Tag: safe driving tips

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simulating texting and driving
Aug 18, 2016

Texting While Driving Kills, and Virtual Reality Tool Is the Convincer

Jim Motavalli

AT&T is taking its driving simulator on the road--to schools, medical centers and businesses--to prove that It Can Wait. Turn that cellphone off.

distracted driving

safe driving tips
Aug 15, 2016

Five Steps to Being a Safer Driver

Jim Motavalli

None of this advice is new, but it's all common sense--and we commonly ignore it. These things really can save your life.

safe driving tips

off-roading mercedes
May 02, 2016

Six Everyday Driving Tips From Off-Road School

Guest Bloggers

Can driving in the woods teach you anything about how to get around the mean streets of what passes for civilization these days? We spent a day at off-road driving school and here's what we learned. 

safe driving tips

Winter car recommendations
Dec 08, 2015

Is Hyundai Elantra GT the Right Car for Winter?

Dear Car Talk

Martin slid off the highway last winter and is worried that his 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT is not the right car for winter. What does Car Talk suggest?

winter

Deer whistles to keep deer off the road.
Oct 07, 2015

Do Deer Whistles Actually Work?

Kieran Lindsey

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

wildlife

Jan 30, 2015

Winter Tires: Here's Why You Need Them

Jim Motavalli

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?

winter

Jan 23, 2015

Ten Tips for Avoiding an Interstate Pileup

Guest Bloggers

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.

safe driving tips

How to handle a stuck accelerator
Sep 11, 2014

Today: How to Handle a Stuck Accelerator

Dear Car Talk

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.

safe driving tips

Safety of driving with both hands
Jul 22, 2014

Hands-Free Driving?

Dear Car Talk

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? 

safe driving tips

Is it legal to drive with three people in the front
Feb 13, 2014

Today: Do Seatbelt Laws Apply to Old Jaguar?

Dear Car Talk

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.

legislation