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Do Deer Whistles Actually Work?

Wolves don't whistle, so why do we think that attaching whistles to our cars makes them deer proof?

Winter Tires: Here's Why You Need Them

Remember when the first day of winter meant hauling out the snow tires? We've been fooled by "all-season radials" into thinking we don't need winter tires anymore, but who're we kidding?

Ten Tips for Avoiding an Interstate Pileup

Car Talk guest blogger Jim Graham narrowly dodged being part of a 35-car pileup during a recent snow squall. How did he do it? See his 10 tips, right here.

Today: How to Handle a Stuck Accelerator

Tom and Ray counsel Dan who got some bad information about what to do when an accelerator sticks. Great safety advice, plus some wild theorizing on why automakers decided to give up on keyed ignitions, right here.

Hands-Free Driving?

Maria needs Tom and Ray's help to convince her husband that it's important to actually grip the steering wheel while driving. Her husband prefers a more hands-off approach, but he says he'll keep both hands on the wheel if Maria can find some statistics proving this is safer. Can Tom and Ray say anything to convince this guy of the error of his ways? 

Today: Do Seatbelt Laws Apply to Old Jaguar?


David has an old Jaguar. When he was young and irresponsible, he used to drive with three people in the front. Is that still legal? Was it ever? Tom and Ray suggest he get a second Jag. That way he'll have enough seatbelts for four and he'll double his chances of being able to start at least one of them on any given day. 

Dad vs. Driver's Ed: Brakes Question

Katie just finished driver's ed and was taught that driving through puddles can impact a car's braking capability. The instructor said they could solve this by braking lightly a few times after hitting a puddle. But her dad says all this does is wear out the brakes. Find out why Tom and Ray award this round to Katie's dear old dad, right here.

Something Serious, For a Change...

Every week, we get mail sharing stories about people who have been killed or seriously injured by distracted drivers. Please take a moment out of your day to watch even just a minute of it this video and share it with your friends and family.

Winter Driving with the Pros: The South Pole

What's the single most important winter driving tip from the Cargo and Logistics Department at the South Pole? Car Talk visits with the veteran crew that knows how to stay safe when driving conditions are extreme. 

Winter Driving with the Pros: Mt. Washington

What's winter driving like in the "Home of the World's Worst Weather"? Car Talk talks with Mike Pelchat, Park Manager at New Hampshire's Mount Washington State Park.


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