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Cars are Safer Today, But Bigger Isn't Always Better

02.02.2015
A victory against carnage on the roads: A new insurance industry survey cites systems like ABS brakes, lane keeping and adaptive cruise control for protecting Americans from fatalities, and it also names some winners and losers. Nine cars have zero death rates, and the Kia Rio and Nissan Versa win the booby prize.

Crash-Related Fatalities: IIHS Report

02.02.2015
Forget about stars, which cars can save your life?

Distracted Driving: The Hands-Free Myth Persists

04.10.2014
New studies are confirming that hands-free devices are not the solution to distracted driving. Tom and Ray have been saying this for years. 

Tesla Cleared in Federal Safety Inquiry

03.28.2014
The Tesla steamroller is back on track. A four-month investigation into battery fires ends with a "no defect trend" verdict from NHTSA.

Total Recall: GM Bites the Bullet

03.20.2014
"Unmitigated crap cans from the day they left the factories... these flawed, uncompetitive machines bespoke GM’s utter indifference to cars as it chased rich SUV profits..."

Pedestrian Deaths Down (But the Toll's Still Too Damned High)

03.07.2014
The number of fatalities fell by nearly nine percent in the first half of 2013, but that's still nearly 2,000 deaths. A combination of smart urban design and safety-conscious cars could bring that number to zero.

Something Serious, For a Change...

08.16.2013
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.

Today: Richard's Smooth Ride

05.23.2013
Richard says the ride in his Lexus is not quite smooth enough, so he makes a practice of driving with underinflated tires. His brother says this is dangerous! Tom and Ray side with Richard's brother. Find out why, right here. 

Today: Can Richard Make His Son Slow Down?

06.26.2012
Richard's son drives too fast. With speeding tickets, fast starts and sudden braking, Richard is worried that he may be doing permanent damage to the car. Tom and Ray agree, but will they help him out? After all, they need customers like Richard's son--how else could mechanics make their boat payments each month? 

Deathtraps of Yore

05.31.2012
We’ve all heard that cars are safer now than they’ve ever been before. These archival images of auto accidents in Boston really capture that message -- and also the improvements we see in today’s cars.

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