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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

September 6, 2017 - Industry News

Power Steering Issue Triggers Ford Recall

Photo of Ford Explorer courtesy of Ford.

The safety recall includes 253 2017 Ford Explorer, Taurus and Police Interceptor Utility and Sedan vehicles in the U.S.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Ford Taurus, Ford Explorer, Recalls, Ford Police Interceptor, Ford, Mid-Size SUVs, 2017-MY, Safety, Steering, Ford Police Interceptor Utility

September 5, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. Sheriff Implements Driving Simulators

Photo courtesy of Tulare County Sheriff's Office

The Tulare County (Calif.) Sheriff's Office implemented driving simulators, which allow deputies to prepare for everyday scenarios they may face on the road as they head to a scene.

Tags: Driver Training, Safety, Training Simulator, Drivers, Police Fleets

September 4, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Driving Through Intersections

Photo by Michael Barera/Wikimedia Commons.

The state of Michigan offers advice on how to drive defensively near intersections and avoid collisions.

Tags: Michigan, Driver Safety Tips, Safety

August 27, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Five Ways Seat Belts Help Prevent Injuries

Photo courtesy of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Fleet drivers need to buckle up every trip. Here are five ways seat belts protect occupants from injuries, according to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security.

Tags: Seat Belts, Driver Safety Tips, Safety

August 24, 2017 - Industry News

Fla. Agency Suspends K-9 Unit for Speeding

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All nine members of the Lakeland (Fla.) Police Department's K-9 unit were suspended. Five of the nine officers suspended admitted to filling up their memory cards so the in-vehicle camera system could not record the speeding.

Tags: Speeding, Police

August 21, 2017 - Industry News

Colo. DOT Debuts Self-Driving Work Zone Vehicle

Photo courtesy of Colorado DOT

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) unveiled the world's first self-driving work zone vehicle designed to improve safety for road maintenance crews. The vehicle is positioned behind road construction crews to protect workers from the traveling public.

Tags: Colorado, Autonomous Vehicles

August 20, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: When Passing Isn’t Safe

Photo of Colorado roadway courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

When is it unsafe to pass another vehicle? The Idaho Transportation Department offers guidance.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Safety

August 18, 2017 - Industry News

Agencies Prepare Fleets for Total Eclipse

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In areas where a total eclipse is scheduled, government agencies are prepared for an influx in tourists hoping to catch the two to three minutes of near-total darkness.

Tags: Nebraska, National Parks, South Carolina DOT, Emergency Planning

August 16, 2017 - Industry News

How Do Distracted Drivers Physically Respond?

Study volunteers were monitored via standoff and wearable sensors. Graphic courtesy of the University of Houston.

Texting while driving is much riskier than driving while emotionally upset or daydreaming, according to a new study from the University of Houston and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.

Tags: Research, Distracted Driving, Colleges and Universities, Texting While Driving, Safety, Big Data

August 14, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: 12 Maintenance Mistakes to Avoid

Pep Boys lists 12 commonly made maintenance mistakes that can be costly in the long run.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Driver Safety Tips, Pep Boys, Safety

August 11, 2017 - Industry News

BMW Police Motorcycles Recalled for Brake Lights

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

The recall, set to begin Sept. 25, covers 911 R1200RT Police motorcycles in the 2014-2017 model years.

Tags: BMW, Recalls, Brakes, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, NHTSA, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, Safety, Police Motorcycles

August 9, 2017 - Industry News

Ariz. Police Chief Sends Officers to Driving School

Photo via Flickr/Highway Patrol Images

The department will participate in a nationally recognized safe driver program known as Below 100, which has the intention of keeping the number of officers killed or injured in car crashes below 100 nationwide.

Tags: Driver Training, Safety, Police

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