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Toyota Tundra Trucks Recalled for Bumper Steps

The recall, set to begin in mid-February, covers approximately 73,000 pickup trucks in the 2016 and 2017 model years.


Va. Bills Target Distracted Driving

In 2016, 175 people died and thousands more suffered injuries in distracted driving-related collisions in Virginia, according to some state legislators. That trend has prompted them to propose a number of bills aimed at curbing distracted driving. Video courtesy of NBC29 WVIR.

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Jaguar XE, F-Type Recalled for Seat Belts

Set to begin Feb. 20, the recall covers more than 8,000 vehicles that may have defective front seat belt pretensioners.

Photo courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover.


Faulty Seat Belts Prompt Land Rover Recall

The recall, expected to begin Feb. 20, covers 13,500 SUVs.

Photo of dynamic radar cruise control courtesy of Toyota.


2017 Fleet Management Trends: Safety Tech

Commercial fleets seeking to reduce distracted driving and the associated risks are requesting more semi-autonomous features with leased vehicles such as forward braking, as well as other safety aides such as backup cameras, Bluetooth, and adaptive headlights.

Photo: Deborah Lockridge


Three States Agree to Collaborate on Autonomous Vehicles

Transportation agencies in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan have formed the Smart Belt Coalition that will focus on automated and connected vehicle initiatives.


Stop -- Because Trains Can't

Last year alone, 232 people died in railroad crossing accidents in the U.S., according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This video is part of a new railroad crossing safety ad campaign, launched by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Video courtesy of NHTSA and the Federal Railroad Administration. 


Tougher Iowa Texting Ban in the Works

Iowa legislators are negotiating details of a bill that would make texting while driving a primary offense. Some advocacy groups are also pushing for a hands-free requirement. Video courtesy of 13 WHO.

Photo: Dwight Burdette


Pep Boys Acquires Just Brakes Repair Chain

Pep Boys has acquired the privately-held Just Brakes chain of repair and maintenance stores in a deal that will increase the chain's network to more than 900 locations.

Photo courtesy of IIHS.


Audi A3 Named IIHS Top Safety Pick+

The car’s elevation from Top Safety Pick comes after IIHS obtained A3s with different lighting systems for headlight testing.

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