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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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  • Auto phone systems, Apple Siri distract drivers, studies say

    Auto phone systems, Apple Siri distract drivers, studies say
    In many cars, making a hands-free phone call can be more distracting than picking up your phone, according to a new study from AAA and the University of Utah. In-dash phone systems are overly complicated and prone to errors, the study found, and the...
  • Inquiry launched in possible Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ steering defect

    Inquiry launched in possible Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ steering defect
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation into a potential steering defect in Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles from the 2010 through 2012 model years. The inquiry covers about 940,000 cars, including the...
  • Recall Alert: 2014 Ford Focus, Escape and 2015 Lincoln MKC

     
    Vehicles Affected: More than 300 model-year 2014 Ford Focus compact cars manufactured between May 1 and May 24, and Escape compact crossovers manufactured on June 6, and model-year 2015 Lincoln MKC luxury compact crossovers manufactured between June 4 and...
  • Recall Alert: 2013-2014 Dodge SRT Viper

     
    Vehicles Affected: More than 1,600 model-year 2013-14 Dodge SRT Viper supercars manufactured between Nov. 28, 2012, and June 26, 2014 The Problem: Due to inaccurate seat position sensors, the frontal airbags may deploy with a lower velocity than...
  • State Must Cut Down On Motorcycle Carnage

    State Must Cut Down On Motorcycle Carnage
    On Friday morning, a Harwinton man was killed when his motorcycle crashed into a tree. Later in the day, the Life Star helicopter was dispatched to Vernon to bring a man injured in a motorcycle accident to Hartford Hospital. On Saturday night, a Meriden...
  • Recall Alert: 2013-2015 Chevrolet Spark

     
    Vehicles Affected: Nearly 90,000 model-year 2013-15 Chevrolet Spark subcompact hatchbacks manufactured between Jan. 17, 2012, and July 29, 2014 The Problem: The secondary hood latch may prematurely corrode at the latch pivot, causing the striker to get...
  • Don't be a water death statistic -- you can survive a canal crash

    Don't be a water death statistic -- you can survive a canal crash
    Waterways are everywhere in South Florida, and many don't have barriers that will keep a car from sliding or crashing into them.  On Sept. 18, a 78-year-old man was rescued after his Honda minivan sank in a Florida City development's pond and the...
  • Travelers Safety Executive: Don't Bank On Driver-Free Cars Soon

    WINDSOR — Despite this summer's buzz about hands-free driving and even driver-free driving, Travelers Risk Control safety executive Chris Hayes says motorists should plan to keep their eyes on the road for many years. "New technology will help...
  • Recall Alert: 2005-2011 Toyota Tacoma

     
    Vehicles Affected: Nearly 700,000 model-year 2005-11 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner and 4x4 pickup trucks manufactured between Sept. 14, 2009, and Oct. 11, 2010 The Problem: One of the leaf springs may fracture due to stress or corrosion. While being driven,...
  • Recall Alert: 2010-2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

     
    Vehicles Affected: More than 1,800 model-year 2010-14 Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric vehicles manufactured Sept. 15, 2009, through March 25, 2014 The Problem: Either because of software programming or corrosion caused by road salt, the brake vacuum pump might...
  • Ex-Des Plaines cop gets 6 months in prison for faking DUI arrest tally

    Ex-Des Plaines cop gets 6 months in prison for faking DUI arrest tally
    A former Des Plaines police commander who padded DUI arrest records so the department could get federal grant money was sentenced today to six months in prison. Timothy Veit, 57, apologized in Chicago's Dirksen U.S. Courthouse for his role in defrauding...