The number of people killed in automobile accidents around the country increased again in 2016 according to figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and this should worry Texas motorists. Road deaths began falling in 2007 and reached their lowest point in 2014, but the federal safety watchdog reports that they have now risen alarmingly for two consecutive years. Distracted driving and an epidemic of cellphone use behind the wheel was blamed for the surge in accident fatalities a year ago, but the number of deadly distracted driving crashes actually fell by 2.2 percent in 2016.
Texas residents who are concerned about vehicle safety may want to know about a recall that affects more than 700,000 sport-utility vehicles in North America. According to parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, approximately 21,000 of these vehicles are located in Mexico and about 42,000 in Canada. An estimated 646,000 recalled vehicles are registered to owners who live in the United States, traveling roadways that span the nation.
Highway accidents occur on two levels - on the road and in your head. The physical injury can be nasty - but what happens emotionally can make it even worse.
Texas residents who are planning to buy a car from CarMax may be buying a faulty vehicle. After researching the recall status of 1,700 vehicles at eight CarMax locations in three different states, it was discovered that there were 461 vehicles with at least one outstanding recall. Of those vehicles, 41 had recalls in which there was no repair available.
At some point in time, Texas drivers may receive notice that their vehicle has been recalled. While this may feel like an inconvenience for those who believe that their vehicle is running just fine, it is extremely important that drivers bring their vehicles in to get the potential safety defect fixed.