For decades, the U.S. auto industry moved forward in leaps and bounds when it came to designing cars that could get consumers where they wanted to go faster, but it took a while for automotive safety technology to catch up. It wasn’t until 1959 that Congress required U.S. cars to have seat belts, in response Read on! →


In an age where automotive safety devices are as sophisticated as they’ve ever been, some distressing things have happened on U.S. highways in 2012. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, traffic deaths in the first quarter of 2012 jumped a whopping 13.5 percent, to the highest fatality rate since 2008. Sources indicate this Read on! →


In a recent ambitious press release, the Sweden-based automaker Volvo announced its goal of  no deaths or serious injuries in its new vehicles after 2020. Further, it anticipates a time when no Volvos are involved in any crashes, period. To that aim, Volvo is working on three new high-tech safety solutions. Volvo take on distracted Read on! →


Distracted driving is a problem that plagues U.S. roadways, says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Whenever cell phone use by a driver occurs while the vehicle is in motion, the potential for an accident increases. Yet mobile devices won’t go away. This is why the Belgian non-profit organization Responsible Young Drivers came up with Read on! →


Distracted driving is a multifaceted conundrum, in that there are myriad ways for a driver to dangerously shift attention away from surrounding road conditions. In light of the oncoming wave of in-car electronics related to driving infotainment, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released a set of rules that drivers may eventually be required Read on! →