Senate Hearing to Examine Air Bag Recalls

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Nov 18, 2014
Fleet Safety Video Tip: Avoiding Common Crashes

Here is a video discussing what safety measures drivers can take to help prevent the most common types of collisions.

<p><strong><em>Screen capture image by Nightly Business Report/CNBC via YouTube.</em></strong></p> Senate Hearing to Examine Air Bag Recalls

Representatives from automakers, Takata and NHTSA are expected to testify.

Top 10 Accident-Prone Occupations Ranked

Professional drivers of fleet vehicles made the top of a list of safest drivers, while members of the travel industry are considered the most accident prone, according to a survey from online auto insurance provider Goji.

<p><em><strong>Photo of 2015 Volkswagen Jetta courtesy of Volkswagen.</strong></em></p> Volkswagen Recalls Passat, Jetta Sedans for Seats

The recall affects 2015-MY cars that might have faulty seatback recliners that don’t lock into place properly.

Video: Driver Texting Ban Proposed for Texas

State Rep. Tom Craddick again introduces a bill prohibiting texting while driving, despite stated opposition from Texas Gov.-Elect Greg Abbott.

<p><strong><em>Image courtesy of Ford.</em></strong></p> Smithsonian Exhibits Ford’s Inflatable Seat Belt

The vehicle safety invention was on display as part of the Innovation Festival, held by the Smithsonian and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

<p><em><strong>Photo of 2015 C Class courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.</strong></em></p> Mercedes-Benz Recalls C300/C400 Sedans for Steering

The recall, already under way, affects 2015-MY C300 4Matic and C400 4Matic vehicles.

<p><em><strong>Photo of 2015 Azera courtesy of Hyundai.</strong></em></p> Hyundai Refreshes Azera Sedan With Safety Tech

Hyundai has added several standard safety features to its 2015 Azera large sedan that the automaker will unveil at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month.

Service King Acquires Body Shops in Northern Calif.

The company announces the acquisition of Car West Auto Body, which strengthens Service King's presence in the California market.

Gerber Collision & Glass Continues Expansion

The collision repair company, part of The Body Group, acquires new locations in Idaho, Washington State, Georgia, Michigan and Florida.

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