Car Driving and Safety

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We've all been there. The stop light won't change and you've got places to be. Do you run it or just wait, wait and wait?

Many factors are to blame for the increase. The question is what can be done to stop it?

Some say shoes get in the way of your car's pedals and can actually cause accidents. So why would driving barefoot be bad?

When it comes to cracking down on lead-foot drivers, these states aren't playing around.

It may seem unfair that cops can lie in wait for speeding motorists, but legally, speed traps aren't entrapment. Still, some states have imposed laws to limit their use as a revenue source.

While you may never encounter a moose on the road, just how stable would your car be in a sudden swerve emergency?

Laws against texting while driving are increasing. There's just one problem: Most people think they don't need them.

The first few days of driving on the 'wrong' side of the road can be a real horror show. HowStuffWorks can help.

Car manufacturers don't issue recalls without good reason. Why do some people ignore them?

A new law requires all cars manufactured in the EU be equipped with eCall system that will alert authorities after a crash.

From die-hard Libertarians to masked anarchists, you never know who is going to be repairing a pothole these days.

Left- and right-handed drivers react differently to sudden incidents, and that difference can have a profound effect on car accidents.

Do you hold your breath when you're driving through a tunnel or keep a lucky rabbit's foot in your car? You're not alone.

Here's another oft-repeated myth: You're never at fault if someone rear-ends you.

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?

Traffic hotspots costs drivers billions of dollars in wasted time. So what are cities doing to help alleviate them?

What's the better strategy to park a car, backed in or front-fender forward? Buckle up, buttercup, and start practicing.

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.

Although driving in inclement weather with your car's hazards flashing seems like a great idea, it might be both illegal and ill-advised.

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.

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

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.

This was definitely not your average car accident.

Depending on where you live and what you drive, a car alarm can be worthwhile. Here's how to know.