Ford Recalls 43K Vehicles for Possible Loose Seats

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Apr 15, 2014
Fleet Safety Video Tip: Reading Traffic Lane Markings

Here's a California DMV video explaining what the different traffic lane markings mean for drivers.

<p><strong><em>2014 Ford Fusion photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.</em></strong></p> Ford Recalls 43K Vehicles for Possible Loose Seats

The recall, set to get under way around May 19, involves 2013-2014 model-year Ford Fusion, Escape, C-Max and Lincoln MKZ vehicles.

<p>O'MALLEY</p> Md. Adopts Stricter Distracted Driving Penalties

A cell phone-distracted driver causing death or serious injury can face up to a year in jail and a $5,000 fine in Maryland.

<p><em><strong>Connected vehicle technology image courtesy of the U.S. Department of Transportation.</strong></em></p> Study: Connected Drivers Worldwide Worry About Privacy

A University of Michigan poll finds that drivers welcome the potential safety benefits of such technology, but they are also worried about data privacy and potential security breaches.

<p><strong><em>2012 BMW 3 Series sedan photo courtesy of BMW.</em></strong></p> BMW Recalling 156K Vehicles to Address Stalling Risk

The SUVs and luxury cars covered by the recall may have defective bolts holding a component on the six-cylinder engine.

<p><strong><em>Image coutesy of NHTSA.</em></strong></p> Video: 42% of Drivers Fail to Identify Tire Pressure Warning

Results of a new survey, conducted by Schrader International, underscore why driver training programs need to address basic maintenance.

<p>HERBERT</p> Utah Governor Signs Distracted Driving Bill

The new law prohibits use of a handheld wireless electronics device – including a cell phone – to compose, send or read a written communication while driving.

<p>BARRA</p> GM Creates Safety Program for Employees

The automaker also confirms placing two company engineers on paid leave as part of the ignition switch probe.

<p>DAUGAARD</p> S.D. Passes Ban on Texting While Driving

South Dakota becomes the 43rd state to prohibit texting behind the wheel for drivers of all ages.

<p><em><strong>Diagram courtesy of General Motors.</strong></em></p> GM to Replace Lock Cylinder During Ignition Switch Recall

The automaker is adding this second repair to the 2.2 million vehicles already recalled in the U.S.

Merchants, ATS Announce Safety Partnership

Merchants Fleet Management has partnered with American Traffic Solutions (ATS) to provide customers with excellent traffic safety, mobility and compliance solutions, the fleet management company has announced.

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