We've been hearing about the tragedies, injuries and deaths caused by Takata airbags for a decade. So far, 22 people have died and countless people have been injured in relatively minor accidents that result in these dangerous airbags exploding and sending bullet-like metal projectiles into vehicle compartments. These deadly incidents have prompted automakers and national governments to institute mandatory recalls instructing vehicle owners to bring their cars in for an immediate repair.
Have you ever been driving your car at night and noticed yourself drifting off to sleep? Even at the slightest sign of sleepiness, you should immediately pull off to the side of the road, take a brief nap or drink a cup of coffee. If this isn't enough to resolve your sleep-deprived situation, it's best to save your driving activities for another day rather than to risk your life and the lives of others because you were too tired to stay awake behind the wheel.
With warmer weather and clear skies, it's much more common to see motorcyclists on the roads. Springtime does bring out some unique hazards, though, which could end up causing you trouble while you ride. What can you do to stay safer? Here are a few tips.
American consumers should never assume that the products they purchase are fully safe. Although product safety laws exist to protect consumers – and give them legal recourse in the event they are harmed by defective goods – there are numerous yet-to-be-discovered dangerous products available for purchase right now. Unfortunately, people usually have to get hurt before such products are identified and taken off the market, but that's not what happened in a recent Tesla recall.
If you or someone you know was in a serious car accident, figuring out who was at fault can be tricky business. Texting while driving is very hard to prove, even though everyone knows it probably was the cause of the accident.
The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport have a serious defect relating to their steering wheels. According to the automaker, the steering assembly could potentially break off in your hands while driving, leaving your vehicle completely uncontrollable.
Have you ever stopped to consider the best ways to reduce the threat of pedestrians being hit by vehicles? The answers are obvious, when pedestrians and vehicle drivers are more attentive and follow the law, fewer accidents – and fewer deaths – will occur. The problem is that more pedestrians than ever are dying on America's roads. The year 2016 saw the highest number of pedestrian deaths in over three decades.
Faulty Takata Airbags have resulted in countless auto manufacturers recalling millions of vehicles throughout the world. The problem is that numerous vehicle owners have yet to bring their cars into dealerships to get their defective airbags fixed for free. In some cases – in which passengers and drivers of certain vehicles are at risk of death due to a likely airbag explosion – automakers have issued "Do Not Drive" warnings, advising drivers not to operate the vehicles until they get the recall issue repaired.