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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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Chrysler recalls over 500,000 vehicles because Ignition Switch may turn off during operation

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C – Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 Dodge Journey vehicles manufactured June 29th, 2007, to June 17th, 2010, and 2008-2010 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country vehicles manufactured January 26th, 2007, to June 17th, 2010.

2010 Dodge Grand Caravan is one of the models being recalled.

2010 Dodge Grand Caravan is one of the models being recalled.

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Graco Children’s Products recalls nearly Two Million Child Car Seats because Buckle may not Unlatch

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – Graco Children’s Products (Graco) is recalling certain rear-facing child restraints manufactured between July 2010 and May 2013, models SnugRide, SnugRide Classic Connect (including Classic Connect 30 and 35), SnugRide 30, SnugRide 35, SnugRide Click Connect 40, and Aprica A30.

The defect involves difficulty in unlatching the harness buckle. In some cases, the buckle becomes stuck in a latched condition so that it cannot be opened by depressing the buckle’s release button.

Graco SnugRide 30 Infant Car Seat is one of the models being recalled.

Graco SnugRide 30 Infant Car Seat is one of the models being recalled.

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General Motors recalls over 460,000 Chevrolet Camaros because the engine can be accidentally turned off

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling all 2010-2014 Chevrolet Camaro vehicles manufactured December 3rd, 2008 to May 23rd, 2014.

In the affected vehicles, the driver may accidentally hit the ignition key with their knee, unintentionally knocking the key out of the run position, turning off the engine.

2014 Chevrolet Camaro

2014 Chevrolet Camaro

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Ford recalls over 700,000 Vehicles because power steering assist can fail creating a crash risk

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner vehicles manufactured August 18th, 2006, through September 11th, 2010.

The affected vehicles have a steering torque sensor that may not be able to properly detect driver steering input. As a result, the system could remove the Electric Power Steering (EPS) assist.

2010 Ford Escape is one of the models being recalled by Ford.

2010 Ford Escape is one of the models being recalled by Ford.

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Chrysler recalls over 600,000 Vehicles because switch can overheat causing possible fire hazard

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – Chrysler Group, LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan vehicles manufactured August 25th, 2010, through October 31st, 2013.

The affected vehicles may experience overheating of the vent window switch in the driver’s door armrest.

2014 Chrysler Town and Country is one of the models being recalled by Chrysler.

2014 Chrysler Town and Country is one of the models being recalled by Chrysler.

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Denver Broncos beat Seattle Seahawks in Madden NFL 25 Super Bowl Prediction

 

Peyton Manning Leads Denver to Dramatic Overtime Victory in Super Bowl XLVIII Simulation

EA SPORTS™Redwood, CA – The Electronic Arts Inc. Madden NFL 25 Super Bowl Prediction is calling for Peyton Manning to be the first ever quarterback to lead two different franchises to Super Bowl victories, with the Broncos defeating the Seahawks 31-28 in overtime.

The Madden NFL Super Bowl prediction has correctly forecast 8 of the past 10 Lombardi Trophy winners, and last year accurately called Baltimore’s large lead and San Francisco’s furious comeback with the Ravens hanging on for the win.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Improves Safety with Grant Programs

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol will continue its commitment to provide increased enforcement, public awareness and reduce the loss of life and property on state roadways through grant programs in 2014. Funding was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and distributed through the Governor’s Highway’s Safety Office (GHSO).

The Sober Up TN Program allows the THP to allocate additional hours for state troopers to patrol the interstates, conduct sobriety checkpoints, perform bar checks and educate the public on the dangers of drinking and driving.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, and the Clarksville Police Department did a sobriety checkpoint and alcohol saturation patrols. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

The Tennessee Highway Patrol, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, and the Clarksville Police Department did a sobriety checkpoint and alcohol saturation patrols. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

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Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office Sponsors Click It and Ticket Teen Safety Belt Campaign

 

Program to Educate Teens on Importance of Buckling Up

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – Each year, dozens of Tennessee teens die in traffic crashes and many of those are not wearing safety belts. Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers.

The Governor’s Highway Safety Office (GHSO) wants to help save lives by encouraging more teens to wear their safety belts. The GHSO is partnering with State Farm Insurance, Jackson Area Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (JACOA) and four Tennessee high schools to sponsor a program called Click It AND Ticket.

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