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Are you doing your part to prevent distracted driving?

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration is doing everything it can to keep Americans safe from distracted driving. The problem is, it's only getting worse. As people throughout the United States -- and throughout the rest of the world -- become more addicted to their smartphones, it becomes harder and harder for them to put them away while they're behind the wheel. This has many safety experts blaming the recent spike in automobile-related deaths on the rising popularity of digital devices.

Springtime driving risks and dangers to avoid

No matter what time of year it happens to be, the roads will present safety challenges. As for springtime, you have more people on the road enjoying the sun; you'll even see more wildlife coming out of hibernation. Add to this the fact that the roads could be wetter and slippier than normal and you can see why it's vital to be careful during the springtime months.

Are rear-facing car seats the best for babies?

We've all seen the news reports and advertising claims on how rear-facing child car seats are the safest for young babies, but do these reports really add up? A recent investigation into the performance of rear-facing child seats put these car seats to the test in their performance in car crashes that happen from behind.

How can I prevent a catastrophic motorcycle collision?

There's nothing better than feeling the wind against your cheeks while you're riding your favorite motorcycle through the countryside. Riding a motorcycle is addictive, and it keeps you coming back for more. That said, it's also dangerous, so motorcyclists need to do everything they can to avoid getting into a crash.

Are you being as safe as possible on the road?

You drive the speed limit, you never drive after drinking and you think of yourself as a "defensive driver." In other words, you find your health and safety – and the safety of others – far more important than getting from A to B a few minutes faster. However, you might not be doing everything you can to stay safe, so it's important to stay up-to-date on all the best safety practices on a regular basis.

What is whiplash?

We've all heard of whiplash, but unless you're actually suffering from the condition, you may not know exactly what it is. Whiplash is one of the most common injuries associated with car accidents, and it can be extremely painful and uncomfortable. It can also result in complications that render a car accident victim temporarily unable to work and temporarily unable to enjoy his or her daily activities.

Ford Motor Company expands it Takata airbag recall

The last few years have been full of news about the massive, worldwide recall of vehicles that have Takata airbags installed inside of them. Millions of cars have been recalled because of these deadly airbags, which have exploded inside vehicles and killed people throughout the world. You might believe that all of the cars that contain these airbags have already been recalled -- and hopefully most of them repaired -- but some unrecalled vehicles still contain these defective Takata products.

Maryland woman dies from car crash injuries suffered in December

A Maryland woman has been struggling in the hospital to overcome injuries she suffered in a Dec. 24 crash. The 69-year-old woman was hurt in southeast Washington while riding as a passenger in a vehicle being driven by a 75-year-old man. The driver had been taking the woman to a doctors' appointment at the time.

Is driving with headlights during the day a bright idea?

During the day, when it's bright and sunny, you don't need your headlights to see where you're going, right? While this is true, you might want to consider turning your headlights on, anyway -- especially because safety researchers have proven that it will lower your risks of getting into a car accident.

Does your car have electronic stability control?

The biggest auto manufacturers are pushing the envelope of what's possible in terms of car safety. The latest advancements include numerous systems designed to prevent accidents, help us stay in control of our vehicles and, ultimately, save lives. One of the more recent car safety advancements is known as electronic stability control, or ESC.

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