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What are your proven ways to stay safe on the roads these days?

How do you stay safe while barrelling down the highway in a tin can? [more inside]
posted by rippersid on Jul 1, 2014 - 41 answers

Force Required To Deploy Airbags: Mercedes

Force Required To Deploy Airbags: Mercedes -- Don't know if any of you have since this video making it's way around the net. I'm sure people here know the technical specifications involved. Would this even be possible? Would imagine the woman would need a bag full of bricks haha
posted by Nicholas Geary on Jan 27, 2014 - 10 answers

Taking action about a dangerous road/intersection

Near where I live in Boston, there is a dangerous road, and a particularly dangerous intersection. I'd like to take action to have someone take steps to remediate it. Can you recommend specific resources and data to use to make the most compelling call to action? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Sep 27, 2013 - 9 answers

Do we have to drive a tank?

Since car safety ratings are based on equal sized cars, how can I maximize safety while minimizing size? [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea on Nov 11, 2012 - 13 answers

What does "passing on the right" actually mean?

What does "passing on the right" actually mean? [more inside]
posted by eotvos on Jun 24, 2012 - 47 answers

Econobox of Doom

Help me persuade a concerned relative that a minicar is not a death trap. [more inside]
posted by Andrhia on Feb 15, 2012 - 41 answers

How to keep my kitten safe from the world and the world safe from my kitten?

Another kitty question. My kitten will shortly have been with me for two weeks, and I plan to start letting her go outside. At first it will be supervised sessions only, but I want to eventually put in a cat flap and let her outdoors during the day time whenever she wants. What can I do to keep her as safe as possible? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on May 9, 2011 - 27 answers

Should I turn off the SRS light on the instrument panel on my 2003 Honda?

The SRS light on my 2003 Honda Civic comes on when the ignition is turned on and remains on while the car is being driven. I googled this and understand that Hondas as well as other cars have this problem. I can take it to a mechanic to have it diagnosed and repaired. Or I can turn it off myself which I'm tempted to do since it appears that Honda has a faulty system that has nothing to do with the airbag --just the light. But there is a small part of me that wonders and is concerned if something could be wrong with the airbag. Does anyone have experience with this?
posted by Tziv on Oct 28, 2010 - 11 answers

What's the best truck for my baby seat?

Tell me about your good experiences with a pickup truck and a LATCH car seat. [more inside]
posted by willpie on May 21, 2010 - 5 answers

Used car safety information?

I didn't find this thread helpful. Does anyone have new information related to obtaining car safety information for older cars? I am considering purchasing a 1989 Subaru Loyale, a car I owned prior to having children and loved. I currently drive a newer 1998 Honda Civic, but I really miss my old Loyale. I don't want to move back in time if it will jeopardize the safety of my children.
posted by jeffmac on Jun 1, 2009 - 11 answers

Can I make a classic car (slightly) safer?

Can one install a shoulder harness on a '65 hardtop Futura with minimal fuss? [more inside]
posted by missmobtown on Apr 3, 2008 - 6 answers

Help a hick drive out of the sticks.

What are your best tips and techniques for driving in a big city? [more inside]
posted by barchan on Aug 27, 2007 - 52 answers

Help me find old car safety ratings?

Seeking safety data for old used cars. [more inside]
posted by phoenixy on May 28, 2007 - 6 answers

The Tour De Chance

BikeFilter: I live in a small but bustling city outside of a much larger one. For minor errands, I prefer biking over driving (when possible). So why do I have to bike on the road instead of on the sidewalk (it's a ticketable offense here)? [more inside]
posted by Sinner on Jul 11, 2005 - 92 answers

Click It or Ticket

Do seat belts save lives? [more inside]
posted by NotMyselfRightNow on Jun 5, 2005 - 34 answers

What are your best habits and techniques for safe, defensive driving?

What are your best habits and techniques for safe, defensive driving? [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish on Nov 1, 2004 - 48 answers

Automated seat belts

Remember in the late 80s/early 90s when every car in the US (mostly imports, IIRC) had a motorized seat belt for the front seats? Why did that feature go away? Was it due to them breaking down? Being unsafe in accidents? Being annoying in general? I never really heard why they went away, I just sort of noticed they don't exist anymore.
posted by mathowie on May 19, 2004 - 22 answers

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