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Surviving the Superhighway Free-For-All

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?

Bye-Bye Blind Spots: Japan Green Lights Cameras Replacing Outside Mirrors

It won't be long before the outside rearview mirror--primitive tech that's noisy, heavy and an aerodynamic nightmare--is history around the world. 

Which Safety Features are Worth It?

Mike and Marcia want to know how much of the new safety gadgetry is actually useful, and how much just pads the bottom line?

Help! My Tank Keeps Getting Rear-Ended!

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?

Classic or "Modern Classic" for a New Driver?

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

Is this "Millennial" Falcon a Safe Bet?

Can an older car be upgraded to more modern safety standards? Ken's friend has his sights set on an older Ford Falcon. Is it family car material?

We Volunteer: Automakers Agree to Make Auto Emergency Braking Standard by 2022

Forget the slow "rulemaking," the feds say, lets start saving lives as soon as possible.

Time for Tougher Car Safety Ratings

The federal safety agency is making much-needed reforms to the rating system. Too many cars were getting five stars, and an update was badly needed.

Will In-Car Tech Last as Long as the Car?

Jose is new car shopping. He likes to keep his cars for at least ten years, but he's worried that all the new safety tech won't last as long as the actual car. What's Car Talk's take? Find out here.

Can Keyless Entry be a Deadly Option?

A new federal suit charges that automakers need to retrofit cars so that people don't leave them running in the garage--and invite carbon monoxide poisoning.


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