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How to avoid rollover accidents, understand the consequences of DUI, avoid road rage and drive safely in the winter are among Accidents & Hazardous Conditions topics.

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How to Prepare Your Car for Winter

This winter make sure your car is as prepared as you are. Going the extra mile by getting your vehicle ready for winter and learning what it takes to drive safely through ice and snow could save your life.


Variable Speed Limits Can Reduce Congestion and Accidents

The end of construction zone collisions? Speed limits that change in real time help drivers avoid highway collisions. See more »

The 100 Days When Teen Drivers Are Most Likely to Die

Studies show the 100 or so days between Memorial and Labor days are especially deadly for teen drivers — but there are things parents can do to keep them safe. See more »

Loose Mazdas Sink Ships

This was definitely not your average car accident. See more »

Do People Really Lose Body Parts by Sticking Them Out of a Car Window?

Decapitation? Severed limbs? Injuries sustained when heads arms, legs go out the window of a moving vehicle are very real, and very serious. See more »

Ford’s Drugged Driving Suit Is Soooo Coooool, Dude

Ever wonder what it feels like to slide behind the wheel after shooting up heroin or snorting cocaine? Ford’s new Drugged Driving Suit lets you experience it. Sort of. See more »

What happens if your used car is recalled?

The reasons for auto recalls can range from mundane to potentially life-threatening. But every recall should be taken seriously. Here's how to keep yourself safe and get your vehicle back on the road. See more »

Are there really more accidents around daylight saving time changes?

Having to "spring forward" for daylight saving time and lose an hour of sleep can be a pain. It can also be possibly dangerous for drivers. See more »

Is New Year's Day the most dangerous day to drive?

You want to go out for New Year's, but everybody warns against it, saying how dangerous it is. Actually you're better off driving on New Year's Day than other holidays. See more »

Should you wear sunglasses while driving in the rain?

Ugh! Driving in the rain is the worst. Visibility drops down to nothing, and windshield wipers don't really seem to help. A friend once told you that wearing sunglasses in such a situation would help. That's just crazy talk. Right? See more »

Does all-wheel drive help you drive on ice?

Many cars today have all-wheel-drive systems, which you might think would help cars handle better on ice. But while all-wheel drive can help you get started on icy roads, it doesn't improve traction, which is what you really need. See more »