In a tragic story that seems almost too surreal to believe, Paul Walker - who rose to fame following his role in the "Fast and Furious" franchise - was killed in a fiery car crash Saturday afternoon.According to TMZ, the actor was in Santa Clarita for a car show to support relief efforts for the recent Philippines typhoon.The 40-year-old was allegedly in a Porsche when … [Read more...] about Paul Walker Dies In Car Crash
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Big news for 2012: the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has decided, after three decades, to include FEMALE models in the simulated crash tests that gauge automobile safety. This is a wonderful development. Simply fantastic. But somehow, I think the engineers at the Department of Transportation might have figured out awhile ago that women drive cars too … [Read more...] about How Can Smart Men Be Such Crash Test Dummies?
Almost 40,000 people die in car accidents each year, according to the Center for Disease Control. Every 10 seconds, a victim of a car accident is treated in an emergency room for accident-related injuries. Sixteen percent of all fatal crashes in 2008 were caused by driver distraction, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. These are some scary … [Read more...] about 5 Things NOT To Do While Driving
The 100 Deadliest Days (Memorial Day to Labor Day) for teens has started and we wanted to share some tips to help parents keep their teenagers safe behind the wheel. We had the chance to talk with Bill Wade, National Program Manager for Tire Rack Street Survival (a national non-profit teen driving program) and here’s what we learned: Why is there an increased risk for … [Read more...] about How to Keep Your Teen Safe Behind the Wheel
The story I’m about to tell is not unusual. But it’s personal, tragic, and common, repeating itself almost every day throughout our country. We parents need to pay better attention. Three summers ago, a picture surfaced of then-candidate for Maryland governor, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, at a party attended by his teenaged son. The photo showed the 50-year-old … [Read more...] about Should You Go to Jail If Your Teen Drinks?