February 16, 2018 - Industry News
Wintertime brings with it a safety nuisance for drivers: Potholes. That’s because freezing and thawing of water under pavement weakens the road and causes large cracks.
Tags: Drivers, Safety, Driver Safety Tips, Potholes, Winter
February 15, 2018 - Executive Fleet News
Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC is recalling certain 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque convertibles with 20-inch wheels because the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) may be incorrectly set.
Tags: Recalls, Luxury SUVs, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, Jaguar Land Rover, Safety, Land Rover Range Rover
February 14, 2018 - Industry News
Drivers with access to semi-autonomous features such as automatic braking or a lane keeping system say that they're significantly more distracted while driving than drivers without the technology, according to a new study.
Tags: Distracted Driving, Lane Keeping System, Automatic Braking, Safety
February 12, 2018 - Press Release
Driving Dynamics Inc. has promoted Irena Dmitry into the role of director of marketing and communications, the fleet driver training company announced. She will report to Art Liggio, president and CEO.
Tags: Driving Dynamics, Promotions
February 12, 2018 - Industry News
Several experts say hand-over-hand steering isn't the safest steering method for two main reasons.
Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Steering, Drivers
The "2018 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws" grades states on the adoption of 16 fundamental traffic safety laws.
Tags: Safety, California, Oregon, Louisiana, Delaware, Washington, Rhode Island, Seat Belts, Drunk Driving, Texting While Driving
February 9, 2018 - Industry News
A new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety explores the relationship between drowsy driving and motor vehicle crashes — finding 9.5% of drivers involved in crashes to be classified as drowsy.
Tags: Drowsy Driving, AAA, Safety
February 5, 2018 - Industry News
Drivers who find themselves in the midst of lightning strikes should pull over to a safe place, turn on their hazard lights, close all the windows, and avoid touching metal.
Tags: Drivers, Driver Safety Tips, Weather
February 2, 2018 - Global News
One in 10 fatal car crashes in the U.S. each year are caused by distracted driving, and using cell phones while behind the wheel kills as many as 300 people annually in some states, according to a new report from Expert Market.
Tags: Texas, Cell Phone Use, Distracted Driving
February 1, 2018 - Industry News
A new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety examines the relationship between using a cell phone while driving and the risk of being involved in a crash by comparing cell phone use immediately prior to crashes versus during ordinary driving.
Tags: Distracted Driving, Safety, AAA, Cell Phone Use
January 31, 2018 - Industry News
Theft of tailgates from insured pickup trucks decreased slightly in 2017 and have stabilized since 2014, according to a new report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB).
Tags: Pickup Trucks, National Insurance Crime Bureau, Theft, Large Pickups
January 30, 2018 - Industry News
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will supply thousands of 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans to Google's Waymo to support the launch of a driverless ride-hailing service, the automaker announced.
Tags: Autonomous Vehicles, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Waymo
January 29, 2018 - Industry News
Drivers need to remember to slow down and move over — if safe — whenever they see an emergency vehicle stopped ahead on a multi-lane roadway.
Tags: AAA, Michigan State Police, First Responders, Driver Safety Tips, Safety
January 24, 2018 - Industry News
The Teamsters union is seeking to prevent UPS from using driverless vehicles or drones to deliver packages, the latter of which the parcel delivery company had already performed a number of tests on, reports the Wall Street Journal.
Tags: UPS, Drones, Autonomous Vehicles, Labor Unions, Drivers
Drivers in the U.S. are beginning to embrace autonomous vehicles, with the percentage of American drivers afraid to ride in self-driving vehicles dropping significantly from a previous report by AAA.
Tags: Research, Autonomous Vehicles, Safety
January 22, 2018 - Industry News
The Washington Department of Transportation offers advice on how to safely navigate a roundabout.
Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Roundabouts, Safety, Washington DOT
January 16, 2018 - Industry News
Nissan revealed a six-passenger, three-row concept SUV that features an advanced graphic user interface and autonomous driving technologies.
Tags: Nissan, Concept Vehicles, Detroit Auto Show, Autonomous Vehicles
January 15, 2018 - Industry News
AAA offers five recommendations to help drivers maintain good vision for driving. And NHTSA explains how three different vision disorders — cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration — can diminish a driver's ability to see the road clearly.
Tags: AAA, Driver Health, Safety
January 12, 2018 - Industry News
GM filed a safety petition with the U.S. government for the approval of an autonomous car that does not feature a steering wheel, pedals or other manual controls.
Tags: General Motors, Autonomous Vehicles, Cruise Automation
January 8, 2018 - Industry News
AAA explains which eight vehicle noises signal trouble that needs to be addressed as soon as possible.
Tags: AAA, Driver Safety Tips, Safety
Toyota revealed an autonomous concept vehicle and a mobility alliance that are designed to meet the future demands of evolving business applications and transportation services resulting from changes in mobility.
Tags: Toyota, Mobility, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Vehicles
January 4, 2018 - Industry News
Hyundai and Volkswagen have signed deals with Pittsburgh-based Aurora Innovation to use its self-driving software in their bids to develop fully autonomous vehicles for commercial service.
Tags: Hyundai, Volkswagen, Startups, Autonomous Vehicles, Mobility, CES, Fully Autonomous
The recall covers 2,177 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 and Freightliner Sprinter 3500 vans.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Freightliner, Recalls, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Daimler, NHTSA, Safety
January 1, 2018 - Industry News
AAA offers seven tips on how to drive safely on busy freeways.
Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Safety
December 29, 2017 - Industry News
Work deaths climbed 7% in 2016, and transportation incidents accounted for 40% of those fatalities, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Tags: National Safety Council, Road Deaths, Safety, Bureau of Labor Statistics
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