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Headlight Repairs Bring Hefty Price Tags

Headlight repairs can often exceed $1,000, according to IIHS.

Replacing a single front headlight on two-thirds of vehicles rated good by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) costs upwards of $1,000 — more than double the average insurance deductible of $500.

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VW Recalls Three Models for Instrument Cluster

VW has recalled 2018 and 2019 Atlas (shown), Tiguan, and Jetta models for an electrical defect...

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is recalling about 73,545 2018-2019 Atlas midsize SUVs and Tiguan compact SUVs, as well as 2019 Jetta compact cars without keyless entry for an electrical system issue.

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16% of Virginians Fail to Buckle Up

Seat-belt use in Virginia has reached 84%, which is below the national average of 90%.

A new survey from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles finds that 15.9% of motorists are driving without a seat belt — a slight bump up over a record low of 14.7% in 2017.

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Automakers Push for Advanced Adaptive Headlights

Federal safety regulators are moving to amend a rule that would allow...

In the not too distant future, U.S. automakers may be given the opportunity to incorporate adaptive-driving-beam headlights into new vehicles they sell that provide an advancement from the automatic high beam technology available today.

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Texting Increases 30% During Holidays

Texting while driving increases about 30% during the holidays, a new report has found.

People text and use apps while behind the wheel over 30% more during the winter holidays as compared with an average weekday, according to data collected and analyzed by TrueMotion, a smartphone telematics company.

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VW Recalls Golf, Audi A3 for Head Restraints

Volkswagen is recalling its e-Golf (show) and Audi A3 for a head restraint defect.

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling an estimated 169 2018 Volkswagen e-Golf and Golf R compact cars, as well as Audi A3 and RS3 entry luxury sedans because the rear seat frame head restraints may be improperly welded to the seat frame.

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Headlights Improve on 2018 Models: IIHS

Vehicle headlights improved drastically in the 2018 model year compared to the 2016 model year.

The best-available headlights on 32 of 165 2018 models evaluated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) earned the highest rating of good — marking a significant improvement over only two of 95 2016-model headlight systems that earned a good rating.

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Distracted Driving Crashes Spike on Highways

Distracted driving crashes increase by nearly 50% in highways, according to a new study.

Distracted driving-related collisions are up to 49% more severe when they occur on a highway system, indicating that modifying roadway design could improve safety in distracted driving crashes.