‘This Is A National Crisis’: Deaths From Car Crashes On The RisePreliminary data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows 20,160 people died in car crashes during the first six months of 2021. That would be the largest number since 2006. The number of pedestrians killed is also on the rise.
New Device Could Help Reduce Drunk Driving DeathsInstances of drunk driving keep going up, but soon there could be a device that helps stop that.
Hyundai Recalls SUVs; Software Flaw May Stop AccelerationHyundai issued a recall on about 41,000 small SUVs in the U.S. over a software glitch that could stop vehicles from accelerating.
Automakers Agree To Put Automatic Braking In Cars By 2022Major automakers and the U.S. government have reached agreement that will make automatic braking standard in most cars and light trucks within six years and on heavier SUVs and pickup trucks within eight years, two people briefed on the deal Thursday said.
Government Redefines "Driver" To Include Google Computers In CarsThe federal government's highway safety agency has found that computers that control cars of the future can be considered drivers just like humans.
Automakers Recall 5M Vehicles For More Air Bag ProblemsMore than 5 million vehicles are being recalled due to airbag issues.
Gov't: 10th Death Linked To Exploding Takata Air BagsA Ford pickup driver killed last month in South Carolina is the 9th person to die in the U.S. and the 10th worldwide because of defective Takata air-bag inflators that explode, firing off shrapnel-like shards, government safety officials said Friday, as they announced a new expansion of the largest auto safety recall in history.
Worst Red-Light Runners Video Reminds Drivers To Stop On RedThe City of Miami is hoping to educate the public about the dangers of recklessly running red lights with a compilation video of the year's worst offenders.
Ford Recalls Older Large Cars Over Headlight IssueAutomaker Ford is recalling about 313,000 older large cars over a headlight issue that could cause a crash.
US Regulators Slap BMW With $40M Fine For Safety ViolationsGerman automaker BMW AG is now facing $40 million in penalties for safety violations.
Honda Has The Most High Risk Models In Takata Air Bag RecallVehicles from the 2008 model year or older, sold or registered in high humidity areas like South Florida are a top priority for repairs amid the start of the massive Takata air bag recall.
Mini Recalls 86,000 Cars To Fix Power Steering Problems Automaker BMW's Mini Brand issued a recall of 86,000 cars due to power steering issues, under pressure from U.S. regulators.
US Opens Probe Into BMW Over Mini Side Crash Test ProblemsU.S. safety regulators have launched an investigation into automaker BMW over it's Mini brand.
Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.7M Trucks For Air Bag, Weld TroublesFiat Chrysler issued a recall for more than 1.7 million trucks over issues with air bags among other things.
Nissan Recalls 300,000 Vehicles To Adjust Console PanelIf you have a Nissan Versa or Versa Note, you may want to check if your vehicle is on the recall list.