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September 20, 2016
Seven Deadly Driver Distractions

Here are seven common distractions that cause crashes. Video courtesy of Comedy Speed Relief Defensive Driving.


Safety Tip: Parking on a Hill

Here's advice from both the California DMV and Esurance on how to safely park on a sloped street.



<p><em>Photo courtesy of U.S. Marines via Wikimedia Commons.</em></p> Most Americans Favor Stricter Distracted Driving Laws

But new survey results also underscore the reluctance of many drivers to ditch their own phone while behind the wheel.


<p><em>Photo courtesy of NETS.</em></p> NETS Offers Safety Campaign Toolkit

The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety is helping employers gear up for the Drive Safely Work Week campaign in early October.



Uber Launches Self-Driving Vehicles

Uber launched self-driving vehicles in Pittsburgh on Sept. 14, giving passengers the option to request a self-driving car with the Uber app.


Driverless Cars to Shrink Insurance Premiums

The cost of insuring an autonomous vehicle should fall 20% below current levels and may fall by as much as 40% by 2050, according to a new report from insurance analyst Aon Benfield.



Is a Solo Driver Really Alone?

Many motorists are more tempted to drive distracted -- and pick up the phone -- when they're traveling without passengers. But does driving solo really mean you're all alone? Here's the latest video from AT&T's "It Can Wait" anti-distracted driving campaign.


Video: Chevrolet Volt Earns Top Safety Honor

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety names the plug-in gasoline-electric hybrid car a Top Safety Pick+ award winner.


<p><em>Photo of Jeep Patriot courtesy of FCA US.</em></p> FCA Recalls Five Models for Air Bags, Seat Belts

The recall, which covers an estimated 1.4 million vehicles, includes the Jeep Patriot, Jeep Compass, and Chrysler 200 models.


<p><em>Photo of Toyota Prius courtesy of Toyota.</em></p> Toyota Recalls Prius for Air Bags

The recall covers 7,600 2016 model-year gasoline-electric hybrid cars that need new front passenger air bag assemblies.  


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