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Drunk Driving Going Down, Drugged Driving Going Up, Study Shows
Drunk Driving Going Down, Drugged Driving Going Up, Study Shows

17 Jul 2009, 12:08 UTC · By: Alina Dumitrache / The good news is that the number of cases when drivers are getting drunk behind the wheel has decreased during the last period of time. Unfortunately, according to a recent roadside survey released ...

 
What NOT to Eat While Driving
What NOT to Eat While Driving

17 Jul 2009, 07:25 UTC · By: Alina Dumitrache / Since the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) considers eating while driving is among the most dangerous things a motorist can do while behind the wheel, an insurance company has recentl...

 
Project GYR Decreased Motorcycle Fatalities
Project GYR Decreased Motorcycle Fatalities

16 Jul 2009, 15:04 UTC · By: Alina Dumitrache / Thanks to its unexpectedly satisfying results, Project Green-Yellow-Red, also known as GYR, caught the attention of the public when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) publish...

 
BMW Recalls 2008 1 Series and 3 Series in US
BMW Recalls 2008 1 Series and 3 Series in US

13 Jul 2009, 09:40 UTC · By: Alexandru Radu Chis / BMW North America released a notice concerning a recall for the 2008 model year BMW 1 Series and 3 Series. According to the notice, there could be a possible side airbag problem. The problem may be ...

 
Volkswagen Touareg Recall in the US
Volkswagen Touareg Recall in the US

9 Jul 2009, 14:09 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / Volkswagen is recalling more than 14,000 Touareg vehicles in the United States after discovering that a body structure glitch could eventually lead to injures to people outside the vehicle. Accordin...

 
2009 VW Tiguan Gets 5-Star NHTSA Rating
2009 VW Tiguan Gets 5-Star NHTSA Rating

9 Jul 2009, 07:02 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Seeing vehicles receiving top star safety ratings in crash tests has become somewhat of a common sight these days, with more and more models achieving this feat. The latest news from the safety fron...

 
NHTSA Could Make Lane Assistant, Automatic Brake Mandatory
NHTSA Could Make Lane Assistant, Automatic Brake Mandatory

2 Jul 2009, 10:50 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is currently considering making two more safety features mandatory on new cars: a lane assistant technology that would warn the driver in case they...

 
Saturn Recalls 2008 Vue in the US
Saturn Recalls 2008 Vue in the US

26 Jun 2009, 14:07 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / As if things aren't bad enough for Saturn, the automaker is now forced to recall more than 44,000 vehicles in the United States due to a malfunction concerning the door handles. Although it mig...

 
Audi A4, Q5 Get 5 Star EuroNCAP Rating
Audi A4, Q5 Get 5 Star EuroNCAP Rating

26 Jun 2009, 10:54 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / German manufacturer Audi and its latest models, the A4 and Q5, managed to secure a five star rating after undergoing the European New Car Assessment Program (EuroNCAP) safety tests. After going ...

 
NHTSA Proposes Tire Fuel Efficiency Ratings
NHTSA Proposes Tire Fuel Efficiency Ratings

22 Jun 2009, 14:26 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / If you didn't know by know, the tires on your car have a more or less significant impact on the fuel consumption rate of the vehicle. After efforts have been made to insure that customers will ...

 
Toyota Recalls 2009, 2010 Models
Toyota Recalls 2009, 2010 Models

22 Jun 2009, 10:42 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / Toyota Motor North America is recalling a total of 1,348 units in the United States due to what seems to be a minor issue but that could eventually lead to a crash. At least this is what a notificat...

 
Volvo Recalls 2008, 2009 Models in the US
Volvo Recalls 2008, 2009 Models in the US

17 Jun 2009, 15:04 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / Close to being purchased by Chinese manufacturer Geely, Volvo is now encountering even more problems, this time in the United States where it has to recall more than 17,000 vehicles. According to a ...

 
Audi Q5 Earns Top NHTSA Safety Pick
Audi Q5 Earns Top NHTSA Safety Pick

10 Jun 2009, 09:03 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / Audi's new crossover Q5 was awarded a Top Safety Pick for model year 2009 from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Specifically, the 2009 Audi Q5 received a "good" rati...

 
Kia Recalls 2001-2004 Optima in the US
Kia Recalls 2001-2004 Optima in the US

5 Jun 2009, 13:45 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / Kia recently announced that it is recalling 36,538 model year 2001-2004 Optimas in the United States due to a front suspension glitch that could eventually lead to a crash. According to a notificati...

 
FAIL: Hyundai Recalls Sonatas Due to Sharp Door Handles
FAIL: Hyundai Recalls Sonatas Due to Sharp Door Handles

27 May 2009, 08:46 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / How often do you get to see this? A car manufacturer is recalling more than 90,000 cars in the United States after it discovered that some of them are equipped with sharp door handles that could lea...

 
Jaguar Recalls 2004 XJs in the US
Jaguar Recalls 2004 XJs in the US

4 May 2009, 13:14 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / Jaguar XJ is undoubtedly a very eye-catching car but this doesn't necessarily mean that it cannot be affected by all those painful glitches that makes the car company recall thousands. The best...

 
AAA Michigan: Legislators Should Not Make Motorbike Helmets Optional
AAA Michigan: Legislators Should Not Make Motorbike Helmets Optional

20 Mar 2009, 08:01 UTC · By: Madalina Iancu / The most irresponsible thing would be to ride a motorbike without a helmet but it seems that Michigan don't realize this as they intend to make this practice optional on the state's roads....

 
Babies - Not Safe in Car Seats?
Babies - Not Safe in Car Seats?

4 Mar 2009, 10:15 UTC · By: Madalina Iancu / You probably thought that if you installed a car seat in the back, your baby would be perfectly safe. This might be true provided that you're not involved in a car crash. An investigation co...

 
NHTSA February Recalls: Mazda, Kawasaki Hit by Serious Flaws
NHTSA February Recalls: Mazda, Kawasaki Hit by Serious Flaws

2 Mar 2009, 14:23 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / Even though February was apparently a fairly quiet month, both Kawasaki and Mazda were hit by major issues which could even lead to death, as the NHTSA notifications read. Japanese automaker Mazd...

 
NHTSA and IIHS Crash Test Scores Explained
NHTSA and IIHS Crash Test Scores Explained

17 Feb 2009, 19:08 UTC · By: Alex Oagana / Unlike other countries, the United States is blessed with not one, but two governing bodies in the fields of car safety. Both organize crash tests