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House Panel: Safety Agency Mishandled GM Recall

A report raises serious questions about the NTSA’s ability to keep the public safe.

09/17/2014

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Will Traffic Deaths Rise As States Legalize Pot?

As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers who have studied the issue, though, are divided on the question.

09/01/2014

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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

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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 […]

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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

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