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Highway and Road Disasters

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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......
  • Put Safety First on the Fourth: Don't Drink and Drive

     
    The Fourth of July is a holiday traditionally observed by launching aerial explosives into the sky, but being struck by a stray bottle rocket isn't the greatest danger many of us face. That dishonorable designation instead goes to a high-risk......
  • BMW, GM Shine in Latest Frontal Crash-Prevention Tests

     
    BMW and GM vehicles were among six of the eight cars that received the top score, superior, in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's latest frontal-crash prevention test. The test debuted last September and awards frontal-collision warning...
  • Car Seat Saves Infant's Life in Horrific Crash

     
    The California Highway Patrol and firefighters credited a properly installed child-safety seat with saving the life of a 10-week-old infant in a deadly car crash last week near Santa Barbara, Calif. The infant???s mother, Kelli Groves of San Juan Capo,......
  • North Miami Beach, I-95 entrance ramp, 7:26 a.m.

     
    This is what I saw this morning while heading??north toward I-95 from the Golden Glades Interchange. Sorry for the fuzzy image, but the message is clear: Slow down! Our roads have been very dry, accumulating exhaust and oil, which makes them slippery when...
  • Fort Lauderdale, U.S. 1, 8:15 a.m. Thursday

     
    ?? Bumpers,??side panels and commuting schedules were damaged after??a five car crash??Thursday on U.S. 1 and S.E. 13th Street.???? A Fort Lauderdale police officer at??the scene said??no one was injured....
  • Airbags, Tailgates Are Targets Du Jour for Thieves

     
    Targets of car-component thieves can be as fleeting as Ed Hardy T-shirts and lower-back tattoos; they shift with cultural fixations and advancing technology. So, what car parts are trending for car thieves now? Of course, there are the classics, like........
  • Click It or Ticket Campaign Out To Catch Fakers

     
    Despite the law and warnings that seat belts save lives, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says people still aren???t wearing them, making high-travel holiday weekends especially dangerous. According to NHTSA, if all passengers age 5...
  • 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......
  • 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......
  • Cars.com Supports National Child Passenger Safety Week

     
    Car crashes are the No. 1 killer of children ages 1 to 12 years old, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The correct child-safety seat installed properly is a strong weapon against these statics. Since it's National Child........