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Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
4 Automakers Offer Auto-Braking Standard on Most Cars

Tesla, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo and Toyota already offer automatic emergency braking as a standard feature on most of their vehicles, according to a new...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/143560/4-automakers-offer-auto-braking-standard-on-majority-of-vehicles
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Audi Multiple-Model Recall Tied to Lights

The recall covers nearly 80,000 cars in need of revised software to control the side marker lights.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/136983/audi-recall-tied-to-lights
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
FCA US Vows to Improve Safety Recall Process

During a July 2 public hearing, the automaker outlines recent changes aimed at improving and speeding up its safety recall notifications and remedies. But...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/130294/fca-us-vows-to-improve-safety-recall-process
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Fleet Safety Video Tip: Flood Response

Here are some driver safety tips to help fleet drivers when flood conditions pose a threat.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/127000/fleet-safety-video-tip-flood-response
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
How to Share the Road with Motorcycles

Here are some safety tips fleet managers can pass along to their drivers as they navigate the road alongside motorcyclists.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/156188/how-to-share-the-road-with-motorcycles

The proposed rulemaking would amend the federal motor vehicle safety standards requiring OEMs to install speed limiters on trucks with a GVWR greater than...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/158409/nhtsa-proposes-speed-limiters-on-hd-trucks-will-medium-duties-be-next
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Video Tip: Staying Safe This Holiday Weekend

Fourth of July celebrations can turn tragic when they lead to drunk driving. Here's advice aimed at keeping the roads safe for everyone this weekend.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/135686/video-tip-staying-safe-this-holiday-weekend
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management

IRVINE, CA - A recent poll conducted by Kelley Blue Book shows that despite continuing warnings from the National Highway Traffic Safety...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/72643/distracted-drivers-admit-to-eating-texting-grooming-while-on-the-road
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Reckless Driving Death Rate Highest in Montana

Analysis of federal crash data also shows that the rate of road fatalities tied to careless and reckless driving is lowest in the states of Virginia and New...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/138187/reckless-driving-deaths-highest-in-montana-arkansas
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Video: Iowa Summit Spotlights Drowsy Driving

The conference brings together law enforcement, transportation safety leaders, and public health professionals in the quest to combat driver fatigue.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/135849/video-iowa-summit-spotlights-drowsy-driving
Categories: Maintenance, Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Video Safety Tip: Summer Driving

Here are some summer driving tips from State Farm you can pass along.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/135400/video-safety-tip-summer-driving
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Video: Automatic Braking to Become Standard by 2022

The agreement means that this safety technology will become widely available on passenger cars and Class 1-2 trucks without a protracted regulatory process.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/134230/20-automakers-agree-to-make-auto-braking-standard-by-2022
Categories: Maintenance, Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Safety Tip: Responding to the TPMS Light

Here are tips on how to respond to the tire pressure monitoring system warning light.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/137394/safety-tip-responding-to-the-tpms-light
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Video Tip: Proper Seat Belt Use

Here are some seat belt safety guidelines from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and FCA US.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/130964/video-tip-proper-seat-belt-use
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Jaguar Land Rover Recalling Range Rovers

Dealers will fix a potential airbag problem in 3,912 Range Rover SUVs, according to NHTSA.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/115704/jaguar-land-rover-recalling-range-rovers
Categories: Operations, Safety, Safety & Risk Management

WASHINGTON - Under newly proposed auto-safety legislation being considered by Congress, all new vehicles would need to be equipped with "black boxes"...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/70790/proposed-draft-of-auto-bill-draft-would-require-black-boxes
Categories: Green Fleet, Leasing, Operations, Safety, Safety & Risk Management

DEARBORN, MI – Earning 5-star ratings in both government crash tests, in addition to the "Top Safety Pick" award from the Insurance Institute for...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/63233/2009-ford-f-150-earns-5-star-crash-ratings
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Chrysler Voyager Van Snags Five-Star NHTSA Rating

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recognized the 2020 Chrysler Voyager, which will include a fleet-only model, with a five-star overall...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/344200/chrysler-voyager-van-snags-five-star-nhtsa-rating
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance, Safety & Risk Management
Report Warns States About Marijuana Legalization

A new government report explores the downstream effects of state laws legalizing marijuana use and offers advice to states likely to change their laws in...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/141194/states-need-to-weigh-full-impact-of-legalizing-pot
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Earns Top Safety Rating

The all-new pickup, featuring a body constructed of military-grade aluminum, aces NHTSA’s frontal and side crash tests and earns an overall 5-Star score.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/128986/ford-f-150-supercrew-earns-top-safety-rating
Categories: Green Fleet, Operations, Safety, Safety & Risk Management, Telematics, Telematics & Technology
Ford Flex Hits Safety Pinnacle With 5-Star Ratings

DEARBORN, MI – The 2009 Ford Flex has earned five-star frontal- and side-impact crashworthiness ratings, the highest possible scores, in the National...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/61802/ford-flex-hits-safety-pinnacle-with-5-star-ratings
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management

WASHINGTON - A new regulation designed to prevent drivers from backing over pedestrians may require all new vehicles to be equipped with rear-mounted...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/73169/dot-regulations-prompts-mandatory-backup-cameras-in-all-new-vehicles
Categories: Leasing, Operations, Safety, Safety & Risk Management

IRVINE, CA -- The 2009 Mazda6 has received 5-stars, for both frontal impact and side impact crashes, by the National Highway Safety Administration.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/62223/all-new-mazda6-receives-highest-possible-u-s-government-safety-ratings
Categories: Fuel, Green Fleet, Operations

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA - Hyundai Motor America announced plans to maintain its leadership and achieve a corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) rating of...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/71849/hyundai-lineup-to-average-50-mpg-by-2025
Categories: Operations, Safety, Safety & Risk Management

HERNDON, VA - The Audi Q5 crossover vehicle earned a Top Safety Pick award for 2009 from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/64781/new-audi-q5-earns-iihs-nhtsa-accolades
Categories: Green Fleet, Leasing, Operations, Safety, Safety & Risk Management

LIVONIA, MI – TRW is combining advanced 'cognitive' technologies to help make vehicles safer, more fuel efficient, and environmentally friendly.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/62536/trw-s-cognitive-safety-technologies-help-automakers-meet-cafe-and-nhtsa-requirements
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
U.S. Traffic Deaths Climb an Estimated 7.7%

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a statistical projection of traffic fatalities in 2015.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/135792/u-s-traffic-deaths-climb-an-estimated-7-7
Categories: Operations, Safety, Safety & Risk Management
NHTSA Gives 2013 Audi A4 and S4 Sedans Five-Star Safety Ratings

HERNDON, VA - NHTSA tests how vehicles perform in front and side crash tests, and evaluates vehicles for their rollover resistance, as part of its...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/83806/nhtsa-gives-2013-audi-a4-and-s4-sedans-five-star-safety-ratings
Categories: Safety, Vehicle Research
Atlas & Atlas Cross Sport Receive Highest Overall NHTSA Safety Rating

The Volkswagen Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport for the 2020 and 2021 model years have both earned a 5-Star overall safety rating from the National Highway...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/10128129/atlas-atlas-cross-sport-receive-highest-overall-nhtsa-safety-rating
Categories: Operations, Safety, Safety & Risk Management

MCLEAN, VA - The annual Drive Safely Work Week (DSWW), Oct. 5-9, takes aim at distracted drivers, a factor in more than three-fourths of all vehicle...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/65395/workplace-safety-campaign-targets-distracted-drivers
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Speeding Fatalities Fell 5.7% Last Year

Highway fatalities decreased by 2.4% last year, dropping from 37,473 lost lives in 2017 to 36,560 deaths in 2018, according to NHTSA.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/343034/speeding-fatalities-fell-5-7-last-year
Categories: Safety, Safety & Compliance, Safety & Risk Management
NHTSA Urged to Mandate Truck Crash Avoidance Technology

Highway-safety lobbies have petitioned the NHTSA to require forward collision avoidance and mitigation braking systems on all new trucks and buses rated at...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/128101/nhtsa-urged-to-mandate-truck-crash-avoidance-technology
Categories: Operations, Safety, Safety & Risk Management
NHTSA Wants to Boost Recall Completion Rates

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has begun an initiative to improve what it calls "unacceptably low" recall completion rates for...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/129212/nhtsa-works-with-automakers-to-boost-recall-completion-rates-from-consumers
Categories: Operations, Safety, Safety & Risk Management
GM’s Car-to-Car Communication Named 'Breakthrough' Technology

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has selected General Motor's vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology for its annual list of 10 Breakthrough...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/128162/gm-s-car-to-car-communication-makes-mit-s-10-breakthrough-technologies
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
NHTSA's Requested Budget Boost in Doubt

A House appropriations subcommittee passes a spending bill that includes a modest $6.5 million budget increase for the federal safety agency that's far...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/129368/nhtsa-s-requested-budget-boost-in-doubt
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.fleetfinancials.com/140453/safety-tip-keep-your-eyes-peeled-for-motorcycles
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Audi A4, A5 Sportback Cars Recalled for Door Trim

The recall, set to begin this month, covers more than 31,000 vehicles.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/142909/audi-a4-a5-sportback-cars-recalled-for-door-trim
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Ford, Google Form Autonomous Vehicle Advocacy Group

Google, Ford, Volvo, Uber and Lyft form the Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets to push for federal standards for self-driving vehicles.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/134823/autonomous-vehicle-advocacy-group-forms
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Fleet Safety Video Tip: Rural Driving

Rural roads can pose a variety of hazards. Here's some advice, from the Ohio Department of Public Safety, you can pass along to fleet drivers.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/129054/fleet-safety-video-tip-rural-driving
Categories: Global Fleet, Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Trump Administration Streamlines Self-Driving Guidelines

The new federal guidance is designed to ease regulatory processes to encourage more innovation from manufacturers.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/142122/nhtsa-revises-automated-vehicle-guidelines
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Texas Leads Nation in Distracted Driving Fatalities

Texas led the nation in distracted driving deaths in 2017, as 366 people lost their lives as a result of an inattentive driver, according to the National...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/316661/texas-leads-nation-in-distracted-driving-fatalities
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Mercedes-Benz Recalls E-350 for Fuel Line Issue

The recall covers 809 E350 and E350 4Matic luxury vehicles in the 2014 model year.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/133054/mercedes-benz-recalls-e350-models-for-fuel-lines
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
U.S. Road Deaths Rise 5.6% in 2016

Speeding, alcohol impairment and failure to buckle up contribute to the disturbing trend, according to newly released data from NHTSA.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/142539/u-s-road-deaths-up-5-6-in-2016
Categories: Green Fleet, Leasing, Maintenance, Operations

WASHINGTON – A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration spokesman confirmed the agency is developing test criteria to gauge passenger and light...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/63676/tire-fuel-efficiency-rating-system-may-be-in-place-end-of-09
Categories: Hybrids, Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Audi Sedans, VW Hybrid Recalled for Fire Risk

Fuel leaks may occur in the fuel injection system in such popular luxury cars as the Audi A6 and A7.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/127709/volkswagen-recalls-audi-models-for-fire-risk
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management

LIVONIA, MI – Thirty of the 2008-MY vehicles that have earned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) five-star rating in...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/61058/trw-side-and-curtain-airbags-featured-on-30-five-star-side-impact-crash-test-rating-vehicles
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Why Fleet Drivers Need to Buckle Up

Each year, U.S. employers spend billions on traffic accidents involving workers who didn’t wear a seat belt. And some workers are more likely to ditch the...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/137803/the-battle-to-buckle-up-employees
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Safety Tip: Preventing Drowsy Driving

A new report from NHTSA stresses the need to better educate American drivers about the dangers of driving when sleep-deprived.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/139905/safety-tip-preventing-drowsy-driving
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Video: Road Deaths Rise 10.4% in First Half of 2016

An estimated 17,775 people died in U.S. traffic crashes in the first half of 2016 – about a 10.4% jump from the same period last year.

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/137148/video-road-deaths-rise-10-4-in-first-half-of-2016
Categories: Operations, Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Audi Q5 2009 Top Safety Pick by IIHS & Earns Highest NHTSA Grades

HERNDON, VA - The unmistakable new Audi Q5 crossover vehicle just earned a Top Safety Pick award for 2009 from the Insurance Institute for Highway...

https://www.fleetfinancials.com/64719/audi-q5-2009-top-safety-pick-by-iihs-earns-highest-nhtsa-grades


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