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Roadway Fatalities Down 2% in 2019

An estimated 38,800 people were killed in automotive collisions in 2019, which translates into a 2% decline as compared with the 39,404 fatalities in 2018.

Trends in State-of-the-Art Fleet Technology

Telematics, Big Data, AI, driver safety, and overall corporate sustainability goals are some major aspects of fleet that managers are continually assessing when considering the latest advancements in technology.

How Video and AI are Improving Fleet Safety

Safety is a top area of concern for fleets where technology continues to play a large role in improving the well-being of drivers and making safety risks easier to control.

Five Key Fleet Accident Variables

The following charts include data that looks at the age of drivers involved in crashes; accidents by weather type; accident percentages by time of day; accidents by day of week; and the top five accident descriptions.

More Fleets Making ADAS Tech Mandatory

The availability of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) is a growing influence on vehicle acquisition decisions, but fleets are recognizing the need to properly familiarize drivers on these safety functions before they hit the road.

Top Five Fleet Accident Descriptions

Fleet drivers said they experience most vehicle accidents when their parked assets are hit by non-fleet vehicles, an incident that is often the product of distracted driving but may also be a fabricated event by the drivers.

Top Videos of 2019 Put Safety First

Closer looks at new trucks and vans were interspersed with seven safety tips among the videos that were the most popular on AutomotiveFleet.com in 2019, proving yet again that driver behavior carries risk that must be managed.

Vehicle Crashes Remain Leading Employee Death Cause

Motor vehicle crashes and falls remained the leading causes of preventable death on the job in 2018, as preventable and unintentional workplace deaths continue their rise in recent years, according to data from the U.S. Department of Labor.