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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

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

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

By Kristen Hall-Geisler

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

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

By Cherise Threewitt

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

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

By Cherise Threewitt

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

By John Donovan

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

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

By Kate Kershner

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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?

By Alia Hoyt

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

By Cherise Threewitt

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

By Chris Opfer

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

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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

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

By Laurie L. Dove

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

This was definitely not your average car accident.

By Kate Kershner

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

By Dave Roos

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

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

By Dave Roos

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

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

By Kristen Hall-Geisler

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