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What Will It Take to Get to 100 Percent Seat Belt Use?

A higher level of seat belt use would have saved nearly 400,000 lives over the past 30 years, Consumer Reports says, citing a Transportation Dept. study.

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Volkswagen to Pay at Least $15B to Settle Federal Allegations in Dirty Diesel Scandal

Volkswagen will pay a $15 billion settlement for the diesel scandal, where its diesel cars cheated on the U.S. EPA's vehicle emissions test. Consumer Reports has more details, including how the settlement affects VW owners.

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Best Used Cars for Teens

The Wirecutter has plenty to recommend when it comes to the best automobiles in their class. But what if the car isn’t for you—a responsible adult with years under your belt—but something you’re mulling over for a teen driver? Consumer Reports has compiled a “Best Used Cars for Teens” list that balances safety, reliability, and price | Consumer Reports

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Heat Stroke Death Risk to Children in Hot Cars

On average, 38 children die of heat stroke each year after being left in a hot car, according to While it may be hard to imagine, many deaths have occurred when over-stressed parents forgot that their children were in the backseat. Here are tips for preventing warm-weather tragedies.

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Nexen Aria AH7 All-Season Tire Holds Its Own Against Top Competitors

Based on our tests, the Nexen Aria AH7 touring performance all-season tire rivals the offerings from some of the best-known brands in the States.

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GM Debuts New 'Rear Seat Reminder' Feature in Battle Against Hot Car Deaths

Every summer we find ourselves hearing about children who have died after being left behind in hot cars, and it’s no different this year: 12 kids have died from heatstroke in cars, safety advocates say. In an effort to prevent those deaths, GM has unveiled a new feature that will let drivers know when someone has been left behind in the car. The new feature will be intruded on the 2017 GMC Acadia and works like a seat belt reminder: a warning tone sounds and alerts drivers to look in rear…

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Smart Road Tips for Halloween Safety

Ghosts, witches, and goblins will wander the roads on Halloween for their annual trick-or-treating rituals, and extra care should be taken to ensure that the holiday festivities don’t become truly frightening. The scary reality is that Halloween is one of the deadliest days or nights of the year for pedestrians, especially children. But there are steps that parents and motorists can take to reduce the risks. Read and share these Halloween car safety tips for both drivers and…