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Today: New Prius Headrest is a Pain in the Neck

Jeannette loves her new Prius C except for one thing: the headrest. It's screwing with her posture and can't be adjusted. Can Car Talk help?

Today: No Flying Dogs

Are all pet restraints equally effective? The scoop from Car Talk's pet experts, crash test videos, and more, right here.

Highway Deaths Up in 2015, and Lots of "Cheap Gas" Driving Is the Cause

Cars are safer than they've ever been, drunk driving is down and seatbelt use is up, so only miles traveled explains it.

Pet First Aid: What Should You Have in Your Trunk?

Got a first-aid kit in your car? How about one for your pet?

Car Insurance: Are We Getting the Discounts We Deserve?

Drivers who mostly leave their cars in the garage aren't getting low-mileage rate cuts, despite statistics that show how how infrequently they get in accidents. Meanwhile, GM's OnStar teams up with Progressive to offer safe-driving savings... that's not without risks of its own. 

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

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

Forget about stars, which cars can save your life?

Distracted Driving: The Hands-Free Myth Persists

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

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

"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..."


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