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Pedestrian Deaths in the U.S. on the Rise
Is Driving Barefoot Illegal?
Would Your Car Pass the Moose Test?
Most People Think Texting While Driving Is Fine, Study Says
If the Light Is Stuck on Red, Are You Stuck Too?
You'll Get in Serious Trouble for Speeding in These Five States
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?
By Kristen Hall-Geisler Oct 19, 2018
Many factors are to blame for the increase. The question is what can be done to stop it?
By Cherise Threewitt Oct 5, 2018
Some say shoes get in the way of your car's pedals and can actually cause accidents. So why would driving barefoot be bad?
By John Perritano Sep 12, 2018
When it comes to cracking down on lead-foot drivers, these states aren't playing around.
By Cherise Threewitt Sep 11, 2018
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.
By Patrick J. Kiger Aug 21, 2018
While you may never encounter a moose on the road, just how stable would your car be in a sudden swerve emergency?
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Aug 14, 2018
Who's on the hook? You or the dealership?
By Cherise Threewitt Jul 23, 2018
Laws against texting while driving are increasing. There's just one problem: Most people think they don't need them.
By Kristen Hall-Geisler Jul 19, 2018
The first few days of driving on the 'wrong' side of the road can be a real horror show. HowStuffWorks can help.
By Kristen Hall-Geisler Jul 11, 2018
Car manufacturers don't issue recalls without good reason. Why do some people ignore them?
By Cherise Threewitt Jun 21, 2018
A new law requires all cars manufactured in the EU be equipped with eCall system that will alert authorities after a crash.
By Cherise Threewitt May 16, 2018
From die-hard Libertarians to masked anarchists, you never know who is going to be repairing a pothole these days.
By Cherise Threewitt May 8, 2018
Left- and right-handed drivers react differently to sudden incidents, and that difference can have a profound effect on car accidents.
By John Donovan Apr 9, 2018
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.
By Dave Roos Mar 20, 2018
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
10 Essential Supreme Court Cases of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
What Is Einstein's 'God Letter'?