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Americans show lukewarm support for red-light cameras

Filed under: Safety, Police/Emergency A new survey shows Americans support police using red-light cameras in traffic enforcement. They’re not as enthusiastic about speed-camera use. Continue reading Americans show lukewarm support for red-light cameras Americans show lukewarm support for red-light cameras originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms [...]

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Toyota, Lexus will offer low-cost automated braking system

Filed under: 2015 New York Auto Show, Lexus, Toyota, Safety, Technology, Crossover, Sedan, Budget, Hybrid, Luxury Toyota unveils its Toyota Safety System and Lexus Safety System+, both centered around autonomous-braking capability, aimed at bringing advanced driver safety and convenience features way down in price. Continue reading Toyota, Lexus will offer low-cost automated braking system Toyota, [...]

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Police Departments Offer “Safe Lots” For Craigslist Transactions 

You can find some great deals on bargain automobiles on Craigslist. However, recent stories about buyers and sellers being robbed or even killed illustrates the risk you take when dealing with an online stranger. Some police departments are responding by allocating a portion of their parking lot to ensure a safe sale. Read more… Continue [...]

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Redflex CEO resigns as market for traffic cameras weakens

Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Safety After less than two years on the job, the chief executive officer of a leading traffic-enforcement equipment manufacturer is resigning amidst a time of financial turmoil. Continue reading Redflex CEO resigns as market for traffic cameras weakens Redflex CEO resigns as market for traffic cameras weakens originally appeared on Autoblog on [...]

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Ford announces recall of 220,000 units in three different actions

Filed under: Ownership, Recalls, Ford, Maintenance, Safety, Crossover, Truck, Commercial Vehicles, Diesel, Police/Emergency Ford is recalling three different vehicle lines built between model years 2011 and 2015, including a number of service and specialty commercial vehicles. Continue reading Ford announces recall of 220,000 units in three different actions Ford announces recall of 220,000 units in [...]

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Distractions responsible for nearly 6 in 10 teen-driving car accidents

Filed under: Safety Distracted driving is a far more significant cause of teen-driving accidents than previously realized, according to new research. Continue reading Distractions responsible for nearly 6 in 10 teen-driving car accidents Distractions responsible for nearly 6 in 10 teen-driving car accidents originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:02:00 EST. Please [...]

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GM ignition switch death toll continues to rise

Filed under: Government/Legal, GM, Safety, United States In the latest tally released by the General Motors Ignition Compensation Claims Resolution Facility, the number of cases offered compensation for fatalities has risen to 74 people. There have also been 126 injuries linked to the automaker’s faulty part. Continue reading GM ignition switch death toll continues to [...]

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NHTSA opens investigation into Nissan’s handling of airbag recall

Filed under: Recalls, Infiniti, Nissan, Maintenance, Safety, United States, Sedan The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is opening an investigation into a Nissan recall to fix a faulty airbag sensor. The recall covered more than one million vehicles, but the agency continues to receive complaints from drivers who have had their cars repaired. Continue reading [...]

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Japan replacing Takata airbag parts faster than US

Filed under: Recalls, Safety, Japan, United States Automotive News reveals that the Takata recall in Japan is nearly 70-percent complete, while in the US not even 12 percent of drivers have fixed their cars. Continue reading Japan replacing Takata airbag parts faster than US Japan replacing Takata airbag parts faster than US originally appeared on [...]

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DOT announces $10M fine for Graco car seat recall

Filed under: Earnings/Financials, Government/Legal, Safety, United States The Department of Transportation is fining Graco $10 million for delaying its recall of 6.1 million car seats last year. The safety campaign began because latches on some of the company’s products could be very difficult to unfasten, which could put children in danger. Continue reading DOT announces [...]

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Chinese TV report leads to JLR recall of 36k Range Rover Evoque models

Filed under: Recalls, Land Rover, Safety, China, SUV, Luxury China Central Television’s recent investigations in several automakers have led to Jaguar Land Rover recalling 36,451 Evoques there to fix their gearboxes with a software update. The company is also extending the warranty on the part for affected owners. Continue reading Chinese TV report leads to [...]

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NHTSA Administrator Rosekind vows to combat drowsy driving

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety Drowsy driving may finally be getting the attention it deserves, as NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind plans on cracking down on the dangerous behavior. Continue reading NHTSA Administrator Rosekind vows to combat drowsy driving NHTSA Administrator Rosekind vows to combat drowsy driving originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:31:00 [...]

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