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February 16, 2018 - Industry News

Video Safety Tip: Dealing With Potholes

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

Range Rover Evoques Recalled for Tire Pressure Monitoring

Photo of 2018 Range Rover Evoque courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover.

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

Driver Assist Tech Can Increase Distraction

Graphic courtesy of Esurance.

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 Names Marketing Director

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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

Video Safety Tip: Correct Steering Techniques

Several experts say hand-over-hand steering isn't the safest steering method for two main reasons.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Steering, Drivers

February 12, 2018 - Industry News

These 6 States Adopted Essential Traffic Safety Laws

Photo via Jusmar/Wikimedia.

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

Drowsy Driving a Factor in Nearly 10% of Crashes

Photo via John Gillespie/Flickr.

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

Video Safety Tip: Driving Amid Lightning

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

States with Highest Cell Phone Road Deaths Identified

Graphic courtesy of the Expert Market.

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

Cell Phone Use 6 Seconds Prior to Crashes Studied

Photo via Intel Free Press/Flickr.

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

Pickup Tailgate Thefts Decreased in 2017: NICB

Chart courtesy of NICB.

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 to Provide Thousands of Chrysler Pacifica Minivans to Waymo

Photo of Waymo's Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid courtesy of FCA.

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

Safety Tip: Move Over for Emergency Vehicles

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

Teamsters Try to Nix UPS Drones, Self-Driving Vehicles

Photo courtesy of UPS.

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

January 24, 2018 - Industry News

U.S. Drivers Warming Up to Fully-Autonomous Cars

Developers of autonomous driving systems still face the challenge of winning the public's trust in the evolving technology. Photo courtesy of Waymo.

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

Safety Tip: 5 Things to Remember About Roundabouts

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’s Concept Compact SUV Includes Autonomous Capabilities

Photo courtesy of Nissan.

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

Video Safety Tip: Protecting Your Vision

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's Autonomous EV Will Exclude Steering Wheel, Pedal

Photo courtesy of General Motors.

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

Video Safety Tip: Vehicle Noises You Shouldn’t Ignore

AAA explains which eight vehicle noises signal trouble that needs to be addressed as soon as possible.

Tags: AAA, Driver Safety Tips, Safety

January 8, 2018 - Industry News

Toyota Reveals New Mobility Alliance, Concept Vehicle

Graphic of the e-Palette Concept Vehicle courtesy of Toyota.

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 to Offer Fully Autonomous Vehicle by 2021

Photo of autonomous Ioniq courtesy of Hyundai.

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

January 4, 2018 - Industry News

Sprinter 3500 Vans Recalled for Crosswind Assist

Screen shot via YouTube.

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

Video Safety Tip: Freeway Driving

Photo by qwesy qwesy/Wikimedia Commons.

AAA offers seven tips on how to drive safely on busy freeways.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Safety

December 29, 2017 - Industry News

Transportation Accidents Most Common Work Fatality

Photo of car crash by CGP Grey via Wikimedia Commons.

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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