It was announced by the secretary of transportation, that he will be holding a summit to discuss the dangers of driving and multitasking. The meeting is tentatively scheduled to be held in September and will bring together safety experts, elected officials, police, academics, and others. The federal government does not usually pass laws governing behavior behind the wheel, but can make it a condition for receiving highway aid. Several senators have suggested withholding federal highway money from states that do not ban texting while driving. Currently 14 states are in compliance.

California has a seat belt usage rate of approximately 95.7%, but that still means that over 500,000 people are not fastening their seat belts. Please drive safely and do not put yourself, family, or friends at risk. The cost of an adult seat belt ticket is $132.00 and for someone under 16, the cost could be up to $435.00.

Cars and light truck sales were up for the month of July. The Cash for Clunkers Program is credited with giving auto makers a boost. The White House has guaranteed the program through Friday, but the continuation of the program depends on the Senate vote.

General Motors sold 187,582 vehicles, Toyota sold 174,872 vehicles, Ford sold 158,354 vehicles, Honda 114,690 vehicles, Chrysler 88,900 vehicles, Nissan 71,847 vehicles, Hyundai 45,553 vehicles, Kia 29,345 vehicles, Subaru 21,839 vehicles, and Volkswagen 20,590 vehicles.

The difference from auto sales in July, 2008 are: Subaru up 34.2%, Hyundai up 11.9%, Kia up 4.7%, Ford up 1.6%, Volkswagen up 0.7%, Chrysler down 9.4%, Toyota down 11.4%, Honda down 17.3%, GM down 18.9%, and Nissan down 24.6%.

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Approximately 8.5 million vehicles were assembled in the United States in 2008, but only 5 million of those were made by Big Three auto makers. More than 3 million of the assembled vehicles in U.S. plants were built by autoworkers employed by brands such as BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, and Toyota. American vehicles assembled in the United States, built by American union workers, and made with engines and transmissions manufactured in the U.S.are the following:

Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Avenger, Dodge Nitro, Jeep Liberty, Ford Expedition, Ford F150, Ford F-250, Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS, Lincoln Navigator, Buick Lucerne, Cadillac DTS, Chevrolet Corvette, Chevrolet Express, Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Savana, GMC Yukon XL, Hummer H2, Dodge Caliber (manual transmission only), Dodge Dakota (automatic only), Jeep Compass (manual transmission only), Jeep Patriot (manual transmission only), Jeep Wrangler (automatic transmission only), Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (automatic transmission only).

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Ford is looking for a better price for its Volvo unit and has slowed down the process. Ford wants to wait and see how G.M. does with its sale of Opel. Ford put the unit up for sale in December as it has not been a money maker. Ford has said that they are in talks with a number of interested parties.

Nissan finally unveiled its new electric car, the “Leaf”. Nissan and Renault plan to mass market the vehicle. Both companies believe that the pure electric car is the vehicle of the future. Nissan has said that the vehicle should be available, in the states, the latter half of next year.

Nissan is returning to Yokohama, the city where it started in 1933, after having spent the past 41 years in Tokyo. They believe this to be a new chapter for their company.

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2001-2002 Accords, 2001 Civics, and 2002-2003 Acura TLs – AIRBAG INFLATOR ON THE DRIVER’S SIDE CAN PRODUCE TOO MUCH PRESSURE. THIS IS TURN CAN SEND METAL SHARDS THROUGH THE AIR BAG AND POSSIBLY CAUSE INJURY OR DEATH. PLEASE CALL YOUR HONDA DEALERSHIP IMMEDIATELY TO TAKE CARE OF THIS PROBLEM!!!

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