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General Motors Speaks Out For Safety

March 11, 2010

As a long time Cathedral City GM dealership, we’ve grown strong relationships with the communities we serve. Some of our customers have lived and worked here in the Coachella Valley as long as we have (Jessup Auto Plaza is now in its third generation with the Jessup family), and others have moved on and are now living all across the country.

No matter where our customers are living and working years from now, and whether they’re driving Jessup vehicles or not, we want them to be safe. So we could not agree more with General Motors’ recent public stance on the issue of Event Data Recorder (or EDR) mandates.

It sounds dry, but here are the basics: EDRs record what happens in a vehicle, kind of like the black box in an airplane. They don’t give us all the details, but they can tell us what happened with the vehicle’s systems right before and after a crash. Automakers can use this information to make sure that future vehicles are providing the most protection possible, structurally and otherwise, when accidents happen.

GM is speaking out in support of Representative Gene Green’s (D-TX) effort to make EDRs required in all vehicles. (GM’s been installing EDRs and similar devices since the early 1990s).

EDRs aren’t a magic wand, but they are a good idea. They help law enforcement, federal safety regulators, and manufacturers address problems quickly and effectively.

To learn more about the EDR-equipped vehicles that are already standard across the GM lineup, visit our Cathedral City GM dealership in person. Serving La Quinta, Indio, Hemet, Beaumont, Banning, Yucaipa, Palm Springs, and Palm Desert, Jessup Auto Plaza believes in safety and supports GMs stance.

We’d love to answer any questions you may have. Please call us at 800-900-KARS or email:

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