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September 2015 - Simien & Simien, LLC

Worst Cars for Teen Drivers

The risk of death among teen drivers is three times higher than for adult drivers over age 20. With our youth at such high risk, it’s important that the vehicles they drive offer the best in safety protection. Unfortunately, older vehicles, which are popular for drivers in this age group,

500,000 Diesel Vehicles in U.S. Recalled as Volkswagen CEO Quits

The federal government has called on Volkswagen to recall 500,000 diesel vehicles in the U.S. after the company admitted to using “defeat device” software to cheat on emissions tests. The world’s largest automaker revealed that software in the vehicles knew when an emissions test was being conducted. Under testing conditions,

GM to Pay $900 Million for Ignition Switch Fiasco

General Motors (GM) has been ordered to pay $900 million for their defective ignition switch scandal. For almost ten years, they covered up the reality that switches could slip out of place and cut power to the engine. These faulty switches resulted in 124 deaths and 275 injury claims, leaving

Two Students Fatally Injured in Houston School Bus Accident

Two students were fatally injured in a school bus accident on the 610 South Loop in Houston, Texas on Tuesday morning. Around 7 a.m., a Houston Independent School District (HISD) school bus was headed east on the 610 South Loop when a late-model Buick LaSabre headed in the same direction

1.5 Million Ram Pickup Trucks Recalled for Airbag Issues

Fiat Chrysler has announced that they are recalling 1.5 million trucks to fix issues with side-impact and driver’s side airbags. The trucks are being recalled for steering wheel wires that may be worn down after continual contact with a spring. This friction can lead to a short circuit that can

Driver Sober Campaign Aims at Cracking down on DUIs

On Aug. 21, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched its annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled” over campaign in an effort to crackdown on drunk drivers. The campaign continues through Labor Day weekend. Approximately 10,000 law enforcement agencies across the country have joined the NHTSA’s campaign to enforce a