Category: Unsafe Vehicles

General Motors Settles Two Defective Ignition Switch Cases

October 3, 2016 | Category: Automobile Accidents, Personal Injury, Unsafe Vehicles

CNN Money reported on September 6, 2016 that General Motors (GM) settled two closely watched lawsuits over cars that had faulty ignition switches. The law suits revolved around the scandal in which GM was involved after admitting that the ignition switches should have been recalled in 2004, when they only recalled the ignition switches ten years later in 2014.  

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Automotive Recalls: Staying Safe in the Midst of Problems

December 26, 2014 | Category: Unsafe Vehicles

With all the talk about Takata's defective airbags and General Motors' defective ignition switches, it should not be surprising that many car owners are quite concerned about the safety of their vehicles, regardless of the automaker. The news has been filled with talk of vehicle recalls and injuries that have been caused by defective vehicles and/or parts. 

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Defective Guardrails - A Safety Hazard

December 8, 2014 | Category: Unsafe Vehicles

A study funded by The Safety Institute and the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission was published on September 11, 2014 by the University of Alabama School of Engineering.  After reviewing almost ten years of crashes in the states of Missouri and Ohio, researchers found that the ET-Plus guardrail is 1.36 times more likely to produce severe injury and 2.86 times more likely to produce death than the ET-2000, an older model manufactured by Trinity Industries.

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Vehicle Air Bags - The Basics

November 19, 2014 | Category: Unsafe Vehicles

What can deploy in less than 1/20th of a second?  Frontal air bags can. Side air bags deploy even faster because there is usually less space between the occupant and the force which strikes the vehicle such as another vehicle or a tree, according to Safercar.gov. 

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50% of Children Did Not Have Seat Belts

November 3, 2014 | Category: Unsafe Vehicles

As reported on the NBC Today show, Thursday, October, 23, the Broward County (Florida) Sheriff's Office, Department of Fire Rescue, along with Jeff Rossen, of Rossen Reports, conducted seat-belt checks outside a local elementary school. The results may be surprising. 50 percent of the cars stopped had children not properly restrained in seat belts.  

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