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2015 Cars and SUVs with the Best Safety Ratings

One of the top requirements for people who shop for a new car has everything to do with safety. And not just seat belts, air bags and anti-lock brakes — today’s consumers want features that mitigate crashes, reduce injuries and save lives. To that end, both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the … Continue reading 2015 Cars and SUVs with the Best Safety Ratings

Driver Safety: Distracted Driving Awareness

Distracted driving is not just a nuisance, it’s also a killer. Indeed, in 2013, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that 3,154 people were killed due to distracted driving. That represents nearly 1 in 10 motor vehicle deaths. Behind the grim statistics are the grieving families and friends suffering because of such senselessness. … Continue reading Driver Safety: Distracted Driving Awareness

Buying a Car for Your Teen isn’t as Complicated as You Think

When it’s time to buy a car for your teenager, parents think first of a car’s safety. Few, if any, would be surprised to learn that teens are involved in fatal or police-reported crashes at a rate nearly three times that of adult drivers. In the event their child is in a crash, they want … Continue reading Buying a Car for Your Teen isn’t as Complicated as You Think

IIHS Says Better Designed Vehicles Are Reducing Death Rates

At least 30,000 people die in motor vehicle accidents each year in the US, but that figure is far below the peak 50,000-plus rate last reached in 1980. That number comes as there are even more cars on the road today than ever before. However, newer vehicles are better built and are helping to save … Continue reading IIHS Says Better Designed Vehicles Are Reducing Death Rates

Summer Road Trips: Prepare for the Unexpected

Nothing says “summer vacation” quite like taking a road trip with the family, and this summer Americans are definitely hitting the highways. When the freedom of the open road beckons, it’s always a good idea to take a few safety precautions–just in case. Here are a few tips so you can be prepared for the … Continue reading Summer Road Trips: Prepare for the Unexpected

Understanding Safety Ratings

  One of the most important factors to consider when purchasing a new or used vehicle is safety and reliability. Thankfully through CARFAX you can view the auto industry’s leading used car safety ratings, reliability scores and reviews in one convenient report. Reports include crash test ratings and safety recalls from the National Highway Traffic … Continue reading Understanding Safety Ratings