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Lyft to add more safety features for riders and drivers

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- After facing lawsuits and criticisms related to the safety of its riders, Lyft said it will implement new measures designed to improve the security of its customers and its drivers.

In a blog post Tuesday, Lyft co-founder and President John Zimmer said that the San Francisco-based ride-hailing company will now partner with ...Read more

In wake of boat fire, Coast Guard sets out new safety rules on preparedness, battery charging

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- The Coast Guard has issued new emergency safety requirements to passenger vessels in the wake of the Labor Day boat fire off Santa Cruz Island that killed 34 people.

The bulletin calls on boat operators nationwide to review safety measures, make sure safety equipment is operational and reduce potential hazards from ...Read more

Tesla's Model 3 safety claims called 'misleading' by federal agency

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The National Highway Transportation Safety Association has taken Tesla to task, sending the electric carmaker a cease-and-desist letter regarding Tesla's claims about the federal agency's safety rating of the Model 3 sedan.

The NHTSA actually sent the letter to Tesla in October, but it became public late Tuesday after PlainSite, a legal-...Read more

Traffic safety agency says its critics are wrong about its lack of toughness

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The nation's top vehicle safety watchdog lacks expertise to properly assess defects and must rely too much on car companies, safety advocates say.

They contend that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reluctant to order recalls when it will face a legal fight because of its small staff and tight budget, and they complain about...Read more


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