Vehicle Safety Recall Awareness Week March 2-6, 2020

NHTSA manages vehicle safety recalls, sets vehicle safety standards, and requires automakers to recall vehicles that have safety defects or do not meet those standards. If your car has a recall, get it fixed – it could save a life. Also, check your car for recalls at least twice a year, and sign up to […]


Each year, the Thanksgiving holiday results in millions of travelers on the road, en route to and from their holiday destination. With your help, NHTSA wants to ensure drivers and their passengers are safe during this special time of year.   During the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in 2017, there were 365 passenger vehicle occupants killed […]

Less Daylight = More Danger for Pedestrians

Daylight Saving Time Ends November 3rd We set our clocks back one hour on November 3rd. As the sun rises later and sets earlier, darkness and glare can impair a driver’s vision. Pedestrians are especially vulnerable during this time. Pedestrians need to: Be visible. Wear bright or reflective clothing. Carry a flashlight. Be predictable. Always […]

Cops Draw Blood to Catch Impaired Drivers

A police officer conducts a field sobriety test on a driver suspected of driving while impaired by marijuana in Fullerton, California. Police in some states are doing their own blood draws and using electronic warrants in traffic stops involving drivers they suspect of impairment. It was about 6:30 on a Friday night in January when […]

Daylight Savings Time

Spring is on its way, which means shorter nights, longer days, and, sadly, one lost hour of sleep. While many people groan at the thought of Daylight Saving Time, it’s a great opportunity to complete a few quick essential safety checks around the house, and still have time to squeeze in an afternoon nap. Along […]

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, […]