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April 18, 2017

Decrease Incidents of Unscheduled Truck Maintenance Caused by Overloading

When a truck is overloaded, its operating performance will be strained, accelerating wear-and-tear on brakes and other wear components, such as tire, which have higher failure rates because they run hotter due to the increased load. Another issue is axle overloading, which causes premature wear-and-tear on tires and suspension components.

April 17, 2017

Safety Tip: Driving in Work Zones

The California Department of Transportation provides 11 tips to promote safety in work zones.

April 17, 2017

The Toll of Work Zone Safety Lapses

Earlier this month, state departments of transportation highlighted the importance of work zone safety and paid tribute to DOT workers who have lost their lives on the job. Video courtesy of aashtovideo (Transportation TV) via YouTube. For the full safety tip, click here.

April 14, 2017

GM Investing $14M in Self-Driving Tech Facility

The automaker is investing in a new research and development center for Cruise Automation in San Francisco.

April 10, 2017

The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

A new report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that drowsy driving causes 1.2 million collisions each year. Video courtesy of CBS New York. For more about the NHTSA report and the problem of drowsy driving, click here.

April 10, 2017

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.

April 4, 2017

Ford Recalls F-250 for Unintended Movement

The safety compliance recall covers more than 48,000 2017-model year pickup trucks in the U.S.

April 3, 2017

Safety Tip: Staying Focused on the Road

The National Safety Council has designated April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Here are some tips from AAA to help drivers avoid distraction and stay focused on the road.

April 3, 2017

Why a Driver Phone Ban Is Crucial

Employers that lack an enforced ban on driver cell phone use are putting themselves at great financial risk, according to the National Safety Council. Video courtesy of the National Safety Council. For distracted driving prevention tips, click here.

March 30, 2017

2016 Pedestrian Deaths Projected to Shatter Records

Preliminary estimates released by the Governors Highway Safety Association indicate an 11% surge in pedestrian road fatalities last year compared to 2015.

March 29, 2017

Ford Recalls Fusion, Fiesta, Lincoln MKZ for Door Latches

The automaker expands an earlier recall to include more than 210,000 additional vehicles.

March 26, 2017

Safety Tip: When to Honk the Horn

The California Department of Motor Vehicles offers advice on when it's proper to honk the horn.

March 20, 2017

Ohio, Mich. Lead in Winter Weather Fatal Crashes

In 2015, Ohio saw 143 deadly collisions in wintry conditions, according to an Auto Insurance Center analysis based on NHTSA crash data.

March 19, 2017

Safety Tip: Merging onto the Freeway

Here’s some driving advice, provided by the Colorado Driver Handbook, on how to merge safely onto a freeway.

March 16, 2017

Daimler Recalls Sprinter and Metris Vans

Two separate recalls involve 1,320 vehicles, including Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans.

March 13, 2017

Risks of Downed Power Lines

If downed power lines come in contact with a vehicle you're driving or riding in, you're at risk for electrical shock. This video demonstrates what to do. Video courtesy of Puget Sound Energy via YouTube. For tips on driving in high winds, click here.

March 13, 2017

Safety Tip: Driving in High Winds

The Nevada Department of Transportation offers advice on how to drive safely during windy weather.

March 7, 2017

Americans Remain Wary of Self-Driving Cars

A new AAA survey finds that three-quarters of U.S. drivers would be afraid to ride in a fully autonomous vehicle.

March 6, 2017

Driver Texting Still Widespread

New survey results from the AAA Foundation indicate that 31.4% of drivers admit to typing or sending texts or emails behind the wheel in the past month.

March 5, 2017

Safety Tip: Emergency First Aid

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles offers advice on how to assist injured people before emergency personnel have arrived at a crash scene.

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