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Obstacles to Overcome Prior to a Volume Rollout of Autonomous Vehicles

I believe volume penetration of fleets by autonomous vehicles will take much longer to occur than what is predicted in today’s optimistic forecasts. Conceptually, autonomous vehicles are technologically feasible, but, as they say, the devil is in the details. One thing is certain, as we trail blaze new ground, so too will we trail blaze new problems.

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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.

Handling an Ice Skid

Winter brings snow and ice on roadways, so here's a tip to help drivers handle an ice skid. Richard D'Astolfo of Aclubdriving.com gives three tips in this Howcast video. Read the full story here.

Video: How to Handle an Ice Skid

It doesn't take much snow or ice to make roads dangerous in the winter. While knowing how to handle an ice skid is critical, avoiding getting into one in the first place is even more vital.

Mich. Tow Truck Crash

Despite slick road conditions, a driver fails to slow down when approaching a tow truck parked on the side of a Michigan highway. Dashcam video courtesy of the Michigan State Police and WTHR. For the full safety tip, click here.

Don't Crowd the Plow

The Lake County Division of Transportation in Illinois offers advice on how to safely share the road with snow-plow trucks. Video via YouTube. For the full safety tip, click here.

How Traction Control Works

A vehicle's traction control system restricts wheel spin when accelerating on slippery surfaces. But there are two specific situations when traction control isn't advantageous and should be turned off. For the full safety tip, click here. Video courtesy of the National Safety Council.

Packing a Winter Emergency Kit

It's the time of year when fleet drivers need to make sure their vehicle is equipped with a winter emergency kit. But what should be included? Video courtesy of Bisnett Insurance. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

Driving in Wintry Conditions

AAA's driving expert, William Van Tassel, offers advice for safe winter driving. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.