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Video Safety Tip: Dealing With Potholes

Wintertime brings with it a safety nuisance for drivers: Potholes. That’s because freezing and thawing of water under pavement weakens the road and causes large cracks.

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Reducing Pothole Damage

Potholes can cause pricey repair bills to the suspension and tires of a vehicle. Lauren Fix, the Car Coach, gives several tips about how to reduce damage caused by this hazard. Read more hereVideo via Car Coach Reports/YouTube.

Photo via PxHere.

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Vehicle Fatality Data Cause for Concern: NSC

Motor vehicle accidents claimed 227 fewer lives in 2017 compared to the earlier year, which equates to a 0.5% decline to 40,100, the National Safety Council (NSC) has found. However, it would be a 6% increase from 2015.

Screenshot via IIHS/HDLI.

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Drivers Skeptical of Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Systems: IIHS

Drivers who participated in an Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) study said they are somewhat cautious about adaptive cruise control and active lane keeping features and prefer systems they believe make smooth, gradual movements.

Photo of 2018 Range Rover Evoque courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover.

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Range Rover Evoques Recalled for Tire Pressure Monitoring

Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC is recalling certain 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque convertibles with 20-inch wheels because the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) may be incorrectly set.

Photo of the 2018 Escape courtesy of Ford.

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Ford Recalls Escape, Lincoln MKC for Brake Jounce Hoses

Ford Motor Co. is recalling approximately 92 2018 Ford Escape and Lincoln MKC vehicles for incorrect front brake jounce hoses because they may encounter interference with adjacent components.

Graphic courtesy of Esurance.

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Driver Assist Tech Can Increase Distraction

Drivers with access to semi-autonomous features such as automatic braking or a lane keeping system say that they're significantly more distracted while driving than drivers without the technology, according to a new study.

Photo of 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan courtesy of FCA.

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Dodge Grand Caravan, Jeep Wrangler Recalled for Brake Switches

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling nearly 40,000 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan minivans and Jeep Wrangler compact SUVs because the brake switches may malfunction — keeping the brake lights illuminated or allowing the vehicle to shift out of Park when the brake pedal is not pressed.

Photo of autonomous LEAF at the 2014 Geneva auto show courtesy of Nissan.

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Feds Set Self-Driving Vehicle Summit to Gather Data

The U.S. Transportation Department will hold a summit on March 1 to identify priority federal and non-federal activities that can accelerate the safe roll-out of autonomous vehicles.

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Driving Dynamics Names Marketing Director

Driving Dynamics Inc. has promoted Irena Dmitry into the role of director of marketing and communications, the fleet driver training company announced. She will report to Art Liggio, president and CEO.

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