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February 21, 2017
<p><em>Photo by Famartin via Wikimedia Commons.</em></p> Estimated 2016 Road Deaths Climb 6%

The National Safety Council recommends eight policy actions to reverse the disturbing trend.


<p><em>Photo via Arizona Department of Transportation</em></p> Arizona Uses Road Sensors to Spot Ice Before It Forms

Sensors installed at three locations along Interstate 40 west of Flagstaff, Ariz., are helping the Arizona Department of Transportation detect and address icy road conditions before they are present.



<p><em>Photo of Honda Ridgeline courtesy of Honda.</em></p> Honda Ridgeline Earns Top Safety Ratings

The pickup truck, already an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ winner, draws a five-star overall safety score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


<p><em>Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.</em></p> Mercedes-Benz E-Class Recall Addresses Air Bag Issue

The recall covers nearly 12,500 2017 E300, E300 4Matic and E43 AMG vehicles that may have faulty occupant detection control units.



Safety Tip: Taking the Risk Out of Your Turns

Sloppy turning habits are common but greatly increase crash risk. Here's advice from Michigan and California on how to execute safer turns.


<p><em>Photo of Toyota Mirai courtesy of Toyota.</em></p> Toyota Recalls Mirai for Voltage Problem

The global recall covers about 2,840 vehicles -– all the Mirai cars on the road today.



<p><em>Image&nbsp;courtesy of NHTSA.</em></p> BMW Recalls Multiple Models for CV Joint

The recall, expected to get under way in late March, covers more than 8,700 vehicles.  


<p><em>Photo of 2018 Jaguar XE courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover.</em></p> Jaguar Adds Engine, Safety Tech to 2018 Lineup

Jaguar will add a more powerful base engine, safety technology, and a flagship XE model to its 2018 model year lineup, the company has announced.


<p><em>Photo of Mazdaspeed3 courtesy of Mazda.</em></p> Three Mazda Models Recalled for Seat Adjusters

The recall, expected to begin March 31, covers nearly 174,000 Mazda2, Mazda3 and Mazdaspeed3 vehicles.


Wash. Distracted Driving Deaths Up 32%

A new study from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission underscores the cause of this surge: 71% of distracted drivers in the state are preoccupied with their phones. Click on the photo. Video courtesy of KXLY4 News.


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