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2011-2014 Dodge Charger Recalled To Stop Airbags From Accidentally Deploying

2011-2014 Dodge Charger Recalled To Stop Airbags From Accidentally Deploying

Last week, we told you about Chrysler Fiat Automobile's recall of more than 840,000 Ram pickups because of a poorly calibrated safety control module, which could cause airbags to deploy without warning. Now, FCA is recalling more than 322,000 Dodge Chargers for a very similar problem. As with the... read more

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2015 Hyundai Sonata

2015 Hyundai Sonata Recalled For Seat Belt Flaw: 140,000 Owners In U.S., Canada Affected

Hyundai Motor Company is issuing a recall for select Hyundai Sonata sedans from the 2015 model year. According to Auto News, some of those vehicles may be equipped with... read more July 10, 2015 by 

2012 Dodge Charger SRT8

NHTSA Investigates 2008 Chevrolet Impala, 2011-2012 Dodge Charger, 2006-2008 Hyundai Sonata

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched three unrelated investigations of the 2008 Chevrolet Impala, the 2011-2012 Dodge Charger, and the 2006-2008... read more July 28, 2014 by 

HARKEN seatbelt concept fights driver fatigue (by the Biomechanics Institute of Valencia)

Can This Intelligent Seatbelt End Drowsy Driving? (Video)

The Internet of Everything: to most of us, it refers to machines we can monitor from afar, using computers and smartphones to keep tabs on our thermostats, refrigerators, and... read more July 24, 2014 by 

Will Kids' Seats Fit in the 2011 Nissan Leaf?

Parents Who Don't Wear Seatbelts Don't Buckle Up Their Kids, Either

Earlier this year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration unveiled results from the National Occupant Protection Use Survey. The survey examined the everyday use... read more April 10, 2013 by  0

Chinese safety belt t-shirt

Fashion To Fool The Fuzz: Chinese T-Shirts Look Like Seatbelt Straps

Sometimes, inventions are revolutionary. When the iPhone debuted in 2007, the world let out a collective gasp, as if to say, "Yes, that's just what I've been wanting!"... read more March 11, 2013 by  3

seatbelt wearer

Seatbelt Usage Hits All-Time High, Thanks In Part To Southern Drivers

In August, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed that fewer Americans used their seatbelts in 2011. According to NHTSA, the percentage of drivers and... read more November 20, 2012 by  0

Distracted driving

AAA Says It's Not Too Late For 5 Safe-Driving Resolutions

We may already be three days into 2012, but the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety says it's not too late for drivers to make a few New Year's resolutions. Based on research... read more January 3, 2012 by  0

policeman reaching into car

Officer Tickets 215 Phantom Motorists For Seatbelt Violation

Across the U.S., in every state in the union (except New Hampshire), hundreds of drivers are ticketed each day for not wearing their seatbelts. In New Orleans, however, at... read more August 19, 2011 by  13

seatbelt -- click it

Rollover Airbags Soon Required—Because Some Aren't Buckling Up

Head-protecting side-curtain airbags are proven lifesavers; they've already helped contribute to the drop in traffic fatalities over the past several years, and safety... read more May 3, 2011 by  8

Screencap from "Embrace Life" seatbelt ad

Video: YouTube Crowns Its First 'Ad Of The Year' Winner

There are a lot of commercials floating around the internet (and on TV, too, we suppose), and a number of international awards have sprung up to recognize excellence in the... read more November 22, 2010 by  0

Dodge Charger Police Car

Traffic Fatalities Up For Police Officers, Down For Everyone Else

Today's vehicles provide much better occupant protection than those of three decades ago. And we've also made tremendous progress in making our roads a bit safer, and in... read more August 3, 2010 by  10

Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson

Oh, Behave: More States Tighten Seat Belt And Texting Rules

You should know better by now not to buckle up, buckle up your loved ones, and avoid texting while driving altogether. But, increasingly, it's also the law. Last week, both... read more June 8, 2010 by  5

2010 Mahindra TR pickup

Seatbelts Newly Required For Georgia Pickup Drivers

No, this isn't a headline dredged from Google News Archives. Just today, the Georgia House passed a measure that ends an odd loophole allowing adults in pickup trucks—such... read more April 27, 2010 by  3


U.S. Traffic Fatalities Hit Historic Lows

Good news this morning from the U.S. Department of Transportation: traffic fatalities have been on the decline for nearly four years running, and the number of people killed... read more March 11, 2010 by  2

Volvo safety test driver, 1959

Crash Testing In The Old Days: Volvo Safety Video

Last Thursday was the 50th birthday of the three-point safety harness, invented by Volvo's first safety engineer, Nils Bohlin. After we ran an item to commemorate the event... read more August 17, 2009 by  0


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