roof-Strength Test

     
    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released the results of its first crash test to determine roof strength for small cars. Only one of the six cars tested ??? the Smart ForTwo ??? earned the top rating of Good.......
  • Small Trucks Come Up Short in Roof Crashes

     
    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released a new report saying that of the five small pickups it tested for roof strength in crash tests, only the Nissan Frontier earned its top rating of Good. The Ford Ranger was......
  • 'The Amazing Race': And they're off ...

     
    Here's Bucky on last night's Amazing Race premiere ... (And my apologies for not posting this earlier!):And, they’re off…The teams gather in downtown Los Angeles to begin the 16th season of The Amazing Race and I immediately notice that some....
  • Daylight Saving Switch Can Cause Accidents

     
    The yearly switch to daylight saving time certainly had us all out of sorts at the office, but did you know that the one-hour time jump is followed by more traffic accidents the next morning? The Monday after the clocks......
  • Police: Driver at Fault in N.Y. Prius Crash

     
    Police officials in Harrison, N.Y., announced today they agree with federal regulators that the crash earlier this month involving a 2005 Toyota Prius was the driver???s fault and that nothing was mechanically wrong with the car. Police Capt. Anthony...
  • FAU defense again rules in Spring Scrimmage No. 2

     
    About 50 degrees here in Philly, cloudy and cold, but at least no rain. By all accounts, the defense is way ahead of the offense this spring, which is no surprise, given that the offense is rebuilding and the......
  • IIHS Video Shows Decades of Safety Innovation Have Paid Off

     
    When the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration takes up new standards for its crash test next year, its officials will do well to keep in mind this much-trafficked video from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety showing a collision between....
  • Jaguar Launches Free Maintenance Program for 2011

     
    Jaguar does not want consumers avoiding its cars because of high maintenance costs, and in order to dispel that (completely fair) notion, it will introduce ???Jaguar Platinum Coverage.??? The new program offers a five-year/50,000-mile new-vehicle...
  • Terrorism, incompetence and blind luck

     
    by Mark Silva They say they've got another inept bomber. Thank our lucky stars for incompetence. Faisal Shahzad, 30, is a naturalized citizen - no illegal immigrant, he. Those 11 or 12 million undocumented ones are, for the most part,......
  • Woman Distracted by Nail Polish Found Guilty in Fatal Crash

     
    In a sobering reminder of the potential consequences of distracted driving, Lora Hunt (left), 49, of Morris, Ill., was convicted of reckless homicide for killing 56-year-old Anita Zaffke (right) in a car accident. Hunt was painting her nails while...