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You are getting very sleepy: the dangers of drowsy driving

If an extended rest isn't an option, a 20-minute nap can help prevent drowsy driving. It’s late at night, and the car ahead of you is driving erratically, swerving in and out of its lane, even running over rumble...

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If you really want to know about a car, find its Vehicle Identification Number

Every car manufactured since 1981 has a 17-character Vehicle Identification Number. It has been described as a car’s fingerprint or DNA. It is a Vehicle Identification Number, or VIN, and every car or truck made since...

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Running out of gas could be bad for your car, safety and pocketbook

It's a humbling, maybe even humiliating experience when your car runs out of gas. Having to walk to a gas station, trusting there's a gas can that you can borrow, ought to be lesson enough not to let it happen again....

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Don’t get distracted by the drive toward autonomous vehicles

In the movie "Anchorman 2," four members of the KVWN-TV Channel 4 news team are riding in the back of an RV, reminiscing about times spent together. "Hey, Ron, who's driving?" asks reporter Brian Fantana. "Oh, it's OK,...

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Best used cars for teen drivers: IIHS survey

Among "4 ways to save money when insuring young drivers" we identified in a previous blog post, at No. 3 we said don't buy them a new car. In fact, according to a survey by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety,...

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Get your family ready in the event of an emergency evacuation

Hurricane Matthew left a trail of devastation in its wake, claiming more than 1,000 lives in Haiti and at least 33 in the United States. The Category 5 storm also caused billions of dollars in property damage. Florida...

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Picture this: a safer, more respectful way to take selfies

In Greek mythology, Narcissus saw his reflection in a pool of water and fell in love with it. He was so taken with his own face that he stared at it until he died. In modern-day reality, a love of selfies is sometimes...

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Go to the head of the class by following these school bus safety tips

The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round. Each year, school buses travel more than 400 million miles in Pennsylvania and 10 billion miles across the United States. Nationally, school buses keep an...

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Distracted driving is dangerous to driver, passenger and bystander - all of the time

No doubt you've passed another driver who appeared to be focused more on his smart phone than on the road ahead. Then again, maybe you've done the same thing. It is what's known as distracted driving, which comprises...

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Car safety seats: They are required by law and highly effective if used properly

We haul everything in our cars, from groceries and dry-cleaning to sports equipment and home-improvement products. But there's no more precious cargo than the people we move, especially our children. And yet as a...

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