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General Motors Recalling More Than 300,000 Vans Over Airbag Concerns

The recall covers vans from the 2009-2014 model years and includes GMC Savana and Chevrolet Express models.

03/18/2014

The first Model S fire occurred along a freeway near Seattle. (Getty Images)

U.S. Safety Agency Opens Probe Into Tesla Fires

The U.S. government’s auto safety watchdog is investigating whether Tesla’s Model S electric car is vulnerable to fires because roadway debris can pierce the car’s underbody and battery.

11/19/2013

Tesla officials say a car fire in Kent started in its battery. (Getty Images)

Tesla Says Seattle Car Fire Began In Battery

A fire that destroyed a Tesla electric car near Seattle began in the vehicle’s battery pack, officials said Wednesday, creating challenges for firefighters who tried to put out the flames.

10/03/2013

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Study: Distracted driving deaths underreported

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seventeen-year-old Kelsey Raffaele’s last words were over a cellphone to a friend: “I’m going to crash!” The car she was driving had clipped a snow bank and spun into oncoming traffic, where […]

CBS Seattle–05/07/2013

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Troopers: Washington Drivers Tops in Seat Belt Use

A federal survey suggests that Washington state has the highest use of seat belts among drivers in the country.

10/13/2012