Monthly Archives: August 2018

Why Is NHTSA Advising Against Cruise Control for Certain Drivers?

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, has released safety information regarding a certain automobile’s cruise control settings. Some of these models include the Ram 1500 pickup, Ram 2500, Chrysler 200, Chrysler 300, Chrysler Pacifica minivan, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, Journey and Durango, Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee, all from 2014-2018.  They have strongly encouraged car owners to follow a warning from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to stop using cruise control on their vehicles until certain things have been repaired. What Is Wrong With Fiat Chrysler’s Cruise Control? FCA is recalling 4.8 million vehicles to repair a defect that could potentially prevent the cruise control system from disconnecting. If the error does happen, the driver may be able to stop the car by jamming on the brake pedal and then placing the car into park once it has fully stopped. Drivers can also: Shift the…
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Are There More Truck Accidents in the Summer?

It is common to see an influx of drivers travelling on Tennessee highways during the summer. From May through August, people are driving through the state to get to a road trip destination, or they are travelling to and from work or other summer events. Have you noticed there are more trucks on the road as well? With an increase of truck drivers comes even more truck accidents resulting in serious injuries and fatalities. Why Are There More Truck Accidents in the Summer? Three family members were killed in Campbell County when a Dodge Caravan struck a loaded tractor trailer on I-75 South. This deadly accident occurred when there was heavy traffic on the interstate, and investigators are trying to determine whether constant start-and-stop traffic patterns resulted in the crash. Heavy traffic is more frequent during the summer because of the increase of drivers, which can result in many more…
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