DOT Looks to Update 5-Star Vehicle Rating System with New Tests & New Crash Dummies

December 31, 2015

The 5-Star Vehicle Rating system developed by federal regulators nearly four decades ago may soon be updated to include new tests, new crash dummies and new ratings for crash-avoidance systems, according to officials at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). In fact, the proposed changes, which are focused on modernizing…
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7 Steps to Take before Hitting the Road for the Holidays: Essential Driving Safety for Holiday Traveling

December 24, 2015

About 81 million people will be hitting the roads this week to travel to their holiday celebrations. And the average holiday driver will be traveling about 270 miles this year. If you will be among these motorists, here are some essential driving safety tips to remember in order to minimize…
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DOT Releases New Holiday Anti-Drunk Driving Ads to Run in Star Wars Showings

December 20, 2015

Cracking down on impaired driving is a top priority for transportation regulators and law enforcement officials during the holiday season. While these efforts generally include public service announcements, along with heightened patrols and checkpoints, this year’s anti-drunk driving crackdown will also include running new ads before screenings of Star Wars…
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New Study Reveals the Costs of Sitting in Traffic

December 15, 2015

Traffic is a necessary evil for many commuters, especially those who hit the roads during rush hour in bigger cities across the U.S. And while sitting in traffic may be frustrating and draining, it is also incredibly costly – particularly when aggregating the losses of all drivers over the course…
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20 of the Wackiest Driving Laws in the U.S.

December 5, 2015

All licensed drivers know that it’s the law to stop at red lights, not drive while drunk and obey the posted speed limits. Some driving laws that are still on the books, however, are less obvious – and, at times, less logical.  Here’s a look at some of these wacky…
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