Monthly Archives: May 2016

Another Death in Texas Caused by Faulty Takata Airbag in a Honda Car

A high school senior was killed when the Honda Civic 2002 she was driving rear-ended a Honda CRV in March this year. The cause of death was the car’s Takata airbag that ruptured upon impact and shrapnel from its inflator cut the teen’s neck and carotid artery. The accident happened at Fort Bend County, Texas. […]

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While Waiting for Takata to Finish Fixing Airbags, What Will Car Owner Drive?

The recall of Takata airbags in 28.8 million vehicles in the United States has brought about a related problem: what will the affected car owner use while waiting for the fix? The magnitude of the recall will result in a wait for months as the cars are repaired. While dealerships have supposedly said they will […]

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U.S. DOT and Allied Government Agencies Campaign to Stop Distracted Driving

Distracted driving killed 3,179 people and injured 431,000 others in the United States and Puerto Rico area last 2014. To this end, the country’s Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is calling on all drivers to put down their smartphones when driving and help keep everyone on the road safe. To promote road safety, the US Department […]

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Florida Woman Suffers Injuries and Dies Following a 2014 Honda Car Accident and a Defective Takata Airbag

A Takata airbag that exploded in a slow speed Honda car crash caused a Florida woman to suffer severe injuries that ultimately led to her death. In 2014, Patricia Mincey was driving a 2001 Honda Civic that crashed into an SUV. She was driving at 30 mph, ran through a red light, and crashed into […]

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Covert Fix of Takata Airbag Inflators in 2009 Revealed

Reuters reported that in August 2009, Honda had asked airbag manufacturer Takata to modify its airbag inflator design in their cars following a possible related death and four injuries. Concerned US agencies were not informed about the request. Several lawyers, when sought for an opinion, said the request could negatively affect Honda’s defense in numerous […]

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“Textalyzer” bill allows law enforcement to access your cellphone

In New York, a proposed bill will soon help cops find out if drivers involved in a car crash had been using their cellphones at the time of the accident. A textalyzer device, which acts in the same way as a breathalyzer, will be used to determine if cellphone use was the cause of a […]

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