December 30, 2012

Auto Briefs

Top safety picks for 2013; New Year's Eve reminder: drive safely

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(Subara)

Group names top safety picks for 2013
Thirteen 2013 vehicles have earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety award as a Top Safety Pick+:
• Acura TL
• Chrysler 200 four-door
• Dodge Avenger
• Ford Fusion
• Honda Accord (2), two- and four-door
• Kia Optima
• Nissan Altima four-door
• Subaru Legacy
• Subaru Outback (shown)
• Suzuki Kizashi
• Volkswagen Passat
• Volvo S60.
NWautos staff


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(Thinkstock)

A reminder to drive safely New Year's Eve
More than 1 in 10 teen drivers (12 percent) report driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs on New Year's Eve, according to a survey by Liberty Mutual Insurance and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). Of the teens surveyed, 49 percent consider driving on New Year's Eve as very or extremely dangerous. Dave Melton, of Liberty, says, "Talk to your kids before New Year's celebrating begins and make sure they understand the importance of making smart, and possibly life-saving, decisions."
NWautos staff

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