September 2012 archive

Sep 21

Larger Cars Found to Offer More Protection

According to a study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), crash related injuries are more likely to occur in smaller vehicles, even when a small car has received a high safety rating. The conclusion that larger cars offer more protection was determined by looking at …

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Sep 14

Safest Used Cars

Fall is the busiest time of year for new car releases, and with more 2013 models available drivers will begin to see an influx of 2011 and 2012 models hitting used car dealer’s showrooms.  To help customers decide which models will best fit their needs, we’ve compiled a list of those vehicles that stand out …

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Sep 08

Top Family Cars – Consumer Picks

Edmunds has released their latest Consumer Favorites Poll findings, with drivers rating their top choices for “Best Family Vehicle.” At the top again this year, the Ford Explorer received 25% of the vote, out pacing its rivals by a large margin.  Tied for second, the Volvo XC90 and Toyota Highlander each only received 10% of …

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Sep 01

School Bus Safety

While riding a school bus is still the safest transportation for kids to and from school, many injuries still occur due to a lack of care on the part of other drivers.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an average of 139 school transportation-related deaths occur every year with the majority of …

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