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AAA says 3 out of 4 Car Seats are Installed Incorrectly

 

AAATampa, FL – The Auto Club Group joins organizations nationwide to encourage parents and caregivers to make sure their children are riding in a safe seat.

“Three out of four car seats today are installed incorrectly,” said Michele Harris, director of traffic safety culture, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Too often, we see kids who are in a car seat that’s installed incorrectly or not using an age-appropriate booster seat. It’s a timely reminder to be sure children are safe and secure in the right seat for them.”

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Clarksville Police Department participates in Child Passenger Safety Week

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, 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%.

Clarksville Police Department participates in Child Passenger Safety Week

Clarksville Police Department participates in Child Passenger Safety Week

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AAA says more Crashes and Convictions for Teens that Skip Driver’s Ed

 

AAA Foundation research reveals opportunities to produce smarter, safer drivers

AAATampa, FL – Although vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for teens, fewer new drivers are participating in what used to be considered a rite of passage – driver education.

State funding and requirements for these programs have declined over recent decades, leaving uneducated teen drivers vulnerable on America’s roads.

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AAA says celebrate Labor Day Weekend Safely by choosing a Designated Driver

 

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AAATampa, FL – According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), someone is killed in a drunk driving crash every 51 minutes on average during the year. Over the Labor Day weekend, that statistic jumps to one drunk driving fatality every 34 minutes.

AAA and Bud Light want you to plan ahead for a safer holiday weekend.

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AAA gives Tips to help you avoid Back-To-School Tragedy

 

Most Child Pedestrian Fatalities Occur during After-School Hours

AAATampa, 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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General Motors recalls over 180,00 vehicles because Driver’s Master Power Window Switch may Short causing a Fire Hazard

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2005-2007 SAAB 9-7x; 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL; and 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier and Isuzu Ascender vehicles.

Fluid may enter the driver’s door master power window switch module, causing corrosion that could result in a short in the circuit board.

2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer is one of the models being recalled.

2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer is one of the models being recalled.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol encourages Back to School Safety

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is urging motorists to utilize extra caution in school zones, around school buses and in neighborhoods during the 2014-15 school year.

State Troopers will work to raise school safety awareness, and target traffic violators, specifically those who speed in school zones, drive distracted and disregard stopped school buses that are loading and unloading children.

School Kids getting on a bus.

School Kids getting on a bus.

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Hyundai recalls over 130,000 Sonatas due to possible Brake Fluid Leak

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2011 Sonata vehicles manufactured from December 11th, 2009, through September 1st, 2010.

The affected vehicles may experience a brake fluid leak from the two brake lines that connect the brake system’s master cylinder to the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU) due to insufficient seal between the inner brake hose and metal brake line fitting.

2011 Hyundai Sonata

2011 Hyundai Sonata

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Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office, Highway Patrol announce increase in Seat Belt Usage

 

Governor’s Highway Safety OfficeNashville, TN – The Governor’s Highway Safety Office (GHSO) and the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) announced an increase in seat belt usage with an observed usage rate of 87.7 percent statewide for the month of June.  That’s an increase from the previous usage rate of 84.6 percent.

The seat belt survey is performed by the University of Tennessee (Knoxville) Center for Transportation Research. The survey, which is conducted in accordance with federal requirements and standards, is state mandated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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Chrysler recalls over 600,000 vehicles because Vanity Lamp may short causing a Fire Hazard

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C – Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured January 5th, 2010, through December 11th, 2013.

In the affected vehicles, the wiring for the vanity lamp in the sun visor may short circuit, after a service repair is performed.

 

Dodge Durango is one of the models being recalled.

Dodge Durango is one of the models being recalled.

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