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, […]

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 […]