Video: 3 of 4 Minivans Draw ‘Poor’ IIHS Scores

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Nov 25, 2014
Fleet Safety Video Tip: Wet Weather Driving

With rain forecast this week for many areas, this is a good time for fleet drivers to review safety measures for wet weather driving.

Video: 3 of 4 Minivans Draw ‘Poor’ IIHS Scores

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety releases small overlap front crash test results for the Nissan Quest, Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan and Toyota Sienna.

<p>The 2014 Fusion is one of the models being recalled by Ford. Photo courtesy of Ford.</p> Ford Fusions Recalled for Programming Issue

Ford has issued a safety compliance recall for approximately 65,000 2014-2015 Fusion vehicles in North America for a programming issue in the instrument cluster.

<p><strong><em>If you drink over the holiday weekend, designate a sober driver or take alternate transportation, NSC advises. Photo courtesy of NHTSA.</em></strong></p> Thanksgiving Road Deaths Should Decline Again

The National Safety Council estimates that 418 traffic fatalities and another 44,700 injuries requiring medical attention may occur from car crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

<p><strong>ROSEKIND</strong></p> Obama Nominates NHTSA Administrator

Nominee Mark Rosekind has served on the National Transportation Safety Board since 2010.

Victim of Exploding Air Bag Testifies About Ordeal

Stephanie Erdman, a U.S. Air Force lieutenant, suffered major injuries when a Takata-made air bag exploded in her 2002 Honda Civic during a 2013 crash near Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. In this CBS News video she testifies about her ordeal, as part of a Senate committee hearing Nov. 20. For more on the hearing, click here.

<p><strong><em>Photo of Range Rovers courtesy of Land Rover.</em></strong></p> Faulty Tire Monitoring Triggers Land Rover Recall

The recall, expected to begin Dec. 1, will cover more than 28,000 Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and LR4 SUVs.

Video: NHTSA Calls for Expanded Air Bag Recalls

If Takata and automakers don’t quickly agree to expand recalls on a nationwide scale, NHTSA vows to use its statutory powers to ensure the defective air bag inflators are replaced.

<p><em><strong>Photo by IFCAR via Wikimedia Commons.</strong></em></p> Feds Press Chrysler to Speed Jeep Recall

NHTSA, citing consumer complaints and low repair completion rates, demands that the automaker improve its efforts to fix older-model Jeeps recalled for a fuel-tank fire risk.

Police Face Distracted Driving Risks Too

NBC Nightly News reports on how the bevy of electronic communications devices in today's police cruisers can potentially distract officers behind the wheel. The City of Fort Wayne, Ind., decided to take steps to curb the risks.

NTSB to Host Tire Safety Symposium

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will talk passenger tire safety on Dec. 9-10 in Washington, DC.

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