Adults have gotten the message that it’s safer for kids to ride in the back seat properly restrained, but when it comes to their own safety, there is a common misperception that buckling up is optional. Among adults who admit to not always using safety belts in the back seat, 4 out of 5 surveyed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety say short trips or traveling by taxi or ride-hailing service are times they don’t bother to use the belt.

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Driverless cars promise to save lives by driving better than constantly-texting, easily-distracted, sometimes-even-intoxicated humans, butlike any married couple knowsthe cars can't reach their true potential if they don't communicate with each other.

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Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from nine manufactures were flat in July, declining 0.6 percent to 49,158 units mostly due to a decline in passenger car sales.

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Wholesale used vehicle prices (on a mix-, mileage-, and seasonally adjusted basis) increased 0.75 percent month-over-month in July. This brought the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index to 130.3, which was a record high for the third consecutive month and a 2.6 percent increase from a year ago.

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