To reduce distractions, bring back knobs

U.S. traffic deaths rose again in 2016 to an estimated 40,200, the highest number in a decade, according to figures compiled by the National Safety Council.

 

Automakers urge new EPA chief to withdraw Obama CO2 rules

A trade association representing GM, Toyota, Volkswagen and nine other automakers on Tuesday asked new EPA's new chief to withdraw an Obama administration decision to lock in vehicle emission rules through 2025.

3-point belts protect middle seat riders, study finds

Three-point seat belts are effective at reducing fatalities for center rear seat passengers in cars and light trucks, a study shows. The benefit is more dramatic in passenger cars than in light trucks or SUVs.

Texting and driving bans and fines worldwide

Most U.S. states ban texting and driving, and about a third ban the use of any handheld device while driving. Similar bans exist worldwide, but

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