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Driving With Flip-flops Is Illegal and Other Common Traffic Misconceptions
Is It Better to Back In to a Parking Space?
Did Pintos really explode in the 1970s?
5 Things You Didn't Know About Automotive Testing
Why Does My Tire Pressure Light Come on When It's Cold?
Traffic Hotspots Cost U.S. Drivers Billions, Study Shows
Here's another oft-repeated myth: You're never at fault if someone rear-ends you.
By Kate Kershner Feb 5, 2018
It's freezing when you get into your car and you notice a light on your dashboard saying, 'check tire pressure.' You figure it's something to do with the cold, but must you fill up the tires fast?
By Alia Hoyt Nov 16, 2017
Traffic hotspots costs drivers billions of dollars in wasted time. So what are cities doing to help alleviate them?
By Cherise Threewitt Nov 15, 2017
What's the better strategy to park a car, backed in or front-fender forward? Buckle up, buttercup, and start practicing.
By Chris Opfer Sep 11, 2017
That driver who breezes down the highway shoulder in bad traffic could face serious penalties in the U.S. But sometimes, the lane is a perfectly legal option.
By Alia Hoyt Aug 23, 2017
Although driving in inclement weather with your car's hazards flashing seems like a great idea, it might be both illegal and ill-advised.
By Jesslyn Shields Jul 6, 2017
Ever blow through a red light to keep up with a friend while caravanning somewhere? Yeah, next time just get directions before you all start out.
By Kate Kershner Jun 29, 2017
The end of construction zone collisions? Speed limits that change in real time help drivers avoid highway collisions.
By Laurie L. Dove Jun 13, 2017
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.
By Sarah Gleim May 26, 2017
This was definitely not your average car accident.
By Kate Kershner May 2, 2017
Depending on where you live and what you drive, a car alarm can be worthwhile. Here's how to know.
By Dave Roos Apr 18, 2017
Decapitation? Severed limbs? Injuries sustained when heads arms, legs go out the window of a moving vehicle are very real, and very serious.
By Laurie L. Dove Mar 21, 2017
You wouldn''t do that (right?) but we bet you've been behind people who switched lanes without a signal.
By Dave Roos Dec 7, 2016
Nudging a thermostat, pushing an elevator button and pressing a crosswalk control are satisfying ways to control the environment around us… right? Right?
By Laurie L. Dove Aug 19, 2016
The carmaker has been talking about fatality-free vehicles for a decade. How's that going?
By Kristen Hall-Geisler Feb 12, 2016
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.
By Kristen Hall-Geisler Jan 22, 2016
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.
By Cherise Threewitt
You watch somebody zip right through an obvious speed trap — but there are CDs all over the dash and the hubcaps are covered in foil. Is that car really ticket-proof?
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.
So you've been pulled over by the police, and they've put a breathalyzer in your face. Your friends once said you could beat it by sticking a penny in your mouth. Does it really work?
We don't give them a second thought now, but when airbags were first introduced, they were controversial. But did they actually make cars less safe?
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.
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?
There's no doubt that airbags are one of the great achievements in automotive safety technology. But could they actually end up hurting or killing the people they're supposed to protect?
By Jamie Page Deaton
Seatbelts are a way of life for most of us, but some think it's safer to go without them. Could following the rules and wearing a seatbelt actually end up killing you?
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