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A Simple Change Transformed One of LA’s Busiest Intersections Into One of its Safest

The intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue is among the world’s most famous—you’ve seen it broadcast every year on the Oscars as the start of the red carpet. But like most celebrities, the tourist-thronged Los Angeles landmark had a very dark secret: It was known as one of the most dangerous…

All The Safety Tweaks Keeping IndyCars On The Ground This Year, Explained

What on earth is a dome skid, and why is it such a big deal? Well, for one, we haven’t seen the kind of massive airborne crashes at this year’s Indianapolis 500 like we did last year. Racer caught up with polesitter James Hinchcliffe ahead of the race for a quick, clear run-down of IndyCar’s new safety gear.

Ultra Simple License Plate Sensor Adds Collision Protection to Any Car

If your car’s scratched and dented bumpers reveal a long history of you accidentally backing into things, you don’t necessarily need to buy a new vehicle just to get a fancy collision warning system. If you have a smartphone, and can use a screwdriver, you can easily install this license plate cover that serves as an…

The Most Terrifying Workplace Safety Video You'll Ever See

Not only will you be too terrified to ever get a job after watching this 1994 United Safety Council workplace safety video called Will You Be Here Tomorrow?, there’s also a good chance you’ll be too scared to ever actually leave your home. Neither Freddy Krueger nor Jason were ever as scary as the apparent horrors…

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Adam Savage's DIY Puppy Car Seat Can Be Secured in Place and Protects Your Upholstery

Adam Savage, of Mythbusters fame and now at Tested, needed a car seat for his dogs that could go right in the back of his brand new car—one that would protect the leather interior, but still be thick and sturdy enough not to move around when they get boisterous. He made this, and it works like a charm.