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Ram 1500 Recalled for Controller of Seat Belts, Air Bags

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling an estimated 295,981 2019 to 2020 Ram 1500 vehicles because the flash memory of the occupant restraint controller may become corrupted, disabling the vehicle's air bags and seat belt pretensioners.

Audible Seat-Belt Reminders Increase Use by 34%

Persistent audible reminders can increase seat-belt use by as much as 34%, which is equal to the effectiveness of speed-limiting interlocks, according to a recent study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Back Seat Passengers More at Risk in Frontal Collisions

When it comes to frontal crashes, rear-seat protection has not kept pace with front-seat safety systems and better restraint systems are required in the back, according to a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

NTSB Releases Highway Safety Wish List

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently unveiled its 2019-2020 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements, with seven of the 10 recommendations including initiatives for roadway safety.

Toyota Recalls Land Cruiser for Seat Belt Defect

Toyota is recalling 89,740 of 2008 to 2019 Land Cruiser and Lexus LX 570 large SUVs for a possible seat-belt defect that could cause three front air bags not to deploy, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

16% of Virginians Fail to Buckle Up

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.

Colorado Seat Belt Use Climbs to 86%

Seat-belt use in Colorado rose by 2.5% this year, moving from 84% in 2017 to 86% in 2018, according to a new survey by the Colorado Department of Transportation.