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By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
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Topic - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Drivers in North Fort Worth, Texas, are being pulled over at a police roadblock and asked for saliva, blood and breath samples. They are offered $10 for a cheek-swab DNA sample, $50 for a blood sample, and nothing for a breath sample — since passive alcohol sensors gather that information the moment the driver is pulled over.
Electric cars are hot, but not necessarily in a good way. One of them, the Tesla Model S, ran over a rock in the road in Seattle early this month and burst into flames. The administration's friends, if not necessarily the Tesla Model S, can always count on a break. Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and the golden boy of the green car industry, drew a pass. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration declined to investigate the incident.
The stock of highly touted electric car pioneer Tesla Motors Inc. continued its sharp slide Thursday, losing more than 4 percent in value two days after a Web video showing the company's new Model S bursting into flames after a street accident went viral.
One of the most cherished traditions of the American family is the summer vacation. Packing up the car and heading cross-country for a weeklong camping trip, a visit with those distant cousins or an extended stay near a popular theme park is generally the recipe for a refreshing break from the dog days of summer.
Chrysler says it has resolved its differences with the government and will recall older Jeep Grand Cherokee and Liberty SUVs that could be at risk of a fuel tank fire.
Hyundai Motor and its affiliate, Kia Motors, have recalled a combined 1.9 million cars and sport utility vehicles from U.S. markets for a couple of glitches that federal safety officials say could increase the risk for crash.
Honda is recalling almost 250,000 vehicles worldwide for a problem that could cause the car to brake involuntarily.
Cellphones can track our conversations and whereabouts, but they're not the only devices that have gotten too smart for our own good. Uncle Sam is planning to mandate data recorders as standard equipment in all new vehicles to snoop on the driving habits of the public.
Nothing in life is certain but death and taxes, the saying goes. Unfortunately, the list doesn't stop there. We can add one other inescapable component: regulations.
The 2013 Nissan Altima added another award to its trophy case with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) "Top Safety Pick Plus" designation, which recognizes passenger vehicles for excellent performance in five passenger safety tests.
In the private hell of a mother's grief, the sounds come back to Judy Neiman. The SUV door slamming. The slight bump as she backed up in the bank parking lot. The emergency room doctor's sobs as he said her 9-year-old daughter Sydnee, who previously had survived four open heart surgeries, would not make it this time.
Someone needs to give NFL commissioner Roger Goodell a hug. Or a shoulder to cry on.
Forget the "fiscal cliff." Some Republicans and business groups see signs of a "regulatory cliff" that they say could be just as damaging to the economy.
Every state should require all convicted drunken drivers, including first-time offenders, to use devices that prevent them from starting a car's engine if their breath tests positive for alcohol, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.
Deaths of bicyclists and occupants of large trucks rose sharply last year even as total traffic fatalities dropped to their lowest level since 1949, federal safety officials said Monday.