Preventing a Car Break-In: Your 10-Step Strategy

Preventing a Car Break-In: Your 10-Step Strategy

  Though many cars are stolen each year, you’re far more likely to have someone steal something out of your vehicle than steal the vehicle itself. In the U.S., a car break-in occurs every 17 seconds, resulting in well over $1 billion in annual losses. Below are 10 steps you can take to prevent a […]

New Car Safety App Released by NHTSA

New Car Safety App Released by NHTSA

  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a “SaferCar” app for iPhones, iPad, and iPod Touch devices. This new app puts the power of NHTSA’s tremendous volume of vehicle safety data, including real-time vehicle safety information from NHTSA’s SaferCar.gov site, at the fingertips of American consumers. NHTSA’s SaferCar app allows users to search […]

Future Car Technologies

Future Car Technologies

  In the technology world, the latest advancement is only as good as the next thing coming down the line. The auto industry is constantly bringing us new technologies, whether it be for safety, entertainment, usefulness or simply for pure innovation. Many new car technologies are either specifically built for safety or at least have […]

Will Your Car Recognize You?

Will Your Car Recognize You?

  The inevitably sub-par posture and numb cheeks of a wary, worn-out driver can leave an imprint — on the body, soul and car seat. Even the most well-worn saggy cloth or leather seat can hold the shape from its occupant for a few minutes, and it’s never a pretty or flattering sight. Get ready, […]

5 Safety Tips for Teen Drivers

5 Safety Tips for Teen Drivers

  Statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and other official, reputable groups show that teenage drivers get into more accidents than do any other drivers. Whether you’re a newly-minted San Francisco teen driver, who wants to learn best practices, or you’re a parent or educator of teens, here are critical safe […]

Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving

    While Americans may be distracted drivers, we’re certainly not alone, according to a new six-country survey. If you thought distracted driving was only caused texting and talking, you’ll be surprised by what people admit to doing while driving.    A survey of 1,800 drivers in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Russia and Japan […]

Fiery Crash Kills 5 Teens in Texas

Fiery Crash Kills 5 Teens in Texas

  AMARILLO, Texas March 12, 2013 (AP) The deaths of five teenagers in a fiery wreck after their vehicle ran a stop sign and collided with a tanker loaded with fuel affected families throughout the Texas Panhandle, a local official said Tuesday. “It’s had a big effect on the whole area, and I think it […]

Highway Deaths Rise May Highlight Need for Newer Cars, Safer Technology

Highway Deaths Rise May Highlight Need for Newer Cars, Safer Technology

  (Courtesy ABCNews) For the first time in seven years, fatalities on the nation’s roads went up 5 percent in the first half of 2012, according to the National Safety Council. For teenagers ages 16 and 17, the results were even more staggering, with a 19 percent increase in deaths and 240 youngsters killed over […]

Most Dangerous Roads for Walking in New Jersey

Most Dangerous Roads for Walking in New Jersey

  For five years in a row, Route 130, also known as Burlington Pike, in Burlington County has held the title: “New Jersey’s Deadliest Road for Pedestrians.” This year, it will share that unfortunate distinction. Tri-State Transportation Campaign released its annual list of “most dangerous roads for walking” in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut […]

Self Parking Car of the Future

Self Parking Car of the Future

  Wouldn’t it be nice if your car could valet itself? That’s right—imagine driving up to a hotel or restaurant, getting out of your car, and pressing a button. Your car would roll up its windows and drive off to find an available parking spot and park itself. Then, when you needed your car again, […]