Tag: safety

child in car seat
11
Jul
2024
Posted in Driving Tips

Child Heatstroke Dangers and Your Car

Heatstroke is on the rise, especially as temperatures reach summer highs. Parents and caregivers understand the importance of restraining children in their car booster seats, an effective way to protect youngsters. However, even with children safely in place, one significant…

IIHS Crash Testing
28
Apr
2024
Posted in News

IIHS Updates Crash Prevention Testing: Only One Model Excels

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has taken significant strides in refining their vehicle-to-vehicle front crash prevention test. The revised guidelines now incorporate scenarios at higher speeds and involve a broader spectrum of vehicle types, including motorcycles and large…

deer sign
25
Oct
2023
Posted in Driving Tips Special

Avoiding Deer Strikes: Essential Tips for Drivers

As the festive season approaches and daylight dwindles, drivers have more than just holiday traffic to be mindful of: the heightened likelihood of deer strikes. With fall in full swing and winter on its heels, deer become more active, driven…

2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
30
Sep
2023
Posted in News

Minivans Fall Short on Rear-Seat Safety

Favored by many families for their convenience, minivans are expected to offer superior safety features, particularly in second-row seating. However, they seem to be trailing behind in meeting these expectations. IIHS and Minivans Safety Study A study conducted by the…

School Bus
18
Sep
2023
Posted in Driving Tips

Guide to School Bus Safety

School buses are synonymous with the education journey, ferrying millions of children daily. They stand as some of the safest vehicles on the roads, accounting for less than 1-percent of traffic fatalities involving children. Yet, the risks elevate not during…

autumn leaves
11
Sep
2023
Posted in Driving Tips

Guide to Fall Driving Safety

Ah, fall! The air turns crisp, the leaves change colors, and everything feels just a little cozier, especially following the summer’s relentless heat. But while the season brings with it a lot of beauty, it also presents unique challenges for…

road rage
23
Aug
2023
Posted in Driving Tips

How to Combat Road Rage

Road rage transforms calm drivers into aggressive adversaries, turning highways into battlegrounds and commutes into high-stress encounters. This sudden, uncontrollable anger isn’t just a fleeting inconvenience—it can cause accidents, injuries, and even fatalities. Addressing the causes and consequences of road…

teenage drivers
07
Jun
2023
Posted in News

Teenage Drivers: 2023 Recommended Buyer List

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and Consumer Reports (CR) offers families their latest list of recommended vehicles for teenage drivers, covering 16 new and 46 vehicles. While affordability remains a challenge in the current market, the focus on…

29
May
2023
Posted in Special

Raising Awareness: Hot Cars and Heatstroke

The tragedy of children dying from heatstroke in hot cars is an alarmingly recurrent issue. In the last quarter-century, over 940 such incidents have claimed innocent lives, sparking an urgent call for greater awareness and preventative measures. Children, with their…

01
May
2023
Posted in Car Maintenance Tips

The Skinny on Run-Flat Tires

Run-flat tires are a type of tire that can function temporarily even after it has been punctured or damaged. This allows the driver to continue driving to a safe location or repair facility without having to change the tire immediately….

IIHS logo
14
Mar
2023
Posted in News

IIHS Finds Back Seat Passenger Safety Lacking in Most Midsize SUVs

Midsize crossover utility vehicles often serve as the family vehicle of choice. But unlike sedans, these vehicles have unique safety challenges based on their design and profile. One of the challenges is rear-seat passenger protection, an area recently tested by…

circuit board
28
Mar
2022
Posted in Engineering & Technology

The Ways Semiconductors Can Help a Vehicle’s Performance

Modern life wouldn’t be the same without semiconductors. Everyone knows that semiconductors are used to make chips for computers. They’re used in storage devices, microprocessors, and GPUs, but they are also used in other aspects of life too. Lightbulbs utilize…

27
Dec
2021
Posted in Car Buying Tips

Why Are Cars So Pricey?

Cars and why they cost so much. Have you seen the prices of new cars lately? They’re downright expensive and that fact means fewer Americans can afford them. The average transaction price for vehicles sold reached $46,329 in November 2021,…

Dodge Coronet
10
May
2021
Posted in Car Buying Tips

Before Making Your First Purchase: What to Check in a Used Car

Year in and year out, thousands of first-time car buyers head out to purchase their very first car. Just in 2020, there were 39.3 million pre-loved or used cars sold in the United States. The number of sales is almost…