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Categories: Safety

Be Aware of Vehicle Defects

On: Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 4:42PM | By: Karen Cook


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In order for any manufacturer to be successful they must give us a product that is useful, dependable, and safe. We count on automobile makers to provide us with transportation that we can count on and which will not harm us, unless we do something stupid. It’s in their best interest if they want us to continue to buy. The government also checks in to approve safety measures in vehicles. Unfortunately, unforeseen defects happen and even though recalls are continuous, sometimes the problem is noticed too late.


The "Auto" Mobile

On: Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 9:11AM | By: Karen Cook


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You may have read my previous article on self-driving automobiles. The government is now getting involved in this new technology. As I’ve said before, this sort of progress was inevitable and the government agrees. There are far reaching benefits to computer-controlled vehicles.


Stop for Ghosts and Goblins

On: Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 11:30AM | By: Karen Cook


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With Halloween just around the corner, we need to remember how much bigger our cars are than the average trick-or-treater. This seems simple. It’s just common sense, right? Not so common according to the Nation Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Almost three times more pedestrian fatalities occur on Halloween than on an average day. Some of this is the fault of the pedestrian and some the fault of the driver, but these can be avoided if we all pay attention.


Poor Weather Makes Driving Better

On: Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 10:14AM | By: Nick Bakewell


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Here's the story of how rain, miserable, leaden sheets of grey, doleful rain managed to make a boring journey into one of the most exciting I've ever taken. Rain really did improve my commute.


 

Ford Demonstrates Self-Driving Capabilities

On: Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 3:41PM | By: Chris Weiss


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Autonomous parking isn't even available yet, and it's already becoming old news. Ford joins the likes of Audi, Volvo, and Valeo in demonstrating its latest self-parking advancements. Ford gave attendees of its Ford Futures event in Belgium a look at how Ford vehicles could one day park themselves.


General Motors Recall

On: Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 11:52AM | By: Karen Cook


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The 2014 car-buying year has barely begun and already there is a recall from General Motors. I don’t know why this would not have been apparent in initial crash tests before the vehicles were released, but it seems that the front seats have the possibility of moving during a rear-end collision, increasing the chance of injury. This issue affects the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pick-up trucks which have manual reclining front-seat backs.


Tesla: Still A Few (Fire)Bugs In The System

On: Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 9:31AM | By: Karen Cook


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Isn’t it exciting when you watch a movie and there’s a car crash scene? You hold your breath until anyone in the car gets out safely. It’s even more exciting when they don’t. Then there’s an explosion and a fire! Of course, we know that all this was planned and happened exactly as it was meant to. There are really very few reasons for an automobile to burst into flames, even in an accident. A normal vehicle doesn’t do that.


Is Your Pet Safe in Your Car?

On: Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 10:00AM | By: Karen Cook


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We all love our pets. I mean, they love us unconditionally with no judgments, no grudges, and they never tell us we’re wrong. My dogs have an easy job. I’m never wrong so they don’t have to bite their tongues. They cheer us up, comfort us, and protect us. Is it asking too much to reciprocate?


Honda Recalling 405,000 Minivans And SUVs

On: Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 12:15PM | By: Teddy Field


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Each year, countless Americans trust the lives of their family to a Honda vehicle. They're safe, reliable, and well thought out. Two of their most popular family rigs are the Honda Odyssey and Acura MDX. Safety conscious parents bought them by the boatload, but now 405k of those are being recalled for a faulty circuit board in the airbag control module. Is your Honda FamilyTruckster one of them? Let's find out...


The New Kia Soul

On: Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 2:50PM | By: Karen Cook


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Kia has proclaimed that the 2014 Soul has been completely redesigned, but at first glance you might not notice. They look very much the same. The new Soul is .8 inches longer, .6 inches wider, .4 inches taller, and has a nearly 1-inch longer wheelbase. Not much of a difference…


Hanging Up the Keys

On: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 9:10AM | By: Karen Cook


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Driving is a huge responsibility. You take your life and the lives of your passengers into your own hands. The decisions you make while driving could potentially change the lives of anyone on the road, including those not in vehicles. If you’ve read my other pieces you know I like to approach most subjects with a dose of humor. This topic is serious though and you won’t find much to laugh at. Hopefully you will find some food for thought.