The Insurance Institute For Highway Safety says nearly half of all fatal crashes in the U.S. occur in the dark. To combat this, they’ve just introduced a new headlight safety test. And after rating 31 midsize sedans with their new methodology, the safety lab in Virginia has concluded that many modern headlights need…
Are you just sick to death of having to pay so much attention while driving? Sick of that tedious view out that big window above the radio? Well, you’re in luck: most car manufacturers have reportedly agreed to install automatic emergency braking systems on nearly all cars by 2022.
The Governors Highway Safety Association has been keeping track of pedestrian safety statistics since 1975. According to their early data from 2015, it looks like last year will represent the biggest year-to-year spike in pedestrian deaths ever.
Some car safety recalls make headlines, but others slip under the radar, which means there’s a good chance some drivers will miss or ignore it. A recent study from CarFax found that about 18% of cars on the road are operating with an open safety recall. Check to see if yours is one of them.
So you just bought a used car. The previous owner may have said it was in great working condition, but how do you know it’s really safe to drive? If you don’t go to a pro mechanic, you’ll have to find out for yourself. Here’s how you can ensure your car isn’t a death-mobile with almost no tools.
When it comes to the sixties, people usually refer to Volvo and Mercedes-Benz as the pioneers of car safety. But BMW wasn’t far behind.
Just to be clear, this appears to be A Thing. Human beings, usually in their carefree teenage years, are drinking racing fuel, often mixed with Mountain Dew. This is possibly the only Mountain Dew-based drink where the Mountain Dew wasn’t the worst part. Also, people are dying.
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and 17 major automakers met to cooperate on setting standards. And by coordination, I mean that our government said it’s best when car companies work without them.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will not be launching its holiday anti-drunk driving campaign on Christmas. No, our government has chosen a vastly more important occasion: Star Wars: The Force Awakens opening day.
Safety features not only hold us back from flying through windshields, they can also keep us from building and driving some of the more crazy automotive concepts ever dreamed up. These are the ten cars Jalopnik readers would drive if they didn’t have to kneel down to the man.
Big automaker companies are limited in what kinds of cars they build by national regulations for safety and cleanliness. And you, even you, are limited too.
Since 1978, the car-buying public has been able to judge the safety of their next car, in part, based on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 5-Star Safety Ratings. Today safety regulators announced they’re proposing big changes that will bring the safety ratings system into the 21st century, and…
While you were getting a sandwich around the corner, Ford was announcing a recall on 451,865 cars.
General Motors just recalled more than a million vehicles for an oil leak linked to fires. Your car with an annoying defect hasn’t been recalled yet. Why do some vehicles get recalled while others don’t?
This kind of shake has killed before.
You can now add seat belts to the list of counterfeit items you should look out for when you’re shopping for your car. And holy crap should you look out for this stuff because it’s terrifying.
What’s true for the wealth gap is surprisingly true of traffic deaths – the rich are getting safer while the poor are getting left behind.
Bad news for walls, telephone poles, and other solid objects — the new Volvo XC90 looks like it can crush you into oblivion.
We’ve seen what adaptive cruise control and other crazy safety technologies are capable of, so why stop there? Come on auto engineers, let’s get on with these 10 new and unheard-of safety features.
Though you’re probably (hopefully) not reminded of it all too often, the safety features in cars today are incredibly important and very often unappreciated. But are they so unappreciated that we don’t know what we’re missing?