Safety and Accident News

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June 19, 2017 - Industry News

Chicago Releases Vision Zero Safety Plan

Photo courtesy of City of Chicago

The City of Chicago has released a three-year plan to reduce roadway crashes. The plan calls for side guards and convex mirrors to be installed on large trucks belonging to the city and contractors.

Tags: Highway Safety, City of Chicago, Vision Zero

June 18, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: When You Hear an Approaching Siren

Here’s driving-safety advice, provided by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, on how to respond to a siren coming from an approaching emergency vehicle.

Tags: First Responders, Driver Safety Tips, Safety, Massachusetts DOT

June 13, 2017 - Industry News

Sprinter Vans Recalled for Tire Labels

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

The recall covers 1,257 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2016 model year.

Tags: Freightliner, Recalls, Tires, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Daimler, NHTSA, 2016-MY, Sprinter, Safety, Cargo Vans

June 12, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Responding to a Traffic Stop

Photo by Coolcaesar at English language Wikipedia (via Wikimedia Commons).

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles offers advice on what to do when a police officer pulls over your vehicle.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Law Enforcement, Safety, Massachusetts DOT

June 8, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. to Increase Security Following Fleet Vehicle Theft

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The State of California Department of General Services has adjusted its security policies and procedures and plans to install an electronic entry and exit system.

Tags: Vehicle Theft, California, Fleet Facility

June 6, 2017 - Industry News

Texas Texting Ban Takes Effect in September

Photo courtesy of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

After a decade of failed legislative attempts, the state finally has a law on the books that prohibits texting while driving.

Tags: Texas, Cell Phone Use, Distracted Driving, State Laws, Texting While Driving, Safety

June 5, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Peripheral Awareness

Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Here's advice from the California Department of Motor Vehicles to help drivers improve their peripheral awareness and avoid side collisions.

Tags: California DMV, Driver Safety Tips, Safety

June 2, 2017 - Industry News

‘Move Over’ Laws Add Protection for Utility Vehicles

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia/Willmar Municipal Utilities

Two states have passed legislation to protect the safety of utility workers through ‘Move Over’ laws, which require drivers to change lanes when approaching a stationary emergency vehicle.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Safety, Move Over Law

May 26, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Tire Maintenance

Photo courtesy of NHTSA.

In recognition of National Tire Safety Week, here are some tire maintenance tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Driver Safety Tips, Tires, NHTSA, Safety

May 22, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Preventing Injuries Tied to Air Bags

Drivers can take certain measures to mitigate the risk of serious injury arising from air bag deployment. Here are some tips from the Kansas Department of Revenue’s Division of Vehicles.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Kansas, Air Bags, Safety

May 17, 2017 - Industry News

NYC Adds Auto-Braking Vehicles, Solar EV Chargers

New York City's 30 solar carports wil charge electric vehicles completely off the grid. Photo courtesy of NYC DCAS

New York City is rolling out auto-braking vehicles, expanding solar electric vehicle charging carports, and working to promote safety in the city’s automotive high schools.

Tags: New York City, Alternative Fuels, Safety, EV Charging Stations, Vision Zero, Solar Charging

May 16, 2017 - Industry News

Uber Granted Key Win in Self-Driving Lawsuit

Uber's Anthony Levandowski, co-founder of the autonomous trucking startup Otto, shares video of a truck with no driver. Photo: Evan Lockridge

A federal judge has ruled that Uber is allowed to continue developing its self-driving technology during a legal battle with Waymo over stolen technology – but Anthony Levandowski, who started up an autonomous truck company later bought by Uber, can't be part of it.

Tags: Uber, Autonomous Vehicles, Lidar, Lawsuits, Google, Waymo, Otto, Litigation

May 16, 2017 - Industry News

Crashes Account for 41% of Work-Related Accidental Deaths

Photo by C.G.P. Grey/Wikimedia Commons.

Overall, the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. is poisonings -- including drug overdoses -- according to a new report from the National Safety Council.

Tags: National Safety Council, Road Deaths, Safety

May 15, 2017 - Press Release

SambaSafety's Vigillo Offers Driver Risk Profile Product

SambaSafety's Vigillo has introduced Roadside Resume, a commercial driver safety, compliance and risk profile that's being launched at the same time as the spring update of SambaSafety's DriverMonitor driver risk management solution.

Tags: Risk Management, Drivers, CSA, Vigillo, SambaSafety

May 15, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Keep Your Eyes Peeled for Motorcycles

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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, so here's advice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on how to share the road safely with motorcyclists.

Tags: California DMV, Motorcycles, Driver Safety Tips, NHTSA, Safety, California Highway Patrol

May 10, 2017 - Industry News

IIHS Tests Show Benefits of Semitrailer Side Underride Guards

Recent crash test results from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety make a case for guards designed to prevent side underride crashes.

Tags: IIHS, Crash Tests, Safety, Semitrailers

May 8, 2017 - Industry News

Ram ProMaster Recalled for Faulty Air Bag Labeling

Photo of Ram ProMaster courtesy of FCA US.

The recall, expected to begin June 9, covers nearly 114,000 vehicles in the 2014 to 2017 model years.

Tags: Recalls, Ram Truck, 2014-MY, Full-Size Vans, Air Bags, Ram ProMaster, 2015-MY, NHTSA, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, Safety

May 8, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Understanding Flood Dangers

Fleet drivers in all states need to be informed about the dangers of flash floods. Here are tips from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Flooding, Missouri, Weather, Safety

May 4, 2017 - Industry News

Chevrolet Caprice PPVs Recalled Again for Steering

Photo of Chevrolet Caprice PPV courtesy of General Motors.

The recall covers 545 police pursuit vehicles in the 2014-2016 model years.

Tags: Chevrolet, Police Vehicles, Chevrolet Caprice, Recalls, General Motors, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, NHTSA, 2016-MY, Safety

May 1, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Proper Steering Grips

Here's steering advice from AAA, the California DMV and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Tags: California DMV, Driver Safety Tips, NHTSA, Safety

April 24, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Driving Near Farm Equipment

It's planting season again, so fleet drivers are encountering more farm equipment on the roads. Here's some timely advice from the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau to help drivers more safely share the road with farm equipment.

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Safety

April 20, 2017 - Industry News

Most Dangerous, Safest Highways Ranked

Photo of the Snake Creek bridge in the Florida Keys via Wikimedia.

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.

Tags: Road Deaths, Accidents, Highways, Geotab

April 18, 2017 - Industry News

Polaris Recalls Ranger UTVs and Sportsman ATVs

Polaris Industries is voluntary recalling certain model-year 2015 Ranger 900 UTVs and certain model-year 2017 Sportsman ATVs.

Tags: Polaris, Recalls, Safety, Utility Vehicle, Off-Road Equipment

April 17, 2017 - Industry News

Safety Tip: Driving in Work Zones

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

Tags: Driver Safety Tips, Work Zones, Safety

April 11, 2017 - Industry News

Schwarze Street Sweepers Recalled for Air Brakes

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

The recall, expected to begin April 17, covers 129 vehicles at risk for unexpectedly stopping.

Tags: Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, NHTSA, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, Air Brakes, Street Sweepers, Schwarze Industries, Safety

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