Car Driving and Safety

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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.

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

You wouldn''t do that (right?) but we bet you've been behind people who switched lanes without a signal.

Nudging a thermostat, pushing an elevator button and pressing a crosswalk control are satisfying ways to control the environment around us… right? Right?

The carmaker has been talking about fatality-free vehicles for a decade. How's that going?

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.

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.

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?

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?

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.