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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reminding vehicle owners and drivers, as well as fleet managers, to check for open recalls on their vehicles. Recalls that remain unaddressed are a safety risk, according to the agency.

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Cable Industry Moves to Acquire Vehicle-to-Vehicle Spectrum

The Internet & Television Association has asked the Federal Communications Commission to open airwaves — known as the 5.9 gigahertz spectrum — that are currently allocated for exclusive use by automakers for vehicle-to-vehicle communications, the association announced.

Texas Leads Nation in Distracted Driving Fatalities

Texas led the nation in distracted driving deaths in 2017, as 366 people lost their lives as a result of an inattentive driver, according to the National Safety Council’s analysis of 2017 data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Drunk Driving Fatalities Down But Remain Leading Culprit

Drunk driving fatalities fell 1.1% in 2017 compared with 2016, and alcohol impairment remains the leading cause of highway deaths, according to the most recent data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

NHTSA Refutes Tesla's Safest Vehicle Claim

NHTSA recently issued a statement that a 5-star rating is the highest rating a vehicle can achieve under its crash-testing program, but stopped short of naming one vehicle as the safest vehicle on the road today.

FCA: Fuel Economy Rules Should Change to Reflect SUV Popularity

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Ford Motor Co. came out against President Trump's bid to relax strict fuel economy standards approved during the Obama administration, but said the initial rules didn't consider increasingly popular utility sales and continuing lower fuel prices.