December 16, 2012

Auto Briefs

Toyotas lauded for resale values; stiffer drunk-driver laws sought

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(Toyota)

KBB resale awards laud Toyota products

Kelley Blue Blook (KBB) has released its list of 2013-model-year vehicles that have the best resale value over the first five years of ownership, according to its research.
Best brand: Toyota
Best luxury brand: Lexus
Top 10 models: 1. Toyota FJ Cruiser; 2. Toyota Tacoma; 3. Jeep Wrangler; 4. Honda CR-V; 5. Toyota 4Runner; 6. Toyota Land Cruiser; 7. Porsche Cayenne; 8. Lexus LX (shown); 9. Honda Civic; 10. Scion tC
NWautos staff



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(Drager Safety)

Feds want locks for all drunken drivers

All people convicted of drunken driving should have special ignition interlock devices installed on their vehicles that keep them from starting the car if they are intoxicated, federal safety regulators said last week. The National Transportation Safety Board says such a policy could be a major factor in preventing traffic collision deaths, especially those occurring in accidents caused by a wrong-way driver. The NTSB says the interlock devices should be mandatory for all drunken-driving offenders, including first-time convictions. Washington state already requires the devices for first-time offenders.
Los Angeles Times

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