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Steven Cohn

NHTSA Confirms 11th Death Linked to Takata Air Bags

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a press release on October 20, 2016, confirming the eleventh U.S. death tied to an exploding Takata airbag. Nearly 70 million Takata air bags have been recalled worldwide because of an allegedly […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Company Audit Shows Takata Had Air Bag Troubles as Early as 2000

The Takata air bag recall started as a limited set of focused recalls and regional field actions a few years ago, and has now expanded to become the largest recall campaign in U.S. history, affecting millions of vehicles. What caused […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Honda Announces Additional Takata Air Bag Recall of Over 650,000 Vehicles

Honda has announced that it’s recalling over 650,000 more vehicles—this time, in Japan—because of potentially defective Takata air bags. That will raise the total number of Hondas recalled because of these air bags to about 51 million worldwide. The automaker […]

Steven Cohn

Pokemon GO Responsible for Over 100,000 Incidents of Distraction?

Over the past several months, Pokemon GO has become the mobile game to have, with millions of people worldwide “finding” the little critters hiding around their own neighborhoods. New research published by the scientific journal JAMA Internal Medicine, however, raises […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Why Hasn’t Apple Deployed Text-Blocking Technology?

In 2015, The National Safety Council (NSC) estimated that 38,300 people were killed and 4.4 million injured on U.S. roads—the largest one-year percentage increase in half a century. The number of deaths rose 8 percent over what they were in […]

Eric T. Chaffin

GM Recalls Another 4.3 Million Vehicles Because of Air Bag Issues

Millions of Takata air bags have been recalled worldwide because of a potential defect in the inflator. The propellant used can be unstable, particularly after it’s been sitting for years in a car that “lives” in a hot, humid climate. […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Government Proposes Speed-Limiting Devices be Installed on Large Trucks

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), a total of 3,660 people died in large truck crashes in 2014. Sixteen percent of these were truck occupants, but the majority—68 percent—were occupants of other passenger vehicles. Fifteen percent were […]

Eric T. Chaffin

CDC Recommends Earlier Night Driving Restrictions for Teen Drivers

Young, inexperienced drivers are at a high risk for crashing at night. This, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Not really surprising news, but to address the issue and prevent more injuries, […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Accidents Increasing Worldwide as Pokemon Players Get Behind the Wheel

The new popular game “Pokemon Go” has become a concern to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) and the American Automobile Association (AAA). That’s because some people aren’t putting the game away when they get behind the wheel. On […]

Steven Cohn

Takata Air Bag Recall Fiasco Named a “Full-Blown Crisis”

The number of cars listed for Takata air bag recalls continues to grow. It’s gotten so monumental that Fortune magazine has called it a “full-blown crisis.” Bloomberg states that regulators have expanded the air bag recalls 20 times over the […]