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  • Underinflated tires? 42% of drivers don't recognize warning light

    Underinflated tires? 42% of drivers don't recognize warning light
    Most drivers know that underinflated tires are a safety hazard. But many don’t recognize the dashboard warning light that signals a problem with a tire. A national survey by Schrader International, considered the inventor of the pneumatic tire...
  • Emissions Deadline Extended For G.M. Cars Subject To Recall

    Emissions Deadline Extended For G.M. Cars Subject To Recall
    Owners of General Motors cars under recall for ignition problems will have the due date for their emissions test extended under a plan announced by the Malloy administration on Wednesday. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Motor Vehicles...
  • NHTSA fines GM for not turning over information for recall probe

    NHTSA fines GM for not turning over information for recall probe
    Federal regulators have fined General Motors Co. $28,000 for missing a deadline to turn over key information about a faulty ignition switch linked to 13 deaths and the recall of 2.6 million vehicles globally. Regulators will continue to fine the...
  • Parents reminded to look out for kids locked in cars

    In statistics provided by the Children's Services Council, 17 children have died from heatstroke while unattended in vehicles, including two in Florida. The state continues to be second in the nation in heatstroke fatalities with at least 68 children...
  • Automobile recalls are on pace to break recent highs

    Automakers are on a torrid recall pace this year. Car companies have recalled about 11 million vehicles in the U.S. so far this year. General Motors Co. has called back the most: 6 million, including more than 2 million for an ignition switch issue...
  • Cops push message: Red means stop

    It's never a good idea to run a red light, and it will be particularly risky in Broward County this week. The Broward Sheriff's Office is beefing up traffic enforcement to observe National Stop on Red Week. Running red lights accounts for more traffic...
  • Police to hold DUI checkpoint

    The Laguna Beach Police Department will be conducting a DUI checkpoint to stop and arrest alcohol- and drug-impaired drivers this weekend, according to a news release. Officers will patrol areas with high frequencies of past DUI collisions and/or...
  • GM victims' families, lawmakers blast recall delay, want tougher law

    GM victims' families, lawmakers blast recall delay, want tougher law
    WASHINGTON -- Families of victims of fatal crashes of General Motors Co. cars with faulty ignition switches on Tuesday sharply criticized the automaker for delays in recalling the vehicles and called for legislation to prevent a repeat. About two...
  • GM chief grilled over recall delay

    GM chief grilled over recall delay
    General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra on Tuesday vowed to find out whether GM engineering employees executed a coverup or were merely incompetent in failing to recall a defective part linked to 13 deaths. Testifying before a House Energy and...
  • GM, Christie travel path of no resistance

    Lawyering-up used to be a sign of guilt. Hiring lawyers to try to pre-empt a raft of independent investigations is a sign of futility. Last Thursday, we got the results of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's inquiry into himself; General Motors has just...
  • 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...