The death of Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin, crushed by his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee on Sunday after the SUV rolled backwards in his own driveway, has been deemed a bizarre and tragic accident. Adding another element of tragedy is the fact that despite Fiat Chrysler speeding up its recall for the rollaway problem, the…
America’s auto safety watchdog, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, slammed Tesla Motors today for apparently asking customers to sign nondisclosure agreements after repairs that seemingly bar them from discussing potentially serious safety issues with regulators, Automotive News reported.
It all comes down to the cheap explosive, one that even Takata itself reportedly knew was going to get people killed.
You probably already know that tire pressure is important when it comes to safe driving, but it can also cost you money if you don’t keep an eye on it. This video lays out the tire pressure essentials you need to know.
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Remember the whole “help me Tom Cruise” scene in Talladega Nights? Yeah. That was making light of one of the most terrifying fires that auto racing has ever, or rather never, seen.
Your rad Dodge Challenger Hellcat may lord it over the other modern American muscle cars in horsepower, but not when it comes to the small overlap test.
Take one look at the picture above and you’d think that Danny Ongais would have died that day, 35 years ago. The front half of his car had disintegrated, the back half was on fire, and he, unconscious, was careening across the track at the Indy 500.
If seeing that a vehicle has a zero-star safety rating isn’t enough to frighten a person out of his or her mind, seeing said vehicle in a wreck probably is. Five cars designed for India—which has minimal safety requirements for vehicles—just received that number in crash testing, and videos from the test show why.
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.