Topic: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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Tampa, FL – St. Patrick’s Day has ended in tragedy for many Americans over the past few years. Between 2009 and 2013, 276 lives were lost on this holiday due to drunk-driving crashes according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
“We are asking all motorists to plan ahead this St. Patrick’s Day if they are going to be away from home and drinking,” said Gerry Gutowski, senior vice president, Automotive Services, The Auto Club Group. “That means having a Designated Driver, staying where you are celebrating, or arranging for another form of sober transportation.”
Ford Motor Company recalls over 190,000 Taurus and Lincoln MKS vehicles because door handle may unlatch
Washington, D.C. – Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 Ford Taurus vehicles manufactured December 1st, 2009, to July 31st, 2010, and 2011-2013 Lincoln MKS vehicles manufactured June 1st, 2011, to October 31st, 2011.
In the affected vehicles, the interior door handle return spring may unseat, resulting in interior door handle that does not return to the fully stowed position after actuation.
Chrysler to recall over 160,000 2014-15 Jeep Cherokees due to possible unintended air bag deployment
Washington, D.C. – Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee vehicles manufactured January 1st, 2013, to November 19th, 2014.
The affected vehicles may experience unintended side curtain and seat air bag deployment during vehicle operation.
Washington, D.C. – Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2008-2013 Nissan Rogue vehicles manufactured March 7th, 2007, to November 26th, 2013, and 2014 Nissan Rogue Select vehicles manufactured September 23rd, 2013, to July 2nd, 2014.
The affected vehicles may experience an electrical short in the harness connector due to a mixture of snow/water and salt seeping through the carpet on the driver side floor near the harness connector.
Chrysler recalling over 250,000 model year 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 trucks because rear axle pinion can loosen
Washington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 trucks manufactured January 28th, 2004, to August 3rd, 2005.
In the affected vehicles, the rear axle pinion nut may loosen due to an undersized spline on the pinion gear.
Mazda recalls 330,000 Mazda 6, Mazdaspeed 6, RX-8 models because driver air bag inflator may rupture
Washington, D.C. – Mazda North America Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2004-2008 Mazda6, 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6, and 2004-2008 RX-8 vehicles.
Upon deployment of the driver side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
Tampa, FL – According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), on Halloween night in 2012, almost half (48%) of all crash fatalities involved an impaired driver.
AAA and Bud Light want motorists to plan ahead this year if they will be out drinking. This means choosing a designated driver, staying where you are celebrating, using a cab or finding another form of sober transportation.
National Campaign Taking Place October 19th-25th
Nashville, TN – The Governor’s Highway Safety Office is teaming up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration October 19th- 25th to spread awareness about teen driver safety.
Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of 14 -18 year olds in the United States. In 2013, 39,140 crashes in Tennessee involved a driver age 20 or younger. Those crashes accounted for over thirteen percent of total crashes throughout the state. While this is a decline from 2012, it is still more than one hundred crashes each day. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recognizes Child Passenger Safety Week as September 14th-20th, 2014.
According to the CDC, car seat use reduces the risk for death to infants (aged <1 year) by 71%, and to toddlers (aged 1–4 years) by 54% in passenger vehicles. Further, misuse rates for child restraints nationally are as high as 85%.
Most Child Pedestrian Fatalities Occur during After-School Hours
Tampa, FL - Over 55 million children across the United States are heading back to school. With 13 percent of those school children typically walking or biking to school, AAA warns drivers to be especially vigilant for pedestrians and bicyclists during, before, and after school hours.
The afternoon hours are particularly dangerous for walking children.
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