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January 20, 2011

Vehicles With Good Side-Impact Safety Ratings Reduce Driver Risk

A study by the IIHS finds that a vehicle rated "good" for driver protection in a side impact is 70 percent less likely to die in a left-side crash compared with a driver of a vehicle rated "poor."

December 16, 2010

Vehicle Safety Technology May Have Lowered Highway Fatalities

The slumping economy may also have had an effect.

December 9, 2010

U.S. DOT Proposes Rear View Visibility Rule

WASHINGTON - NHTSA believes automobile manufacturers will install rear mounted video cameras and in-vehicle displays to meet the proposed standards. Will rear-view cameras become as universal as safety belts?

December 9, 2010

Ford to Complete Rear Camera Roll-out on Nearly All Models

The automaker said its rear view camera system will be available on nearly all Ford and Lincoln models by the end of 2011.

December 9, 2010

iPhone App Encourages Drivers to Slow Down and Face the Music

In one of the most unusual safety apps to date, the “Slow Down” app uses driving speed to dictate the speed of music playing in a vehicle.

November 4, 2010

Free Webinar: Cut Crash Rates and Fuel Use

Business Fleet's sister publication, Automotive Fleet, is hosting a Webinar on driver safety on Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern).

August 20, 2010

Do You Know What Your Drivers Are <i>Really</i> Doing?

Do you really know who is driving your company-provided vehicles? Often the "at-work" persona of an employee is not the true indicator of their behavior when no one is watching. Recently, someone forwarded me a link to a chat room for pharmaceutical reps. I did a search of posts that included the phrase "company car" and, in short order, I was shocked at some of the comments written about their use of company cars and how drivers play "the system" to their advantage.

August 19, 2010

Traffic Safety Group Plans to Launch ‘Drive Safely’ Campaign in October

The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation will launch an annual workplace safety campaign focusing on the dangers of distracted driving.

August 19, 2010

ZoomSafer and Ovation Wireless Help Employers Prevent Distracted Driving

The partnership between the two companies combines safe-driving policy software with mobile device lifecycle management solutions.

August 19, 2010

ZoomSafer Teams With SkyGuard to Deliver Fleet Management Solutions

The partnership combines ZoomSafer’s FleetSafer policy management software with SkyGuard’s fleet management system, allowing companies to monitor and manage risks stemming from employee use of mobile phones while driving.

April 12, 2010

The Danger of Using Car GPS by Fleet Truck Drivers

Increasingly, drivers are relying on personal GPS devices for route directions; however, this can be potentially dangerous and expensive for truck fleets. A car GPS device maps out the quickest and shortest routes, but doesn't identify truck-restricted routes or roads with weight, height, and hazardous cargo restrictions.

February 4, 2010

Toyota Answers FAQs Regarding the Sticking Accelerator Pedal and Floor Mat Pedal Entrapment Recalls

Toyota addresses the concerns many consumers on the recent announcement of the sticking accelerator pedal recall and the suspension of sales.

January 28, 2010

CARSTAR Offers Drivers Safe Driving Tips for the Winter Weather

In dangerous winter weather, Dan Bailey, president of CARSTAR Collision Centers suggests that drivers check their visibility, leave extra distance between their vehicle and the car ahead of the vehicle for added safety and use extra caution when driving on one-lane roads, bridges and overpasses, among other tips.

January 14, 2010

Court to Decide if Whistle Blower Is Protected

The Washington State Supreme Court will decide if Matthew Cudney, who was fired from Alsco Inc. in 2008 when he reported a branch manager intoxicated at work before driving off in a company vehicle, is a protected whistle blower.

December 10, 2009

Shell Asks Carmakers to Deactivate In-Car GPS Devices

In an attempt to prevent distracted driving, Shell has asked automakers to deactivate satellite navigation systems while a vehicle is in motion, meaning that voice instructions will come out of the system, but the screen would be blank.

November 19, 2009

Drivers Beware: Deer-Vehicle Accidents on the Rise

More than 1.6 million deer-vehicle collisions occur each year, causing vehicle damage of more than 43.6 billion.

November 12, 2009

ZoomSafer Releases New Safe Driving Software for Blackberry Phones

According to ZoomSafer, the new release balances driver safety with modern communication requirements.

November 5, 2009

inthinc Delivers tiwi Driving Safety and Fleet Management Solution

With inthinc's tiwi Driving Safety and Fleet Management Solution, fleet managers can receive real-time alerts via email, text message or phone call, regarding certain infractions or incidents.

November 5, 2009

Ford Introduces Industry's 1st Inflatable Seat Belts

Ford introduces the auto industry's first-ever production inflatable seat belts, which are designed to provide additional protection for rear-seat occupants, often children and older passengers who can be more vulnerable to head, chest and neck injuries.

October 22, 2009

IIHS: Do Cell Phone Laws Succeed in Changing Patterns of Driver Use?

In some states, cell phone use declined after a ban was enacted, but then use began going back up.

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