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  • Study: Small Cars at Greater Risk in Accidents

     
    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released a new report stating that very small cars face significantly greater risk in crashes with midsize cars. IIHS crash-tested three subcompact or microcars ??? the Honda Fit, Smart ForTwo and Toyota...
  • Elizabeth Edwards: 'Marriage hard work'

     
    by Mark Silva Lastly this evening, as Elizabeth Edwards' memoir-promoting tour reaches a certain cable crescendo tonight on Larry King Live, we are listening to some of the reflections of a woman battling terminal cancer, a woman who lost a......
  • 'So You Think You Can Dance': Top 20 dance for votes

     
    No pressure, So You Think You Can Dance, but judge Adam Shankman tweeted today: 'No joke: tonight is one of the best sytycd dance eps ever. The 20 brought it!'I say: Bring it on!Tonight's panel includes Adam Shankman, Mary Murphy......
  • Drunken Driving Fatalities Decline in 2008

     
    A slow economy and the summer???s high gas prices contributed to a solid decrease in the number of drunken driving fatalities in 2008. According to the Department of Transportation 11,773 people died as a result of alcohol-related vehicle accidents in.......
  • Drunken Driving Declines, But Drug Use Remains a Problem

     
    The nation???s drunken driving laws appear to be having a positive effect, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In 1973, 7.5% of drivers had a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher (the legal limit everywhere in the........
  • Drunken Driving Arrests for Women Continue to Rise

     
    The number of women arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol has increased by nearly 30% from 1998-2007, according to a report released this month by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association. The increase was also confirmed by........
  • You'll Be Safer With a Woman Behind the Wheel

     
    While women are slightly more likely than men to be involved in car accidents on a per-mile basis, Freakonomics blogger Eric Morris points to some interesting data compiled by the Social Issues Research Centre that finds men are between 50%......
  • 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......
  • 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...
  • 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...