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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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5 Completely Wrong Ways to Drive in the Fog

Some drivers are paralyzed with fear when it comes to driving in the fog. Sure, it can be dangerous; but if you use your common sense you can tackle that fog head on.


What happens if your used car is recalled?

What happens if your used car is recalled?

If your used car gets recalled, can your still get it fixed? Find out what to do if your used car gets recalled at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Are there really more accidents around daylight saving time changes?

Are there really more accidents around daylight saving time changes?

Changes to your sleep schedule can highly affect your functioning. Learn if there are more accidents around daylight saving time at HowStuffWorks. See more »

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

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

Holidays are high traffic/high alcohol consumption days, so watch out. Learn if New Year's Day is the most dangerous day to drive at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Should you wear sunglasses while driving in the rain?

Should you wear sunglasses while driving in the rain?

Wearing sunglasses while driving in rain actually helps. Find out why you should wear sunglasses while driving in the rain at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Does all-wheel drive help you drive on ice?

Does all-wheel drive help you drive on ice?

Many cars today have all-wheel-drive systems, which you might think would help you drive on ice. Find out if that is true at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Is all-wheel drive always safer in the snow?

Is all-wheel drive always safer in the snow?

Is all-wheel drive all we need to stay safe on snowy roads? Find out if all-wheel drive is always safer in the snow at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Should you underinflate your tires in winter?

Should you underinflate your tires in winter?

One winter driving trick that some people swear by is underinflating tires. Find out if you should underinflate your tires in winter to improve traction. See more »

Will using a cell phone at a gas pump make it explode?

Will using a cell phone at a gas pump make it explode?

Cell phones have long been thought to be a possible cause of gas-station fires. Find out if using your cell phone at a gas pump can make it explode. See more »

Do slim jims trigger side-impact airbags?

Do slim jims trigger side-impact airbags?

If you use a slim jim to unlock a car door, is there a risk of the side-impact airbag deploying? Find out at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Can you blow up a car by shooting the gas tank?

Can you blow up a car by shooting the gas tank?

Can you blow up a car by shooting the gas tank? Find out if a stray bullet to the fuel tank will explode your vehicle at HowStuffWorks. See more »