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Ford Recalls More than 430,000 Vehicles for Software Defect

Motor-vehicle defects—including those in software that controls a vehicle’s operation— can result in vehicle malfunction, accidents, injuries, and death. In July 2015, Ford Motor Company (Ford) issued a recall of approximately 433,000 vehicles after a defect was discovered in the vehicles’ body-control-module software. The software bug may cause the engines of certain 2015 Focus, C-MAX, […]

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At Least 7 Dead, More than a Hundred Injured, and Many Unaccounted for after Amtrak Train Traveling over 100 mph Derails in Philadelphia

On Tuesday, May 12, 2015, an Amtrak train traveling from Washington, D.C. to New York City is reported to have been traveling over 100 miles per hour when it derailed in Philadelphia. The train was found, through its data recorder, to have been navigating a curve at that speed—where the usual limit of 70 mph […]

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New York Commuter Train Hits SUV, Killing Vehicle’s Driver and Five Train Passengers: Who Is at Fault?

On February 4, 2015, a New York commuter train collided with an SUV that was stopped on the tracks, resulting in multiple injuries and six deaths. The railroad crossing at which the accident occurred was marked with crossing signs, lights, and a sign directing drivers not to stop on the tracks. According to at least […]

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Honda Will Pay $70 Million in Penalties for Failing to Report Deaths and Injuries That May Have Been Caused by Vehicle Defects

The year 2014 saw more motor-vehicle recalls than any year in history. While recalls are often prompted by injuries or deaths found to have been caused by specific vehicle or vehicle safety-equipment defects, others may be instituted upon discovery of defects that have not yet led to injury-causing accidents. Recalls made for either reason are […]

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Dangerous Guardrails Have Been Banned in at Least 31 States

Trinity Industries, the manufacturer of ET-Plus roadside guardrails used in states across the country, agreed on October 24, 2014, to stop selling the guardrails until additional tests can be made to assess their safety. The guardrails line the highways and roads of nearly every state in the nation, and more than 30 states have already […]

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