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F1 cars will have cockpit protection for the 2018 season

So far it looks like the halo will provide that protection.

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Ditching red-light cameras increases fatalities 30 percent

So says an IIHS study that looked at 57 different cities.

The lives of the many outweigh the cost to your wallet.

Pokemon Go prompts warnings from feds about distracted driving

NHTSA tweeted fake Pokemon Go images to highlight the dangers of playing while driving.

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Musk: Tesla won't disable Autopilot despite investigation

Tesla CEO says Autopilot will remain active in cars so equipped despite a current investigation by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration.

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Do training and maintenance cuts endanger troops?

Rash Of Deadly Helicopter Crashes Raising Questions

Three times as many servicemen were killed in helicopters in 2015 as in 2014, raising questions about the impact of cuts to maintenance and training budgets.

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Google to program self-driving car to be more aggressive

Google's self-driving car has learned to navigate all sorts of roads, but it still has a problem when facing humans at a four-way stops.

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Woman says praying behind the wheel caused crash

A woman in Ohio was praying when she caused a serious crash that sent a woman to the hospital with a broken neck.

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Men more than twice as likely to die driving than women

A new round of stats from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveals that men have higher fatality rates, while women have higher injury rates.

Drowsy Driving Involved In 21 Percent Of Fatal Car Accidents

AAA says fatigue-related crashes are underreported

On Monday, AAA released a new study that served as a reminder that it's not just tired truckers that pose a threat on U.S. roads. It's the rest of us too.

Seattle Ranked Safest City In America For Pedestrians

More than 108,000 Seattleites safely commute on foot or by public transportation each day

A recent study by Liberty Mutual Insurance found Seattle to be the safest city in America for pedestrians. The Emerald City has 108,000 residents traveling by foot or bike everyday, and less than ten pedestrian deaths each year. While a crunchy west coast city topping the list isn't overly shocking, the rest of the safest cities may surprise you.

How Teen Driver Gender Is Linked To Crash Type

Young women and men crash in different ways and at different times

A new study from Kansas State University found that young men and women crash their cars at different times and in different ways.

Teens Don't Do This One Simple Thing That Could Save Their Lives

Young drivers are shunning seatbelts at an alarming rate

A new report by the Governors' Highway Safety Association has revealed that of the teen drivers killed on the roads in 2012, over half (51.2 percent, to be precise) weren't wearing their seatbelts.

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Watch this massive 8-minute long compilation of 2013 Nürburgring crashes

Planning a trip to the Nürburgring any time soon? This video might make you, at the very least, reconsider taking a super-expensive car (or bike) to the legendary German track. Yes, this is an eight-minute video of just crashes. It's actually kind of hypnotizing to watch.

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NHTSA says 2011 traffic deaths declined nearly 2%, but on upswing in 2012

After a new analysis of 2011's traffic fatality numbers, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that there were even fewer deaths than previously reported: 32,367 are reported to have died on the road last year, a 1.9-percent drop compared to 2010. Previously the drop had been reported as 1.7 percent. Even more eye-popping, that number is down 26 percent compared to the number of deaths in 2005, and 2011 saw the the lowest number of

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Traffic fatalities see surprise 13.5% jump in 2012

Just as safety authorities were lauding the decrease in automobile driver fatalities and lamenting the unchanged motorcycle rider fatalities for 2011, we get news that traffic deaths have risen overall in Q1 of this year by a whopping 13.5 percent. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration puts traffic fatalities at 7,360 people,

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Latest reason for teen crashes? Peer pressure

A new study from the water-is-still-wet research department has found that teens may have been the victims of peer pressure just before a crash. The studies were crafted by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and State Farm. The first study surveyed 198 teens and found that those who were more likely to have friends pile into a vehicle with

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West Virginia traffic accidents rise after NASCAR races

West Virginia has more NASCAR fans per capita than any other state in the nation.

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Vintage crash compilation shows how far racing has come

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Auto journalist's 16-year old son crashes Porsche 911 Turbo - in his garage

We'll admit it – one of the best parts about being an auto journalist is the ability to spend time with many different cars, most of which are in our possession for a week at a time. And while the automakers trust us to be extremely careful and avoid damage at all costs, sometimes the unavoidable happens. Usually it's a chipped windshield or a bit of curb rash, and even that's enough to make us wince and break out the apology pen. Peter Cheney, a writer for Canada's The Globe and Mail<

New 'skull and skin' helmet sounds creepy cool

Have you heard the expression "break neck speeds?" This often overused tag has become the go-to hook line in many motorcycle crash stories on your local evening news. A new design concept called Super Skin from Industrial Design Consultancy, or IDC, looks to address the core issue.

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