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Motorcycle Injuries Worsen With Weaker Helmet Laws

Across the nation, motorcyclists opposed to mandatory helmet use have been chipping away at state helmet laws for years while crash deaths have been on the rise.

05/30/2013

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Vets Parade Float Driver Says Train Seemed Still Before Crash

The driver of a parade float struck by a train in a Texas crash that killed four military veterans told federal investigators that the oncoming train appeared to be stationary.

05/22/2013

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Lab Asks Government To Investigate Toyota Prius

Auto safety regulators in the U.S. are deciding if they will investigate a complaint that the steering can fail on the Toyota Prius.

02/25/2013

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Government To Require Electric Cars To Make Noise

The government wants all electric and hybrid vehicles to make some noise when traveling under 18 mph, so pedestrians can hear them coming.

01/07/2013

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Subaru Recalls Nearly 634,000 Cars And SUVs

Subaru is recalling nearly 634,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. because lights beneath the doors can overheat and cause fires.

01/03/2013

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GM Recalls Pickup Trucks To Fix Problem With Hoods

General Motors is recalling more than 145,000 pickup trucks because the hoods can fly open unexpectedly and block the driver’s vision.

12/20/2012

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Toyota Fined For Failing To Quickly Report Safety Problems

The U.S. government has slapped Toyota Motor Corp. with a record $17.4 million fine for failing once again to quickly report problems to federal regulators and for delaying a safety recall.

12/18/2012

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BMW Recalls X5 SUVs For Steering Problem

BMW is recalling about 35,000 X5 SUVs in the U.S. and Canada because a bolt can break and cause the loss of power-assisted steering.

12/06/2012

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Nissan Recalling Certain Altima Vehicles

Nissan is recalling certain model year 2012 and 2013 Altima vehicles that total about 13,900 because its bolts could become loose and fall out, increasing the risk of a car crash.

10/22/2012

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Toyota Recalling 778,000 RAV4 SUVs

Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it’s recalling 778,000 RAV4 SUVs and Lexus HS 250h sedans in the U.S. to fix a suspension problem that could cause crashes.

08/01/2012

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Feds Expand Toyota Fire Investigation To 1.4M Autos

The government has expanded an investigation into fires that can start in the doors of several Toyota models, adding 600,000 Camrys and other vehicles to the probe.

06/18/2012

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Feds Probe Bus Defect That May Have Caused Crashes

Federal safety regulators are investigating buses made by Motor Coach Industries Inc. during the past 20 years because the drive shafts could fall out and cause the driver to lose control.

03/26/2012

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