Tag: safety

162 Posts

Feb 07, 2017

Adaptive Headlights Got Their Inspiration from an Oldie

Dear Car Talk

Remember the 1948 Tucker? Modern car designers do, and they're using adaptive lighting to improve safety.

headlights safety

is it safe to put the car in neutral on a downhill
Nov 10, 2016

Coasting Downhill in Neutral -- Bonus or Boooogus?

Dear Car Talk

Ted wants to know if coasting down a hill in neutral saves wear and tear, and gas. 

transmissions safety fuel economy

should i spend another two grand on a twenty-year-old car
Sep 13, 2016

When Is a Newer Car a Better Fit for a New Driver?

Dear Car Talk

Gordon's faithful old Toyota needs some pricey repairs before he hands the keys to his teen granddaughter. Should he go to the shop or car lot?

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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.

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why does my car automatically slow down after turning a corner
Aug 16, 2016

Ray Offers a Couple of Final Suggestions before Eldorado Is Ditched

Dear Car Talk

Can Ray help Arlene's Eldorado come to its senses? It's been veering towards fences for so long.

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what's the safest way to navigate multilane highways
Jul 12, 2016

Surviving the Superhighway Free-For-All

Dear Car Talk

Virginia's cross-country trip convinced her that freeways are a moving mosh pit. What's the best way to stay safe on the highway?

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Jul 11, 2016

First Fender Benders: Tales From the Car Talk Community

Jim Motavalli

Everybody has a first accident, and with luck we emerge sadder but wiser. Here are some first-person accounts from the Car Talk Community.

safety accidents

what car is safest to prevent injuries in a rear-end accident
Jun 16, 2016

Help! My Tank Keeps Getting Rear-Ended!

Dear Car Talk

Paige has been rear-ended twice in an older pickup truck and it's getting old---not just the truck, but the accidents. What can newer vehicles offer that are better than the faithful old tank she's driving now?

accidents safety safety features Volvo XC90

Bear crossing roadway
Jun 23, 2016

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

Kieran Lindsey

And how exactly did it do that? Animal crossings here. 

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is there a safe classic car for a new driver
May 10, 2016

Classic or "Modern Classic" for a New Driver?

Dear Car Talk

Nancy's daughter wants a classic for her first car. How old can it be and still have some safety features?

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