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Public Blames Accidents on Human Drivers Over Autonomous Cars

In a study that sheds light on perceived fault in car accidents, 5,000 people were asked for their opinions about which driver was responsible in several hypothetical car crashes involving both human drivers and automated driverless technology. The study involved made-up scenarios in which human and computerized drivers shared control of the car. In some… Read More

The NHTSA Rates the Most Unsafe Cars

According to a report that was released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the number of car accident fatalities in the United States is lower than it has been in 30 years. This is largely because today’s vehicles are safer than ever thanks to improvements in safety technology and increasingly strict federal regulations…. Read More

Tips for Repairing Your Vehicle After a Car Accident

Any car accident can be a headache, even a minor fender bender. You need to deal with the insurance company, seek medical care when you are hurt, and finally, get your car repaired. Knowing where to start and who to trust to repair your vehicle is not always easy. The following tips will get your… Read More

Leading Causes of Car Accidents in the United States

Even the most careful and responsible driver can be involved in a car accident if there is inclement weather, an unexpected animal running across the street, or other people’s unsafe driving behavior causes an accident. By understanding the most common causes of car accidents, however, motorists can learn how to take the appropriate safety precautions… Read More

Understanding Car Safety Ratings

Safety ratings are one of the key selling points for new vehicles, but if you have ever wondered how certain vehicles earn their top safety ratings, or who is responsible for performing the safety tests, you are not alone. The two agencies responsible for evaluating vehicle safety are the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)… Read More

Cars Equipped with Alcohol Detection Systems Can Prevent Drunk Driving

Even though driving under the influence of alcohol is dangerous and can lead to serious car accidents involving severe injuries, people continue to get behind the wheel after having too much to drink. New legislation has been introduced that would make it mandatory for all new cars and trucks to be equipped with alcohol detection… Read More

NHTSA Plans to Revamp Five-Star Safety Rating System

When purchasing a new vehicle, safety is a top priority for most consumers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) developed its five-star safety rating so that consumers could choose a vehicle with four or five stars and know that they were purchasing a safe car. However, according to Consumer Reports, the rating system is… Read More

Teen Brain Development and Car Accidents

Car accidents are a leading cause of death for teens in this country. A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that brain development may explain why some teen drivers are more likely to be involved in a car accident compared to older drivers. The study analyzes working memory in teen drivers and the impact… Read More

Railroad Safety Grant Money Remains Unspent

In 2013, a CSX freight train exploded after it hit a garbage truck and derailed off the tracks in Roseland, Maryland. In response to the devastating accident, the federal government awarded a $700,000 grant to the state of Maryland for the purpose of improving safety at railroad crossings in the area, including the location where… Read More

Rule to Require Electric Cars to Make Noise

In addition to being fuel efficient, less expensive to maintain, and better for the environment, electric cars are very quiet compared to vehicles with internal combustion engines. While the noiseless nature of electric cars appeals to some consumers, safety officials are concerned that pedestrians may not hear an electric vehicle approaching. The National Highway Traffic… Read More

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