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, […]

Safest Family Cars for 2013

Safest Family Cars for 2013

  Several midsize models with the highest scores in recent crash tests, including one that some luxury cars failed. When it comes to new cars, safety sells. Buying a vehicle with a higher fuel economy rating may keep a few dollars in a family’s coffers, but buying one that protects its occupants better in a […]

Car Merging Psychology

Car Merging Psychology

  How and When To Merge — Without Losing Your Cool Every morning I face a decision that twists my stomach in a knot. On my route to work a sign announces that I need to merge into the right lane to take another freeway. The merging point is nearly a mile away but I […]

Top 10 Driver Distractions

Top 10 Driver Distractions

  It’s no secret that for many people, multi-tasking doesn’t stop when they get behind the wheel. While taking a drive can still be an escape from the daily routine, people today seem more inclined to make auto travel an extension of home, work or play. That may be fine for a passenger, but as […]