May 21, 2013 — New, young drivers are much more likely to have an accident if they're short on sleep, researchers say. And teenage drivers are far more impaired than adults when facing an equivalent lack of sleep.
Feb 12, 2013 — After The New York Times published a scathing review of Tesla's Model S electric car, the automaker's CEO took to Twitter to slam the reporter. Disputed facts aside, the timing of the spat could hurt Tesla, which is under pressure to improve its financial performance.
Oct 8, 2012 — Most elderly drivers give up the keys only when their child or grandchild intervenes. Social workers say it's important for family members to be aware and look for changes in their parents' driving behavior.
Jul 31, 2012 — The prefrontal cortex, the brain's executive control center, develops more slowly than the limbic system, which controls arousal and reward. The mismatch makes it harder for teens to maintain concentration behind the wheel.
Mar 23, 2012 — They're changing some of the rules about yielding at intersections, and despite a public awareness campaign there's concern that when the switch is made on Sunday many drivers will be confused.
Jan 6, 2012 — The U.S. average price for a gallon of gas was a record $3.513 in 2011. Stronger demand, tensions with Iran and other factors are expected to push the average up further in 2012.
Dec 13, 2011 — The National Transportation Safety Board, today recommended that states "ban the nonemergency use" of cellphones and other portable electronic devices while driving. Many still do it. Do you?
Oct 20, 2011 — Teen drivers have fewer accidents as they gain experience. But that doesn't mean they are cutting down on dangerous habits like taking sharp turns and braking quickly, research shows.
Sep 14, 2011 — Tougher licensing laws may explain the findings of a study that analyzed more than 130,000 fatal teen crashes over 22 years. Experts note that teens who wait until they are 18 can get their license without jumping through as many hoops — or facing as many restrictions.
May 26, 2011 — Washington, D.C. took dead last — 51st place — in an insurance company's report of drivers' fitness for the road. It looked at every state, and the one District, and ranked them by score and percentage passed.