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America's 'Most Dangerous Car' Is Actually Pretty Damn Safe

The automotive research firm iSeeCars.com released a study called “The Most Dangerous Cars in the U.S.” and as a result, a bunch of websites have been running articles with titles like Fatal Attraction: These Are The Deadliest Cars On The Road, which certainly has some nice life-or-death drama to it. Here’s the thing,…Read more...
Tags: Safety, America, Lifehacks, Car Crashes, Mitsubishi Mirage


Watch: SUV crashes through gym and shoves a treadmill – with a man on it – across the room

A 67-year-old retired teacher is working out at the gym in Culver City, California when a red SUV bursts through the glass wall and and shoves his treadmill across the room. Although it looks horrifying, he amazingly survives without any major injuries. According to Inside Edition: Moments after the crash, the shoeless driver emerged from the car to see what had happened. She then tried to get back in her SUV, but an off-duty cop who was working out at the gym stepped in. She reportedly told ...
Tags: Video, News, Car Crashes, Culver City California, Shoeless Driving


Today's rant: When you're turning right, LOOK to the right!

If your head turns to the right, you should be turning it that way, every time you make a right-hand turn. And far too many drivers don't, and so far too many pedestrians and cyclists get hurt. See what I'm talking about in my rant over at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Safety, Rants, Distracted Driving, Autos, Driving, Car Crashes, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


It’s risky to text and drive, but how can you break the habit? We ask the experts

The number of crashes involving distracted drivers is growing and our smartphones have to take a large chunk of the blame. People know it’s wrong, yet texting and driving remains alarmingly common. How do we stop it? The post It’s risky to text and drive, but how can you break the habit? We ask the experts appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Cars, Trends, Distracted Driving, Texting, Car Crashes


It’s risky to text and drive, but how do we break the habit? We ask the experts

The number of crashes involving distracted drivers is growing and our smartphones have to take a large chunk of the blame. People know it’s wrong, yet texting and driving remains alarmingly common. How do we stop it? The post It’s risky to text and drive, but how do we break the habit? We ask the experts appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Cars, Trends, Distracted Driving, Texting, Car Crashes


Waymo's Self-Driving Vans Were Attacked at Least 21 Times in 2018

Waymo finally launched its public self-driving ride-sharing program in Arizona last month after a year of testing, but it’s been a year full of gun-wielding, rock-throwing, tire-slashing Arizonians targeting the company’s vans.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Arizona, Car Crashes, Self Driving Cars, Waymo, Least 21 Times


Man Responsible for Car Crash That Killed 4 Children in South Carolina Facing 100 Years in Prison

The man responsible for the fatal car crash in South Carolina that claimed the lives of four young children, including two of his own, was hit with a number of charges and could spend more than 100 years in prison, according to news reports.27-year-old Arnez Yaron Jamison was driving on a country road in Travelers Rest, S.C. (near Greenville) on December 7th when he lost control of the vehicle, ran off the road and slammed into several trees. READ MORE: Quick Facts About Arnez Yaron Jamison, Man...
Tags: Crime, Kids, News, Prison, Parents, Children, Walmart, Jazz, Dui, Jail, South Carolina, Car Accidents, Greenville, Car Crashes, Jackie Brown, Brown


Arnez Yaron Jamison: Quick Facts About Man Responsible for Car Crash That Killed 4 Kids in South Carolina

The man responsible for the car crash in South Carolina that killed four children was identified as 27-year-old Arnez Yaron Jamison. Arnez Jamison was driving on a country road in Travelers Rest, S.C. (near Greenville,) when he lost control of the vehicle, ran off the road and struck several trees. Inside the car, along with Jamison, were four young children, who all perished as a result of the crash. Three died instantly, and the fourth later died in the children’s ICU unit of the hospital afte...
Tags: Crime, Kids, News, Parents, Children, Walmart, Jazz, Dui, South Carolina, Car Accidents, Greenville, Car Crashes, Jackie Brown, Don, Brown, Pontiac


Giant Spools of Wire Attack Houston Highway Three Times in Two Months

A giant industrial spool for fiber optic cable fell off a truck and went cruising down the highway yesterday. Strangely, it’s the third time a spool has fallen off a truck in the last two months, so get your conspiracies ready.Read more...
Tags: Science, Houston, Car Crashes, Big Rigs, Giant Spool


So Sad: Mother Loses All 4 of Her Children in Fatal Car Accident in South Carolina

A South Carolina mother is mourning the death of her four children following a fatal car crash they were involved in over the weekend. Jackie Brown—who is originally from Jersey City, New Jersey, but now resides in South Carolina—lost all four of her children in a car accident in Travelers Rest, S.C. Three were killed instantly in the crash and the fourth died later at the hospital. Here’s what you need to know about Jackie Brown (aka “Jaz Mire Brown”) and her four children: Jackie Brown’s four...
Tags: Facebook, Kids, News, Parents, Children, Jazz, Jackie, South Carolina, Car Accidents, Kfc, Gofundme, Taco Bell, Trending, Car Crashes, Jackie Brown, Brown


Divers Find a 1927 Chevrolet Coupe in a Lake Huron Shipwreck

Divers in Lake Huron have recently discovered the wreckage of a ship named the Manasoo. While neat in an of itself, the wreckage revealed a perfectly preserved piece of history: a 1927 Chevrolet Coupe.Read more...
Tags: Science, History, Car Crashes, Boatlopnik, Lake Huron, Chevrolet Coupe, Ship Wrecks, Lake Huron Shipwreck


Auto insurance fraud: What you need to know

Do you know what a "stoop-n-squat" is? Or a "left-hand bullet," or a "parking lot rammer"? They're all moves that criminals can make to try and get cash out of your insurance company -- and it's a scam that can go all the way up to body shops, tow truck operators, and even the medical profession. Find out more in my story at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Car Insurance, Insurance, Autos, Car Crashes, Jil McIntosh, Auto Repair, AutoTrader


How Dead Bodies Save Lives Every Day On The Road

Glass explodes. Metal screams against metal. A car crash is a waking nightmare, but one that has become increasingly survivable—and we have piles of dead bodies to thank.Read more...
Tags: Science, Detroit, Car Safety, Car Crashes, Car History, Crash Test Dummies


Do you need winter tires?

You have all-wheel drive, you have high-tech safety features, and it doesn't snow much where you are, so you're good to go without them ... right? Find out why that ain't so in my story at the National Post. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Safety, Autos, Tires, Car Crashes, National Post, Jil McIntosh


How Tesla Made the Model 3 So Safe

Tesla made waves earlier this week by announcing that the Model 3 scoring five stars in all of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s crash test categories, leading to the claim that it has “the lowest probability of injury of all cars the safety agency has ever tested.” The Tesla cars have long had a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Tesla, Tesla Model 3, Model 3, Car Crashes, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


The Feds Need You to Stop Stepping Out of Moving Cars to Dance to Drake's New Song

We may have reached a new low as a nation this week (didn’t seem possible, I know, but here we are) when the National Transportation Safety Board—an agency whose job it is to determine causes of accidents—felt it had to make a statement telling people to stop hopping out of moving cars to dance to Drake’s new banger…Read more...
Tags: Science, Drake, Car Crashes, Ntsb, National Transportation Safety Board


Is it a car crash, or insurance fraud?

Insurance fraud is a huge issue, and it's easy to become a victim. And it's not just the crash itself: the tow truck operator, the body shop, and even the rehabilitation clinics might be in on the scam. Find out more in my "How It Works" column at the National Post. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Safety, Car Insurance, Autos, Car Crashes, National Post, Jil McIntosh


Lil Scrappy’s Friend & Car Crash Passenger Ca$ino Roulette Suing Over Accident

Lil Scrappy is back at home after spending eight days in the hospital following a pretty serious car crash in Miami, but he’s not totally out of the clear yet, physically or legally.Reports emerged last week that the Love & Hip Hop star was hospitalized after he was found unconscious following a bad car accident he was involved in after leaving Miami’s King of Diamonds strip club. The rapper, who was thankful to be alive, posted a number of photos on Instagram showing off the extent of his injur...
Tags: Celebs, Atlanta, Hip Hop, Lawsuits, Pop Culture, Jazz, Miami, South Carolina, Car Accidents, Car Crashes, Lil Scrappy, Ca$ino Roulette, Brett L Schlacter, Schlacter


This Test Shows Why Tesla Autopilot Crashes Keep Happening

The first thing that happened when I drove a Tesla on Autopilot was an instant, unsettling feeling of not being comfortable in the car at all, thinking it’s always a moment away from crashing. Slowly, I got used to it and calmed down, just like everyone else I’ve talked to who has used Autopilot. This video from a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Tesla, Car Tech, Autopilot, Car Crashes


Who's At Fault When Crashes Happen With Tesla's Autopilot?

Tesla regularly implores drivers that use the company’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system to pay attention to the road and keep their hands on the steering wheel at al times. But a new report on a fatal March crash involving a Tesla Model X says the driver only had his hands on the wheel for 34 of the final 60 seconds…Read more...
Tags: Science, Tesla, Tesla Model X, Car Crashes, Ntsb, Car Policy


Uber's Autonomous Car Had Six Seconds To Prevent Fatal Crash But Failed To Act: Feds

The self-driving car owned by Uber that fatally struck a woman in March detected her in the road about six seconds before the crash, according to a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board, which also acknowledged delayed responses from the vehicle’s automatic emergency braking system.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Autonomous Vehicles, Car Crashes, Self Driving Cars, National Transportation Safety Board


Offset Hospitalized After Car Crash in Atlanta, Dodge Challenger Totaled (PHOTO)

Migos rapper Offset was last night in Atlanta after getting into a pretty bad car accident.According to TMZ, the rapper—who is currently expecting a child with his fiancée Cardi B—wrecked his green Dodge Challenger late Wednesday night in ATL and had to be taken to the hospital for minor injuries.Offset has since been released and is expected to be OK, however, based on photos from the crash scene, his car won’t be, because it looks like it was TOTALED.TMZ’s sources say Cardi B rushed to be by O...
Tags: Celebs, Atlanta, Hip Hop, Hospitalized, Pop Culture, Jennifer Lopez, Jazz, Bruno Mars, Drake, Migos, Car Crashes, ATL, Cardi, Dodge Challenger, Offset


Why do the cops close the road for hours after a crash?

They seldom do, although it may seem that way if you're inconvenienced by a road closure. But there's a good reason for it. They're likely investigating a fatal or near-fatal collision, and they've got one chance to do it right. They're not just looking for who's at fault -- although that's part of it -- but at factors like the road and conditions, to see if similar crashes can be prevented in future. Find out more in my "How It Works" column at the National Post. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Technology, Safety, Autos, Car Crashes, National Post, Jil McIntosh


What does it take to fix a car that's been hit?

A lot more than in the old days, before cars had all sorts of lightweight materials and high-tech sensors and cameras. Find out more in my "How It Works" column in the National Post. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Technology, Car Insurance, Autos, Car Crashes, National Post, Jil McIntosh, Auto Repair


Video Shows Driver In Autonomous Uber Was Looking Down Moments Before Fatal Crash

Police in Tempe, Arizona, have released video of a fatal crash involving an Uber-owned self-driving car that fatally struck a woman on Sunday. The clip includes footage from two cameras attached to the Uber-owned Volvo, and shows Uber’s safety driver looking away moments before the collision. The victim, contrary to…Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Car Tech, Volvo, Car Crashes, Self Driving Cars, Tempe Arizona


Redditor’s Tesla Model 3 Crash Prompts Safety Changes From Elon Musk

Within days of picking up a Tesla Model 3, a Reddit user was involved in a wreck that promoted the unfortunate user name Model_3_Crash_Dummy. Fortunately, the driver and the passenger weren’t seriously injured, but the Model 3 is toast. But after the owner of the Tesla noticed a few strange things about the crash,…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Reddit, Tesla Model 3, Car Crashes, Redditor


'Flying Car' Takeoff Goes Almost Instantly Wrong

This video might be hard to watch, so if you want an easy start to the middle of your week, move on. But thankfully, the couple aboard this SkyRunner flying car/dune buggy thing survived a completely startling crash.Read more...
Tags: Science, Flying Cars, Car Crashes, Car Technology, Planelopnik, Skyrunner


Motorcyclist Sues GM Over Crash With Self-Driving Chevy Bolt

Oscar Nilsson filed a lawsuit against General Motors Monday concerning a collision between Nilsson on his motorcycle and a Chevy Bolt involved in GM’s Cruise self-driving test program in San Francisco.Read more...
Tags: Science, General Motors, Motorcycles, Gm, Lawsuits, Nilsson, Chevy Bolt, Car Crashes, Self Driving Cars, San Francisco Read, Cruise Automation, Oscar Nilsson


Car launches into the air and embeds itself into building's second floor, everyone ok!

On Sunday night, Orange County Fire Authority tweeted images from Santa Ana, California of a car that hit a center divider and flew into the air before embedding itself in the second floor of a building. Amazingly, both people in the car only suffered "minor injuries." OCFA in Santa Ana with a vehicle that crashed into the second floor of a small Office building. The vehicle hit the center divider and went airborne and landed into the building. One person self extricated, the other person is ...
Tags: Post, News, Cars, Vehicles, Car Crashes, Santa Ana, Orange County Fire Authority, Santa Ana California, Wrecks, Kenny Holmes, Crashe, OCFA LA COUNTY Urban Search Rescue


Watch A Three Car Pileup Happen As Everybody Stares At SpaceX Rocket Launch 

On Friday, SpaceX launched a rocket into space, freaking a lot of people out on the ground, some of whom thought it might be aliens. (It wasn’t.) Unsurprisingly, some drivers on the road were similarly caught unawares, likely leading to a pretty nasty collision.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Los Angeles, Spacex Rocket Launch, Car Crashes