6 States Partner for Distracted Driving Crackdown

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Jul 22, 2014
Fleet Safety Video Tip: Responding to a Highway Breakdown

Here's some advice from AAA on what steps drivers should take when a vehicle breaks down suddenly on a highway.


<p><em><strong>Photo courtesy of Michigan State Police.</strong></em></p> 6 States Partner for Distracted Driving Crackdown

Launched July 20, the enforcement campaign involves law enforcement agencies in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.



<p><em>Photo courtesy of BMW.</em></p> BMW Recalls 1.6M Sedans for Potential Air Bag Defect

BMW recently recalled 1.6 million 3 Series sedans manufactured between May 1999 and August 2006 due to potential problems with air bags.


<p><strong><em>GM CEO Mary Barra testifies during a Senate subcommittee hearing on Thursday, July 17. Photo by Fred Watkins for General Motors.</em></strong></p> Video: GM CEO Defends Chief Counsel in Senate Testimony

GM CEO Mary Barra testifies during a Senate subcommittee hearing about the automaker's actions since the ignition switch recall.



<p><strong><em>Ford Super Duty truck photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.</em></strong></p> More Upfitters Recall Work Trucks for Fire Risk

Manning Equipment, Dual-Tech and Iowa Mold Tooling are issuing recalls to address a fire risk arising from oil leaks associated with PTO assemblies.


<p><em><strong>Photo of 2015 Hyundai Sonata courtesy of Hyundai.</strong></em></p> Video: Hyundai Sonata Earns Top IIHS Safety Rating

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety names the midsize car a 2014 Top Safety Pick+, when equipped with optional forward collision warning.


Terex Recalls 42 Utility Truck Aerial Devices

In these trucks, cracks might form in the truck frame or at the first cross brace behind the cab.


Video: Nissan Outlines Plans for Autonomous Drive Systems

Evolving technologies, including automated lane controls and highway traffic management systems, will come to market over the next four years on a progressive basis.


<p><em><strong>Photo of 2014 Kia Soul courtesy of Kia Motors.</strong></em></p> Kia Recalls Soul Hatchback for Steering Issue

The recall affects 51,641 cars manufactured from July 21, 2013, through Jan. 17, 2014.


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