Video Safety Tip: Escaping a Submerged Vehicle

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May 24, 2016
<p><em>If National Safety Council estimates hold, this will be the deadliest Memorial Day holiday since 2009.</em></p> Safety Council Predicts Deadliest Memorial Day Weekend in 7 Years

The National Safety Council, warning that the coming three-day weekend may become the deadliest Memorial Day holiday since 2009, offers six driving safety tips you can pass along.


Video Safety Tip: Escaping a Submerged Vehicle

A Michigan State Police trooper offers advice on how to safely get out of a vehicle sinking in water.



<p><em>Graphic courtesy of LoJack.</em></p> $112M in Stolen LoJack Vehicles Recovered in 2015

Law enforcement officials recovered more than $112 million in stolen vehicles equipped with LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery Systems in 2015, according to LoJack's seventh annual "Vehicle Theft Recovery Report."


<p><em>Photo of Subaru Outback courtesy of Subaru.</em></p> Subaru Legacy, Outback Cars Recalled for Stability Control

The recall covers 766 2015 model-year vehicles at risk for losing stability control because of faulty brake fluid.



<p><em>Photo of crumbling road courtesy of AAA.</em></p> 70% of Summer Motorists Worry About Road Conditions

A new AAA survey reveals drivers’ frustrations over both traffic congestion and a crumbling infrastructure.


<p><em>Photo of Michigan Capitol Building courtesy of Michigan Senate.</em></p> Mich. Senate Approves New Auto Repair Rules

If passed into law, new state regulations would restrict the use of certain non-OEM parts in the repair of newer vehicles.



<p><em>Photo courtesy of FCA US.</em></p> FCA Recalls Ram ProMaster Trailer Light Modules

The automaker issues two separate recalls covering 84,252 trailer light modules and 1,576 Ram ProMaster and ProMaster City vans.


Video: Lincoln MKX Named Top Safety Pick+

The redesigned mid-size luxury SUV scores the highest rating -- “good” -- in all five crashworthiness tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.



<p><em>Photo by IFCAR via Wikimedia Commons.</em></p> Jeep Wranglers Recalled for Air Bag Issue

The recall, covering nearly 400,000 vehicles in the U.S., will resolve an air bag problem that’s tied to the clockspring assembly in the steering wheel.


Video: Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Earns Top Safety Award

The 2017 model excels in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests to qualify for the Top Safety Pick+ award.


Safe Fleet Acquires Rear View Safety

Safe Fleet has acquired Rear View Safety (RVS), which provides back-up camera systems and video-based road safety solutions to fleets. Financial terms of the purchase were not disclosed.


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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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