Video: NHTSA Kicks Off Drunk Driving Crackdown

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August 25, 2015
Video Safety Tips for the New School Year

The National Safety Council and Washington State offer driving advice for back-to-school season.


Video: NHTSA Kicks Off Drunk Driving Crackdown

This year’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, which extends through Sept. 7, involves more than 10,000 law enforcement agencies across the nation.



<p><strong><em>MARKEY</em></strong></p> Senators Press for Takata to Recall All Its Air Bags

In response to new reports of an air bag explosion in a 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan, senators Richard Blumenthal and Edward Markey urge a recall of all Takata air bags.


<p><em>Graphic courtesy of NETS.</em></p> NETS Releases Online Toolkit for Fleet Drivers

The traffic safety group is helping employers gear up for a Drive Safely Work Week campaign that stresses the importance of planning ahead.



<p><strong><em>Photo of Chevrolet Impala courtesy of General Motors.</em></strong></p> Chevrolet Impalas Recalled for Injury Risk to Children

The recall, affecting nearly 5,500 sedans in the 2014 and 2015 model years, will allow dealers to correct a problem tied to the automatic occupant sensing system.


<p><strong><em>Photo of Cadillac ATS courtesy of General Motors.</em></strong></p> Cadillac ATS Recalled for Sunroof Switch

The recall, which got under way Aug. 19, affects 63,665 vehicles in the 2013-2016 model years.



Video: Honda Pilot Draws Highest IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety names the redesigned SUV a 2015 Top Safety Pick+ award winner when equipped with the available front crash prevention system.


<p><strong><em>Photo of Volvo XC90 courtesy of Volvo.</em></strong></p> Volvo Recalls XC90 for Third-Row Air Bags

The safety recall, due to get under way Sept. 14, affects nearly 4,000 vehicles in the 2016 model year.



<p><em>Photo of current-generation LEAF&nbsp;courtesy of Nissan.</em></p> Nissan Creates Audio Alert for EVs in Europe

The sound cue is aimed at warning pedestrians and cyclists that a vehicle in electric mode is nearby.


Towns Called Out for Profiting Off Speed Traps

AAA is warning drivers about certain towns that rely heavily on speed traps. The goal isn't to promote safety; it's to pay the bills. Here's a report from CBS This Morning.


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