Category Archives: Safety

When to report a car accident to an insurance company

They are called “accidents” because they are unexpected and unintentional, and as the saying goes, accidents happen. In fact, research shows that drivers can expect to be in a claim-worthy accident at least once a decade. Before your next fender… Continue reading

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Pay attention: States are increasing their distracted driving efforts

Distracted driving is an increasing problem as more people have smart phones and want to be connected at all times—even while driving. However, for the past three years states have been working to pass and enforce distraction laws while increasing… Continue reading

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New Toyota RAV4 does poorly in crash test

The 2013 Toyota RAV4 earns a Poor rating in the tough small overlap crash test conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The RAV4 scores well in the other, long-running tests required to earn an IIHS Top Safety… Continue reading

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Pickups and SUVs top list of vehicles with the highest theft rates

The Ford F-250 pickup truck has replaced the Cadillac Escalade as the vehicle with the highest theft rate for 2010-2012, according to a new report from the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), a division of the Insurance Institute for Highway… Continue reading

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How to keep your car from getting stolen

We rely on our cars every day to get us where we need to go, but what do you do when your primary mode of transportation disappears? A motor vehicle is stolen every 44 seconds in the United States and… Continue reading

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Deaths of children in hot cars soar

The summer is just warming up, but so far this year 15 children have already died from heatstroke after being left alone in a hot car. That’s more than double the number of deaths compared to the same time last… Continue reading

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Summer driving tips to help prevent a road trip catastrophe

Summer is here, signaled by parts of the country seeing temperatures climb way past 100-degrees. Such heat can take its toll on your car. To help keep you safe, our experts compiled these simple tire-focused tips that just might help… Continue reading

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Putting an aftermarket car blind-spot warning system to the test

A blind-spot warning (BSW) system can reduce both stress and the risk of a crash by helping you keep tabs on vehicles lurking over your shoulder and out of sight. But until recently, the only way to get one was… Continue reading

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Watch out: Government delays backup camera rule, again

A government rule that would require a backup camera to be standard on all new cars has been delayed a fourth time, now pushed to 2015. The announcement came from Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in a letter to Senate Commerce… Continue reading

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Zombie apocalypse now: Best car for surviving World War Z

With Y2K long behind us, the greatest threat to mankind appears to be the zombie apocalypse, if “The Walking Dead” and “World War Z” are to be believed. And it is clear from studying those survival training “documentaries” that having… Continue reading

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