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Let’s face it: no matter how good they are, seat belts can’t protect you and your passengers when you’re lying down inside your vehicle. And it doesn’t matter if you’re using Volvo’s three-point seat belt that it invented in 1959. When it comes to the nitty-gritty, seat belts become totally …

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Are Brake-Throttle Override Systems dangerous? It is, according to President Donald Trump’s administration. So much so that it plans to drop the proposed rule requiring automakers to install this technology feature in all its vehicles. According to Autoblog.com, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed that Brake-Throttle Override Systems …

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reported that 9 out of 11 small SUVs fared well in pedestrian-detection tests. The trials used 2018-2019 SUV models, and simulated three common pedestrian crash situations: a person entering the right side of the street, a child suddenly appearing from behind two parked …

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The Senate has passed the final reading that would protect young children and infants from serious injuries and deaths  caused by road accidents and adult negligence. Senate Bill 1971, or  the “Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act” was authored and sponsored by Senator Joseph Victor “JV” Ejecrcito. It got a unanimous …

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You’ve probably heard of 100-, 200-, even 300-point vehicle checks offered by car service centers, which may have you wondering about the necessity of certain inspection items. While those numbers may sound over-the-top (hey, businesses got to find a way to get a leg up the competition, right?) vehicle inspections …

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Ford Everest

Stuck in traffic, your spouse decides to take the “quicker” route home but makes a wrong turn instead. “Now we will never get home!” you shout from the passenger seat. The children, safely buckled in the back seat, start to cry. With so many distractions, you’ve just increased your driver’s …

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ASEAN NCAP Mitsubishi Xpander

The subcompact MPV segment is quickly becoming a competitive one; following the launch of the Honda BR-V in 2016 at the Philippine International Motor Show, it has now been joined by entries from its rival Japanese brands with the Mitsubishi Xpander being launched in March 2018 and the Toyota Rush …

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