The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued an advisory Monday, reminding pedestrians who didn’t get the message when they were kids to look both ways before crossing the street. In 2010, the last year for which the numbers have been crunched, the number of pedestrian fatalities rose for the first time in five years. Pedestrian Read on! →


Valet parking may be convenient and time-saving, but according to many, it is taking a big risk. A recent article in Jalopnik said the valet’s Ferrari joy-ride in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” is no exaggeration, and that hi-jinx of its nature are not uncommon. Valet parking insider In the Jalopnik piece, Travis Okulski , a Read on! →


Chrysler Group LLC, working in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, has delivered 15 Town & Country plug-in hybrid EV minivans to the fleets of three different cities. The vehicles will be driven by city staffers and tested for two years. Several other cities will receive demonstration fleet hybrid pickups as well. Minivan in Read on! →


A few oddballs out there have always wondered whether or not to get a kit car, for various reasons. However, for those who might consider taking the plunge, there are some pros and cons to kit cars that should be considered. Cars built in sheds Kit cars are a bit of a curiosity. They aren’t Read on! →


There are many ways that people come to their end, but deaths in car crashes are becoming less frequent over time. In fact, the crash fatality rate is lower than the rate of deaths by suicide among fatalities caused by injuries. Car crash fatality rate continues decline If one were to consider how many ways Read on! →


July and august are traditionally the two worst months for car thefts, according to a just-released LoJack infographic. The graphic is part of a sixth-annual awareness campaign known as National Vehicle Theft Protection Month. National Vehicle Theft Protection Month LoJack, the maker of after-market vehicles security equipment, is in cahoots with the International Association of Read on! →


Occasionally, some people might come across the phrase “trail rated,” often associated with trucks, SUVs and components designed for off-road duties. It’s partially a marketing gimmick, but there is some concrete meaning behind it. Anything can technically be trail rated Some people may have noticed that Jeep has been calling some of its vehicles “Trail Read on! →


Bio-fuels have been in vogue for sometime, with fuel alternatives and additives such as biodiesel and ethanol being touted as methods for stemming oil dependence. There is also biogasoline, regular gasoline made from organic materials, which is slowly making it’s way toward the market. Sugar in the tank Ever hear of putting sugar in someone’s Read on! →


Warmer temperatures got you hankering for a top-down drive; here are some fast, fun convertibles to consider. If you’re in the market, these hottest convertibles of summer can get you to the beach in style. Chevrolet Camaro SS (MSRP: $38,330; Invoice: $36,797; 16/24 mpg) The 2012 Camaro SS convertible has the kind of power that Read on! →