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Driving Over Icy Bridges

Icy bridges present an extreme hazard for fleet drivers.

Slick, slippery bridge surfaces often come as a surprise as ice on a bridge may be invisible to the driver. Drivers can follow these three tips for dealing with this hazard.

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Why Drivers Deactivate Lane Departure Prevention Systems

Drivers often deactivate lane departure systems that are too slow to intervene.

Lane departure prevention systems that wait too long to initiate steering input or fail to prevent lane drifts greater than 35 centimeters may cause drivers to deactivate them, according to a new study from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety.

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Autonomous Vehicle Coalition Forms to Educate Public

The National Safety Council and Audi of America are co-chairing the Partners for Automated...

A diverse group of automakers, non-profits and other industry stakeholders have launched PAVE — a new coalition dedicated to educating the public and policymakers about the safety benefits of advanced vehicle technologies and self-driving vehicles.

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.

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Rules for Passing

Follow these guidelines to safely pass a slower vehicle.

Fleet drivers who need to pass a slower vehicle should follow these rules, including only initiating the pass in the left lane.

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16.7M Takata Air Bags Remain on the Roads

About 16.7 million of the faulty Takata air-bag inflators remain unrepaired.

About 16.7 million of the faulty Takata air-bag inflators still haven't been replaced about three years after federal regulators began to oversee a broad-ranging recall of the defective inflators that have caused at least 15 deaths in the U.S., according to a new report.

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Ford Recalls 410K F-Series Pickups

Ford is recalling five of its F-Series trucks, including the 2018 F-150 (shown), for a defect...

Ford is recalling 410,289 of its 2015 to 2019 F-150 and 2017 to 2019 Super Duty trucks equipped with an engine block heater, due to a possible defect with a cable connector, the company has announced.

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Tom Coffey

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Asset- vs. Driver-Based Safety Programs

The CEI Group held its Third Annual Fleet Safety Seminar on Nov. 13, 2018, at the historic Duke...

The two key pillars to fleet safety are spec’ing the asset to ensure a vehicle is safe and managing driver behavior. Both are effective safety strategies, but there are limitations and constraints to an asset-focused fleet safety program.

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Best and Worst Drunk Driving States Named

Wyoming and New Jersey have been named the best and worst state for drunk driving on a...

Wyoming leads the nation for most traffic fatalities involving an alcohol-impaired driver, with 7.59 deaths per 100,000 people in 2017 as compared with 5.98 deaths in 2016 when it ranked eighth among all states, according to a new report from SafeWise.

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AAA Predicts Holiday Traffic Congestion

Holiday traffic congestion is expected to increase more than 4% in urban areas, according to AAA.

More than 102 million people will be on the nation's roadways this holiday season, marking a 4.4% increase over last year and an all-time record high since AAA began tracking holiday vehicle travel in 2001.