Which Car is Right for All Kinds of Weather?
You've planned a morning drive to the country. You packed your bags the night before and even managed to steal several hours of rare, uninterrupted sleep, only to awaken the next morning to find heavy rains pouring violently from the sky. Is your vehicle prepared for the drive?
Feb 19, 2008 - 5:16:00 PM
Airbag Scams Put Drivers At Risk
Airbags save lives. But not if they are defective or the cavity is full of junk. To be safe, have your mechanic inspect your airbag, especially before you buy a used vehicle.
Jan 28, 2008 - 4:12:00 PM
You Can Prevent Car Accidents
Car accidents happen all the time, but why. As it turns out most accidents happen due to driver negligence. All that means is the driver is not paying attention to the road.
Jan 27, 2008 - 8:10:00 PM
Top Car Care Tips Keep Drivers Safe
With more cars on the roads than ever driving can be difficult and dangerous. Now that winter is upon us, rain and snow can make the roads even more diffiult to navigate.
Here are some safety tips for keeping you and your loved ones safe on the road.
Jan 15, 2008 - 7:10:00 PM
Shedding Light on Vehicle Safety
Night driving, especially in poor conditions such as rain and snow, is an unavoidable part of owning a vehicle -; but it also has a negative effect on our safety. Poor visibility is cited as a factor in an estimated 2.8 million accidents, 23,000 fatal crashes and 2,300 pedestrian deaths
Jan 10, 2008 - 9:18:00 PM
Rules Of The Road
There are many new products and resources now available to parents that help make car seat safety as easy as possible.
Jan 3, 2008 - 8:28:00 PM
How to Find Out If Your Car Has A Recall
If you’re planning to purchase a vehicle, you need to be aware of the latest car recalls. This is very important because many specific car models end up being recalled by their manufacturer due to dangerous safety issues.
Dec 10, 2007 - 10:58:00 PM
'Tis the Season to Be Careful
Did you know that approximately every two hours a person or vehicle is struck by a train in the United States?
Dec 10, 2007 - 9:30:00 PM
Ice and Snow Can Bring Driving Woes But Prestone Has Tips,Tools, and Safe Driving Rules
Along with the beauty of winter comes danger on the roads. Make sure you are prepared for road hazards this year during the ice and snow season. Here are some tips from Prestone to help ensure your safety.
Dec 6, 2007 - 6:06:00 PM
Tips For Safety on Winter Roads
An RBC Insurance/Ipsos Reid survey found that only 51 per cent of Canadians have an emergency supply kit in their car that includes first aid supplies, blankets or extra clothing and other essential items.
Dec 5, 2007 - 7:18:00 PM
Drowsy Driving Prevention Campaign Drives Motorists to Steer Clear of Sedating Medications During the Holidays
According to a National Sleep Foundation (NSF) poll, 60 percent of adults admit to operating a vehicle while feeling tired, and more than one-third say they have actually fallen asleep behind the wheel. This staggering statistic represents an estimated 103 million American drivers.
Dec 5, 2007 - 6:40:00 PM
No Slip-Sliding Away: How To Stay On The Road
One thing is easy to foretell: Unpredictable weather can cause reduced visibility and hazardous driving conditions that make it challenging for even the most experienced drivers. Fortunately, there are ways to protect yourself, your passengers and your car.
Dec 5, 2007 - 6:32:00 PM
Steer Clear of Unsafe Winter Driving
Winter weather can be as dangerous as it is unpredictable. Studies have shown that approximately 70 percent of winter deaths attributed to snow and ice involve motor vehicles -; making it incredibly important to be safe on the road when driving conditions become hazardous.
Nov 28, 2007 - 10:26:00 PM
Winter Driving 101: Smart Driving Can Keep You From Getting Caught in the Cold
While snow and ice are a familiar part of life for most Canadians, there are a few simple precautions every driver should remember before heading out in the cold.
Nov 14, 2007 - 11:08:00 PM
Winter's Top Rules of the Road
As soon as the snow begins to fall, as it has in most Northern cities across the country, drivers are faced with an entirely new set of challenges on the road. Snow and ice can be treacherous, but if you’re prepared for the dangers they present, winter driving is much
Nov 13, 2007 - 8:04:00 PM
Know What to do if You're Involved in an Automobile Accident This Winter
Winter weather typically increases your risk of having an automobile accident. A study by the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction shows that snowfall increases the risk of minor accidents by 80 per cent, while freezing rain increases the risk by 70 per cent.
Nov 12, 2007 - 11:22:00 PM
Winter Driving Tips From the Experts
The Canadian winter is often marked by fierce winter storms and blizzard conditions that can appear without warning. We are often reminded of the snow, sleet and black ice that can make winter driving dangerous.
Nov 12, 2007 - 11:16:00 PM
Safe Driving Tips for Winter Road Conditions
Canadian winters are notoriously dangerous and unpredictable for drivers. With fluctuating weather patterns, subzero temperatures and icy roads, drivers need to be prepared for all possible conditions.
Nov 12, 2007 - 11:04:00 PM
Winter Driving Tips for Safe Moves
Moving during the winter brings extra challenges when driving a rental truck. Penske Truck Rental offers these tips to help make your winter journey smooth and easy.
Nov 5, 2007 - 8:46:00 PM
10 Basic Tips For Winter Driving
When driving in snow, sleet and ice, safety takes a turn for the better if you take note of these winter-driving tips from IndyCar Series driver Danica Patrick. Here are her 10 basic guidelines to follow for safe winter driving on slippery roads.
Oct 10, 2007 - 9:30:00 PM
Brush Up For Winter Driving
No matter where you live, winter driving requires extra-special attention. When the temperatures outside fall, keeping an eye on your car's mechanical condition, being prepared and driving cautiously are all critical to your personal safety and that of your passengers.
Sep 19, 2007 - 12:41:00 AM
Replace Incendiary Flares With an Electronic Alternative
A woman and her three children are on their way home and their car runs out of gas. It will be at least 40 minutes before a towing company arrives but her conventional flares last only 15 minutes.
Sep 13, 2007 - 9:22:00 PM
Stars On Cars Help Customers Judge Vehicles Based On Safety Ratings
Since September 1, automotive consumers have had another valuable tool to help them make informed choices regarding the safety of the vehicles they're considering buying.
Sep 11, 2007 - 6:58:00 PM
Rated The Safest Full-Size Car In America
Among the 2008 Taurus' 41 safety features are six passenger air bags and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System that helps drivers maintain proper tire pressure.
Sep 11, 2007 - 6:55:00 PM
Autumn Leaves Present Driving Hazards
Autumn's leaves are beautiful to see, but when wet or in piles, they present driving hazards unique to the season. The Car Care Council reminds drivers to prepare for fall driving conditions by having their vehicles' tires, brakes and wipers checked before heading out.
Sep 6, 2007 - 11:38:00 PM
Tips For Driving in a Winter Wonderland
Winter is on the way, bringing with it snowy, slushy, slippery driving conditions that are part and parcel of every Canadian winter. Since driving in winter weather requires preparation and caution, take a look at these helpful tips from the Michelin-certified Alliance Tire Professionals before heading out on the road.
Sep 4, 2007 - 10:20:00 PM
Road Safety Tips Don't Panic if You Get Stuck in The Snow
Getting stuck in a snow bank or stranded on the highway is a nerve-wracking experience, but planning ahead and remembering these tips from the Michelin-certified Alliance Tire Professionals can take the panic out of being snow-bound.
Sep 4, 2007 - 10:14:00 PM
School’s in Session and the First Lesson is Tire Safety
Tires? Odds are they never crossed your mind, let alone made your to-do list. In fact, 85 percent of Americans don’t check their tires regularly, according to the 2007 motorist survey by Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA). But with school in session, soccer moms, college kids and everyone else driving to
Sep 4, 2007 - 9:10:00 PM
EarthTalk: Are Soft Tires Bad For The Planet?
EarthTalk: Are soft tires bad for the planet?
EARTH TALK (From the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine)
Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that driving with soft tires wastes energy and results in more pollution?
- Nanci Graham, via e-mail
Aug 20, 2007 - 8:56:00 PM
Tips for Getting Around Safely in the Winter
Looked at a calendar lately? Time sure is flying! It seems like just yesterday you were enjoying those long, sunny days out by the lake. Now you’re counting down the days till Thanksgiving and Christmas; but the holidays aren’t all you should be thinking about.
Aug 11, 2007 - 1:56:00 PM
Be Car Smart To Prevent Theft
Vehicle theft is the crime that makes you keep paying and paying. In addition to the actual loss, victims may face the costs of higher insurance premiums, replacing valuables, time spent dealing with police, car rental fees, missed work time and even possible identity theft.
Jun 27, 2007 - 10:00:00 PM
Think Safety First For Ultimate Roadster Ride
When it comes to sports cars, even those drivers with a need for speed are starting to brake for safety.
An estimated 34,000 people are killed in auto crashes in the United States each year.
Jun 27, 2007 - 9:54:00 PM
Safety Tips for SUV Owners
Don't let the larger size and rugged image of the typical SUV fool you. SUVs need routine care and maintenance for peak performance and safe operation. Their owners - new SUV drivers in particular - should take time to learn about safety. Firestone Complete Auto Care suggests the following steps
Jun 25, 2007 - 7:42:00 PM
Putting The Brakes On Road Rage
Headaches on the highway have plagued our roads since the Model T. But the attitudes and multitasking natures of America's drivers have made some roadways a ticking time bomb for sudden, uncontrollable outbursts of road rage, according to a new survey.
Jun 5, 2007 - 6:26:00 PM
Summer Safe Driving Tips
Aggressive driving, speeding, alcohol, and sleepiness are the usual culprits for tragic road accidents. Last August, over 40 people were killed in motor vehicle collisions on Ontario's highways, according to the Ontario Provincial Police. Excessive speed, improper lane changes, losing control and alcohol consumption caused approximately 60 per cent of
Jun 3, 2007 - 12:00:00 PM
Dear EarthTalk: Are my kids breathing in dangerous exhaust fumes by riding the school bus?
Dear EarthTalk: Are my kids breathing in dangerous exhaust fumes by riding the school bus?
-- Molly Schink, Winnetka, IL
Over 24 million children ride the bus to school every day and as a result are regularly exposed to harmful diesel exhaust emissions.
May 19, 2007 - 1:30:00 PM
Driving And Talking: Safety Tips For Wireless Users On The Road
Wireless communications devices such as cell phones and PDAs (personal digital assistants) have dramatically changed consumers' communication habits. Many mobile phone users view their device as a critical component to staying connected with friends and family-that includes talking on the phone while driving.
Apr 18, 2007 - 9:56:00 PM
Sharing the Road Safely
If it seems like bicycles are everywhere these days, it’s not your imagination. According to federal government statistics, 660 bicyclists died in crashes with motor vehicles in 2002 -- the most recent year for which fatality data are available. Thirty-three percent of those deaths happened between September and December.
Apr 16, 2007 - 10:49:00 PM
U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters Announces A Substantial Life-Saving Technology
In a move that could ultimately save up to 10,000 lives each year on U.S. roadways, the nation's top transportation official today announced plans to make new crash prevention technology standard equipment on every new passenger vehicle sold in America by 2012.
Apr 16, 2007 - 10:39:00 PM
Spring Tips for School Bus Safety
As clocks spring ahead and the seasons change, roads and highways throughout the nation become a bit more dangerous, according to the National Road Safety Foundation, Inc. (NRSF), a non-profit group that provides free driver safety programs for schools and other organizations.
Apr 11, 2007 - 7:00:00 PM
Smart Tips to Ensure Summer Safety on the Road
As soon as the snow melts and the sun starts to sizzle, vehicle maintenance is often forgotten. People don't realize that they need to exercise the same amount of caution when driving in summer as in winter. To ensure your family is safe and sound on the roads this season,
Apr 2, 2007 - 10:58:00 PM
How to Ensure Your Windshield is Installed
Experts rank the windshield as the third most important safety component in today’s car. Along with seatbelts and airbags, ranked first and second, all three components are part of what automobile engineers refer to as a vehicle’s safety restraint system (SRS).
Apr 2, 2007 - 10:30:00 PM
Making Sure Your Car is as Safe as Possible This Summer
Now that summer is here, a lot of people will be hitting the open road; but before you jump into the car, there are a few things you need to take care of to make sure your trip will be a safe one.
Apr 1, 2007 - 10:10:00 PM
On The Road To Safety And Productivity
Safety is no accident thanks to a new commercial utility vehicle (CUV) for small-business owners. It arrives with more than 25 available safety features. Giving businesses the best of two worlds, the CUV is also designed to improve productivity-and the bottom line.
Mar 29, 2007 - 9:52:00 PM
Spring Ahead with Driving Safety Tips
When cold weather begins to warm, motorists may think their driving cares have melted away with the winter ice and snow. Not so.
Mar 19, 2007 - 11:50:00 PM
Auto Escape Tools: Don’t Get Trapped In Your Car!
According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics' last publication in 2001, there were over 42,000 crash fatalities and that means there is almost one death every 12 minutes. Approximately 500 of these individuals died while powerlessly trapped inside their vehicles.
Mar 18, 2007 - 9:44:00 PM
Tips On Safe Highway Driving
The number of large commercial vehicles — such as tractor trailers — on our roads has increased dramatically during the past few years. One of the best things you can do to stay safe on the highway is to learn as much as you can about how these vehicles operate.
Mar 16, 2007 - 11:39:00 PM
Avoid Getting Stranded This Winter
You can never take winter driving conditions for granted. Take for example the Minnesota man who, in January 2001, drove a few kilometres to the grocery store and ended up getting stranded in a winter storm for 36 hours!
Mar 16, 2007 - 11:30:00 PM
Getting An Edge On Wet Roads
There's probably no worse feeling. You're driving on a wet stretch of road and all of a sudden it feels as though your vehicle has a mind of its own. Of course, your vehicle isn't possessed; it has "caught a wave." You're hydroplaning – your tires are no longer in
Mar 16, 2007 - 11:20:00 PM
See And Be Seen Tips for Parents on How to Keep Kids safe on the Street
Hopping on the bus, walking home with friends, or even riding a bike to school for the first time – there are so many milestones that children experience throughout their first few years of school, and many of these experiences involve learning how to use neighbourhood streets.
Mar 16, 2007 - 11:15:00 PM
Negligent Driving Will Cost Lives This Season
When checking off your list of what to do this season, don't forget to add "drive responsibly." Busy schedules, too little sleep and too many gadgets in the car can result in negligent driving--and many people underestimate how much damage negligent driving does. Every 13 minutes, negligent driving costs a
Mar 6, 2007 - 9:47:00 PM
Proper Pressure Monitoring Can Save Your Life
Four little wheel sensors in a growing number of vehicles can help save lives by alerting motorists to low tire pressure, a potentially dangerous driving situation.
Low-tire-pressure-related crashes cause 660 fatalities and 33,000 injuries each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Mar 6, 2007 - 9:43:00 PM
Cool Ways To Protect "Hot" Cars
It can be simpler than you think to find effective ways to protect your car from thieves. Common sense is the key.
Car owners can find it frustrating to invest their time and money in a car, only to find their car's on the list of "hot" cars that are
Mar 6, 2007 - 9:40:00 PM
Air Bag Fraud: What Car Buyers Should Know
According to the National Association of Consumer Advocates and the Consumer Federation of America, each year, approximately 2.5 million vehicles are totaled by insurance companies and issued salvage titles. More than a million of those-about 40 percent-were rebuilt and put back on the road.
Mar 6, 2007 - 9:35:00 PM
Airbag Fraud: What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You
It's 7 a.m. Dreary skies with a light drizzle. You're on your way to work when another motorist runs a stop sign. The vehicle appears in front of you milliseconds before the impact. As the shock dissipates, the first thing you notice is the airbag, inflated in front of you.
Mar 5, 2007 - 8:10:00 PM
And You Thought Airbags Were Enough Innovations Take Car Safety to a New Level
According to the National Highway Safety Administration, motor vehicle accidents in the United States resulted in 2.9 million injury cases and 42,636 deaths in 2005, the most recent year statistics are available. In addition to the human toll, such accidents cost an estimated $7,300 per second. That’s $230.6 billion dollars
Feb 27, 2007 - 7:16:00 PM
Safe Winter-Driving Tips
Keeping your car well maintained is one of the best ways to ensure safe winter travels. That's why experts suggest keeping a regular service schedule with qualified auto technicians at a dealership.
Jan 10, 2007 - 11:07:00 PM
Visibility Key to Winter Driving Safety
Winter driving conditions can be dicey. Challenges can range from freezing rain to sleet, ice and snow. Maintaining good visibility is an important part of safe winter driving. Use common sense for winter driving conditions – make sure your windshield wipers are in good working order and that you have
Jan 10, 2007 - 10:41:00 PM
How to Stay Safe on the Road this Season
Winter is upon us, bringing many much anticipated seasonal activities and trips to see loved ones. But along with the fun comes the danger of the ice storms, blizzards and slippery roads.
Nov 21, 2006 - 10:26:00 PM
Alleviate Winter Worries With These Driving Tips
At the first sign of severe winter weather, crowds flock to the nearest grocery store to stock up on the essentials - water, bread, milk, toilet paper - but consumers may be forgetting a few important items. In snow or ice-covered conditions, several essentials fail to make the list, including
Oct 24, 2006 - 7:01:00 PM
Tips for Safe Holiday Road Travel
Preventive auto maintenance is the best way to assure hassle-free driving through the woods and to Grandma's house this holiday season. Here's advice from the pros at the nonprofit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.
Oct 12, 2006 - 7:51:00 PM
Be a Defensive Driver
With car accidents being an almost daily occurrence on many expressways and secondary roads alike any technique that can make people safer is a good idea. All drivers learn the mechanics of how to operate a car and the laws and regulations related to having a drivers’ license before obtaining
Sep 24, 2006 - 7:44:00 PM
Signaling a Change for the Better in Auto Safety
If you’re over 30, chances are that as a child you rode in at least one vehicle that didn’t have seat belts or head restraints. Anyone older than 20 almost certainly remembers cars that didn’t have airbags or daytime running lights. If the latest campaign by vehicle safety advocates comes
Aug 29, 2006 - 7:52:00 PM
One Child's Death Is One Too Many Preventing Backovers In America's Driveways
)-Vehicle backover injuries and deaths occur when someone, without a driver's knowledge or awareness, is positioned behind a vehicle as the driver is backing out of a driveway or other parking spot. Most victims of backovers are children and the elderly. To add to the tragedy of backover injuries and
Aug 11, 2006 - 12:51:00 AM
Tips For Hurricane Preparedness
Last year's hurricanes provided a valuable lesson in preparedness. Disasters can strike at any time and it's important to ready your family and your primary mode of transportation for the worst. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts 12 to 16 tropical storms-of which six to eight could become hurricanes,
Aug 6, 2006 - 11:15:00 PM
Road Rage Study May Help You Drive Safer
Road rage has become a way of life, both on and off the track. And more and more, in cities across America, people are acting out their frustrations on our roadways with dangerous results. It's bad for professional and everyday drivers alike.
Aug 6, 2006 - 11:00:00 PM
Behind the Wheel: The Common Sense Revolution
It seems like there are just never enough hours in the day. While Canadians seek out ways to use time more effectively, we are also spending more and more of it in our cars. But when these two facts come together without due care and attention, there is a potential
Jun 14, 2006 - 7:36:00 PM
Ride Safely Every Time
Kids that Click is an injury prevention program designed by Safe Kids Canada in partnership with Hudson's Bay Company (Hbc) to increase knowledge and proper use of car and booster seats for Canadian parents. Launched nationally, on April 12, 2006 in participating Hbc stores across Canada, the Kids that Click
Jun 11, 2006 - 1:00:00 AM
Safety Tips For Wireless Users On The Road
As more and more families take to the already-crowded highways for their annual vacations, safe driving habits become more important than ever. This includes the proper use of cell phones.
Jun 3, 2006 - 1:59:00 PM
Speaking Up About Vehicle Safety
If you think there's no use in complaining, think again. Consumer complaints about vehicle safety have sparked a number of auto recalls that have helped keep American roads safe. How many complaints does it take to initiate a recall investigation?
May 21, 2006 - 11:02:00 PM
Take the Information Superhighway to Driving Safely
Whether you're thinking of buying a new car or just doing some research on your current one, the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has a Web site that can help in several ways.
May 21, 2006 - 10:52:00 PM
Reading and Using a TSB - Technical Service Bulletin
As disheartening as it may sound you need to do a lot of homework when it comes to reading and gathering information for a TSB. More often than you realize, you will enter the year, make and model of your car, and the part in question, and restlessly anticipate the
May 9, 2006 - 12:09:00 PM
What are Technical Service Bulletins?
TSB's are Technical Service Bulletins issued by a manufacturer to its dealers that cover topics from corrections for a typo in a service manual to detailed procedures for dealing with a specific mechanical problem.
Where can you find them? You will find that the best place to look up the
May 2, 2006 - 12:30:00 PM
Why Rental Cars Often Lead To Technical Service Bulletins
Many people assume that recalls are a bad sign, but when it comes to your safety a recall can save your life or the lives of the people you care about most. A technical service bulletin is the mechanism through which vehicle owners learn any unsafe elements that need immediate
Apr 24, 2006 - 10:03:00 PM
SUV Safety Top Of Mind For Manufacturers
As SUVs continue to be a popular alternative to minivans and station wagons, SUV safety awareness has also increased and has become a prime consideration for consumers when buying these types of vehicles.
Though many consumers feel more secure in an SUV, independent vehicle tests show that the size of
Mar 22, 2006 - 11:33:00 PM
Tips on What to Do After an Auto Accident
Car accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. According to Car-Accidents.net, they occur approximately 6.4 million times each year. Although being involved in a car accident can be overwhelming, knowing what to do in the moments following a fender-bender can help alleviate some of the stress and confusion
Mar 19, 2006 - 8:16:00 PM
Train Travel: On Track For Safety
To keep you on the road to safety, here are a few basic tips for motorists at rail crossings.
Feb 14, 2006 - 9:22:00 PM
Learn How to Stay Safe on the Road Expert Tips from NASCAR’s Ryan Newman
When he’s rounding the track at speeds approaching 200 miles per hour, the last thing Ryan Newman wants is for something to wrong. Safety is his number one concern every time he races in NASCAR’s elite series. “And it should be yours too,” says Newman “While drivers on the morning
Feb 7, 2006 - 10:04:00 PM
New Tool Provides Safety, Peace of Mind from Flat Tires
Changing a flat tire has traditionally been a dirty and often dangerous proposition. For most drivers it is only a matter of time until they have to deal with a flat. Last year alone, nearly one million motorists called emergency roadside assistance for tire-related issues during the peak summer travel
Feb 7, 2006 - 9:52:00 PM
New Focus on Windshield Safety Nader Calls on Federal Government to Inform the Public
Windshield replacement safety, an issue often overlooked by American motorists, has now drawn the attention and support of one of the country’s most recognized consumer advocates. In early November, Ralph Nader called on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to issue a consumer advisory on “the importance of windshield integrity,
Jan 31, 2006 - 10:49:00 PM
Auto Safety 101
Following some expert tips and keeping a few tools on hand can help steer drivers toward safer rides. Here's some advice from the experts.
Jan 30, 2006 - 11:32:00 PM
Top-10 Tips For Foul-Weather Driving
Everyone knows that weather forecasting is a difficult challenge. Storms-whether rain, snow, sleet or ice-can appear suddenly. That's why it is important for drivers to prepare themselves and their vehicles for driving on all types of road surfaces. Different roads offer a range of traction and grip-whether the surface is
Jan 17, 2006 - 10:38:00 PM
Respect Large Trucks, Stay Safe on the Road
Passenger vehicle operators - not truck drivers - cause approximately 70 percent of all fatal crashes involving a car and commercial truck, according to federal government statistics. Most accidents are the result of an unsafe driving act, such as following a truck too closely or lingering in its blind spot.
Jan 17, 2006 - 9:10:00 PM
Answers To Avoid Auto Accident Anxiety
Knowing the ins and outs of your auto insurance policy is no accident. But if you don't know the answers to common questions, you're not alone. Most insured drivers do not stop to think about their auto insurance coverage until after an accident. That's the absolute worst time to ponder
Dec 20, 2005 - 7:39:00 PM
The Importance of Technical Service Bulletins with Regard to Car Recalls
Perhaps one of the most important safety issues in the United States today concerns automobile safety. Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) bolster that concern in their role of ensuring that consumer vehicles are in the safest condition possible. In short, TSBs are the mechanism by which safety concerns are identified, circulated
Dec 13, 2005 - 9:09:00 PM
Safety Tips for Towing Your Car or Boat
If you restore antique cars, ride dirt bikes or own a boat, it's important to know how to tow a vehicle properly. Driving while towing can be hazardous if you don't follow simple safety tips. Suzuki, manufacturer of a variety of vehicles for outdoor enthusiasts, suggests the following guidelines for
Dec 6, 2005 - 11:09:00 PM
New Flameless Flares Easier, Safer to Use
While most roadside safety kits contain at least one traditional incendiary device, they may not be the most harmless way of attracting help. With burn temperatures of 5,000 degrees and a laundry list of toxic chemicals, the name "safety flare" may be an oxymoron because they are neither safe nor
Dec 5, 2005 - 10:58:00 PM
Red Light Running Among Leading Causes of Crashes
Farmers Insurance Survey Shows 1 in 3 U.S. Drivers Admit to Racing Through Stop Lights. While most people associate fatal auto crashes with speeding or drunk driving, making a trip to the grocery store could prove just as, if not more, treacherous. A new survey conducted by the Farmers Insurance
Nov 9, 2005 - 10:56:00 PM
Where the Tire Meets the Road
Motorized cars have only been around since the early 1900s, but people have been dealing with road noise for centuries. In ancient Rome, they were bothered by the clickety-clank of iron wheels on cobblestone pavement; in 17th century England, people complained about the rumble made by wagons with iron-tyred wheels
Nov 9, 2005 - 10:47:00 PM
Tips to Help You Avoid A Vehicle Fire
Car fires account for 17 percent of all reported fires and 13 percent of all civilian fire deaths, according to the National Fire Protection Association. More than two-thirds of vehicle fires result from mechanical or electrical failures or malfunctions, compared to only 3 percent from collisions or rollovers. More than
Nov 2, 2005 - 8:57:00 PM
The Safest Cars on the Road Keep Your Family Safe
When you go car shopping you are probably dazzled by the sports cars or even the big burly SUVs as well as the shiny colors and whether or not the vehicle is fully loaded. Frequently, you will hear people talking about what car they want to buy and will hear
Oct 21, 2005 - 9:46:00 PM
AAA Urges Drivers to Heed Dashboard Warning Lights
Every time you start your car, the dashboard warning lights glow to greet you and fade away after a few seconds. But if they stay on, there may be a major problem that needs to be dealt with right away. "Motorists need to be aware of the critical 'big three'
Oct 21, 2005 - 9:14:00 PM
How to Stay Safe on the Road
How safety conscious are you when you get behind the wheel? Sure you put on a seat belt, but what other precautions do you take? If you’re like most people, not very many. Unless you’re going on a long trip, you probably don’t take the time to check the air
Oct 3, 2005 - 8:06:00 PM
Drive At Your Own Risk: Danger On America's Road
They're on highways in every state in America-the oversized boat on a trailer that's too small, the overloaded pickup with its cargo ready to topple and the rickety camper swaying across the lanes. Some 57,000 crashes involving passenger vehicles towing trailers occur annually, according to five-year averages from the National
Oct 1, 2005 - 12:07:00 AM
Intelligent High Beams Illuminate Safety Concerns
Admit it, you've done it too. At one time or another, you've accidentally left your high beams "on," only to blind another driver and find yourself "flashed" as you pass the oncoming vehicle. The experience is enough to make you hesitant to use your high beams the next time you
Oct 1, 2005 - 12:05:00 AM
Are You Prepared for a Weather-related Emergency at Home and on the Road?
Hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, strong electrical storms and blizzards. People living almost anywhere can be impacted by these forces of Mother Nature.
Families should stock their homes and cars with key supplies that may be needed during a disaster and the power outages that can result. And these weather-related events can
Oct 1, 2005 - 12:01:00 AM
Cars With Damaged Frames Pose A Real Danger
Consumers who go shopping for a used car could be playing a very dangerous game. The reason? Unseen damage to the car's frame could end up putting occupants of the vehicle at serious risk.
Sep 26, 2005 - 8:17:00 PM
Road Rage: Ways to Keep Your Anger Under Control
While running late to work, a car cuts you off in a crowded intersection. How do you feel? Heated. It's normal to feel ill-tempered in heavy traffic. When anger provokes you to act out, however, the situation can become dangerous and even deadly.
Sep 20, 2005 - 7:26:00 PM
What You Need To Know About Road Rage
The odds of encountering road rage may be higher than you think. According to a recent survey by Farmers Insurance Group, more than 10 percent of drivers admit they have intentionally cut off other drivers or have wanted to force them off the road during the past year. Fortunately, there
Sep 20, 2005 - 7:12:00 PM
Motorists Claim Distractions Affect Their Driving
Anyone who is surprised at the number of accidents caused by distracted drivers has not been paying attention. In a recent survey by Farmers Insurance Group of Companies, more than 80 percent of drivers said they don't drive as well when they are subject to distractions. Eighty-three percent acknowledged that
Sep 9, 2005 - 2:23:00 AM