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    Featured: Cellphone bans don't reduce accidents, research finds
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    "It was pretty clear to us that there was no compelling evidence of a decrease in accidents" – Daniel Kaffine Common sense says that talking on a cellphone while driving is not a particularly safe thing to do. But recent studies have found banning cellphone use while behind the wheel is ...

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    Opinion: An open letter to every teen getting a driver's licence
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    My son Reid (pictured on the left, at right) would have turned 25 this month. I say would because he died, the driver in a one-car crash, at age 17, just 11 months after getting his driver's licence. My son's death devastated our family and our community. After seven years, we don't cry as much ...

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    Featured: Meet the 10 best and worst cars for driving visibility
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    Visibility is one of the main factors of safe driving. It may seem obvious, however there are car manufacturers that might put driving visibility on the lower end of their priority list when it comes to designing the appearance of a car. For example, a Nissan 370Z is not going to have the same ...

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    Study: Teens don't do this one simple thing that could save their lives
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    Hindsight being what it is, I now realize that I was a certifiable moron as a teenager. I thought I was far smarter and slicker than I actually was, and I took part in a spectacular array of things that, when viewed through the wiser eyes of someone pushing 30, were the height of stupidity. I'm ...

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    Video: Hyundai Genesis says in the future, even car stunts will be autonomous
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    We talk a lot about new technologies in the auto industry. Things that will make you more comfortable or faster or more fuel efficient are, generally, easy for us to explain. Things that make us safer, though, are often a bit tougher to get a bead on. We can report on how it's supposed to ...

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    Video: Watch ads combating marijuana DUI problem in legalized states
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    Consider our buzz harshed. Legal pot use in the US-States of Washington and Colorado has had a number of benefits – the Highest State has seen a 2.5-per cent drop in violent crime and a big bump in tax revenues (US$10 million during the first third of 2014). Washington, meanwhile, is ...

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    Report: Study reveals 25% of recalled cars never get fixed
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    Humans are natural-born procrastinators. We put off things we know we need to do, whether that be starting a diet or workout program, calling our parents, making plans with friends and, yes, getting our cars serviced. Considering this easy ability to put off to tomorrow what we can do today, ...

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    Video: Do family stickers on your car put you at risk? [w/poll]
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    Stick figure family window decals have become the modern Baby on Board sign or "My Child is an Honour Student at..." sticker. They show off a family's pride in itself, even if the rest of the people on the road couldn't care less. However, a report from KTVX ABC 4 News claims that these ornaments ...

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    Report: Is Detroit becoming 'Carjack City'? [w/video]
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    You know things are getting ridiculous with Detroit when Dan Gilbert, owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers (!), is talking you-know-what about the Detroit Pistons. Now a story from the Associated Press piles on, declaring Detroiters "under siege in 'Carjack City.'" The nickname doesn't refer to the ...

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    Report: NHTSA chief says it's 'likely' more than 13 died due to GM ignition switch
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    One of the major points of contention in the GM ignition switch debacle has centred around just how many people were killed due to the problem. GM claimed, and continues to claim, that 13 people have been killed. Safety advocates and lawyers, though, are arguing that the final total will likely ...

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