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53Woman gets 90 days in jail for duck-stopping deaths

A Canadian woman has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for causing an fatal accident by stopping to rescue some ducklings in the road. She's also been banned from driving for 10 years and will need to perform 240 hours of community service.

58Takata Air Bag Recall List

Is your car under recall?

The already record-breaking rate of automotive recalls this year shows no signs of slowing down, especially since millions of cars with defective airbags made by global supplier Takata are under further scrutiny.

4FIA finds Jules Bianchi at fault for his tragic crash

Formula One is getting safer all the time, but it's still a fundamentally dangerous way to make a living. That much was underscored when Jules Bianchi crashed during the Japanese Grand Prix nearly two months ago, sustaining serious head trauma. But in a display of how seriously the FIA takes the issue of safety, it convened a special panel to assess the incident. And now that panel has released its findings.

31Honda To Expand Takata Air Bag Recall Nationwide

Takata insists that current recalls covering 8 million U.S. cars in high-humidity areas are enough

Under pressure from federal regulators, Honda is expanding a recall of driver's side air bags to all 50 states.

4McLaren P1 crashed by 27-year-old driver a day after he bought it

There's one fewer McLaren P1 spitting fire on the world's roads after a 27-year-old driver wrecked his $1.15-million supercar in Dallas, TX, just a day after he picked it up from a local luxury car dealer. According to KHOU local news, police were responding to the crash site by 7:41 AM the next day. The 903-horsepower P1 allegedly hit a wet patch of road and spun, slamming the car into a guardrail.

AddWoman Cleared In Fatal Car Wreck After GM Letter

General Motors has received 225 death claims and 1,955 injury claims tied to the ignition switch recall since August

A Texas judge cleared a woman Monday for a car accident that killed her fiance in 2004, after General Motors acknowledged that her car would have been among millions being recalled for a problem that may have contributed to the death.

42U.S. Regulators Demand Global Recall Of Defective Airbag Vehicles

Millions of car contain potentially faulty driver's side air bag inflators across the U.S

A showdown is looming between U.S. safety regulators and a Japanese company that makes air bags linked to multiple deaths and injuries.

5GM Compensation Expert Extends Claims Deadline

Deadline has been extended until Jan. 31, 2015

The deadline for victims of crashes caused by faulty General Motors ignition switches has been extended for a month as the death toll rose to 33.

35Video: Datsun GO Fares Poorly In Indian Crash-Test Results

But others question motives of company behind testing

Watch this crash test of the Datsun Go, a small car sold in India, and you'll understand why the country has such a high rate of traffic fatalities.

299Senator Angry Over Latest General Motors Ignition-Switch Revelations

Blumenthal says GM continues to conceal information

Following fresh revelations that General Motors has continued to conceal information related to its ongoing safety crisis, a leading US Senator has called the company's conduct "outrageous" and called for more hearings on Capitol Hill.

286Parents Angry After Motorist Who Ran Over 3-Year-Old Has Tickets Dismissed

Girl's family has filed a wrongful death suit over the tragedy

A Queens, New York couple is furious after the driver who ran over and killed their three-year-old daughter last year had the two citations stemming from the incident dismissed by a judge in July. The family only recently learned about the lack of punishment in their little girl's death.

1Aussie Cameraman Gets Confession Then Carjacked

Biker threatens news crew with gun

An Australian news cameraman proved that when he stopped by the side of the road by a clearly distraught man with motorcycle, and it turned into a high-speed pursuit.

17Drivers Who Text Know The Risks, Do It Anyway

Nearly everyone agrees that texting and driving is dangerous

Nearly everyone agrees that texting and driving is dangerous. Most people do it anyway.

AddDrowsy Driving Involved In 21 Percent Of Fatal Car Accidents

AAA says fatigue-related crashes are underreported

On Monday, AAA released a new study that served as a reminder that it's not just tired truckers that pose a threat on U.S. roads. It's the rest of us too.

83After Plunging Off Cliff, Crash Victim Rescued 17 Hours Later

North Carolina man is recovering from significant injuries

A young man was rescued Wednesday 17 hours after his car plunged 60 to 80 feet off a cliff in rural North Carolina.

56Crew Saves Man Trapped Under Truck In Minutes

Doctors say quick action saved his life

Utility workers are being hailed as heroes after their quick actions saved a truck driver's life last week in Iowa.

26Halloween Is A Scary Day To Be On The Road

October 31 is one of the worst days for pedestrian deaths, car thefts and reports of vandalism

Halloween is consistently one of the worst holidays to be on the street. October 31 sees a huge share of pedestrian deaths, car thefts and car vandalism.

102Aging, Obese Crash Test Dummies In Development To Replicate US Population

Obese people are 78 percent more likely to die in a crash

America's well-publicized weight problem and aging population of baby boomers is collaborating to bring about a change in the humble crash test dummy, as automakers and safety regulators are attempting to build vehicles even better suited to our changing population.

113Air Bag Recall Warning Expanded To 7.8 Million Vehicles

Inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed

The U.S. government is telling 3 million more car owners to get their air bags repaired immediately, but its message has generated some confusion about which cars are actually affected.

65Takata Airbag Victim Looked Like She Had Been Stabbed

Police initially investigated the accident as a possible homicide

A woman named Hien Tran of Orlando, Florida, was killed by what looked at first like stab wounds on her neck. Actually, Tran may have been injured by shrapnel exploding from her Honda's faulty Takata airbag.

10Teens Need Parent Involvement To Stay Safe While Driving

Studies show young drivers need to put their phones down and buckle up

While deaths are trending downward, this week's National Teen Driver Safety week serves as a reminder that car accidents remain the number one killer of kids in the US.

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