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Kia Motors America recalls over 70,000 Kia Sportage vehicles because Wire Harness may Corrode and Short Circuit

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2008-2009 Kia Sportage vehicles manufactured August 9th, 2007, to May 13th, 2009.

The wire harness cover on the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU) may be improperly sealed allowing water to get onto the HECU circuit board. If the water is contaminated with salt, such as could occur from melted snow, the wire harness connector pins may corrode and the circuit board may short circuit.

2008 Kia Sportage is one of the models being recalled by Kia Motors America.

2008 Kia Sportage is one of the models being recalled by Kia Motors America.

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Halloween Enforcement and Safety Tips from Tennessee Highway Patrol and Tennessee Highway Safety Office

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) and Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) are partnering together for a safe Halloween. The THP will plan for increased visibility and enforcement efforts on Halloween to ensure a safe and happy holiday for all Tennesseans.

There were four people killed on Halloween night per the Tennessee’s Integrated Traffic Analysis Network (TITAN) during the 2013-2015 time periods. Two of the four fatal crashes involved drunk drivers.

“There is typically a dramatic increase in pedestrian traffic on Halloween. It is important for us to remind motorists to slow down and watch for children on all roadways. This is a time of good family fun. However, children, parents and motorists must remember that safety comes first,” Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner David Purkey said.

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam To Call Special Session To Prevent Loss of $60 Million in Federal Highway Funds

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has announced he will call an “extraordinary session” of the 109th General Assembly to consider legislation preventing the loss of $60 million in federal highway funds after the U.S. Department of Transportation deemed the state out of compliance with a federal “zero tolerance” drunk driving statute.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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AAA says Hit the Breaks, Not All Self-Braking Cars are Designed to Stop

 

AAAKnoxville, TN – Advances in automatic emergency braking technology provides motorists with a false sense of security.

New test results from AAA reveal that automatic emergency braking systems – the safety technology that will soon be standard equipment on 99 percent of vehicles, are not created equal. Automatic emergency braking systems are designed to help drivers avoid rear-end and vehicles versus pedestrian collisions. AAA urges motorists to educate themselves on the limitations of these systems.

AAA tests reveal Automatic Emergency Braking Systems Vary Significantly

AAA tests reveal Automatic Emergency Braking Systems Vary Significantly

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Clarksville Police Department Increases DUI Enforcement During Statewide Initiative

 

“Booze It & Lose It” Sweeps Tennessee to Prevent Alcohol-Related Crashes

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to increase DUI enforcement across Tennessee from August 19th to Labor Day as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s nationwide mobilization against drunk driving.

In 2015, Tennessee lost 239 lives to alcohol-related traffic crashes, according to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s TITAN Division. Thus far in 2016, Tennessee has experienced 118 alcohol-related fatalities.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol asks everyone to practice Back To School Safety

 

The Tennessee Highway PatrolNashville, TN – Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott is reminding motorists to exercise an abundance of caution in neighborhoods and around school zones during the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. State Troopers will target speeders, distracted drivers and those who disregard stopped school buses that are loading and unloading children.

State Troopers issued 5,247 citations in school zones during the 2012-2013 school year. That’s up from 3,856 citations issued in 2011-12. Last year’s citations included 759 speeding violations and two citations for passing a stopped school bus.

School Kids getting on a bus.

School Kids getting on a bus.

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Tennessee Consumer Alert: Public Urged to Help Find Unrepaired High-Risk Vehicles

 

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s Division of Consumer Affairs joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in urgently calling on the news media and the public to assist in finding and repairing certain high-risk vehicles with unrepaired air bag inflators before they cause further injuries or fatalities.

The 2002 Honda Accord is one of the vehicles needing air bag inflator repair.

The 2002 Honda Accord is one of the vehicles needing air bag inflator repair.

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AAA reveals Top Driving Distractions for Teens as “100 Deadliest Days” Begin

 

Research from AAA Foundation Finds 60% of Teen Crashes Involve Distraction

AAAKnoxville, TN – Over the past five years, more than 5,000 people have been killed in crashes involving teen drivers during the “100 Deadliest Days,” the period starting at Memorial Day when teen crash deaths historically climb.

As the summer driving season begins, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is releasing a follow-up study confirming that nearly 60 percent of teen crashes involve distractions behind the wheel.

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AAA reports 1 in 5 Motorists do not wear a Seat Belt

 

AAA Foundation for Traffic SafetyKnoxville, TN – In 2014, 21,022 motor vehicle passengers lost their lives. Tragically some of these deaths could have been prevented if the passenger had been wearing a seat belt. Seat belts save lives.

Yet, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety research found  nearly 1 in 5 drivers (17.8%) report having driven without wearing their seat belt in the past 30 days; nearly one-fifth (15.2%) report doing this more than once, and more than 1 in 20 (5.6%) report driving without a seat belt fairly often or regularly.

Rear seated passengers are three times more likely to die in a crash

Rear seated passengers are three times more likely to die in a crash

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AAA Reminds Motorists to Slow Down and Move Over, It’s the Law

 

Save Lives During National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

AAAKnoxville, TN – April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. AAA – The Auto Club Group are reminding motorists to Slow Down, Move Over.

The law requires motorists to give adequate space to law enforcement, tow truck drivers, utility service vehicles and other first responders that are stopped on the side of the road.

Move over for law enforcement, service vehicles, and other first responders that are stopped on the side of the road.

Move over for law enforcement, service vehicles, and other first responders that are stopped on the side of the road.

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