Seeing your car as an extension of yourself may raise your risk for accidents, research shows. Viewing your car as an extension of yourself can lead to aggressive driving, a new study warns. In the United States, aggressive driving leads…

Statistics and Facts About Distracted Driving What does it mean to be a distracted driver? Are you one? Learn more here   What Is Distracted Driving? There are three main types of distraction: Visual — taking your eyes off the…

Experts Offer Tips to Conserve Gas Oil prices are steadily increasing and travel experts indicate there are few signs of this trend easing any time soon. In the U.S., a survey by AAA and the Oil Price Information Service indicates…

“Gas-Saving” Products: Fact or Fuelishness? Gas prices are up, and so is the volume of advertising for “gas-saving” products. When gasoline prices rise, consumers often look for ways to improve fuel efficiency. Although there are practical steps you can take…

Driving Overseas? Steer Clear of Bogus International Driving Permits If you plan to travel overseas and drive while you’re there, it’s a good idea to get an international driving permit (IDP) to accompany your U.S. state-issued driver’s license. But make…

Tata Motors today acquired the Jaguar Land Rover businesses from Ford Motor Company for a net consideration of US $2.3 billion, as announced on March 26, in an all-cash transaction. Ford has contributed about US $600 million to the Jaguar…

TOP SAFETY PICK 2007 Award Winners The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announces 15 cars (2007 models) that win its Top Safety Pick award. The awards recognize car designs that afford the best protection for people in front, side, and…

Rear crash protection in cars: seat/head restraints in two of every three models are marginal or poor Seat/head restraint designs in 22 current car models are rated good for rear crash protection, but those in 53 other cars are rated…

  FIRST SELECTION OF TOP SAFETY PICKS: INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES 10 CAR DESIGNS THAT WIN 2006, ARLINGTON, VA — The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety today announces 10 cars (2006 models) that win its first ever Top Safety Pick award. The…

Nation’s Top Vehicle Safety Official Urges 15-Passenger Van Users to Drive with Caution New research from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has found June through August to be the deadliest time of year for 15-passenger van occupants, due…

DOT Proposes Anti-Rollover Technology for New Vehicles A new proposal to require auto manufacturers to install electronic stability control (ESC) as a standard feature on all new passenger vehicles has the potential to save more than 10,000 lives every year,…