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Top 5 Worst Intersections in Massachusetts for Car Accidents

Using ten years of Massachusetts Department of Transportation data through 2013, NBC Boston recently determined the five intersections with the highest number of car accidents. They included in their data dings, fender benders, and more serious crashes. The intersection between Columbia Road and the Expressway in Boston

By |2018-06-30T19:49:17+00:00January 22nd, 2017|Automotive Safety, In The News|0 Comments

Takata Acknowledges a Defect in Air Bag Inflators

A recent article has reported that the air bag manufacturer, Takata, has agreed to a national recall of certain types of their driver and passenger side air bag inflators. These air bag inflators were made with a propellant that degraded over time causing ruptures that

EXPLOSIONS CAUSE MASSIVE TAKATA AIRBAG RECALLS

Nissan has recently increased the number of vehicles recalled in the United States for passenger airbags manufactured by the Japanese-based Takata. The massive airbag recall has affected over two dozen brands of vehicles in the United States. Defective Takata air bags have been the subject

Rhode Island man dead after car crash in Somerville

A Rhode Island man was killed in a two car crash on Route 28 in Somerville early Tuesday morning. Massachusetts State Police troopers responded to the crash at the intersection of Route 28 and Mystic Avenue at about 4:35 a.m. One driver from Boston was

Honda, Toyota, Nissan recalls millions of vehicals

Toyota, Honda and Nissan are recalling more than 3 million vehicles globally for a problem with passenger-side air bags - the inflator may burst, sending plastic pieces flying. According to a press release from Toyota, 170,000 front passenger airbag inflators across several models are involved

Driver of bus that struck overpass to face charges

Massachusetts State Police will file criminal charges against the man who was driving a bus that struck an overpass on Soldiers Field Road in February, 2013. Samuel J. Jackson, 67, of Philadelphia faces a criminal charge of negligent operation to endanger and civil violations for

Bell Sports Recalls BMX Helmet

Bell Sports is recalling about 31,100 bicycle helmets (2,500 in Canada) because 'the plastic buckle that connects the chin straps can fail, causing the helmet to come off the wearer's head.' These helmets are not typical of those commonly seen in retail stores. Rather, they

Chrysler recalls Dodge Challengers V6 for risk of fire

Chrysler has issued a recall for the V6 version of the 2013 Dodge Challenger; the possibility of a wiring harness that could short circuit and lead to a fire. Owners of these V6 Challengers built from November 2012 through January 2013 are being urged to

Honda RECALL: Brake Malfunction

Honda is voluntarily recalling 182,800 vehicles due to an electronic stability system malfunction, according to a statement from the automaker. Affected vehicles are 101,000 Honda Pilot crossovers, 60,000 Acura MDX SUVs and 21,000 Acura RL sedans, all from model-year 2005; 800 model-year 2006 Acura MDX