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How to Monitor and Limit Your Kids’ Screen Time

Reviews Report Too much screen time for kids can have negative effects, such as trouble sleeping. Using screen-time-limiting apps on kids’ devices can reduce kids’ screen time. Leading by example can encourage kids to be more active instead of spending time in front of screens. In a recent study, we found that out of nearly ...

Will Self-Driving Cars Lower Your Auto Insurance Premiums?

Reviews Report Great progress in the development of self-driving vehicles has been made but it will be some time before they dominate highways. It will take some time for legal courts and regulators to develop data that determines how insurance rates will change with self-driving cars. Self-driving cars are still vulnerable to cyber-security attacks. The ...

Does Motorcycle Insurance Cover Theft?

Reviews Report Only comprehensive motorcycle insurance covers motorcycle theft. Over 40,000 motorcycles were reported stolen in 2019. Anti-theft devices are critical for preventing theft. According to the National Insurance Claims Bureau, motorcycle thefts have been on a decline, with a 12% decrease between 2016 and 2019. However, this does not change the fact that motorcycles ...

STUDY: Majority of Commuters Say They Will Only Feel Safe in Single-Occupancy Vehicles for the Next 10 Years

While single-occupancy vehicles have always been a popular choice for many commuters, never has it been more apparent than after 2020. Standing on a busy street and watching empty buses pass by makes it clear how uncomfortable with mass transit many people are these days. In order to get a sense of how people will ...

STUDY: Majority of U.S. Parents Feel Guilty About Kids’ Screen Time

Parents are often guilt-ridden creatures. We fret about what our kids are eating, who they’re hanging out with, how much time we spend with them, and these days: how much screen time is too much? Like most parenting questions, the answer isn’t simple. Scientists and psychologists are only recently beginning to understand the effects of ...

STUDY: Almost 40% of U.S. Consumers Trust Online Reviews Less Than They Did Five Years Ago

There is no doubt that a product or service with hundreds or thousands of five-star reviews will sell better than one with fewer total reviews or a lower star average. But one notable trend in recent years has been the consumer’s deteriorating trust in these reviews. There have been countless reports about how reviews can ...

STUDY: Only 36% of Drivers Get the Check Engine Light Inspected Within the First Week of it Turning On

For the average driver, the check engine light might be one of life’s greatest mysteries. It could be something simple, like the gas cap needing to be tightened or an oxygen sensor needing to be cleaned. Or it could be something far more critical, especially if the light is flashing, like transmission or engine failure. ...

1 in 10 Drivers Admits to Routinely Cheating in the Carpool Lane

There is nothing more frustrating while sitting in traffic than looking over into the carpool lane and seeing a single occupant vehicle zoom past like they know the law won’t be enforced. And while most people play by the rules as made obvious by the number of cars sitting in stop-and-go traffic most rush hours, ...

STUDY: With Each Decade That Passes, Fewer People Report Knowing How to Drive Stick Shifts

With news in 2019 that more electric cars had sold than those with manual transmissions, and growing calls on social media to #SaveTheManuals, the Reviews.com automobile research team thought it would be interesting to take a look at trend lines for how many people know how to drive a stick. The research team took a ...

STUDY: 1 in 4 People Report Routinely Using a Cell Phone While Driving

In order to get a sense for how many people regularly use their cell phones while they drive, the Reviews.com research team conducted a survey of 1,115 US residents who are also frequent drivers....

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