Nora Naughton The Detroit News Published 6:00 AM EDT May 21, 2019 Chevrolet is offering a new safety feature that encourages young drivers to buckle up before they go. The Buckle to Drive technology, which GM touts as an industry first, will debut on the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse. The new timed shift-interlock, visual and audible alerts add to an existing buckle-up reminder in Teen Driver mode: restricting access to the radio until the driver and detected passenger are buckled. "Between the radio muting and our new industry-first feature the Buckle to Drive system on this vehicle, this really gives parents a little extra peace of mind," said Tricia Morrow, a safety strategy engineer for Chevrolet. GM's Teen Driver safety technology debuted on the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. The system, which tracks speed, tailgating, hard braking and use of active safety features to build a driver report card, is now standard technology on most Chevrolet vehicles. The new … [Read more...] about Chevrolet’s new safety mode blunts teen spirit
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Raw and Soggy Weekend - Wet Rut ContinuesGreat Flood of 1927 in many locations. For the record I'm just the messenger. I'm as ready for a long spell of 80s and sticky dew points as you are right about now. That won't happen anytime soon. A very slow-moving storm will train a firehose of rain on Minnesota today and Sunday. By late tomorrow I expect 1-2 inches of rain to have fallen, maybe more. After a brief respite Monday another storm dumps another 1-2 inches Tuesday. Models show Minnesota teeter-tottering on the boundarybbetween warmth and unusual chill, meaning the NOAA says a weak El Nino may increase the odds of a cooler, wetter summernfor the central USA, including Minnesota. Light a candle. I sure hope those models are dead wrong. NAM rainfall prediction by Sunday evening (3.9" for the MSP metro) courtesy of NOAA and pivotalweather.com. Here are some of the graphics I showed on TPT "Almanac" Friday evening: A Silver Lining To Our Tepid Spring? No tornadoes reported in Minnesota, … [Read more...] about Super-Soaker: NOAA Model Predicts 2-4″ Rain by Sunday Evening
Bob Christie, Associated Press Updated 11:50 am PDT, Monday, April 29, 2019 Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey, middle, smiles after signing into law a bill regarding distracted driving as he is joined by legislators, like bill sponsor Kate Brophy McGee, left, R-Phoenix, members of law enforcement and family members of victims of distracted drivers, during a ceremony at the Arizona Capitol Monday, April 22, 2019, in Phoenix. Arizona becomes the 48th state to ban texting and the 18th to ban any hand-held phone use while driving. Officers can begin issuing warnings immediately and can write tickets in 2021. less Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey, middle, smiles after signing into law a bill regarding distracted driving as he is joined by legislators, like bill sponsor Kate Brophy McGee, left, R-Phoenix, members of law ... more Photo: Ross D. Franklin, AP … [Read more...] about Arizona gets a cellphone driving ban, fines in 20 months
Produced by Josh Yager [This story previous aired on June 3, 2017. It was updated on Feb. 23, 2019] Nicole Lovell, 13, may have thought she was communicating with a friend on the Kik chat app. Instead, she may have found her killer. With a few swipes on her smartphone, Lovell became a victim of the occasionally dangerous world of anonymous online friending, where predators hunt for victims by using fake names and profiles. "48 Hours" investigates the murder of Nicole Lovell, the case against an unusual suspect and his unlikely accomplice, and the hidden dangers of connecting online. "It's no longer a situation where you worry about your child meeting a stranger in the park," says Pamela Casey, District Attorney in Blount County, Ala., tells correspondent Peter Van Sant. "You really need to worry about the stranger your child's meeting on the phone you gave them for Christmas. This is the new crime of our time." Tammy Weeks [at her daughter's grave]: Every morning … I … [Read more...] about Nicole Lovell murder: Was a Virginia teen lured to her death through a smartphone app?
Updated 5:57 pm PST, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 FILE- This Aug. 8, 2018, file photo shows a Tesla emblem on the back end of a Model S in the Tesla showroom in Santa Monica, Calif. The parents of a Florida teenager killed when a Telsa sedan crashed and caught fire last year are suing the electric car company alleging that the battery pack on its electric Model S is defective and can erupt into intense fires. less FILE- This Aug. 8, 2018, file photo shows a Tesla emblem on the back end of a Model S in the Tesla showroom in Santa Monica, Calif. The parents of a Florida teenager killed when a Telsa sedan crashed and caught ... more Photo: Richard Vogel, AP Photo: Richard Vogel, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE- This Aug. 8, 2018, file photo shows a Tesla emblem on … [Read more...] about Parents of teen killed in Florida Tesla crash sue company