How to get your car fixed: Feds issue warning for auto dent repair
A warning has been issued for people who are using their own auto dent-repair vehicles to repair their vehicles.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the alert Monday, citing an increase in vehicle-to-vehicle accidents involving dentists and dentists-owned vehicles.
It said there are now 864 reported car-to–vehicle crashes involving dentist-owned dentists.
That’s an increase of 12 percent from last year.
In addition, there were 2,988 reported auto-to−vehicle collisions with dentists, up from 1,817 in 2015.
The CDC said it expects the increase in auto-vehicles to continue.
The agency said dentists have a legal duty to report injuries and fatalities to law enforcement, and that dentists should report accidents in accordance with the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) guidelines.
The warning comes as the number of auto-driven deaths in the U.S. has jumped, with more than 1.7 million deaths in 2016.