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Blog: Vocational trucks are susceptible to being targeted for staged accidents, which involves maneuvering an unsuspecting employee driver into an intentional crash in order to make a false insurance claim or to file a lawsuit against the driver’s employer.

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Most Dangerous, Safest Highways Ranked

The 545-mile U.S. Highway 1 that runs from southern Georgia to Key West, Fla., has been deemed the most dangerous highway in the U.S. because it has the highest fatal crash rate, according to Geotab.

Washington D.C. Ranked Worst City for Driving

According to a WalletHub study that compared the 100 most populated U.S. cities, Washington D.C. was ranked as the worst city for driving while Scottsdale, Ariz., took the top spot for best driving.

NM, NJ Top Commercial Driving Incident List

Fleetmatics has released a report that includes an analysis of the driving behavior of fleets across the U.S. New Mexico and New Jersey were included in the list of top 10 states with the most severe driving incidents.

CSA Safety Scores Must Distinguish Between Preventable and Non-Preventable Accidents

A growing number of fleets contend that Compliance, Safety & Accountability (CSA) program is in need of substantial improvement. Currently, a fleet’s score in the CSA safety monitoring system is based on all fleet-involved crashes, including those that the company’s driver did not cause and could not reasonably have prevented. This scoring criteria is contrary to accepted industry standards and, in the long run, will undermine the validity of the CSA program in the eyes of covered fleets.

Survey: Top Ways Cars Are Damaged

A new analysis by CarInsurance.com reveals that the familiar two-car accident made up less than half of all incidents reported by the more than 42,000 car insurance shoppers surveyed.

Report: Road Fatalities Up 8 Percent Thus Far in 2012

Road fatalities dropped 26% from 2005 to 2011 but are up 8% over the first seven months of this year, based on estimates from the National Safety Council, reported Michael Sivak, research professor at the U-M Transportation Research Institute.