August 2015

National Coalition for Safer Roads shows how deadly red-light running Is

(August 6, 2015) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) has launched an interactive map that showcases the 7,799 red-light running fatalities that occurred in the United States between 2004 and 2013.

The fatalities are mapped to the city and state that each incident occurred, all the way down to the actual intersection where someone’s life was taken by a collision involving red-light running. Through its search function, the map allows viewers the opportunity to find out how many red-light running fatalities occurred in a particular city.

Study finds 60 percent of Americans prefer driving to vacation destination

(August 5, 2015) WASHINGTON — The dog days of August are here and that can only mean one thing — it's time to hit the road! Given lower gas prices and airport hassles, it may come as no surprise that vacationers prefer to hop into their cars instead of flying this season, according to the latest Auto Index from the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (Auto Alliance).  

Nissan initiates eighth annual 'Keep Summer Rolling Service Sweepstakes'

(August 4, 2015) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nissan is launching its 8th Annual Nissan Keep Summer Rolling Service Sweepstakes, which runs from Aug. 1 to Sept. 30. The service promotion provides Nissan owners with opportunities to win daily instant prizes and/or a brand new 2016 Nissan Rogue, 370Z Coupe or Maxima at

The Keep Summer Rolling Service Sweepstakes adds a fun element to the necessary task of regular vehicle maintenance and helps Nissan build relationships with customers.

Honda puts its Odyssey vacuum cleaner in special $33,375 edition

(August 3, 2015) TORRANCE, Calif. — The 2016 Honda Odyssey goes on sale Aug. 4 with a trim lineup expanded to eight models and a starting price of $29,275. Slotted between EX and EX-L trims, a new Special Edition (SE) is $33,375

It comes with the acclaimed HondaVAC and a comprehensive selection of premium features available lower in the trim lineup, along with class-leading EPA fuel-economy ratings of 19/28/22 mpg city/highway/combined. Honda says the new pricing lineup for the 2016 Odyssey is designed to comfortably and efficiently accommodate the lifestyles of American families.

New-car transaction prices continue to climb, Kelley Blue Book reports

(August 3, 2015) RVINE, Calif. — The analysts at Kelley Blue Book reported today that the estimated average transaction price (ATP) for light vehicles in the United States was $33,453 in July, increasing by $856 — 2.6 percent — from July 2014, while remaining flat from last month.