Apps to Provide Peace of Mind With a Teenager Behind the Wheel

By J. D. Biersdorfer, Aug. 31, 2017     Q. I have a new teenage driver in the family. What’s the best way to keep tabs on his whereabouts when he is out with the car? Will regular location-tracking phone apps work? A. As long as you and the teenage driver agree to use a […]

The Best Alternatives to Google Maps That Are Worth Trying

Google Maps has become the most popular location-based service app in the past few years, with millions of mobile devices possessing the highly effective app. The reason for its huge success lies in addressing one of the biggest needs that people have, which is navigation. Need to look for the nearest restaurant within your area? […]


1. Someone cutting you off 2. When someone nearly changes lanes into you 3. When you see someone texting and driving 4. When someone doesn’t use their indicator/ signal 5. A pedestrian stepping into the road without looking 6. When someone leaves their high beams on 7. Someone driving too slowly in front of you […]

9 Most Reliable Cars That Rarely Need a Mechanic

If you’re looking for good, reliable cars, you might want to consider the following winners. Tatiana Popova/ShutterstockWhen you’re searching for the most dependable cars, one of the best places to start is with J.D. Power and Associates. For almost 30 years, they have been putting out their U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) and this year […]

The unusual reason Chinese tourists are going to S Korea

By Erin Craig 2 October 2018 It’s always disheartening to get stuck in a queue, but never more so than when there’s a semi-tropical island right outside the door. Jeju is South Korea’s holiday paradise, a volcanic isle 100 miles (160km) off the south-western tip of the peninsula. It is especially popular with Chinese tourists, […]

The Best One-Liners in America Are on the Highway

By Jennifer Levitz Aug. 9, 2018 11:46 a.m. ET Daniel Taylor, a traffic-operations specialist at the Virginia Department of Transportation, was lying in bed at home one night in March, jotting down ideas for highway safety signs. “Which is a little odd,” he says. Inspiration struck. Why not use the “Black Panther” movie to nag […]

Accidents Show Smart Cars Need Wide Vision to Spot Cyclists

Automatic emergency braking that can help cars avoid hitting pedestrians could become standard in many cars in the coming years. But a new study suggests such safety systems will need sensor coverage spanning almost 180 degrees in front of the car to avoid colliding with faster-moving cyclists. Automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems have been offered as an optional upgrade […]

For Black Motorists, a Never-Ending Fear of Being Stopped

 By Michael A. Fletcher Photographs by Wayne Lawrence Black motorists are pulled over by police at rates exceeding those for whites. It’s a flash point in the national debate over race, as many minorities see a troubling message: You don’t belong here. An idyllic afternoon of Little League baseball followed by pizza and Italian […]

You May Be Using Your Child’s Car Seat Incorrectly

Image: iStock When parents rate a child’s car seat, they’re usually thinking about how easy it is to carry, buckle or clean — and whether it has a well-placed cupholder. But experts look at whether it’s being used correctly to keep a child safe, and surprisingly often, it’s not. A 2016 report by the National […]