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'No Phone Zone' rallies join texting fight

04/30/2010

Drivers in at least 30 states plan to participate Friday in Oprah Winfrey's "No Phone Zone" campaign, when viewers pledge to refrain from using their cellphones while driving.

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Consumer Reports calls Lexus GX 460 unsafe

04/13/2010

NEW YORK - Consumer Reports has given the Lexus GX 460 SUV a rare "Don't Buy" warning, saying a problem that occurred during routine handling tests could lead to a rollover accident in real-world driving.

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NASA will help probe Toyota acceleration problem

03/30/2010

WASHINGTON ¿ NASA and the National Academy of Sciences are joining the government's effort to figure out what caused the sudden acceleration problems that led to Toyota's massive recalls.

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Frank Ahrens: Why it's so hard for Toyota to find out what's wrong

03/07/2010

Members of Congress are generally lawyers and politicians, not engineers. But they are launching investigations and creating policies that have a direct impact on the designers and builders of incredibly complex vehicles -- there are 20,000 parts in a modern car -- so there are some basics they should understand. Chief among them: The only way to credibly figure out why something fails is to attempt to duplicate the failure under observable conditions. This is the engineering method.

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U.S. may require brakes that can override gas pedals in new cars

03/02/2010

The Obama administration is considering requiring all cars and trucks sold in the U.S. to have brakes that can override gas pedals to prevent sudden acceleration problems like those that led to reports of deaths and the recall of millions of Toyotas, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told Congress on Tuesday.

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Toyota considers Corolla recall

02/17/2010

Toyota is considering a recall of its hot-selling Corolla subcompact after complaints about power steering problems

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Feds bar commercial drivers from texting

01/26/2010

WASHINGTON - The Transportation Department said Tuesday it is prohibiting truck and bus drivers from sending text messages on hand-held devices while operating commercial vehicles.

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States go after texting drivers

01/24/2010

The fight against distracted driving may be at a tipping point as 23 states debate legislation to ban texting while driving, a practice 19 states already prohibit.

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