View random article
#

What 20 US Cities Have the Highest DUI Rates?

Drinking and driving is always a bad idea, but it's an especially bad idea if you live in one of these 20 U.S. cities.

#

VW Passat BlueMotion Diesel Sets Fuel Economy Record

A production 2010 VW Passat BlueMotion diesel recently drove 1,531 miles on a single 20.4 gallon tank of fuel.

#

What Is a Cow Catcher?

A cow catcher is not a person but a device. It is a contraption attached to the train’s front side. The cow catcher’s function is to clear any obstacles that may litter the train track. The cow catcher was invented in 1838 by Charles Babbage, a British engineer. The cow catcher is still in use...

#

Ford and GM Sales Rise

Ford and General Motors sales are on the rise. February has consistently been one of the worst automobile sales months in history yet both companies saw huge gains in sales. Sales rose 32% for General Motors and 43% for Ford in comparison to February 2009 sales. Ford even saw "higher sales for...

#

What Is a Safety Expert Witness?

There are instances when it is necessary for the prosecution or defense to call upon a witness, who has sufficient credibility and experience, to provide a testimony in a court trial with regards to safety. Such a witness is referred to as a safety expert witness and is considered an authority in...

#

Nhtsa Investigates Ford for Pedal Entrapment

The NHTSA has launched an investigation into reports of pedal entrapment in Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan models.  The NHTSA has received several complaints and has verified three instances of pedal entrapment, which could lead to unintended acceleration.  No accidents have been reported...

#

How to Spot an Unmarked Police Car

According to RideLust, there are seven ways you can spot an unmarked police car.  Some are subtle and some are obvious, but when combined can help you avoid that expensive speeding ticket.  Also keep in mind that none of these tips are absolutes, since police departments also use confiscated...

#

Five Reasons Why Cars Beat Motorcycles

If you like bikes but love cars, or if you love cars and think bikes are deathtraps ridden by potential organ donors, you probably didn't agree with our piece on why bikes are cooler than cars. Here's the counterpoint, listing five reasons why cars are better than bikes: 1) Bikes aren't much fun...

#

What Vehicles Have the Most Loyal Buyers?

Every year, research company R.L. Polk compiles a list by segment of the car or truck with the most loyal buyers; in other words, when it comes time to replace an existing vehicle, these customers simply buy a newer model of what they already drive. Some results are expected, but others will...

#

What Are Child Seat Belt Laws?

Child seat belt laws are dependent on a variety of factors. These laws vary depending on location and the age of the child riding in the car. The ages of children are typically divided into four main categories, namely, infants, those between 1 and 3 years, those between 3 and and 8 years old,...