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  • Exploding Sunroofs Cited in Hundreds of Car Owner Complaints

    As if there were not enough auto defects consumers have to worry about, recent reports are coming in about randomly exploding sunroofs. Upwards of 400 complaints about self-shattering sunroofs have been filed so far, many of them with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). While it seems that the problem could be prevalent in numerous makes and models, a noticeable portion of ...
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  • Looking into Autopilot Liability: Is Tesla to Blame?

    Tesla is once again feeling the scrutiny of the skeptical public and safety associations after a string of news stories hit headlines regarding the safety, or lack thereof, of their “Autopilot” system. In Netherlands, a Tesla electric vehicle flew off the road and struck a tree, killing the driver. Although the crash is still being investigated, it would appear the self-driving feature had been ...
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  • Cause of Deadly School Bus Accident in Denver Unknown

    An Adams County school bus driver lost her life on Sunday, September 11 th , after her school bus collided with a concrete fixture at the Denver International Airport. The driver had just picked up 28 members of the Legacy High School football team, as well as four adult supervisors. Initial reports state that along with the driver losing her life, 15 other passengers required hospitalization, 2 ...
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  • Ford Recalls Roughly 830K Vehicles with Faulty Door Latches

    Ford has announced a massive recall of more than 830,000 vehicles in the United States and Mexico due to an issue with the vehicles’ door handles. According to Ford, the pawl spring tab in the side door latch of the affected vehicles has been known to break, causing the doors to fail to latch and possibly open while driving. As it stands, only one reported accident and one injury have been ...
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  • FCA Recalls Thousands of Vehicles, Accused of Concealing Automobile Defect

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has recently come under fire amid allegations that the automaker concealed a defect in at least 3 of their vehicle models. A class-action lawsuit, filed in June of 2016, alleges that the auto company failed to address a known defect in a monostable transmission shifter which has been linked to driverless rollaway accidents. Unlike a traditional gear selector, the ...
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  • International Helmet Awareness Day for Equestrian Riders

    Riders4Helmets was founded in 2010 after learning that Courtney King-Dye, an Olympic dressage rider, had sustained a traumatic brain injury due to not wearing a helmet while riding. The purpose of the group was to spread awareness that properly-fitted helmets can save lives and prevent serious injury while horse riding or enjoying other equestrian-related activities. As part of their mission of ...
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  • Wear It! Campaign Brings Awareness to Life Jacket Safety in May

    Boating safety is a major concern for people who frequent the waters for recreational fun across the country. In the event of a boating accident, capsize event, or other unforeseen hazard, a drowning accident can occur, and is far more likely to if people are not wearing their life jackets. The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) has used the Wear It! campaign for several years in a row now to ...
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  • Click It or Ticket Campaign: May 23rd to June 5th, 2016

    While no one really likes to hear about someone getting a traffic ticket, it helps to know that the cause behind the citation is good. Beginning May 23 rd and ending June 5 th , the enforcement aspects of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) “Click It or Ticket” campaign are sure to cause more people to get pulled over for seatbelt safety violations. Although the ...
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  • May 2016 is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

    All drivers on the roads of America need to remember that sharing the road safely is a constant responsibility, especially when much smaller vehicles, such as a motorcycle, are nearby. In an effort to bring attention to the dangers motorcyclists face each and every time they start up their ride, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has declared that May 2016 is Motorcycle ...
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  • Fox 31 Investigates Seatback Failures, Turns to Attorney Gilbert

    Fox 31 in Denver has recently conducted an investigation into the true and widespread dangers of seatback failures in rear-end collisions. According to their team – named the Fox31 Denver Problem Solvers – they studied 100 car accident cases in which a child lost their life due to a collapsing front seatback. They also discovered that the Center for Auto Safety has nearly 900 child fatalities on ...
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  • Will Driverless Cars Be the Future or a Failure?

    Tesla has essentially promised that driverless cars will be available to most consumers within the next five to ten years. It is a pretty thrilling idea, a world of science fiction come to life thanks to innovative thinkers and engineers. But is it really going to be a reality soon? More importantly, should it be? With everyone so excited about how driverless vehicles can be the future, not too ...
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  • GM Seatbelt Defect Requires Recall of One Million Pickup Trucks

    General Motors (GM) is in the news once again for defects in their vehicles. A statement from the company is soon expected to announce that one million pickup trucks will require a mandatory recall due to seatbelt defects . When the driver sits down, it can add stress to a flexible steel cable within the seatbelt systems; after an unknown amount of time, this cable can snap and potentially render ...
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  • Nissan Issues 2014 Rogue Recall for Fuel Pump Issue

    Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. announced it will be recalling approximately 47,000 2014 Rogue vehicles manufactured between July 25 th 2013 and June 7 th , 2014 due to an issue in the vehicles’ fuel pump. According to Nissan, the fuel pump defect can prevent the vehicles from starting and possibly cause the vehicles’ engines to fail while the cars are in motion, leading to collisions. The recalled vehicles ...
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  • April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    Everyone knows that talking and texting on a cellphone while driving can greatly increase your chances of getting into a car accident , but what about using a hands-free or speech-to-text device preinstalled in your vehicle? According to the National Safety Council (NSC), there is no data to support that using a hands-free device of any sort while driving is safer than picking up a smartphone and ...
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  • GM Issues Massive Vehicle Recall Due to Brake Issue

    Blog: GM has recalled approximately 473,000 trucks and SUVs sold in North America due to a faulty nut installed in the vehicles’ brakes, leading to loosening over time and potentially rendering the brakes inoperative. The recall affects certain 2015 and 2016 Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD and Chevrolet Tahoe police vehicles. Dealers will inspect the vehicles and reapply adhesive on the nut ...
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  • Colorado-Based CardidianBCT Sold to Japanese

    It was announced March 7, 2011 that CaridianBCT, a Lakewood, Colorado-based medical technology company is being acquired by Tokyo-based Terumo Corp., for a price of $2.63 billion. CaridianBCT, with operations in over 30 countries and sales in more than 96 countries throughout the world, manufactures automated blood component processing technology and medical specialty products. The company was ...
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  • Craig Hospital in Colorado One of the Very Best

    Denver’s Craig Hospital, a nationally known and respected hospital, now caring for spinal cord and brain- injured patients, was founded by Frank Craig in Lakewood, CO in 1907 for the treatment of indigent men with tuberculosis. Its initial name was “Tent Colony of Brotherly Love.” In 1909, the name was changed to Craig Colony in memory of its founder. In 1955, with the decline of tuberculosis, the ...
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