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NHTSA: Only minority of recalled Takata airbags have been fixed

The Takata airbag recall is thought to be the largest recall in the history of the automotive industry. The defective airbags are blamed for at least 16 fatalities and 180 injuries worldwide, and there are as many as 100 million vehicles from 34 manufacturers involved. Anyone [...]
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Many parents fail to properly restrain children

Since the wide adoption of their use, child seats have helped save hundreds of thousands of children's lives. When a car accident occurs, it's often the youngest passengers that are most vulnerable to suffering severe injuries. However, despite recommendations from the American [...]
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Researchers hope new technology will reduce car accidents

In an effort to decrease the number of car accidents impacting drivers across the United States and in states like Tennessee, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration is conducting a study to determine how motor vehicles and their drivers interact with one [...]
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Government incents states to adopt stricter DUI laws

During 2010, more than 10,000 individuals lost their lives as a result of a drunk driving accident. In response, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is offering states around the country a share of $20.8 million dollars in highway safety and improvement funding. [...]
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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Many Nashville residents may be excited for the summer biking season to break out their motorcycles and hit the road. While the warm weather might encourage people to take their motorcycles out instead of their cars, it's still important to have an eye on safety when heading [...]
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Could limiting speeds prevent truck accidents?

A new federal study has reportedly found that electronically limiting maximum speeds in semis, tractor-trailers and other commercial trucks could significantly reduce the occurrence of truck accidents in Tennessee and throughout the country.
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Regulators investigate safety issues in Ford Taurus models

Federal regulators have received about 14 complaints about sticky accelerators on Ford Taurus models, according to an announcement issued by the National Highway Safety Administration. The investigation may lead to a recall. Safety regulators say that the 2005 and 2006 model [...]
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