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Chrysler: Government Timetable Off For Fixing Recalled Jeep SUV’s

The agency accused Chrysler of moving too slowly to fix up to 2.5 million older Grand Cherokees and Libertys with gas tanks behind the rear axles.

07/17/2014

General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on April 1, 2014, in Washington. (credit: Getty Images)

On Capitol Hill, General Motors CEO Mary Barra Apologizes For Deadly Ignition Switch Flaws

The piece needed to fix a defective ignition switch linked to 13 traffic deaths would have cost just 57 cents, according to documents submitted by General Motors to lawmakers.

04/01/2014

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Privacy Concerns Raised As ‘Smart Cars’ Track Personal Data

Your GPS and other high-tech on-board devices can be secretly tracking your every move.

02/24/2014

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Sen. Schumer Calls On Feds To Regulate ‘Smart Car’ Technology

Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on federal regulators to set guidelines to protect consumers as car companies collect personal information through “smart car” technology and sell it to third parties.

02/23/2014

A field sobriety test on a driver during a DWI checkpoint. (file/credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

NY State Police Targeting Drunk Driving During Holidays

The goal of the initiative “Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest” is to maximize DWI enforcement efforts to prevent motorists from being injured or killed by an intoxicated or drug-impaired driver.

12/24/2013

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Ford Recalls 33,021 Vehicles Due To Safety Concerns

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration discovered during vehicle testing that the car exceeded a head injury criteria requirement. Ford says there have been no reported injuries related to the issue.

07/27/2013

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AAA: Hands-Free Texting Still Distracting For Drivers

Using voice commands to send text messages and emails from behind the wheel, which is marketed as a safer alternative for drivers, actually is more distracting and dangerous than simply talking on a cellphone, a new AAA study found.

06/12/2013

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Federal Transportation Officials Want Sound Requirements For Hybrid, Electric Cars

Hybrid and electric vehicles produce less sound than vehicles powered by an ordinary gas engine. Because of that, transportation officials say you may not hear them coming and that can have tragic results.

01/28/2013

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Added Sobriety Checkpoints Across Tri-State Area Could Cost Drunk Drivers

Law enforcement agencies across the country this holiday weekend are beefing up patrols. In the Tri-State Area, that means added roving patrols and sobriety checkpoints set up by local and state police.

09/02/2012

This image was taken from an AT&T documentary showing the dangers of distracted driving. (credit: AT&T)

New York State Lawmakers Consider Total Ban On Cell Phones While Driving

Right now, you need a hands-free device to use your cell phone. What is under consideration would be an all-out ban on use of your cell phone behind the wheel.

02/13/2012

Rep. Carolyn Maloney holds a news conference about the Equal Rights Amendment - Washington, DC - Jan 6, 2011 (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Congresswoman: ‘Women’s Lives And Safety Have Taken A Backseat’

Women are more vulnerable than men in car crashes—even when using a seatbelt, according to a new study.

11/20/2011

New Jersey Turnpike - Secaucus, NJ - Jul 1, 2011 (credit: New Jersey Turnpike Authority)

Millions Across Tri-State Hitting Roads, Skies For July 4 Holiday Weekend

The American Automobile Association predicts 39 million drivers will travel 50 miles or more for the holiday weekend.

07/01/2011

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New Guidelines Suggest Kids Ride In Booster Seats Until Age 12

A doctors group and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration say children should ride in rear-facing car seats longer, until they are 2 years old instead of 1. And some kids should ride in booster seats until age 12.

03/21/2011

The General Motors logo is seen at a used car dealership - Toy, MI - August 17, 2010 - Photo: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

General Motors Recalls 100,000 Vehicles

General Motors Co. is recalling almost 100,000 vehicles to fix two problems that could cause the rear axle to lock and the passenger-side airbag not to work.

12/23/2010

FILE - In this April 27, 2007 file photo, 2007 Chevrolet Colorado pickup trucks sit on the lot of a dealership in Denver. General Motors and Isuzu are recalling more than 192,000 midsize pickups to fix a problem with child safety seat anchors. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, file)

GM Recalls Midsize Pickups Over Child Seat Problem

More than 192,000 General Motors and Isuzu midsize pickup trucks are being recalled because of a problem with the system that anchors child safety seats, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Wednesday.

11/24/2010

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