How to determine if your car is included in the recall.
Japanese auto manufacturers are recalling 3.4 million vehicles worldwide. "The airbag for the front passenger seat may not inflate correctly because of a manufacturing defect in the propellant used in the airbag inflator," Reuters reported Thursday. Some non-Japanese automakers were also supplied the faulty air bag device by Takata, the world's second largest supplier of air bags and seat belts, according to Reuters. Honda "Honda announced a voluntary recall about 1.1 million cars – 680,000 in North America -- to replace the passenger front airbag inflator," the company said in a press release Thursday. The recall effects: Owners of these vehicles will be notified of the recall by mail beginning in late May, or may determine if their …
Dangerous law would make smart phone uses criminals.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Editor's Note: The following was submitted as a Letter to the Editor by Andrew Flusche, Attorney at Law. It is unedited. Delegate Cline pre-filed a texting while driving bill on December 4 that repeals the current Virginia ban against texting while driving. Cline’s bill replaces that narrowly tailored law with a dangerously broad addition to Virginia’s thirteen different types of reckless driving. The bill, HB 1360, would make it a class 1 misdemeanor for anyone caught “driving a motor vehicle on any highway in the Commonwealth while simultaneously using a handheld personal communications device for any purpose other than verbal communication.” The proposed bill dramatically broadens the prohibited acts and punishments for offenders. The …