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2 Le Mans Teams Are All-Female
Motorsports racing, particularly Le Mans, has historically been dominated by men. Richard Mille Racing and the Iron Lynx are two all-female racing teams inspiring other women to race.
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Carlos Kirby
Oct 18, 2021
A Major Bridge in Memphis Has Reopened
After a three-month closure for repairs, the Hernando DeSoto Bridge in Memphis is open again. It was closed after a structural crack was discovered on one of its beams.
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Hannah Dewitt
Oct 14, 2021
Does Tesla's 'Safety Score' Really Show if You're Driving Safely?
Tesla has released a new “safety score” to help prevent unsafe driving. The score is based on vehicle data related to driving habits such as braking. Will this really work?
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Alex Reale
Oct 15, 2021
Mini Has Made the Most Confusing Turn Signals of All Time
“Left. No, the other left!” Find out why Mini’s flag-inspired turn signals are causing some confusion.
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Alex Healey
Oct 15, 2021
Red Turn Signals Are Endangering American Drivers
Data shows that amber turn signals prevent a lot of accidents, so why do American cars still use red?
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Alex Healey
Oct 15, 2021
The Absolute Worst Excuses People Gave When They Were Pulled Over
When it comes to getting pulled over, some people can come up with a great excuse on the fly, others come up with the most ridiculous excuses.
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Serena Aburahma
Oct 12, 2021
Can You Go to Jail for Road Rage?
Road rage can have serious consequences, whether it’s from the act of road rage or the violations that occur while someone is enraged. These consequences include fines, jail time, etc.
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Serena Aburahma
Oct 12, 2021
Roundabouts Lead to Big Reductions in Crashes According to IIHS
Though they are not common in the U.S., there are numerous road safety benefits to roundabouts including reduced traffic and accidents.
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Serena Aburahma
Oct 11, 2021
24 Hours of Lemons Is the Craziest Amateur Racing Series
24 Hours of Lemons is an endurance car racing series that takes place across the world and features cars that were bought and track-prepped for $500 or less.
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Lisa Steuer McArdle
Oct 10, 2021
There's a Contest for the Most Toxic Car Commercial
Streetsblog USA has launched a bracket-style contest to determine the most toxic car commercial in America.
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Isabel Armiento
Oct 06, 2021
Road Rage Is on the Rise in Memphis, Tennessee
Road rage incidents and interstate shootings are on the rise in Memphis, Tennessee—a significant fact, considering that road rage can affect your car insurance.
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Isabel Armiento
Oct 08, 2021
Is Canada's New Automatic Headlight Rule Coming to the US?
New Canadian headlight regulations are expected to solve issues with “phantom vehicles” when people drive without their lights on.
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Hannah Dewitt
Oct 04, 2021
Much-Needed Updates to Federal Car Safety Regulations Could Save Young Lives
Some front car seats become hazards after a rear-end crash, collapsing into the passengers behind them. Federal safety regulators are looking to strengthen car safety standards.
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Hannah Dewitt
Oct 04, 2021
The Best Spots for a Haunted California Road Trip
From the Hotel del Coronado to the Point Sur Lighthouse, California isn’t short on haunted sites. Visit one or all of them for a haunted California road trip!
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Michelle Ballestrasse
Oct 08, 2021
Takata Is Still Under Investigation for Faulty Airbags
Millions of vehicles with Takata airbags were recalled in the past decade. The NHTSA is opening a new investigation into the effectiveness of the company’s airbags.
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Alex Reale
Oct 03, 2021
Going Out Downtown? Make These Zodiac Signs Your DD
Which Zodiac signs make for the most responsible drivers? Next time you need a DD, look for these Zodiac signs.
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Jane Lu
Oct 02, 2021
What Traffic Rules Are Libras Most Likely to Break?
What trends emerge when you analyze drivers based on their Zodiac signs? Libras appear to be some of the best drivers.
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Jane Lu
Oct 02, 2021
Can Minecraft Inspire the Next Generation of Road Designers?
Minecraft is one of the most popular video games in the world. Find out how kids are using Minecraft to design real roads and highways.
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Alex Healey
Sep 29, 2021
How Does Road Rage Affect Your Driving Skills and Judgment?
Road rage is caused by a surge of negative emotions influenced by stress, hormones, and intoxicants. Although extremely dangerous, road rage can be treated by therapy.
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Carlos Kirby
Sep 24, 2021
Graco Milestone “All-in-One” Car Seat: A Car Seat That Grows With Your Child
Graco’s “All-in-One” car seat could be the only car seat a parent needs for their child because it grows with their child. While the car seat has one minor drawback, the pros outweigh the cons of this car seat as can be seen by consumer and critic reviews.
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Serena Aburahma
Sep 25, 2021
California Cities Have the Most Expensive Commutes as Offices Reopen
Commuting can be a drag for a number of reasons, not least of which is the cost. California cities are among some of the most expensive for commuting, with Fremont and San Francisco topping the list.
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Genevieve Fraser
Sep 24, 2021
How Safe Is Your Car? Here Are Some Quick Ways to Check
The NHTSA and IIHS provide car safety ratings to give you an idea of how much protection different vehicles offer in a crash.
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Hannah Dewitt
Sep 22, 2021
New Automated Safety Features Could Make Driving Much Safer for 1 Particular Group
Automated safety features are popping up more and more in newer car models. Their benefits are great for everyone, but they could make driving much safer for one particular group: teen drivers.
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Emily Jansen
Sep 21, 2021
Car Seats and Kids: Tips and Facts on Road Safety for Child Passenger Safety Week
Some facts and statistics about car seats and driving safely with kids to commemorate National Child Passenger Safety Week.
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Lisa Steuer McArdle
Sep 20, 2021
Washington Woman Tragically Killed in Apparent Road Rage Incident
A Spokane, Washington woman was recently shot in a road rage incident.
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Lisa Steuer McArdle
Sep 20, 2021
There Have Been 12 Hot Car Deaths Involving Children so Far in 2021
Too many tragic deaths have happened from kids being unattended in hot cars. There are steps that we all must take to prevent such tragedies.
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Genevieve Fraser
Sep 19, 2021
Proof That Honda Does Small Cars Better Than Anyone
Honda makes some of the most reliable and affordable small vehicles. Along with great safety ratings, small cars from Honda are becoming the most popular in the market.
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Carlos Kirby
Sep 21, 2021
Does Britax Make Good Car Seats?
Britax is a company that focuses on child safety and is known for its car seats. They’ve had glowing reviews from consumers and critics.
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Jane Lu
Sep 14, 2021
GM's 'Teen Driver Mode’ Will Force You to Buckle Up
GM is expanding its Teen Driver Mode to include a Buckle to Drive option. Find out what this means for teen driver safety.
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Alex Healey
Sep 05, 2021
1 in 2 People Don’t Know How to Safely Transport Their Dog
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a spike in pet adoption, as well as people transporting their pet in the car. Many owners do not know how to safely protect their pets during car travel.
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Serena Aburahma
Sep 04, 2021

All Questions on Road Safety

What is the best way to protect yourself after a car accident?
What can I do to make sure I am safe after a car accident? I haven't been in one before, but I don’t want to take any chances—I want to make sure I am as prepared as possible. If I do get into a car accident, how should I protect myself?
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Shannon Martin
Oct 21, 2021
Why would someone cut the straps on a child's car seat?
Why would an insurance company tell someone to cut the straps on a child's car seat? I saw my neighbor put a car seat in the trash, and she said her claims adjuster told her to do that.
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Shannon Martin
Oct 21, 2021
How can I stop my car windows from steaming up?
Now that the weather is getting cold again, I’m having trouble keeping my car windows from steaming up. What's the best way to prevent windows from fogging?
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Chloe Jenkins
Oct 21, 2021
Does insurance cover costs for winter tires?
Will my insurance pay for winter tires? I’m moving to a snowy state and I want to drive as safely in the snow as I can. Does insurance help out with that?
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Hana Sabah
Oct 20, 2021
What is the best way to avoid accidents on black ice?
How do you avoid accidents on black ice? My friends and I are driving to Lake Tahoe tomorrow and I'm afraid of slipping off the road.
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Joshua Levy
Oct 20, 2021
Can I be considered at fault if I get into an accident due to weather conditions?
Who is at fault when the weather causes an accident? Despite the extremely rainy weather, my partner and I needed to go to the grocery store. On our way back, the rain started to come down even harder and it was difficult to see the road. He stopped suddenly at a stop sign that wasn’t visible until the last minute, and the vehicle behind us hit our car.
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Phoebe Mah
Oct 19, 2021
How do I fix my dog's car anxiety?
How do I stop my dog from freaking out in the car? I just got a new dog and I love him to bits, but he seems to freak out every time we come near the car. What should I do?
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Hana Sabah
Oct 19, 2021
How do you check the expiration date on a car seat?
My sister-in-law gifted me a secondhand car seat for my toddler. It looks like it's in really good condition, but I’m not sure how safe it is. Do car seats have expiration dates? If so, where can I find it?
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Jessa Claeys
Oct 14, 2021
What is the most dangerous time of year to drive?
I thought winter was always the most dangerous time to drive, but my friend says I'm wrong. What’s the most dangerous driving season?
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Emily Maracle
Oct 13, 2021
What is the best way to avoid deer on the road?
I live in West Virginia. There are lots of rural roads here, so hitting deer is a pretty common thing—especially in the fall. How can I prevent deer-car collisions?
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Jessa Claeys
Oct 13, 2021
How do you prevent car accidents?
My aunt was in a wreck last week and it got me thinking about my own driving habits. What are the best ways to avoid getting into an accident?
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Matthew Macgugan
Oct 11, 2021
How do I remove the haze from my car windshield?
I've noticed a haze on my car windshield. How do I remove it? I've tried all types of window cleaners and nothing seems to work, but it seems too much like a safety hazard to just leave alone.
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Eric Schad
Oct 07, 2021
How can I remove fog on my car window?
Every time I turn on the air, my car's windows fog up. This doesn't feel safe to me, and I want to limit it as much as possible. How can I prevent this from happening?
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Eric Schad
Oct 07, 2021
How can I make my car's suspension better?
My car suspension seems to be giving out, especially when I go over bumps or potholes. I'm definitely worried about this in terms of safety, and I want to make sure my car runs as smoothly as possible. Is there a way to improve the suspension?
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Eric Schad
Oct 06, 2021
How can I make my car's steering smooth?
I've noticed that my car's steering has been a little jerky recently. I'm worried that this might be a safety hazard, and it's definitely a nuisance if nothing else. Is there any way to make the steering smooth again?
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Eric Schad
Oct 06, 2021
How do I make my own car seat cover for my dogs?
My dogs shed all over the interior of my car—I love them, but it's definitely becoming a nuisance, especially since I like keeping my car clean. I want to get a car seat cover, but they seem a little pricey. I'm pretty handy with a sewing machine, but I just don't know what fabric or pattern I would use. Is there any way I can make my own?
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Eric Schad
Oct 06, 2021
Where should I park my car to keep it cool?
I live in a place where summers can get really warm, and while I don't have a garage, I want to keep my car cool so the steering wheel doesn't melt my fingers. Are there any specific places I should park my car to keep it cool?
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Eric Schad
Oct 06, 2021
How do I keep the leather seats cool in my car in Texas?
I have leather seats in my car, which are quite comfortable for three-quarters of the year. However, I live in Texas, and during the summer the leather becomes scorching hot—obviously making it very uncomfortable to sit down. Is there a way to keep my car's leather seats cool?
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Eric Schad
Oct 06, 2021
How can I get the smell of sweat out of leather car seats?
My teenage daughter plays hockey and all of her gear reeks of sweat (and she does, too, if I'm being honest). Now the leather seats in my car are starting to smell funky because of how much she sweats! I obviously can't stop her from sweating, and I'd never stop her from playing hockey, but how do I get rid of the smell?
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Eric Schad
Oct 06, 2021
Is there a way to fix my car's sun visor?
My car's sun visor won't stay in place. I'm a little worried about this becoming a safety issue, but I don't have a lot of money at the moment so I need a way to DIY it. How can I fix my visor so I'm not blinded by the sun?
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Eric Schad
Oct 06, 2021
How do I wash a Nuna RAVA car seat cover?
I have the Nuna RAVA car seat for my child and it's a mess right now. How do I clean it?
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Sophie Newman
Oct 01, 2021
How do you de-ice a car door?
I'm living through my first real Minnesota winter this year, and the lock on my car door keeps freezing. I have to stand outside in the cold for like 10 minutes blowing on it until it thaws out enough that I can get my key in there. Is there an easier way to de-ice my car door?
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Liz Jenson
Sep 24, 2021
How do I remove grease from the car headliner?
I work in construction, and the other day I glanced up and saw that I'd somehow got grease on my car headliner—I must have touched it without realizing. I work with grease, but I like to keep my car clean, and I'd like to clean up this mess if I can. How do I get rid of this grease?
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Eric Schad
Sep 24, 2021
What are some ways to keep your car windows from fogging up?
My car windows always fog up when I turn the air on. Is there any way I can prevent this? it's frustrating and I've also heard it's dangerous.
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Eric Schad
Sep 24, 2021
How do you get ink from a pen out of a car seat?
I had an ink pen blow up in my pocket and it got everywhere, including my driver's car seat. I usually take very good care of my car and I hate messes, so this is driving me nuts. How do I get ink pen stains out of my car seat upholstery?
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Eric Schad
Sep 24, 2021
How do I get a car seatbelt unstuck?
My car seatbelt is constantly sticking and it's super annoying. I don't have great motor control, and so pulling at it constantly is getting really tiresome. Are there any hacks to get a car seatbelt unstuck?
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Eric Schad
Sep 24, 2021
What color of car has the lowest rate of accidents?
My car was just totaled in an accident. I'm mostly okay, as is the other driver, but it was honestly a terrifying experience, and I never want to go through that again. I've heard that some colors of car can reduce your chance of being an accident—if this is true, what color of car is least likely to get into an accident?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 20, 2021
Do insurance companies consider white cars safer?
I'm buying a car and have to decide on a color. Do insurance companies consider white cars safer? I've heard that they can be less prone to accidents, so would I get a better rate on a white car?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 20, 2021
Why are certain car colors associated with accidents?
My partner and I just had our second child and we're looking at getting a second car for the family. Obviously, I want to keep my kids as safe as possible and I keep reading that certain car colors have a higher risk of accidents. Is this true? And if it is, why?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 20, 2021
Why do white cars have lower accident rates?
I'm currently looking around for a good first car and someone told me that white cars get in fewer accidents. I'm a little skeptical, but is this true? And if so, why?
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Emily Maracle
Sep 20, 2021

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