Video Tip: Staying Safe This Holiday Weekend

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June 28, 2016
Video: Supreme Court Rules on DUI Blood Tests

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 23 ruled that police need a search warrant to require a driver suspected of DUI to take a blood test. Requiring the less invasive breath test, however, doesn't necessitate such a warrant, the court decided. Video courtesy of Fox 9 News. 

<p><em>Photo courtesy of NHTSA.</em></p> Video Tip: Staying Safe This Holiday Weekend

Fourth of July celebrations can turn tragic when they lead to drunk driving. Here's advice aimed at keeping the roads safe for everyone this weekend.

<p><em>The 2016 Jeep Wrangler&rsquo;s passenger-side air bag inflator is the final FCA US air-bag component to migrate from a non-desiccated ammonium-nitrate design. Photo courtesy of FCA US.</em></p> FCA Phases Out Defective Takata Air Bags

The automaker next week will end its use of non-desiccated ammonium-nitrate Takata air bag inflators in NAFTA-market production of vehicles.

Video: Self-Driving Cars Raise Ethical Issues

Should a self-driving car be programmed to save a group of pedestrians at all costs, even if doing so means placing the car’s own occupants in danger? Would you buy a vehicle with such “pedestrians-come-first” algorithms, or would you prefer one that places a higher value on protecting its own occupants? Video courtesy of Science Magazine.

<p><em>An April study found that&nbsp;at least 12.8% of California drivers were observed using a mobile device during the daytime &mdash; up from 9.2% in 2015.</em></p> Video: Distracted Driving in Calif. Climbing

A new study from the California Office of Traffic Safety found that at least 12.8% of California drivers were observed using a mobile device during the day.

<p><em>Photo courtesy of IIHS.</em></p> IIHS Considers Passenger-Side Crash Testing

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) may institute passenger-side frontal crash testing as part of its Top Safety Pick criteria after results from tests on smaller SUVs showed that passengers were at greater risk.

<p><em>Photo courtesy of IIHS.</em></p> Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Earns Top Safety Award

The 2016 mid-size luxury SUV is named an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award winner.

<p><em>Photo of Infiniti Q50 courtesy of Infiniti.</em></p> Nissan Recalls Infiniti Q50 Sedans for Steering

The recall, expected to get under way by Aug. 9, covers more than 28,000 entry-luxury cars in the 2014-2016 model years.

<p><em>Local Motors CEO John B. Rogers Jr. introduces Olli, an autonomous vehicle, on June 16 in Fort Washington, Md. Photo courtesy of IBM.</em></p> Self-Driving Vehicle Taps IBM’s Watson

Local Motors debuts an autonomous vehicle that uses IBM’s Watson Internet of Things to analyze and learn transportation data and to verbally interact with passengers.

<p><em>Photo courtesy of Driving Dynamics.</em></p> Driving Dynamics Launches Web Portal for Driver Safety Courses

Driving Dynamics Inc. has launched a new mobile-friendly website dedicated to facilitating registrations for all of its behind-the-wheel (BTW) driver safety training programs comprising multi-employer/open enrollment, dedicated and specialty courses.

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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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