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Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management

About 40% of motor vehicle accidents are work-related, which poses a significant risk to employees who drive for their jobs, according to a new report based...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/287978/work-related-collisions-account-for-40-of-driving-accidents
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Safety Tip: Driving Through Intersections

The state of Michigan offers advice on how to drive defensively near intersections and avoid collisions.

https://www.government-fleet.com/141963/safety-tip-driving-through-intersections
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Video Safety Tip: Winter Emergency Kits

With temperatures dropping and snowfall forecast for many areas, now is a great time for fleet drivers to make sure their winter emergency kit is fully...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/143002/video-safety-tip-winter-emergency-kits
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Safety Tip: Vehicle Fire Prevention and Response

State Farm offers advice on how to spot warning signs of vehicle fire risk, and the National Safety Council provides tips on what to do if a fire starts...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/142518/safety-tip-vehicle-fire-prevention-and-response
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Safety Tip: Warning Motorists After a Breakdown

The Kentucky State Police and AAA offer advice on what measures a driver should take to warn other motorists after a vehicle breakdown.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/142409/safety-tip-using-emergency-signals
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Driver Assistance Systems Need Common Naming: AAA

In an effort to clear up confusion for motorists when researching or using advanced safety systems, AAA has proposed a set of standardized technology names...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/323950/driver-assistance-systems-need-common-naming-aaa
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Safety Tip: Driving in Work Zones

The California Department of Transportation provides 11 tips to promote safety in work zones.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/140021/safety-tip-driving-in-work-zones
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance, Safety & Risk Management
Utah Drunk Driving Law Becomes Strictest in the Nation

Utah has implemented a new law that lowers its blood alcohol content limit from 0.08 to 0.05 on Dec. 30, which gives the state the strictest DUI law in the...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/322003/utah-drunk-driving-law-becomes-strictest-in-the-nation
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Calif. May Loosen Driverless Car Testing Rules

The state’s DMV releases new proposed regulations that would eliminate an existing requirement for a human driver behind the steering wheel.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/142564/calif-proposes-looser-driverless-car-testing-rules
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Safety Tip: When You Hear an Approaching Siren

Here’s driving-safety advice, provided by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, on how to respond to a siren coming from an approaching emergency...

https://www.government-fleet.com/140933/safety-tip-when-you-hear-an-approaching-siren
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Fatalities Increase with Vehicle Age, NHTSA Finds

The percentage of occupants fatally injured in a motor vehicle collision increased as the vehicle's age increased, according to new data from the National...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/301798/fatalities-increase-with-vehicle-age-nhtsa-finds
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Registration Opens for Fleet Safety Conference

Registration for the eighth annual Fleet Safety Conference is open, and will once again be hosted at the M Resort Spa Casino in Henderson, Nev., on Oct....

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/338265/registration-open-for-fleet-safety-conference
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
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;...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/348188/overview-of-fleet-accident-trends
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Safety Tip: Exiting the Freeway

The California Department of Motor Vehicles offers advice on how to exit a freeway safely.

https://www.government-fleet.com/139189/safety-tip-exiting-the-freeway
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
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.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/143733/video-safety-tip-vehicle-noises-you-shouldn-t-ignore
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance, Safety & Risk Management
Holiday Road Fatalities Expected to Sharply Increase

The number of people who will lose their lives in roadway crashes during this year's holiday period is expected to increase significantly from a year ago,...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/321465/national-safety-council-forecasts-860-roadway-fatalities-during-holidays
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Crashes Account for 41% of Work-Related Accidental Deaths

Overall, the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. is poisonings -- including drug overdoses -- according to a new report from the National Safety...

https://www.government-fleet.com/140478/crashes-account-for-41-of-work-related-accidental-deaths
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
IIHS to Evaluate Rear Automatic Braking Systems

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has launched a rear crash prevention ratings program to help drivers identify models equipped with...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/278873/iihs-to-evaluate-rear-automatic-braking-systems
Categories: Leasing, Operations, Safety, Safety & Risk Management

DETROIT - General Motors Co. said Sept. 4 it will not allow fleet purchasers to skip buying side airbags on 2010 models.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/65606/gm-no-longer-allowing-fleets-to-opt-out-of-airbags
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management, Telematics, Telematics & Technology
Lytx Adds 300,000 Subscriptions in Three Years

Lytx became the first company in the history of video telematics to sell 300,000 new subscriptions over a three-year period, reaching 500,000 total...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/279045/lytx-adds-300-000-subscriptions-in-three-years
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Safety Tip: Keep Your Eyes Peeled for Motorcycles

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, so here's advice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on how to share the road safely with...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/140453/safety-tip-keep-your-eyes-peeled-for-motorcycles
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance, Safety & Risk Management
Transportation Incidents Top Cause of Fatal Work Injuries

Inspired by the labor shortages in the transport and construction industries, Teletrac Navman assessed if the relationship between compensation and the...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/328938/transportation-top-cause-of-fatal-work-injuries
Categories: Fleet Insurance, Maintenance, Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Advanced Safety Systems Cost Twice as Much to Repair

Vehicles equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) can add on average an extra $3,000 to the repair bill after a crash due to pricey sensors...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/317683/advanced-safety-systems-cost-twice-as-much-to-repair
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Safety Tip: Enhancing Field of Vision

The Arkansas Department of Motor Vehicles provides six tips on how to maximize field of vision while driving.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/141186/safety-tip-enhancing-field-of-vision
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
House Advances Self-Driving Car Bill

The legislation now moves to the full House Energy and Commerce Committee, which is expected to vote on the measure next week.

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/141365/house-subcommittee-advances-self-driving-car-bill
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
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...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/278573/cell-phone-use-6-seconds-prior-to-crashes-studied
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
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.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/140778/texas-texting-ban-takes-effect-in-september
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Driverless Cars Hit California Roads in April

Driverless cars without a human operator will begin rolling out on California city streets in April, following legal approval by the Department of Motor...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/278913/driverless-cars-hit-california-roads-in-april
Categories: Maintenance, Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Vehicle Maintenance Tips for Summer Heat

AAA offers seasonal advice to help drivers protect their vehicles during soaring temperatures.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/141402/vehicle-maintenance-tips-for-summer-heat
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Worn Tires Decrease Handling on Wet Roads Up to 33%

On wet roads, worn tires with a tread depth of 4/32 inch have an average increased stopping distance of 87 feet for a passenger car and 86 feet for a light...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/304014/worn-tires-decrease-handling-on-wet-roads-up-to-33
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies will begin testing advanced safety technology from Safe Drive Systems with a select group of vehicles in client...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/312310/berkshire-hathaway-testing-safety-tech-to-reduce-insurance-claims
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance, Safety & Risk Management
Utah Drunk Driving Law Becomes Strictest in the Nation

Utah has implemented a new law that lowers its blood alcohol content limit from 0.08 to 0.05 on Dec. 30, which gives the state the strictest DUI law in the...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/322003/utah-drunk-driving-law-becomes-strictest-in-the-nation
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance, Safety & Risk Management, Telematics, Telematics & Technology
States with Safest Fleet Drivers Ranked

Fleet drivers in North Dakota with Verizon Connect telematics systems showed the safest driving behavior over a two-year period, while those in Utah were...

https://www.truckinginfo.com/305009/states-with-safest-fleet-drivers-ranked
Categories: Rental Operations, Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Top Vehicle Theft Hot Spots Named

Albuquerque, N.M., recorded the highest rate of vehicle thefts in the U.S. in 2017 as vehicle thefts increased 4.1% across the nation, reports the National...

https://www.autorentalnews.com/306710/albuquerque-tops-vehicle-theft-list
Categories: Maintenance, Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Ford Recalls Transit Vans for Driveshaft Issue

The safety compliance recall covers more than 370,000 2015- to 2017-model year vehicles in the U.S.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/141077/ford-recalls-transit-vans-for-driveshaft-issue
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
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 

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/279891/driving-on-a-wet-road
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Daimler Recalls Sprinter and Metris Vans

Two separate recalls involve 1,320 vehicles, including Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans.

https://www.businessfleet.com/139540/daimler-vans-recalls-sprinter-and-metris-vans
Categories: Fleet Management, Safety, Safety & Risk Management
ATRI Study Looks at Legal Marijuana's Impact on Fleet Operations

A new study by ATRI details issues and solutions related to marijuana-impaired driving, documenting the most promising methods to identify and deter drivers...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/327039/atri-study-looks-at-the-impact-legal-marijuana-has-on-fleet-operations
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance, Safety & Risk Management
Arizona Halts Uber's Autonomous Testing

Arizona's Gov. Doug Ducey called the crash "an unquestionable failure" and suspended Uber's ability to test self-driving cars on public roads throughout the...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/279349/arizona-halts-ubers-autonomous-testing
Categories: Safety & Risk Management, Vehicle Research
Nissan Adding Advanced Safety Tech to 2019 Models

Nissan Motor Co. will debut its Nissan Safety Shield 360, a suite of six advanced active safety and driver-assist technologies, on its sixth-generation 2019...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/313337/nissan-adding-advanced-safety-tech-to-2019-models
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Drowsy Driving a Factor in Nearly 10% of Crashes

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...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/278699/drowsy-driving-a-factor-in-nearly-10-of-crashes
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Video Safety Tip: Driving in Snow

It's that time of year again. A number of areas have already seen the first snowfall of the season. AAA offers advice for driving in wintry conditions.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/142911/safety-tip-driving-in-snow
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Connecticut May Require Rear Seat Belts

Legislation that would require all back seat passengers to wear seat belts sailed through Connecticut's General Assembly on March 19. A public health...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/279229/connecticut-may-require-rear-seat-belts
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Crashes Account for 41% of Work-Related Accidental Deaths

Overall, the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. is poisonings -- including drug overdoses -- according to a new report from the National Safety...

https://www.businessfleet.com/140478/crashes-account-for-41-of-work-related-accidental-deaths
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Safety Tip: Merging onto the Freeway

Here’s some driving advice, provided by the Colorado Driver Handbook, on how to merge safely onto a freeway.

https://www.worktruckonline.com/139559/safety-tip-merging-onto-the-freeway
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management, Telematics, Telematics & Technology
Mobileye, Geotab Technology Tested by Insurance Institute

Retrofitting older vehicles with a collision warning system and a telematics device can significantly improve driver behavior and enhance safety, according...

https://www.government-fleet.com/318725/mobileye-geotab-technology-tested-by-insurance-institute
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Tara Martines Takes Over as CCM's President

Tara Martines is now leading Ivyland, Pa.-based Corporate Claims Management, Inc. as its president and chief financial officer, according to the...

https://www.automotive-fleet.com/139416/tara-martines-takes-over-as-ccm-s-president
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
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...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/139800/safety-tip-phones-and-driving-don-t-mix
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Safety Tip: Five Ways Seat Belts Help Prevent Injuries

Fleet drivers need to buckle up every trip. Here are five ways seat belts protect occupants from injuries, according to the Tennessee Department of Safety...

https://www.government-fleet.com/141886/safety-tip-five-ways-seat-belts-help-prevent-injuries
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Safety Tip: When to Honk the Horn

The California Department of Motor Vehicles offers advice on when it's proper to honk the horn.

https://www.government-fleet.com/139675/safety-tip-when-to-honk-the-horn


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