The Center for Auto Safety Welcomes Chief Engineer Fred Perkins

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 12, 2018 Contact: Grace Garver, (202) 328-7700, ggarver@autosafety.org   The Center for Auto Safety Welcomes Chief Engineer Fred Perkins Center for Auto Safety is delighted to announce Fred Perkins—an expert with more than 30 years of engineering experience—as Chief Engineer. In this role, Fred will be providing

Arizona Judge Rules that Goodyear Cannot Keep Court Documents on Possible Deadly Defect Secret

For immediate release: April 4, 2018 Contact: Aidan O’Shea, Public Justice – aoshea@publicjustice.net, (202) 861-5240 Michael Brooks, Center for Auto Safety – mbrooks@autosafety.org 202-328-7700   Arizona Judge Rules that Goodyear Cannot Keep Court Documents on Possible Deadly Defect Secret Goodyear tried to hide d

Jack Gillis and the Center for Auto Safety Reveal the Car Book’s Best Bets for 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 4, 2018 Contact: Richard Eckman, 202-737-0766, ricky@jagillis.com                   Grace Garver, 202-328-7700, ggarver@autosafety.org             Jack Gillis and the Center for Auto Safety Reveal the Car Book’s Best Be

Center for Auto Safety Statement on Senate Hearing on Takata Airbags

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 20, 2018 Contact: Grace Garver, (202) 328-7700, ggarver@autosafety.or Center for Auto Safety Statement on This Afternoon’s Senate Hearing on Takata Airbags   Ahead of the Senate Commerce Committee Hearing on the defective Takata Airbags, Jason Levine, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety released this

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Buying a new car? Check the safety features

Today’s new cars are the safest ever. That’s due, in large part, to a number of hi-tech safety features, such as lane-departure warning, rear cross-traffic warnings, blind spot monitors and adaptive cruise control. When you go shopping, you need to take the time to check which safety features are standard and which are optional, if availabl

Millions of recalled cars still may be on the road with unfixed issues

WASHINGTON — There are new questions about a tragic accident Indiana last month when a 24-year-old man died after pulling his 3-year-old daughter from a car that rolled into frigid pond. Now we’re learning that type of car had a recall for a defect that could cause it roll away, even if the driver put it in park. Even though h

Parked car that rolled into Indy pond with 3-year-old inside had been recalled for brake issues

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– A parked car that ended up rolling back into an Indianapolis pond last month while a 3-year-old girl was inside was on a motor vehicle recall list. The father of the child died after he jumped into the water to save her. “She said, ‘My daddy got me out of the water but he could not get out,’” said family me

Dad dies saving daughter from icy pond. The car had been recalled for a brake problem.

A gear shift isn’t supposed to just move out of park. Drivers must apply the brakes first. So the tragedy that unfolded March 25 in Indianapolis didn’t make sense. A parked car with a 3-year-old girl aboard rolled backward into an Indianapolis pond. Her father, 24-year-old Anthony Burgess, jumped into the frigid waters t

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