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April 18, 2017
Safety Tip: Driving in Work Zones

The California Department of Transportation provides 11 tips to promote safety in work zones.


<p><em>Photo of self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EV courtesy of Cruise Automation.</em></p> GM Investing $14M in Self-Driving Tech Facility

The automaker is investing in a new research and development center for Cruise Automation in San Francisco.



<p><em>Photo of Apple headquarters sign by Nishant12/Wikimedia Commons.</em></p> Apple Granted Permit for Autonomous Car Testing

The tech leader is allowed to test three Lexus RX 450h autonomous vehicles on public roads in California.


Calif. Distracted Driving Law Often Ignored

California Highway Patrol officers are having no problem catching violators of the state's stricter handheld phone ban, which took effect Jan. 1. Offenders are still blaming navigation applications, but that excuse has no merit since phones must be mounted on the dashboard or windshield during navigation use. Video courtesy of KABC/ABC7 News.



<p><em>Photo courtesy of IIHS.</em></p> Slow Progress in Curbing Pedestrian Intoxication

New IIHS research highlights the need for greater public awareness about the impact that drunken pedestrians and bicyclists have on road fatality numbers.


<p><em>Photo of 2018 Sonata courtesy of Hyundai.</em></p> 2018 Hyundai Sonata Adds Blind Spot Detection

Hyundai's 2018 Sonata will arrive with new safety features such as blind spot detection with a rear cross-traffic alert in addition to new body styling and LED daytime running lights, the company announced at the New York International Auto Show.



N.J. Cracks Down on Distracted Driving

New Jersey has launched a new initiative aimed at preventing distracted driving, and the public is helping to identify offenders. Video courtesy of WPVI/Channel 6 Action News.


<p><em>Photo of Mitsubishi Outlander Sport courtesy of Mitsubishi.</em></p> Mitsubishi Recalls Outlander Models for Door Latches

The recall covers more than 35,000 Outlander and Outlander Sport SUVs in the 2016 model year.



<p><em>North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum</em></p> New N.D. Distracted Driving Law Passes

The law amends the state vehicle code to create a $100 fine for distracted driving that leads to a moving violation or causes a crash.


Vehicle Theft Prevention Tips

Sacramento Police Detective Aaron Borg offers advice on how to prevent vehicle theft. Video courtesy of the Sacramento Police Department.


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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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