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The Numbers Don’t Lie: 85% Risk Reduction

Once he saw the results, Jeremy Collins of Postal Fleet Services was convinced that the SmartDrive video safety program was the answer. “You can actually predict what will happen based on driver behavior. We can see the trends and identify risk before an accident happens. The goal is to improve the quality of drivers and eliminate accidents. SmartDrive does that."

Hear more from Jeremy and learn how you can improve driver behavior and reduce risk in your fleet.

Photo of 2018 BMW X3 crash test courtesy of IIHS.

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2018 BMW X3 Qualifies for Top Safety Pick+

The 2018 BMW X3 has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick+, when the midsize luxury SUV is equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights.

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Q&A: Nationwide's Commercial Telematics Director

Pete Frey joined Nationwide in March as its commercial telematics director. He has been tasked with developing a usage-based insurance program for commercial fleets.

Photo of 2018 GLC300 courtesy of Mercedes-Benz USA.

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Mercedes Recalls 2018 SUVs for Air Bags

Mercedes-Benz U.S.A., LLC is recalling approximately 57 2018 AMG GT, AMG GT C, GLC43 AMG 4Matic, GLC300, GLC300 4Matic and GLC350e 4Matic vehicles because the housing for the driver side air bag inflator may have been made with defective steel.

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Video: How to Drive Among Cyclists

Cyclists have a legal right to the road. As a driver, showing respect and courtesy when sharing the road can help cut down on accidents and save lives.

Photo of the Mercedes-AMG C43 4Matic Coupe courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

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Mercedes Recalls 2017-18 Vehicles for Seatback Locks

Mercedes-Benz U.S.A., LLC is recalling over 3,000 vehicles dues to the seat belts of the front seats may not lock correctly on the right side of the seat.

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Report Ranks Top Texas Cities for Drunk Driving Fatalities

A new report finds Odessa, Midland, and Dallas have had the state’s highest percentage of drunken-driving fatalities per 100,000 residents over the past five years.

Photo of a car crash courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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29% of Accidents Occur within 1 Minute of Max Speed

A recent analysis of patterns in accident data finds that 29% of accidents happened within one minute of the driver reaching the maximum speed during their trip. The remaining 71% of accidents occurred within the first 10 minutes of reaching maximum speed.

Photo of a Uber self-driving car courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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Calif. May Put Passengers in Autonomous Cars

California state regulators recently proposed a pilot program that would allow passengers to ride in driverless vehicles, even without a safety driver present.

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LeasePlan Adds Mobile Driver Scorecard

LeasePlan USA has introduced a new feature within the MyLeasePlan mobile app. The feature, called OneScore, is designed to help drivers get feedback on driving styles to improve on potentially risky and inefficient behavior on the roads.

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1 in 3 Drivers Type Texts or Email

Nearly 35% of drivers say they have typed a text message or email while driving, even though 95.6% agreed that the behavior is unacceptable, according to new findings from AAA.

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What Will Your Next Crash Really Cost?

After reading our first white paper, “Enlist the Aid of ‘Road warriors’ to Help Predict Your Next Crash,” you know at-fault crashes are predictable. In this White Paper, Number Two of our series, you will learn that, since at-fault crashes are predictable, they are also preventable through the use of new technology.


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