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Faulty Air Bag Controls Spur New Series of Recalls

Safety supplier Continental informs NHTSA that 5 million air bag control units manufactured during a five-year period are at risk for failure.

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FCA Recalls Dodge Chargers

The owners of more than 441,000 Dodge Charger sedans will receive wheel chocks to provide extra stability during wheel changes involving a tire jack.

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Many Drivers Turn Off Lane Departure Warning

A new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety finds that drivers are more likely to deactivate this safety feature compared to others.

In January, Ford conducted winter-weather autonomous driving tests with a specially equipped mid-size Fusion sedan. For the 2016-MY, Ford added the SE Driver Assist package, a suite of active safety features, specifically for fleet customers. The move was based on feedback from its advisory board members, according to Fritz Ahadi, general manager, Commercial and Government Sales Operations at Ford Motor Co. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Articles

Advanced Safety for the Masses

Once limited to highline vehicles, collision-avoidance technology and other advanced safety systems have reached mass-market status and are available to fleets.

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Overheight Vehicle Detection Comes to Austin

The system will help prevent collisions between tall trucks and low-clearance overhead structures such as bridges.

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Video Safety Tip: Preventing Pothole Damage

Here's some advice from the Michigan Department of Transportation on how to deal with potholes.

Videos

A Pothole Epidemic

This ABC News report on potholes, which originally aired in 2015, explains how potholes form and the range of damage they can cause. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

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Nissan Recalls Altima for Hood Latch

The recall, set to begin in mid-February, covers 846,000 vehicles in the 2013-2015 model years.

A new IIHS study examines the effectiveness of forward collision warning systems -- with and without automatic emergency braking. Photo courtesy of IIHS.

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Automatic Braking Cutting Rear-End Crashes

A new IIHS study finds that forward collision warning systems that include automatic emergency braking cut rear-end crash rates by 39%.

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Ford E-Series Recall Tied to Trailer Braking

The recall affects 83 2016 model-year cutaway and chassis cab vehicles in North America, including 75 in the U.S.

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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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