Knoxville, TN – More than 102,000 traffic crashes have been caused by distracted drivers in Tennessee in just the past five years, AAA reports. In recognition of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, AAA warns drivers to put it down, don’t text and drive and avoid any activities that divert attention from the primary driving task.
Any distractions could endanger a driver, passengers, or others sharing the road including bicyclists or pedestrians.
Knoxville, TN – On Tuesday, the House Finance, Ways and Means Committee is expected to vote on House Bill 700 by Representative Jay Reedy (R-Erin) which would drastically weaken Tennessee’s motorcycle helmet law and undoubtedly increase deaths, traumatic brain injury and medical costs in the state.
The proposed bill would allow riders 21 years and older not insured with TennCare, to ride without a helmet. Tennessee’s current law requires all motorcyclists to wear a helmet, regardless of age or experience of the rider.
Murfreesboro, TN – As you celebrate watching the big game with family and friends, it’s a good idea to educate yourself about your responsibilities as you welcome your party revelers.
While we intend for our guests to eat, drink, and be merry, sometimes accidents happen – and that can be a costly headache for a homeowner.
Washington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year vehicles because they have a passenger side frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture upon its deployment.
Ford Motor Company recalls over 400,000 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan Vehicles because Fuel Tank may Crack
Washington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 Ford Fusion vehicles manufactured July 21st, 2008, to March 4th, 2011, and 2010-2011 Mercury Milan vehicles manufactured July 23rd, 2008, to December 10th, 2010.
The affected vehicles have fuel vapor canisters whose purge valves may not operate properly resulting in abnormal pressure changes in the fuel tank.
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Tampa, FL – 43 percent of all motor vehicle deaths on Halloween involved drunk driving according to the last five years of reported data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). That combined with the increased number of pedestrian trick-or-treaters makes for a deadly mix on Halloween night.
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.
Tampa, FL – As Hurricane Patricia weakens, remnants of heavy rain is still anticipated for the Southeastern part of the United States. AAA urges motorists to be cautious. Heavy rainfall can create dangerous driving conditions with little to no visibility.
It is very important that motorists adjust their typical driving style. Nearly 1.2 million traffic crashes occur each year on wet pavement with more than a half million injuries and 5,700 deaths, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Honda recalls over 140,000 Civics and Fits because Transmission Software may Result in Pulley Damage
Washington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Civic vehicles manufactured January 16th, 2014, to November 6th, 2014 and 2015 Fit vehicles manufactured March 12th, 2014, to May 12th, 2015.
The software settings that control the transmission operation may result in damage to the transmission drive pulley shaft.
Washington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2014 Ram 2500 trucks and 2013-2014 Ram 3500 trucks and cab chassis manufactured October 9th, 2012, to July 29th, 2014.
The affected vehicles may have inadequate welds securing the front track bar frame brackets, which may result in the bracket components separating from the frame.
Britax Child Safety recalls over 200,000 Advocate ClickTight child seats because Harness Adjuster/Release Button may Stick
Washington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports Britax Child Safety, Inc. (Britax) is recalling certain Advocate ClickTight child seats, model numbers E9LT95Q, E9LT95Z, E9LT95N, and E1A025Q, Boulevard ClickTight child seats, model numbers E9LT86F, E1A135Q, E9LT86G, E9LT85Q, E9LT86A, E9LT86H, E9LT85S, E1A015Q, E1A016A, and E1A016H, and Marathon ClickTight child seats, model numbers E1A116L, E9LT76P, E9LT71Q, E9LT76N, E9LT76B, E9LT75R, E9LT76L, E1A006B, E1A005R and EXA116L, manufactured August 1st, 2014, to July 29th, 2015.
The affected child seats have a red harness adjuster button that may stick in the down (harness release) position allowing the shoulder harness to loosen.
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