Automobile manufacturers are not always eager to implement enough safety measures to new models as much as they like to advertise. Luckily, consumers do have allies in form of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) to provide safety guidelines, run crash tests, make recalls and rate each model separately. Automobile accidents and crashes are parts of our lives even with those drivers considered to be extra careful. IIHS tests each model through series of crashes and situations in which car gets rolled over, hits various objects on the road or collide with another … (more) October 15, 2014

  • New automobile safety system being developed

    by Richard Burton
    New automobile safety system being developed

    Technology has advanced so much since the start of 21st century, while we used our phones for texting and taking a few pictures back in 2000, today we are able to connect them to other computers, surf the Internet and do so much more. We simply call them smart phones nowadays. It seems that the car industry has taken some steps in the similar direction, wireless accident prevention system is being developed in order to improve automobile safety. Statistics clearly show us that there are more than half of a million car accidents in US each year, with over a … (more) October 4, 2014

  • Is Mobile Phone Usage the next threat on road safety?

    by Jeanny Hopper
    Is Mobile Phone Usage the next threat on road safety?

    The Insurance Information Institute has recently conducted a research that the use of mobile phones while driving on the road is starting to be a growing concern in certain states in the US.  According to the results of the study, calling or texting while driving can be one of the greatest problems on US roads. According to industry experts, almost all US drivers own a mobile phone, and all of them are prone to making and answering a call or sending and reading text messages while behind the wheel. Loosing focus because of being caught in an important call or … (more) November 30, 2009

  • Cutting Back on Auto Insurance Poses Danger – Experts

    by Jeanny Hopper
    Cutting Back on Auto Insurance Poses Danger – Experts

    Auto insurance experts aired concerns in recent weeks about the alarming increase of car owners slashing insurance coverage to save money. While not illegal, cutting back on car insurance protection can have dire consequences, they argue. Many motorists who decide to lower insurance coverage or even completely do away with insurance can find themselves taking unnecessary risks and serious consequences. The slow economy is forcing many American motorists to resort to risky practices in order to scale down insurance expenses and hopefully save money. Experts, however, warn that skimping on essential insurance coverage can mean shelling out more money in … (more) August 29, 2009