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D.C. and Massachusetts motorists enjoy the safest driving in the nation

Your odds of dying in a traffic accident depend a lot on where you live.

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Many used cars don't contain criticial safety features that could keep kids safer

Teen drivers are the most vulnerable motorists on the road. They take unnecessary risks. They're inexperienced. They're more likely to sit behind the wheel of used cars that don't contain the latest safety technology.

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Man subjects himself to hot car to get message out about child endangerment

After five minutes of sitting in a hot car, Terry Williams was drenched with sweat. After ten minutes, he felt like the air had been sucked out of his lungs. After 15 minutes, he got out of the car.

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Court ruling prohibits police from using smell of marijuana as reason for car search

In recent months, a number of states across America have made it easier for law-enforcement officers to meet the standards necessary to search a motorist's car without a warrant during a traffic stop. Massachusetts is headed in the opposite direction.

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Dirty trucks a form of political protest

Rolling coal isn't always mere indiscriminate harassment, but a form of grassroots political protest against President Obama and perceived burdensome federal regulations.

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They're normally tragic accidents; Georgia case may be rare exception

The circumstances surrounding the death of a Georgia toddler in a hot car last month are macabre. Authorities say Justin Ross Harris, 33, may have left his 22-month-old son, Cooper, in the family's car for more than seven hours on purpose while temperatures in Cobb County, Georgia, reached 92 degrees.

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Moisture is only latest in long line of explanations for Takata's problem

The latest details of a troubling safety trend arrived Monday, when seven automakers issued eight recalls for cars that may contain airbags that could kill drivers instead of saving their lives.

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Congresswoman says up to 100 may have died due to faulty cars

A member of the US House of Representatives said Wednesday there may be as many as 100 deaths linked to General Motors' decade-long failure to recall millions of defective cars.

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GM said it knows of three Camaro crashes related to the problem

General Motors issued a recall for more than a half million Chevrolet Camaros on Friday morning because of an ignition-switch safety hazard that mirrors the one at the center of the company's current crisis.

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EcoCar2 winner will be announced tonight

The Colorado State team was one of 16 that came to GM's Milford Proving Grounds last week for the final stretch of the EcoCar2 competition, which challenges regular college students who have no automotive experience to do nothing less than reinvent the American car.

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Court ruling says police can search a car based on probable cause alone

Police officers in Pennsylvania no longer need a warrant to search your car during a traffic stop. A recent court ruling granted law-enforcement authorities broader powers in determining whether they can search a vehicle.

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New research shows how easy it is to infiltrate key traffic-control systems

The next time Gov. Chris Christie wants to create traffic problems on the George Washington Bridge, he may have more sophisticated options than an old-fashioned study.

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New Dept. Of Energy competition prods next generation of auto engineers

The Chevrolet Camaro gulps down gas. Can a bunch of students turn this iconic sports car into a model of fuel efficiency?

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Big Apple is 1 of 3 U.S. cities to receive federal grant money Friday

For the past two weeks, New Yorkers have marveled at the sights of the latest concept cars and production vehicles at the annual New York Auto Show. As the show winds into its final weekend, they're turning their attention back toward the darker side of driving.

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Big Appleā€™s new mayor, Bill de Blasio, has been on a crusade to put an end to the nostalgic rides

For more than a century, horse-drawn carriages have been iconic fixtures in New York City. But the Big Apple's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, has been on a crusade to put an end to the nostalgic rides, saying the carriages are cruel to the horses and a common source of traffic congestion.

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2.19 million cars called in for additional problems

Replacement parts for cars at the center of a massive General Motors recall for defective ignition switches began arriving at dealerships across this country just this week. If car owners have already gotten repairs made, they'll need to make an additional trip to their dealerships. On Thursday, General Motors said there's another safety problem plaguing the same vehicles.

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Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain are only cars to get a "good" grade

Here's some news regarding the safety of General Motors vehicles that will actually reassure some car owners instead of frightening them.

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But the electric car company will reinforce underbodies of its cars with new shield

Federal safety investigators said Friday they have found no apparent defect trends in the Tesla Model S, an electric luxury car that has its share of fans and critics.

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Mary Barra appears in five videos released on YouTube

In response to a barrage of questions from customers worried about the safety of their vehicles, General Motors CEO Mary Barra recorded and released a series of short videos that provide some degree of answers.

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NHTSA wants more seats fixed; defect may have led to at least 1 death

Graco is recalling 403,222 more car seats over a potentially deadly problem with their buckles.

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Airbags may not deploy because of ignition-switch defect at heart of big GM recall

At least 303 motorists died in car accidents after their airbags didn't deploy in now-recalled General Motors vehicles, according to a study released late last night.

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