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Automatic Emergency Braking Systems Vary Widely

AAA tests underscore performance differences between systems designed to mitigate crash severity and systems designed to prevent a crash altogether whenever possible.

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Ford Recalls Transits for Fuel Injection Pumps

The recall covers more than 2,000 2015-2016 model-year vans equipped with 3.2-liter diesel engines.

A stronger U.S. economy, lower unemployment rates, and lower gas prices contributed to more miles driven in the first half of 2016.

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Crash Fatalities Climb 9% in 2016’s First Half

If the trend continues, U.S. may see its deadliest driving year since 2007 and deadliest Labor Day since 2008, according to the National Safety Council.

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Chrysler, Dodge Minivans Recalled for Transmission

The recall covers more than 26,000 vehicles, including Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans, Dodge Journey mid-size SUVs, and Ram ProMaster vans.

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Move Over for Emergency Vehicles

A fire truck driver for Greenville, S.C., offers motorists advice on how to respond when encountering an emergency vehicle running its siren and flashing its lights. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

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Safety Tip: Yielding to First Responders

Here are some tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that you can pass along to fleet drivers as a friendly reminder.

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Video: Ford's Driverless Car to Arrive in 2021

Ford plans to produce a fully autonomous vehicle for commercial operation by 2021, as part of a ride-hailing or ride-sharing service.

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Safety Tip: Dangers of Tailgating

Tailgating is a common form of aggressive driving that markedly increases your chances of being involved in a crash or a confrontation with another driver.

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Tailgating Leads to Rollover Crash

This video of a rollover crash in Cochise County, Ariz., illustrates how tailgating can lead to collisions because there's no space cushion that allows enough time to react to road hazards. In this case, the tailgating driver didn't have a chance to safely avert a mattress that had fallen onto the roadway. Video courtesy of KMOV. For the full safety tip about tailgating, click here. 

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American Drivers Fail to Secure Their Loads

A new AAA study discovers that during a recent four-year period, 200,000 crashes involving road debris occurred and led to 500 fatalities.

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Distracted Driving Whitepaper – Understanding Your Fleet’s Risk and Liability

This 14 page whitepaper examines the deadly practice of driving while using a mobile device and the impact such behavior can have on a fleet’s liability. It also addresses innovative solutions that are being developed in response to the growing problem.




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