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  • Chrysler recalls more than 900,000 Jeep Wrangler, SUVs, sedans

    Chrysler recalls more than 900,000 Jeep Wrangler, SUVs, sedans
    DETROIT (Reuters) - Chrysler Group on Thursday announced two global recalls of more than 900,000 cars and SUVs combined for problems that could cause fires. Chrysler, a unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles , is recalling about 470,000 cars and SUVs globally...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lake County deputies enforcing ban on texting and driving next week

    Lake County deputies enforcing ban on texting and driving next week
    Starting on Sunday, anyone who decides to take their eyes off the road while they’re driving and instead check their text messages needs to be prepared to suffer the consequences in Lake County. Texting and driving is a motor vehicle violation...
  • Embattled General Motors general counsel Millikin to retire

    General Motors said its general counsel, Michael Millikin, will retire early next year. Millikin, the top legal officer at the automaker, has come under intense scrutiny for the way his department handled death and injury claims for a defective ignition...
  • Faulty air bags prompt massive alert

    Faulty air bags prompt massive alert
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a rare alert to the drivers of more than 4.7 million vehicles with faulty air bags, which may fail to deploy in a crash or explode before any collision. The federal agency asked owners of the...
  • New Silverado, Cruze recalls bring GM's total to 14 million autos

    New Silverado, Cruze recalls bring GM's total to 14 million autos
    General Motors announced four more recalls Friday, this time of more than 89,000 vehicles in the U.S. including its popular Chevrolet Silverado and GMC pickup trucks, as well as Chevrolet’s Camaro and Cruze cars. This latest round brings GM’...
  • Corporate wrongdoers must be prosecuted as a deterrent [Commentary]

    Corporate wrongdoers must be prosecuted as a deterrent [Commentary]
    General Motors has fired 15 employees after an internal investigation into the company's handling of defective ignition switches that led to at least 13 fatalities. But the only way to stop lawbreaking at GM or any other big corporation is to...
  • Robert B. Reich: Corporate wrongdoers must be prosecuted as a deterrent

    General Motors has fired 15 employees after an internal investigation into the company's handling of defective ignition switches that lead to at least 13 fatalities. But the only way to stop lawbreaking at GM or any other big corporation is to...
  • GM ignition-switch death toll, now at 13, likely to grow, NHTSA says

    GM ignition-switch death toll, now at 13, likely to grow, NHTSA says
    General Motors should be prepared to acknowledge that more than 13 people died as a result of faulty ignition switches installed in its vehicles, the head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. The company was aware of problems with...
  • Economic impact of traffic accidents? About $1 trillion a year

    Economic impact of traffic accidents? About $1 trillion a year
    Motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. every year have an economic toll of almost $1 trillion. That includes $277 billion in actual cost, and an estimated $594 billion in "harm from the loss of life and the pain and decreased quality of life due to injuries,...