Auto Safety

After Crashes, WSP Troopers Urge Drivers To Be Cautious On Wet Roads

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Following one of Washington’s hottest and driest summers in recent history, Washington State Patrol (WSP) troopers are urging drivers to be cautious when driving in wet road conditions.  As heavy rain moves in, officials reported, at least 26 accidents were registered by Friday evening in Pierce and Thurston counties alone. According to WSP troopers, these …

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NHTSA Probes Tesla, Other Automakers Over Driver Assistance Programs

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Tesla is under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) over its driver assistance systems. The goal is to make a comparative analysis between the manufacturer’s and its competitors’ systems to identify how they develop, test, and track auto assistance packages. This follows claims made by Tesla CEO Elon Musk regarding the manufacturer’s …

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Seattle Officials Urge Drivers, Parents Caution This Back-To-School Season

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Seattle public school students went back to in-person learning on Wednesday, September 1st, 2021. In order to help minimize the accident risks associated with the heavy back-to-school traffic, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is reminding local drivers that they should be mindful of children in school zones.  Working with law enforcement to manage safety …

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Toyota Recalls 280K SUVs Over Personal Injury Risk

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Toyota is recalling nearly 300,000 SUVs over air bag wiring issues that could increase the risk of personal injury.  According to the firm, the Venza SUVs from the 2009 through 2015 year models come with side-door airbags whose wires can rub against a grommet in the door. Over time, the damage can cause the airbag …

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Nissan Recalls Infiniti Models After Engine Stall Reports, Accident

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Nissan is recalling several vehicles over engine management software issues that could lead to an engine stall. Because this problem can lead to accidents, the firm decided to launch the recall promptly.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the engine control module (ECM) in the impacted vehicles can go into limp-mode after a …

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Drowsy Teenager Behind The Wheel Causes Rollover Crash On Highway 243

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Drowsy driving has become an issue across the country. In Washington state, officials just reported a rollover accident involving a driver who reportedly fell asleep on the wheel. According to the reports, the driver was a 13-year-old boy driving two adults. All occupants were taken to the hospital following the crash.  According to the official …

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GM Recalls Vehicles Over Seat Belt Failure That Increases Risk Of Personal Injury

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General Motors (GM) is recalling several new Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC vehicles over issues with the seat belts that can increase the risk of personal injury.  According to the report, the third rows in the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe, Cadillac Escalade, and GMC Yukon vehicles come with backseat outboard seat belts that may not …

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