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Ford Recalls Multiple Models for Potential Oil Leaks

The recall affects 1,157 Taurus, Flex, Explorer, Police Interceptor Utility, and Lincoln MKT vehicles with 3.5-liter GTDI engines — all in the 2016 or 2017 model years.  

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Ford Recalls Super Duty Trucks for Fire Risk

The recall covers more than 7,000 2017-model year trucks in the U.S.

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How to Install Tire Chains

The Washington State Department of Transportation offers advice on how to install tire chains. Video courtesy of WSDOT. 

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Holiday Fatalities Expected to Cap Deadly Year

The National Safety Council releases estimates for holiday period road fatalities and offers tips on how to make the roads safer.

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Mercedes-Benz Sprinters Recalled for Seat Adjusters

The recall, issued by Midwest Automotive Designs, covers just 28 vans in the 2016 model year.

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Safety Tip: Preventing Drunk Driving

What can you personally do to prevent drunk driving this holiday season? Here are some tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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The Repercussions of One Bad Decision

It's the holiday season, a time filled with decisions: What gifts to buy, what parties to attend, whether to travel out of state to visit family. Unfortunately, one decision made too often this time of year is to drive after drinking. This virtual-reality video depicts how such a decision can have a tragic impact on so many lives. Video courtesy of DRINKiQ and DiageoFor the full safety tip, click here.

FCA has delivered 100 uniquely built Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivans to Waymo for its self-driving test fleet. Photo courtesy of FCA.

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Chrysler Minivans Join Google's Self-Driving Fleet

Google’s autonomous driving operation, now known as Waymo, collaborates with FCA to produce 100 hybrid minivans engineered for autonomous driving.

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Drivers View Alcohol as Bigger Safety Threat Than Marijuana

A survey from IIHS finds, however, that motorists living in marijuana-legal states are more likely to perceive the drug as a road safety problem than motorists in other states.

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Reckless Driving Death Rate Highest in Montana

Analysis of federal crash data also shows that the rate of road fatalities tied to careless and reckless driving is lowest in the states of Virginia and New York.

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Help in Predicting Your Next Crash

How can you, a safety or risk manager in a company, predict which driver is going to have your fleet’s next accident? By yourself, you can’t. But by enlisting the aid of other road warriors, you can predict which drivers in your fleet are at high risk to have your next at-fault crash.


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