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Thanksgiving Travel Tips

Moscow Villager November 21, 2017 The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) today outlined steps they are taking and highlighted tools available to drivers to make travel as safe and efficient as possible for the upcoming Thanksgiving travel period. ...

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GM to Offer Teen Driver Tracking to Parents

Computerworld April 25, 2017 GM has announced that it will be offering a way for parents to track their teens’ driving behavior in order to help cut down on accidents. In the U.S., the fatal crash rate per mile driven for 16- to 19-year-olds is nearly three times the rate for drivers ages 20 ...

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Four Tips to Avoid Distracted Driving

The Huffington Post April 19, 2017 Any moment your eyes are off the road or your hands are off the wheel, you put yourself in a dangerous driving situation. Even sending what you believe to be a quick text message takes your eyes off the road for an average of five seconds. This is similar to ...

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Honda Introduces “The DT” (The Designated Texter) During Distracted Driving Month

Automotive World April 18, 2017 Through a fun and lively parody video coupled with gifs and memes, Honda is introducing “The DT” (The Designated Texter) to discourage drivers from distracted driving. The DT social media campaign is aimed at reminding drivers about the importance of not texting ...

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U.S. Traffic Deaths Rise for a Second Straight Year

The New York Times February 15, 2017 Over the last decade, new cars have gotten electronic stability control systems to prevent skids, rearview cameras to prevent fender benders and more airbags to protect occupants in collisions. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent on campaigns to ...

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Trump Administration Re-Evaluating Self-Driving Car Guidance

Reuters February 27, 2017 WASHINGTON — U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said on Sunday she was reviewing self-driving vehicle guidance issued by the Obama administration and urged companies to explain the benefits of automated vehicles to a skeptical public. The guidelines, which were ...

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Future Technologies to Avoid Car Crash

The Economic Times – Auto February 27, 2017 Bombardment of new technology around automobiles and vehicle safety have allowed us to move beyond passive safety and focus more on active safety. United States Department of Transport claims that over 81% of annual vehicle crashed could be ...

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Feds Probe Exhaust Fumes Filling Ford Explorer

USA Today February 13, 2017 U.S. auto-safety regulators are investigating the possibility that exhaust fumes are leaking into certain versions of the Ford Explorer sport-utility vehicle. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched a probe into the matter in July after receiving 154 ...

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FTC Sued for Allowing Car Dealers to Sell Recalled Vehicles with Potentially Lethal Defects

NBC News February 13, 2017 Why are dealers still selling cars with unrepaired — and potentially fatal — safety recalls? Consumer advocates are outraged by the Federal Trade Commission’s decisions in several recent cases that allow car dealers to advertise used vehicles with open recalls ...

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New Auto Tech Gives Way to More Safety, Comfort

Detroit News January 19, 2017 Companies crafting the vehicles of the future say the machines will be safer, more comfortable and infinitely more useful once they’re programmed to drive themselves, which is leading some to drastically change interior layouts. New technology is being deployed ...

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