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New Technology Helps Teen Drivers Become Safe Drivers

It’s a day parents around the country face with at least a little trepidation and anxiety: the day your teenager is licensed to drive. But thanks to a new app called Family Link offered by General Motors and Ford, parents can monitor, restrict, and control some aspects of their teen driver’s behavior behind the wheel.  It’s like having driving tutor accompany your teen driver. Maybe even better. According to ABC7 Chicago, the new technology allows parents to communicate remotely with the specially equipped vehicles to program seat belt use, speed and radio volume. Parents can set boundaries for their teen ... Read More

Memorial Day Weekend: how to have a safe time on land and water

With Memorial Day weekend around the corner, families must take precaution concerning the many dangers lurking through the unofficial beginning of summer. From traveling in boats and cars to grilling out in the sun, sometimes the least conspicuous activities can have the most devastating consequences. Here are some safety tips to help keep you and your family safe this summer. Driving From May 18 through May 31, law enforcement agencies will be taking a firmer stance on the “Click it or Ticket” policy. In 2013, only 87 percent of all U.S. motorists wore a seat belt while operating their vehicle. Nearly half of ... Read More

Chrysler recalls nearly 1 million Jeep Grand Cherokees, Jeep Liberties

Chrysler is recalling nearly a million of its Jeep vehicles worldwide because the airbags may deploy automatically while the vehicles are in operation. The recall affects 2002 to 2004 model year Jeep Grand Cherokees and Jeep Liberties, and involves nearly 750,000 vehicles in the United States. The problem involves the front and side airbags, which can go off at any moment, as well as the sudden tightening of seatbelts. The airbag deployments can increase the risk of injury and the chances of a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Chrysler says there have been no reports ... Read More

Atlanta-area school bus crash ignites debate about seat belts and driver safety

Two school buses collided in Gwinnett County, Georgia, Monday morning, injuring several students who were on their way to take the Georgia State Criterion-Referenced Competency Test and sparking a local debate on the need for safety belts on school buses and better driver safety. Authorities said that the crash occurred about 8:45 a.m. at an intersection in Norcross, Georgia, a city of about 11,000 people in the Metropolitan Atlanta area. A bus from Lilburn Middle School carrying 38 students drove into the back of a special needs bus carrying two children to Camp Creek Elementary School at the intersection. The ... Read More