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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.


Driving on a Wet Road

AAA offers several tips so drivers can use the safest approach when driving on a wet road. Read the full driver training tip here. Video via MonkeySee.


Video: How to Drive in the Rain

Spring showers can quickly turn into downpours, and that can mean dangerous road conditions for drivers. The vast majority of weather-related crashes happen on wet pavement and during rainfall — 73% on wet pavement and 46% during rainfall.

Photo of 2018 Toyota Camry rear seat by Vince Taroc.


Connecticut May Require Rear Seat Belts

Legislation that would require all back seat passengers to wear seat belts sailed through Connecticut's General Assembly on March 19. A public health committee voted unanimously in favor of the bill that would widen the state's seat-belt law to cover everyone riding in a motor vehicle, reports the New Haven Register.


Toyota Pauses Autonomous Driving Tests

Toyota will temporarily halt testing of vehicles equipped with its autonomous Chauffeur mode on public roads, after an autonomous Uber car struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona.


Video: How to Deal with Aggressive Drivers

Learn how fleets drivers should deal with aggressive driving behaviors such as speeding, following too closely behind another vehicle, unnecessary horn honking, and verbal assaults.

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Uber Suspends Self-Driving Tests After Vehicle Kills Pedestrian

Uber has shelved its self-driving vehicle program after one of its test vehicles struck and killed a female pedestrian in Tempe, Ariz. The accident marks the first known death of a pedestrian hit by an autonomous vehicle on public roads.

Photo courtesy of Toyota.


Toyota Deploys Autonomous Vehicles for Durability Testing

Toyota recently used automated vehicle technology with the goal of improving safety and efficiency of rough-road durability testing when evaluating its 2019 Avalon.

Photo of an intersection stoplight courtesy of Pixabay.


600 D.C. Intersections Now Support Audi’s Traffic Light Information

Traffic signal networks at more than 600 intersections in the District of Columbia have been enabled to support Audi of America’s “time-to-green” feature of Traffic Light Information.

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Minnesota House Committee Supports Hands-Free Driving Bill

A House panel recently advanced legislation that would make it illegal to hold a cellphone while driving in Minnesota. The vote on March 13 came after four years of unsuccessful attempts.

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Maryland Bill Pushes Stiffer Penalties for Texting-While-Driving

The Maryland House of Delegates gave the nod to a bill that raises fines for texting while driving to as much as $500 for the offense. The bill now moves to the Maryland Senate for review. This is the third year the bill has been introduced.


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Fleet Cargo Security Benchmarking Research Results

See how your fleet cargo security and asset management strategies measure up with fleet managers across the nation.


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