Over 1.5 Million Dehumidifiers Recalled Due to Fire Risk
Car Buyers Could Pay Extra for Blind Spot Warning Feature
A new analysis by Consumer Reports found that a safety feature called Blind Spot Warning (BSW) can cost over $1,000 extra for people buying popular trucks and SUVs. This feature helps drivers by alerting them if another car is in their blind spot. A 2019 study showed that BSW can lower crashes with injuries by 23%.
Minimum Age for New Uber Drivers in California Upped to 25
Recall: Airbag Issue in Jeep Wagoneer, Grand Wagoneer SUVs
Chrysler recently initiated a recall involving more than 44,000 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer SUVs units. The reason behind this action is the potential issue concerning the side curtain airbags in these vehicles. Specifically, the upper trim located on the B-pillar, which serves as the anchor point for the seatbelt, might not have been assembled correctly. This could result in a situation where the airbag fails to deploy as intended in a collision.
Ford F-150 Trucks Recalled for Parking Brake Flaw
Ford has recently issued a massive recall affecting more than 870,000 of its popular F-150 pickup trucks from the 2021 through 2023 model years. The recall is a potential flaw in the electronic parking brake system, which could lead to unintended activation while the vehicle is in motion. Such a malfunction could pose serious safety risks, including drivers losing control of their vehicles.
California’s Latest Initiative: Better Slow Than Sorry
Merced’s Efforts to Reduce Motorcycle Collisions in 2023
Motorcycle-related crashes have become a pressing concern for the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in Merced. In 2021 alone, they were compelled to respond to 32 accidents involving motorcyclists. Determined to make the roads safer for all, the CHP has set its sights on reducing this alarming statistic by the end of the current year.
Implementation of New Truck Parking Regulations in Oakland
In April of 2022, the Oakland City Council took a significant step forward by adopting new truck parking regulations to limit commercial truck parking in the West Oakland area. The council recognized the need to address the challenges posed by excessive truck parking in the neighborhood, and thus, the new regulations were set in motion.
Caltrans Implements Lane Closures and Highway 50 Lane Split
Caltrans has announced that as part of the Fix50 project, a planned lane split will begin on Saturday, July 15, 2023, potentially lasting for several months.