Safety and Accident News

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December 4, 2017 - Industry News

Video Safety Tip: Responding to a Traffic Break

The California Department of Motor Vehicles offers advice on how to respond to a traffic break.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Law Enforcement, Safety

November 27, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Guarding Against Wrong-Way Drivers

Each year, about 360 people in the U.S. die in wrong-way crashes. Here's advice on how to limit the risk.

November 22, 2017 - Industry News

Highway Deaths Responsible for Rise in Transportation Fatalities

Source: NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board has released data showing that 2,030 more people died in transportation accidents in 2016 than in 2015, with highway deaths accounting for 95% of all transportation fatalities.

Tags: NTSB, Highway Fatalities, Holiday Travel, Road Deaths

November 20, 2017 - Industry News

Video Safety Tip: Urban Driving

Here's advice, provided by State Farm and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, on how to drive safely in central business districts in major cities.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Safety, State Farm

November 16, 2017 - Industry News

Chevrolet Silverado 3500, GMC Sierra 3500 Recalled

Photo of Chevrolet Silverado 3500 courtesy of Chevrolet.

The recall, which addresses a fuel-level sensor problem, covers nearly 35,300 2011-2015 trucks equipped with dual fuel tanks.

Tags: Chevrolet, 2011-MY, Chevrolet Silverado, 2012-MY, Recalls, 2013-MY, GMC Sierra, General Motors, GMC, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Dual Fuel System, NHTSA, Large Pickups

November 15, 2017 - Industry News

Texas Sheriff Utilizes Driving Simulator

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The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office in Texas signed up for training through the Texas Association of Counties, which offers truck and law enforcement driver simulation training for member agencies.

Tags: Driver Training, Training Simulator, Police, Safety

November 13, 2017 - Industry News

Video Safety Tip: Winter Emergency Kits

With temperatures dropping and snowfall forecast for many areas, now is a great time for fleet drivers to make sure their winter emergency kit is fully replenished and onboard.

Tags: Winter Driving, Driver Safety Tips, Emergency Kits, Safety, First-Aid Kits

November 7, 2017 - Industry News

USPS Tests Virtual Driver, Safety Training

The VHD simulator comes with a monitor, wheel, pedals, and other hardware. Photo courtesy of VDI.

The Virtual Hazard Detection course is designed for experienced drivers who need to focus on decision making and recognizing hazards. The simulator led to a 7% decrease in accidents for one USPS district.

Tags: Accidents, Driver Safety, Technology, Driver Training, USPS, Virtual Driver Interactive, Virtual Technology

November 6, 2017 - Industry News

Video Safety Tip: Driving in Snow

It's that time of year again. A number of areas have already seen the first snowfall of the season. AAA offers advice for driving in wintry conditions.

Tags: Winter Driving, AAA, Driver Safety Tips, Safety

November 1, 2017 - Industry News

New Philadelphia PD Vehicles to Change Traffic Lights

Photo courtesy of Ford

The City of Philadelphia will purchase 150 police vehicles that are fitted with ballistic shields on doors and windows and offer the ability to turn traffic lights from red to green.

Tags: Ford Police Interceptor, Ballistic Protection, Police, Procurement, Safety, Philadelphia

October 29, 2017 - Industry News

Video Safety Tip: Precautions for Halloween

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Here's safety advice, provided by AAA Exchange, to help keep motorists and trick-or-treaters safe on Tuesday night.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Safety, AAA

October 20, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Reminders for the Time Change

Photo by Xnatedawgx/Wikimedia Commons.

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, Nov. 5. Here's some night driving advice from the National Safety Council and the National Sleep Foundation.

Tags: Drowsy Driving, Driver Safety Tips, Safety, Night Driving

October 16, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Avoiding Crashes in Parking Lots

AAA offers advice on how to stay safe and avoid collisions in parking lots.

Tags: AAA, Parking, Vehicle Damage, Driver Safety Tips, Safety

October 13, 2017 - Industry News

Ford to Retrofit 1.4M Explorers for Exhaust-Leak Prevention

Photo of Ford Explorer courtesy of Ford.

The automaker addresses customer concerns raised by recent reports of carbon monoxide leaks in upfitted Ford police vehicles.

Tags: Ford Explorer, Ford, Safety, Carbon Monoxide Leaks

October 13, 2017 - Industry News

Columbus Credits PI Utility Design for Officers’ Lives

Photo courtesy of City of Columbus

The City of Columbus, Ohio, Police Department has had five rear-end collisions with the Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicle, and officers have walked away from all of them.

Tags: Driver Safety, Police Vehicles, Crash Tests, Rear-End Collisions, Ford Police Interceptor Utility, City of Columbus

October 9, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Vehicle Fire Prevention and Response

A tow truck operator prepares to tow away a fire-damaged car from a California freeway. Automotive Fleet photo.

State Farm offers advice on how to spot warning signs of vehicle fire risk, and the National Safety Council provides tips on what to do if a fire starts while you're driving.

Tags: Fire, Driver Safety Tips, Safety

October 5, 2017 - Press Release

Lift Institute Updates Online Lift Safety Training Course

Photo courtesy of ALI

Automotive Lift Institute (ALI), the trade association dedicated to vehicle lift safety, has completely updated its popular Lifting It Right online training course.

Tags: Automotive Lift Institute, Shop Equipment, Safety

October 4, 2017 - Industry News

Wash. City to Re-Evaluate Safety Policies After Facility Fire

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One month after losing its facility and several vehicles in a fire, the Toppenish (Wash.) Public Works Department is revising its safety program to ensure this does not happen again.

Tags: Fire, Safety

October 2, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Warning Motorists After a Breakdown

The Kentucky State Police and AAA offer advice on what measures a driver should take to warn other motorists after a vehicle breakdown.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Safety

September 28, 2017 - Industry News

Philadelphia Launches Vision Zero Program

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The city's Vision Zero plan aims to increase the number of fleet vehicles with traffic safety equipment and technologies and increase fleet operator knowledge of Vision Zero and pedestrian safety.

Tags: Philadelphia, Safety, Vision Zero

September 27, 2017 - Industry News

NYC Fleet Faces Rising Expenses, Collisions

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's Office released its annual Mayor's Management Report. Fleet expenditures are rising and, although safety training has increased, it continues to be a concern.

Tags: New York City, Safety

September 25, 2017 - Product News

Lytx Offers Enhanced Video Safety System

Photo courtesy of Lytx.

Lytx will begin offering an enhanced video monitoring system for commercial and government fleets that provides additional capability over its DriveCam product, the company has announced.

Tags: Video Event Recorders, LYTX, In-Vehicle Video

September 24, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Driving in Rain or Fog

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation offers some practical advice for driving in the rain or fog.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Weather, Safety, Massachusetts DOT

September 18, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Avoiding a Rear-End Crash

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation offers advice on how to maintain a safe distance from other vehicles and decrease the chances of being involved in a rear-end crash.

Tags: Wisconsin, Driver Safety Tips, Safety

September 11, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Seat Belt Check List

As an IIHS survey underscores, some people don't bother to buckle up -- particularly when they're riding in the back seat. A simple reminder from the driver can make all occupants safer.

Tags: Seat Belts, Driver Safety Tips, Safety

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