Safety

Picture taken on February 15, 2012 shows an employee of German luxury car maker Audi working on an Audi A4 car on the assembly line at the Audi plant in Neckarsulm, southwestern Germany. Audi is re-calling 850,000 A4s worldwide due to problems with the airbags is was learned on October 23, 2014. (THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP/Getty Images)

Safest Cars Ever? Not A Single Driver Died In These 9 Vehicle Models

Vehicles have never been this safe, so safe in fact that 9 types of vehicles including some SUVs had zero driver deaths during the years studied.

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Recent Bomb Threats To Airlines Via Twitter Prompts Federal Investigation

If you saw a Twitter conversation-turned-threat between your airline and a user with ISIS referenced in their name hours before your flight, would you reconsider your travel plans?

01/26/2015

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An Easy Trick To Prevent Burglars From Manually Opening Your Garage Door

Police in Livermore have some unusual advice. If you have an automatic garage door, grab a zip tie.

01/02/2015

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New Year’s Mass Transit Guide

If you choose to get hammered on New Year’s Eve, rest assured you can get home safely for free via bus, train or light rail…

12/29/2014

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Uber Hit With Class-Action Lawsuit Over $1 ‘Safe Rides Fee’

The lawsuit alleges that Uber misrepresents its $1 “Safe Rides Fee” to customers, as well as the nature of its background checks and safety measures taken on behalf of riders.

12/26/2014

Google's new fully-functional self-driving prototype, revealed Monday. (Google)

Google Unwraps First Fully-Functional Driverless Car Expected To Hit NorCal Streets In 2015

Google unveiled the first real build of the company’s self-driving prototype Monday.

12/23/2014

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Uber Pledges To Improve Driver Screenings In 2015 After Growing Safety Concerns

Taxi alternative Uber is responding to public concerns that its drivers are not adequately screened for past criminal convictions by promising to focus on rider safety.

12/17/2014

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Sidecar Will Let You Request A Woman Driver If It Makes You Feel Safer

Ridesharing app Sidecar is now letting riders choose the sex of their driver as part of a new safety campaign intended to protect women passengers.

12/17/2014

Gun Buyback

3 Largest Bay Area Cities To Hold Gun Buyback Drives During Sandy Hook 2-Year Anniversary

San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland will hold gun buyback programs this weekend on the two-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.

12/12/2014

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San Jose To Ban Bicycling On Sidewalks On Some Downtown Streets

Residents in the downtown area have said many bicyclists make walking on sidewalks dangerous, while bike riders have argues streets are not properly marked and too narrow to bike on.

12/03/2014

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