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TX guardrail manufacturer found guilty of defrauding federal government

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety The ongoing safety fight over a specific type of guardrail end terminals (not necessarily pictured above) has reached its first of perhaps many verdicts. Trinity Industries, makers of the ET-Plus, has been found guilty of defrauding the federal government under the False Claims Act. Specifically, the company was accused of making [...]

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Orfos Flares

These ultrabright, rechargeable LED bike lights aim to dramatically improve visibility of bike riders at night or in inclimate weather. The waterproof lights provide full 360° illumination, and attach using strong neodymium magnets. Link Price: $119++ Continue Reading from the Source

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HelSTAR Helmet Safety Lights

A brake and turn signal light that sticks on the back of motorcycle helmets. It will come with a wireless transmitter that you’ll attach to your bike, allowing it to turn on or off in sync with the bike’s own lights. Hat Tip Link Price: $100++ Continue Reading from the Source

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Toyota, Lexus expanding Takata airbag recall, re-notifying customers

Filed under: Recalls, Safety, Lexus, Toyota Toyota is re-notifying owners and expanding its Takata airbag inflator recall for some regions. The renewed campaign covers 247,000 examples of the Toyota Corolla, Matrix, Sequoia, Tundra and Lexus SC430 that are located in southern Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the US Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan [...]

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Suzuki recalling 23k GSX-R750 and GSX-R1000 bikes to replace chain adjuster

Filed under: Performance, Recalls, Safety, Suzuki, Motorcycle Suzuki is known for having a pair of very capable sportbikes in its GSX-R750 and GSXR-1000, but now the Japanese company is recalling 23,073 of them in the US to replace the chain adjuster. Specifically, the campaign affects 2011-2014 model year versions of the 750 and the 2009-2014 [...]

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Naked breasts billboards cause 517 accidents in one day

Filed under: Etc., Marketing/Advertising, Safety, Videos The larger-than-life ads were plastered on no fewer than 30 trucks spread across Moscow’s roads. A sexy mobile advertisement featuring a woman’s breasts is being blamed for causing over 500 car crashes in one day. The larger-than-life inadvertent distracted driving ads were plastered on no fewer than 30 trucks [...]

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VW recalls 1.1M Jetta, Beetle models in US, China over suspension fears

Filed under: Convertible, Sedan, China, Recalls, Safety, Hatchback, Volkswagen Volkswagen is recalling about 1.1 million vehicles in China and North America in a newly announced campaign affecting the rear suspensions on some models. For the US, the action covers about 442,265 vehicles, including 400,602 examples of its 2011-2013 Jetta and 41,663 units of the 2012-2013 [...]

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GM’s embattled top lawyer Millikin to retire

Filed under: Government/Legal, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Safety, GM General Motors‘ top lawyer, Michael Millikin, will retire in early 2015, the Detroit automaker announced Friday. Calling the move a voluntary decision, Millikin, 66, will stay on until a replacement is found. Millikin, whose career at GM has spanned nearly 37 years, has served in a number of roles [...]

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Honda accused of not reporting all airbag problems

Filed under: Government/Legal, Recalls, Safety, Honda The Takata airbag recall that has afflicted a number of automakers may have just taken a very bad turn for Honda, which has already recalled over one million vehicles. Clarence Ditlow and the Center for Auto Safety have accused the Japanese manufacturer of failing to report two “injury-and-death” incidents. [...]

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Virginia concerned over safety of its guardrails

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety, Technology The highways in Virginia may look a lot different in in the coming weeks depending on the results of safety tests on guardrails there. The Commonwealth is demanding new crash evaluations on the end terminals of the ET-Plus guardrails (not necessarily pictured above) supplied by Trinity Industries, by October 24, [...]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalls nearly 750k vehicles in two campaigns

Filed under: Coupe, Sedan, SUV, Recalls, Safety, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling a total of 747,817 vehicles in the US in two separate campaigns recently added to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration database. The first one covers about 434,581 units of the Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Challenger, Durango, and Jeep Grand [...]

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Anonabox

A compact plug-and-play router that makes it dead simple to secure the Internet connection of all your gadgets through Tor, a network that helps conceal your identity, online activity and overall privacy on the Web. Link Price: $51++ Continue Reading from the Source

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