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Allstate Resumes Selling Auto Policies in Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. --- Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty last week ordered a stay of the suspension of the Allstate Companies' licenses to sell new business in Florida. As a result, the insurance company has resumed writing new auto policies in the state.

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NHTSA Investigates Windstar Fire Complaints

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said this week it has launched a preliminary investigation into the safety of 1.7 million Ford Windstar vans equipped with the same cruise control deactivation switch that's led to the recall of nearly 10 million other Ford vehicles.

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Mitsubishi Fuso to Recall 10,325 Trucks

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. is recalling 10,325 1999-2004 FE639 and FE649 trucks because of potential weakness of the rear engine support bracket, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported.

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Audi Issuing A6 Recall

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Audi is recalling more than 68,000 Audi A6 vehicles because of gas tank problems, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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ATX Proposes In-Vehicle Web Browsing Work Group

FORT WORTH, Texas --- ATX Group, a major telematics service provider to the automotive industry, announced plans to convene an international work group to address how to safely access Internet content through embedded and nomadic devices in vehicles.

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GPS Leader Offers One-Time Purchase Plan for Blackberrys

OLATHE, Kan. --- Garmin International Inc. is offering a one-time-purchase plan for Garmin Mobile for BlackBerry. This one-time $99.99 purchase is only available in North America and will give customers who own BlackBerry devices unlimited use of Garmin Mobile’s turn-by-turn, voice prompted directions for the life of their specific BlackBerry.

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Remembering Volvo's Role in Seat Belt Development

IRVINE, Calif. --- Pioneered by laws in New York and Texas in 1985, safety belts are now a requirement in all states. What many motorists don't know, however, is the role that Volvo played in developing seat belts.

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New Survey Shows Drivers Aren't Getting the Message: Slowing Down Improves Gas Mileage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – According to an informal GHSA survey of state highway safety agencies, only Wisconsin reports a noticeable trend of reduced speeds as a result of high gas prices.

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Linde North America Honored for Fleet Safety

MURRAY HILL, N.J. --- Linde North America, a leading gases and engineering company, has been recognized by the Compressed Gas Association (CGA) for fleet safety in 2007.

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Highway Safety Group Urges Motorists to Slow Down

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- As millions of Americans take to the roadways for the busy Memorial Day Weekend and summer driving season, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) reminds drivers that slowing down will not only reduce the amount of money they have to spend on gas, but also could save their life.

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