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KickingTiresThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported startling statistics it hopes will encourage people to pay attention while driving. In 2011, licensed motorists in the U.S. numbered 212 million while the number answering calls on a mobile...
KickingTiresSo you're probably getting ready to change your car's clock in preparation for daylight saving time this weekend, but have you prepared yourself for the new drive time? Turning the clocks back an hour means commuters will be spending much......
KickingTiresIn 2010, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported that 3,092 people were killed in distracted-driving-related accidents. Just as alarming is that more than two-thirds of drivers polled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about...
KickingTiresStop being lazy and start using your turn signal. That's the message of a new study that found that drivers who neglect to use turn signals cause more accidents than distracted drivers. The Society of Automotive Engineers say that drivers......
KickingTiresU.S. traffic fatalities in 2010 fell to the lowest levels since 1949, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Fatalities dropped 2.9% from 2009, to 32,885. Before this recent announcement, 2009???s data represented the lowest fatalities seen...
KickingTiresCiting more than 3,000 highway deaths from distracted driving in 2010, the U.S. Department of Transportation proposed a set of distracted-driving guidelines today. The auto industry and the public will have 60 days to comment on the proposal ??? the......
KickingTiresI have a heart-wrenching internal struggle when it comes to in-car connectivity. On the one hand, I love having navigation, my iPod and phone contacts all easily accessed when I???m driving. On the other hand, I hate looking to my......
Tags: Ford, Traffic, Apple iPod, Vehicles
KickingTiresThe fuel ratings you see on most cars and pickup trucks on dealer lots are often taken for granted; medium- and heavy-duty trucks sold on the same lots don't have them. The fuel-economy numbers for those vehicles ??? used for......
KickingTiresIn 2007, the automotive industry was on the brink of a revolution. Large, established car companies were reeling from the gas price spike and, for the first time in decades, small startup automakers emerged, this time to build electric cars.......
Tags: Porsche, BMW, Companies and Corporations, Tesla, Passenger Cars
KickingTiresU.S. traffic fatalities are at a record low despite drivers traveling farther than they did in 2008, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study of traffic injuries and fatalities in 2009...
KickingTiresThe Obama administration and federal agencies have proposed the first emissions and fuel-efficiency standards for heavy duty trucks and buses. The proposed rules ??? which come from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the National Highway Traffic...
KickingTiresThe goal of every automaker is to better integrate your smartphone with your car. The goal of the U.S. Department of Transportation is to stop you from using all those features while driving. A technological fix to combat distracted driving......
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