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Dog Owners Targeted as Distracted Drivers

If you’re a dog owner, a new study says that your canine may be the newest target blamed for distracted driving. A survey conducted by AAA and Kurgo pet stores states that, “Sixty-five percent of dog owners admit to engaging in at least one potentially distracting activity while driving with their dog.” To put that figure in perspective, the survey says that there are 78 million dogs that reside in 46 million U.S. households, and that 56 percent ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Safety

Redesigned Hyundai Azera to Debut at L.A. Auto Show

You may think the 2011 Hyundai Azera is starting to look a bit dated. The current Azera has been rolling off the production line since 2006, but Hyundai America CEO, John Krafcik, recently announced that there’ll be big changes for Hyundai’s affordable large car in 2012. “We're in the final stages of ride/handling tuning for the 2012 Azera, and it's dialing in nicely,” says Krafcik via Hyundai’s Twitter account. “Look out for it at ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Hyundai Azera, Model News

Crash Test Scores: What Parents Need to Know

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s crash test scores highlight the safest cars on the market, but these tests only use adult-size crash dummies in simulations, leaving a gap in crash test data for your smallest passengers. In Crash Test Scores: What Parents Need to Know, we talk with NHTSA and IIHS representatives to help you understand how current safety features like side airbags and the proper use of car seats and ... continue reading»

Tags: Features, Safety, Car Seats, IIHS, NHTSA, Best Cars for Families

Honda Unveils 2012 CR-V Concept

Honda released a concept photo and vague preliminary information for its 2012 CR-V Concept Monday. The affordable compact SUV receives a redesigned exterior, and is scheduled to hit U.S. dealerships by the end of the year. "The 2012 CR-V Concept introduces the exterior styling for the more sophisticated and dynamic design of the upcoming production model," John Mendel, executive vice president of sales for American Honda, says in a statement. While the photo Honda released features a concept CR-V ... continue reading»

Tags: Honda CR V, Model News

Nissan Leaf Earns Top NHTSA Safety Rating

The all-electric 2012 Nissan Leaf has earned the highest possible five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Leaf is rated four out of five stars in NHTSA’s front crash tests, five stars in side crash tests and four stars in rollover tests. The 2011 Nissan Leaf also earned the exact same ratings in all of NHTSA’s crash tests. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has only tested the 2011 Leaf so far, and ... continue reading»

Tags: Safety, NHTSA, Nissan LEAF, Model News

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