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GM's recall notice may be too late for some

GM is set to recall more than 700,000 Chevy Cobalts and Pontiac G5s sold in the U.S. and Canada between 2005 and 2007, due to potential problems with each car’s ignition switch. The cars could potentially shut down (unexpectedly) if the key in the respective ignition comes out if it is weighed down by a heavy key ring. The problem could shut down the car’s engine, along with the airbags and the car’s anti-lock braking systems.

Winter's one-two punch coming to the Carolinas

The Carolinas are expecting a one-two punch of snow and ice today through tomorrow that is rumored to make driving conditions very treacherous before President’s Day weekend. According to weather reports learned through ABC News.com, the region is under a winter storm watch which is expected to drop snow, then up to an inch of ice from Georgia through the mid-Atlantic states.

British automaker issues recall

Aston Martin is known as one of the world’s finest sports car manufacturers. Part of its legendary lore comes as the vehicle of choice of MI-6 spy James Bond. Nevertheless, Aston Martins, like other vehicles sold in the United States, are not immune from recalls. According to a recent Associated Press report, the famed automaker will be recalling more than 17,000 cars because of a possible problem with the accelerator molding in many of its vehicles.

Car accidents might be more severe for subcompact cars

When people get in their cars, they might expect that all of the latest safety features, and the structural safety of the vehicle is government approved and therefore safe enough to prevent severe injuries. However, many subcompact cars might leave people vulnerable to increased injuries in an accident.

Things to do immediately after a car accident

With the first week of 2014 had terrible weather and challenging driving conditions in North Carolina. While the frigid air is easing, the specter of ice related accidents will go down, but as the year goes along, it is projected that many more car accidents will occur.

Cold weather could be hazardous to drivers

While the Carolinas should be basking in anticipation for this Sunday’s playoff game between the Panthers and 49ers, people throughout North and South Carolina are dealing with the coldest weather of the season. According to the National Weather Service, the subfreezing temperatures that came yesterday could stick around until Wednesday.

Driving safe in North Carolina during the holidays

With gas prices falling, it is expected that a higher number of people will take to roads and highways across North Carolina for the Christmas holiday. In fact, the American Automobile Association (AAA) estimates that a record number of Americans will travel at least 50 miles to a destination for the holiday. It is also believed that 90 percent of people travelling that distance will do so by car.

Bracing for black ice in North Carolina

The arctic air system that is punishing much of the Midwest and Pacific Northwest is expected to make its way towards the Carolinas. According to a number of weather reports, temperatures will drop from the 60’s to the 40’s over the weekend. Some areas may see the mercury drop below freezing.

New eyeglass smartphone could pose distracted driving risk

The upcoming release of Samsung’s new smart watch has tech geeks buzzing with excitement. It has all the capabilities of a smartphone, but on a person’s wrist. The commercials highlighting iconic television and movie characters talking into their wrists, followed by a modern day person doing the same thing is likely to generate a mainstream audience.

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