Tag: safety

166 Posts

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?

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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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May 09, 2016

The Safest State for Teen Drivers? Can You Believe It's Massachusetts?

Jim Motavalli

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for American teenagers, but Massachusetts is bucking the trend. How? Strict regulation of how kids get their tickets to ride. The safest states delay full licensing, require lots of on-the-road training, and limit how many partying friends can ride along.

safety teens

can you make a fifty year old car as safe as one released this year
May 04, 2016

Is this "Millennial" Falcon a Safe Bet?

Dear Car Talk

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?

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Apr 27, 2016

Can Automakers Be Trusted? Probably Not--And It Really Matters

Jim Motavalli

The scandals are mounting, and as we move toward self-driving cars its critical that carmakers play it straight. The software has to work.

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Apr 06, 2016

Americans Driving More, Having More Accidents--in Gas Guzzlers

Jim Motavalli

Cheap gas makes it easier to maintain the family budget, but it's propelling us into long road trips in our new SUVs.

gasoline safety

Apr 04, 2016

A Victory for Consumers! Online Safety Data Will Save You Money (and Maybe Your Life)

Jim Motavalli

The federal safety agency is going to post everything, including technical service bulletins with information that could get your car fixed free of charge.

safety

is an occasional transmission slip dangerous
Mar 01, 2016

Is It Safe To Drive Car With Slipping Transmission?

Dear Car Talk

The transmission on Bill's 2000 Volvo V70 is slipping. Is it safe to keep driving it? Car Talk's take, right here.

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