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February 14, 2018

Driver Assist Tech Can Increase Distraction

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.

February 2, 2018

States with Highest Cell Phone Road Deaths Identified

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.

February 1, 2018

Cell Phone Use 6 Seconds Prior to Crashes Studied

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.

January 8, 2018

How to Keep Fleet Accident Rates Low

Accident rates in the U.S. have been growing in recent years. Fleets now have to use best practices to tackle the increasingly difficult task of keeping their drivers safe while the roads they’re driving on become more dangerous.

October 5, 2017

Infotainment Systems Further Distract Drivers, Study Finds

New research from AAA concludes that all 30 of the infotainment systems evaluated demanded too much of the driver’s attention during use.  

September 12, 2017

Insurer Offers Fleets LifeSaver Distracted Driving Product

Cincinnati Insurance has begun offering LifeSaver's distracted driving software system that includes a dashboard and mobile app for drivers.

September 1, 2017

Hidden Liability Exposure of Personal-Use Vehicles

Fleets that are looking to create a solid safety policy should also consider implementing policies that support aspects of personal use.

August 28, 2017

Drive Safely Work Week Set for October

The annual safety campaign, sponsored by NETS, will focus this year on preventing distracted driving and promoting eco-friendly driving.

August 16, 2017

How Do Distracted Drivers Physically Respond?

Texting while driving is much riskier than driving while emotionally upset or daydreaming, according to a new study from the University of Houston and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.

August 9, 2017

Defensive Driving Program Focuses on Distracted Drivers

Instructional Technologies Inc., announced a new defensive driving program called Pro-Defense that focuses on the increasing amount and types of distractions professional drivers face on the road.

August 1, 2017

Parked Vehicle Damage Leads Fleet Accidents

The largest majority of crashes for fleets in 2016 was the result of accidents that occurred while the vehicle was parked. Distracted driving may be a major contributor for this type of incident.

July 11, 2017

Toyota Invests in Distracted Driving Tech for Fleets

Toyota has invested in Nauto, a Palo Alto-based company that has developed a distracted driving system for commercial fleets that monitors drivers and the road environment to increase safe driving.

June 6, 2017

Texas Texting Ban Takes Effect in September

After a decade of failed legislative attempts, the state finally has a law on the books that prohibits texting while driving.

April 3, 2017

Safety Tip: Staying Focused on the Road

The National Safety Council has designated April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Here are some tips from AAA to help drivers avoid distraction and stay focused on the road.

April 3, 2017

Why a Driver Phone Ban Is Crucial

Employers that lack an enforced ban on driver cell phone use are putting themselves at great financial risk, according to the National Safety Council. Video courtesy of the National Safety Council. For distracted driving prevention tips, click here.

January 31, 2017

Shellback's Smartphone Cases Curb Distracted Driving

Shellback has released its “Smartphone Safe,” which helps prevent driver distraction and monitors driver habits.

November 23, 2016

New NHTSA Driver Distraction Guidelines Target Mobile Devices

The voluntary measures, proposed by NHTSA, encourage mobile electronics manufacturers to create products that limit the potential for driver distraction.

November 16, 2016

Gridlock Lures Drivers into Phone Distractions

Research underscores how widespread distracted driving has become, especially in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

November 13, 2016

Safety Tip: Driving With a Pet in the Vehicle

Restraining pets inside the vehicle not only prevents driver distraction but also protects the animal and other passengers in the event of a crash. Here are some tips from AAA.

November 13, 2016

Driving With a Pet Onboard

Many employees occasionally travel with a pet, whether they're driving their own personal vehicle or a fleet vehicle during off-hours. But driving with an unrestrained pet can be extremely distracting. Here are some tips from AAA. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

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