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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

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 […]

Steven Cohn

Toyota Recalls About 3.4 Million Vehicles for Air Bag and Fuel Tank Defects

Toyota has announced another recall—this time for both defective air bags and leaky fuel tanks. This recall affects about 3.4 million vehicles globally. Though the fuel tank problems affect about 2.87 million vehicles, another 1.43 million have potentially defective side […]

Eric T. Chaffin

NHTSA Announces New Law Requiring Rental Companies to Address Recalls

Rental car companies must now repair any outstanding recalls on their vehicles before being allowed to rent them to consumers. It used to be that recall repairs weren’t required on rentals. Car dealerships that were selling new vehicles had to […]

Eric T. Chaffin

Senate Committee Reports New Cars Being Sold with Defective Takata Air Bags

Millions of Takata air bags have been recalled globally. At last count, it was about 70 million, though the majority of those haven’t been fixed yet. Still, according to a recent report by U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), and other […]

Eric T. Chaffin

NHTSA Kicks Off “Click It or Ticket” Campaign to Increase Seat Belt Use

It’s not new news that wearing a seat belt helps protect you from serious injuries in a car accident. But some people still haven’t gotten the message. According to data from 2014, over 21,000 vehicle passengers were killed and more […]

Steven Cohn

Hawaii Claims Takata and Honda Were Aware of Air Bag Dangers

On May 13, 2016, the state of Hawaii became the first state to sue air bag manufacturer Takata because of its faulty air bags, some of which have exploded upon deployment, causing over 100 injuries and at least 11 deaths […]