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Texas Leads Nation in Drowsy Driving Fatalities

Texas led the country in sleep-related crash fatalities in 2016, according to a recent study about the prevalence of deadly accidents stemming from sleep deprivation. The Lone Star state recorded 159 deaths, accounting for 22.1% of all drowsy driving fatalities nationwide.

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Ram ProMaster City Recalled for Steering Gear Housing

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling approximately 224 2018 Ram ProMaster City compact vans because the gears within the hydraulic rack-and-pinion steering system may have a casting defect that can potentially fracture and lead to a loss of hydraulic steering fluid.

SmartDrive's SR4 hardware is more than 50% smaller than previous iterations to reduce the distraction to the driver, especially for dash- and windshield-mounted equipment. Photo: SmartDrive

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SmartDrive Launches Video Safety Platform With New Hardware

SmartDrive Systems launched the SmartDrive Transportation Intelligence Platform and SR4 hardware for fleets, offering a comprehensive video- and sensor-based intelligence platform for fleets looking to improve driver habits and safety.

Photo of 2018 Ram ProMaster City courtesy of FCA.

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FCA Recalls Ram ProMaster City for Tire Placards

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling approximately 3,460 2018 Ram ProMaster City compact vans because the tire placards may provide misinformation regarding seating capacity.

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Pedestrian Fatalities Reach Record for Two Consecutive Years

The 5,984 pedestrians killed in motor vehicle accidents in 2017 represents a decrease of just one half of 1% of pedestrian fatalities in 2016, according to a new report from the Governor's Highway Safety Association (GHSA).

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Ford Begins Testing Driverless Delivery Service in Florida

Domino's has begun using a self-driving delivery test vehicle from Ford Motor Co. in south Florida to help the automaker gather data for a fully autonomous delivery service Ford plans to launch in 2021, the company announced.

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Video Safety Tip: Correct Steering Techniques

Several experts say hand-over-hand steering isn't the safest steering method for two main reasons.

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These 6 States Adopted Essential Traffic Safety Laws

The "2018 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws" grades states on the adoption of 16 fundamental traffic safety laws.

Photo of small overlap front driver side crash test courtesy of IIHS.

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Hyundai Elantra Qualifies for Top Safety Pick+

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's highest award, the Top Safety Pick+, when the compact sedan is equipped with optional front crash prevention and good-rated headlights.

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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 involved in crashes to be classified as drowsy.

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