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General Motors pays fine over faulty ignition switches

DETROIT (WKZO) --    General Motors is paying a daily fine for failing to meet a federal deadline to answer a list of dozens of questions about a defective ignition switch that is now the subject of a recall. 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has imposed its maximum fine $7-thousand dollars a day, and is threatening to turn the matter over to the Justice Department if they fail to comply.  GM officials say they are working as fast as they can.

GM finally got some good news. The Insurance Institute slammed nine brand new mid-sized SUV’s into an immovable object to test the survivability of the passengers inside.

Two GM vehicles, the Chevy Equinox and its twin, the GMC Terrain were the only two to receive the highest rating.

The institute’s David Zuby says the SUV's that scored the highest created a protective shell around the driver in a crash.

Zuby says the other SUV’s did not fare as well but all are safer than they would have been if the institute had never begun crashing them. 

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