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Fiat ChryslerDETROIT - The U.S. government's highway safety agency says it will hold a rare public hearing in July to determine whether Fiat Chrysler failed to notify customers and fix safety...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2015-05-22/auto-recalls
Only 3 of 7 midsize SUVs scored well in insurance crash test

...and Jeep Wrangler four-door got the highest, or "good," rating in the latest round of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety small overlap crash tests. The Ford Flex got the second-best "acceptable," rating in the test, which mimics...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-05-12/only-3-7-midsize-suvs-scored-well-i
Officials urge motorcyclists to take safety precautions during rise in crashes

...fatalities will climb without proper preparedness and safety, officials say.According to the Insur ance Institute for Highway Safety, motorcycle fatalities begin to rise in March and double by June. The numbers continue to creep upward through August...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-26/officials-urge-motorcy
Study finds distractions to be major factor in teen crashes

...resulted in 2,865 deaths.April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month in Georgia and the Governor's Office of Highway Safety earlier this month reported that more than 8,500 crashes last year by motorists were due to distracted driving...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-25/study-find-distractions-be-ma
HEAT team sparks change in driver behavior, officials say

...625,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety in October 2013.The Highway Enforcement of Ag gressive...Rol ling Thunder, another Gover nor's Office of Highway Safety initiative, could be responsible for part of that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-29/heat-team-sparks-chang
Police to boost presence for St. Patrick's Day

...that could be because of the increased police presence.According to a news release from the Governor's Of fice of Highway Safety, nearly 75 percent of the drunken driving fatalities on St. Patrick's Day from 2009 to 2013 involved drivers whose...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-13/police-boost-presence-
Identifying drugged drivers is test for police

...and 83 in 2014. DUI numbers in general were high because of Operation Rolling Thunder, a Governor's Office of Highway Safety initiative, Lamkin said.With just four drug recognition experts on staff, the amount of drug cases made are understandably...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-14/identifying-drugged-dr
New safety technology lowers chance that driver will die in a car crash, study finds

...by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.Improved vehicle designs and...similar policy. The Governors Highway Safety Association, which represents state highway safety offices, issued a plan "Toward...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-29/new-safety-technology-lowe
Police warn against drinking and driving

...of time whether they'll be drinking or driving," said Harris Blackwood, director of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. "All it takes is a little planning. Drink or drive, but never do both."Georgia will be taking a zero tolerance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-30/police-warn-against-dr
Cheaper gas, longer holiday to send more Americans traveling this season

...this season, according to AAA. Even though the travel period has yet to begin, the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety has already begun its year-end operation ? Operation Zero Tolerance ? of increased patrols and high visibility...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-20/cheaper-gas-longer-holiday-se