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  • Woman Cleared In Fatal Car Wreck After GM Letter
    Woman Cleared In Fatal Car Wreck After GM Letter

    A Texas judge cleared a woman Monday for a car accident that killed her fiance in 2004, after General Motors acknowledged that her car would have been among millions being recalled for a problem that may have contributed......

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  • U.S. Regulators Demand Global Recall Of Defective Airbag Vehicles
    U.S. Regulators Demand Global Recall Of Defective Airbag Vehicles

    A showdown is looming between U.S. safety regulators and a Japanese company that makes air bags linked to multiple deaths and injuries.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants Takata Corp. to recall milli......

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  • GM Compensation Expert Extends Claims Deadline
    GM Compensation Expert Extends Claims Deadline

    The deadline for victims of crashes caused by faulty General Motors ignition switches has been extended for a month as the death toll rose to 33.Kenneth Feinberg, who is administering GM's compensation fund, announced Su......

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  • Video: Datsun GO Fares Poorly In Indian Crash-Test Results
    Video: Datsun GO Fares Poorly In Indian Crash-Test Results

    India may be the most dangerous place in the world for motorists.Of the 1.24 million people who die in traffic accidents every year, a disproportionate number are found in India. The World Health Organization says an est......

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  • Senator Angry Over Latest General Motors Ignition-Switch Revelations
    Senator Angry Over Latest General Motors Ignition-Switch Revelations

    Following fresh revelations that General Motors has continued to conceal information related to its ongoing safety crisis, a leading US Senator has called the company's conduct "outrageous" and called for more hearings o......

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  • Parents Angry After Motorist Who Ran Over 3-Year-Old Has Tickets Dismissed
    Parents Angry After Motorist Who Ran Over 3-Year-Old Has Tickets Dismissed

    A Queens, New York couple is furious after the driver who ran over and killed their three-year-old daughter last year had the two citations stemming from the incident dismissed by a judge in July. The family only recentl......

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  • Aussie Cameraman Gets Confession Then Carjacked
    Aussie Cameraman Gets Confession Then Carjacked

    Often the key to a gripping story is being at the right place at the right time. An Australian news cameraman proved that when he stopped by the side of the road by a clearly distraught man with motorcycle, and it turned......

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  • Drivers Who Text Know The Risks, Do It Anyway
    Drivers Who Text Know The Risks, Do It Anyway

    In a new survey, 98 percent of motorists who own cellphones and text regularly said they were aware of the dangers, yet three-quarters of them admitted to texting while driving, despite laws against it in some states. Tw......

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  • Drowsy Driving Involved In 21 Percent Of Fatal Car Accidents
    Drowsy Driving Involved In 21 Percent Of Fatal Car Accidents

    In the wake of a fatal accident that nearly claimed the life of comedian Tracy Morgan earlier this year, tired truckers received considerably scrutiny from Congress and safety advocates. On Monday, AAA released a new stu......

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  • After Plunging Off Cliff, Crash Victim Rescued 17 Hours Later
    After Plunging Off Cliff, Crash Victim Rescued 17 Hours Later

    A young man was rescued Wednesday, 17 hours after his car plunged 60 to 80 feet off a cliff in rural North Carolina.Joseph Woodring, 21, drove his car off a curve in a road near Boone, N.C., and down a steep embankment T......

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  • Crew Saves Man Trapped Under Truck In Minutes
    Crew Saves Man Trapped Under Truck In Minutes

    Utility workers are being hailed as heroes after their quick actions saved a truck driver's life last week in Iowa.Rick Dawson stopped last Thursday to help a fellow trucker stuck in some loose gravel in Ankeny, Iowa, KC......

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  • Halloween Is A Scary Day To Be On The Road
    Halloween Is A Scary Day To Be On The Road

    Halloween is all about making fun out of the frightening. Ghosts, vampires and ghouls prowl the night, but the real fear factors can be found on the roads. Whether you're a pedestrian or a motorist, Halloween is consiste......

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  • Aging, Obese Crash Test Dummies In Development To Replicate US Population
    Aging, Obese Crash Test Dummies In Development To Replicate US Population

    America's well-publicized weight problem and aging population of baby boomers is collaborating to bring about a change in the humble crash test dummy, as automakers and safety regulators are attempting to build vehicles ......

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  • Air Bag Recall Warning Expanded To 7.8 Million Vehicles
    Air Bag Recall Warning Expanded To 7.8 Million Vehicles

    The U.S. government is telling 3 million more car owners to get their air bags repaired immediately, but its message has generated some confusion about which cars are actually affected.The government's auto safety agency......

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  • Takata Air Bag Recall List
    Takata Air Bag Recall List

    The already record-breaking rate of automotive recalls this year shows no signs of slowing down, especially since millions of cars with defective airbags made by global supplier Takata are under ongoing scrutiny. The fe......

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  • Takata Airbag Victim Looked Like She Had Been Stabbed
    Takata Airbag Victim Looked Like She Had Been Stabbed

    A Florida woman involved in a fatal car crash was injured so badly by her malfunctioning Takata airbag that police originally believed she was the victim of homicide.Hien Tran died in intensive care a month after turning......

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  • Teens Need Parent Involvement To Stay Safe While Driving
    Teens Need Parent Involvement To Stay Safe While Driving

    Every few months it seems that there is another push geared towards young people to drive safer. Viral ads show the devastating affects of distracted driving and reminders that #ItCanWait are pushed on social media in th......

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  • NHTSA Urges Owners Of Recalled Takata Airbag Vehicles To Take Immediate Action
    NHTSA Urges Owners Of Recalled Takata Airbag Vehicles To Take Immediate Action

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Department of Transportation are taking the unusual step of issuing a followup press release urging owners of certain recalled vehicles "to act immediately" to f......

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  • Police Officer Uses iPhone To Locate Car-Crash Victim
    Police Officer Uses iPhone To Locate Car-Crash Victim

    ​A tech-savvy cop in California may have saved a missing car-crash victim's life yesterday with a little know-how and an iPhone.Melissa Vasquez's Chevy Cruze automatically reported an accident Monday afternoon using th......

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  • Ohio Groom, Friend Killed In Crash On Wedding Day
    Ohio Groom, Friend Killed In Crash On Wedding Day

    An Ohio man was killed on his wedding day when a pickup truck carrying him, his new wife and friends crashed.Friends and family were mourning the deaths Andrew Bloomfield, 27, of Galion, and his 26-year-old friend Elizab......

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