Tampa, FL – The most comprehensive research ever conducted into crash videos of teen drivers has found significant evidence that distracted driving is likely much more serious a problem than previously known, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
The unprecedented video analysis finds that distraction was a factor in nearly 6 out of 10 moderate-to-severe teen crashes, which is four times as many as official estimates based on police reports.
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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.”
Don’t Get Swallowed Up By the Road
Murfreesboro, TN – Winter brings a number of driving hazards, but one of the most dreaded is the pothole. An encounter with one can leave damaged tires, wheels and suspension components in its wake. State Farm estimates the average damage can put a big dent in drivers’ pocketbooks – costing anywhere from $300.00 to $700.00.
Potholes, also called chuckholes and road craters, can occur in any region or climate, but at this time of year, they’re especially prominent in areas known for ice, snow and below-freezing temperatures. Freezing and thawing cycles allow moisture to seep into the road surface, which causes the road to crumble. «Read the rest of this article»
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.
AAA wants you to Be Smart, Be Safe and Be Seen this Halloween
Halloween Night Creates a Scary Combination for both Pedestrians and Motorists
Tampa, FL – Halloween can be one of the most deadly nights of the year for both pedestrians and motorists. With the increased number of pedestrians trick-or-treating and party goers that could be impaired behind the wheel, it makes for a scary combination.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that Halloween is consistently one of the top three days for pedestrian injuries and fatalities.
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