Think you know all about distracted driving? Think again! New research reveals that voice-activated in-car technologies dangerously undermine driver attention.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Sunday, September 26, 2021
How to Install Car Seats — Cars.com
In this video, we'll walk you through how to install a rear-facing infant seat, a convertible car seat and a booster seat in a car. Every car seat is different, so be sure to read the owner’s manual and your car’s owner’s manual when installing a seat.
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Importance of Child Restraints
This IIHS crash test demonstrates what happens to unrestrained children in a frontal crash. About a third of children under 13 who were killed in crashes in 2019 weren't restrained. That's more than 200 kids.
Monday, September 20, 2021
The Real Dangers of Running Out of Gas
Letting your gas tank run close to empty can put you in a dangerous situation and cause long term damage! Watch this video to learn why you should never risk running low on gas.
Friday, September 17, 2021
SAFE STEPS Road Safety: Speed Limits
We all have a role in road safety! So follow these SAFE STEPS to play your part and help save lives. -
Obey speed limits - - Slow down at high risk areas - - Keep a safe distance -
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
How to Find a Mechanic You Can Trust
According to a recent survey, two-thirds of U.S. drivers don’t trust auto repair shops. And one-third say they don’t have a mechanic they feel confident taking their car to. No matter how you feel about mechanics, odds are you’re going to need one — and likely at inopportune moments. Matt Schmitz of Cars.com provides tips to finding a repair shop you can trust.
Saturday, September 11, 2021
SAFE STEPS Road Safety: Seatbelts
We all have a role in road safety! So follow these SAFE STEPS to play your part and help save lives.
- Wear your seatbelt - - Ensure all passengers wear seatbelts - - Safely secure children in car seats -
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
How to Make an Emergency Car Safety Kit
In case your car breaks down, find yourself prepared with these items you can keep in your trunk.
Sunday, September 5, 2021
IIHS Lego Side Crash Test Recreation
The IIHS Lego Master has done it again!
This time IIHS Senior Research Engineer Becky Mueller has recreated a side crash test. Many of the same testing procedures are shown, but, unlike her small overlap test video, this one shows the Institute's moving-deformable barrier hitting the stationary Lego car in our crash hall.
Thursday, September 2, 2021
How Road Markings Keep Drivers Safe
You are in the passenger seat and feeling the wind on your face. Your favorite channel is playing on the radio, random memories fill your mind, and you lose track of time while watching the road lines intertwine with one another on the highway. Even just for this calming experience, we can be grateful for road lines, but as you can guess, their real purpose is far from providing aesthetics.
We come across road lines almost anywhere in the world. They are quite handy and essential for drivers to read the roads. Not only do road surface markings look pretty, but they also convey official information and guide commuters in overtaking a vehicle, making a turn, and staying in the lane. Considering these lines’ functions, you may be surprised to hear that some countries have started removing road markings on certain roads, and their purpose in doing so is not because they like catastrophes. Rather, findings have shown that this is a much safer way for specific cases.
It may sound surprising but a study conducted by Transport for London has shown that the absence of road lines in certain areas is quite effective and preferable for safer, more regulated traffic. However, these special conditions do not apply everywhere, and removing road lines on every road can create chaos.
If you are wondering about these special conditions and the reasons why the absence of road markings results in safer traffic, this video by Interesting Engineering will satisfy your curiosity.
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