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May 23, 2017
Safety Tip: Preventing Injuries Tied to Air Bags

Drivers can take certain measures to mitigate the risk of serious injury arising from air bag deployment. Here are some tips from the Kansas Department of Revenue’s Division of Vehicles.


<p><em>Photo by Djmaschek/Wikimedia Commons.</em></p> Memorial Holiday Road Deaths to Rise 12%

The National Safety Council estimates more than 400 people might die in vehicle crashes during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday period -– a 12% jump from recent years.



<p><em>Photo by C.G.P. Grey/Wikimedia Commons.</em></p> Crashes Account for 41% of Work-Related Accidental Deaths

Overall, the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. is poisonings -- including drug overdoses -- according to a new report from the National Safety Council.


<p><em>Photo courtesy of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.</em></p> Four Automakers Settle Lawsuit Tied to Takata Recall

BMW, Mazda, Subaru and Toyota agree to pay a total of $553 million to resolve a lawsuit seeking compensation for customers affected by the air bag inflator recall.



<p><em>Graphic courtesy of Delphi.</em></p> Delphi Joins BMW Self-Driving Vehicle Project

The automotive technology supplier enters a partnership that also includes Intel and Mobileye.


<p><em>Photo of Chevrolet Spark courtesy of General Motors.</em></p> Chevrolet Spark Recall Tied to Air Bags

The recall, driven by concerns for child passengers, covers more than 55,000 subcompact cars in the 2016 and 2017 model years.



BMW 5 Series Named Top Safety Pick+

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives the luxury sedan the prestigious safety award, recognizing the car’s exceptional crashworthiness and front crash prevention system.


<p><strong>Uber's Anthony Levandowski, co-founder of the autonomous trucking startup Otto, shares video of a truck with no driver.</strong> <em>Photo: Evan Lockridge</em></p> Uber Granted Key Win in Self-Driving Lawsuit

A federal judge has ruled that Uber is allowed to continue developing its self-driving technology during a legal battle with Waymo over stolen technology – but Anthony Levandowski, who started up an autonomous truck company later bought by Uber, can't be part of it.


<p><em>Photo of Audi A7 courtesy of Audi.</em></p> Audi A7 Sedans Recalled for Air Bags

The recall, set to begin June 29, affects more than 17,000 luxury cars in the 2015 to 2017 model years.


SambaSafety Partners with NETS

SambaSafety has been selected as a sponsor/partner with the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS), the Albuquerque-based company announced.


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Cruise Control

Cruise control can be beneficial when used under proper road, climate and traffic conditions. It enables you to maintain a safe speed without keeping your foot on the gas pedal thereby reducing driver fatigue during a long trip. While there are benefits it is important to know when it is appropriate to use the system.

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