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Were you or a loved one injured by a vehicle defect?

Consumers in the United States work hard for their money. Outside of purchasing a home, buying a motor vehicle tends to be one of the most significant purchases U.S residents make. In almost all cases, they have to purchase their new cars on credit. Considering what a financial commitment it is, they tend to expect their new cars to be in proper working condition and not pose a threat to their safety.

Have you reviewed your springtime driving safety list?

Every season brings its own set of weather conditions. The summer months bring rain and hot weather, which can create certain types of dangers for drivers, but fall and winter are even worse with their potential for snow, ice and poor visibility. Then, we have springtime when the snow begins to alternatively melt and freeze, resulting in slippery and slick driving surfaces.

Car seats and rear-end crashes: What’s best for babies?

Not too long ago, there was only one kind of child safety car seat: the forward-facing design. These days, child safety seats are different. Nearly every parent knows that for young children under 3 years of age, the rear-facing child seat is the safest. Nevertheless, until a recent safety study published its results, many parents wondered if rear-facing seats were just as safe in car accidents that happened from behind.

Merging, emotions and potential accidents

Accidents happen for many reasons, from distraction to a lack of knowledge regarding traffic laws to vehicle malfunctions. In studying the risks on the road, though, experts often come back to the fact that emotions can get the best of people behind the wheel. This can lead to aggressive driving, speeding, poor decision-making and even road rage.

American automakers handicapped by pedestrian safety test

After the U.S. president's recent comments about the alleged "bowling ball test" employed by Japan to prevent American-made automobiles from being sold by the country, everyone is asking what this strange test could be. The bowling ball test (and other tests like it) are the means by which countries test whether vehicles are equipped with pedestrian-friendly features that could prevent catastrophic and fatal injuries to people on foot.

2017 saw a record number of pedestrian deaths: Why?

The vulnerability of a pedestrian in the event that he or she is struck by a motor vehicle is obvious. A driver in a car is protected by thousands of pounds of metal and safety equipment, and a pedestrian's body is completely exposed to injury. Add the fact that vehicles are usually traveling at high speeds and you can see why many pedestrians are killed after being struck by a car.

2 automakers warn consumers not to drive certain vehicles

Ford has issued a warning to drivers who own 2006 Ford Ranger pickup trucks. Don't drive the car, an airbag recall issue, has been resolved. The problem relates the potentially deadly Takata Airbags installed in the vehicles. In the event of a collision, there's the chance of the airbag inflator detonating with an explosion. These explosions have killed drivers and passengers around the world. Because of the dangers, Ford recommends that drivers of 2006 Ford Rangers do not operate their vehicles until after a dealership has fixed the problem.

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