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November 7, 2017

USPS Tests Virtual Driver, Safety Training

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.

October 13, 2017

Columbus Credits PI Utility Design for Officers’ Lives

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.

May 24, 2017

BMW Ultimate Driving Experience

BMW is hosting six Ultimate Driving Experience events around the U.S. this summer and fall that puts drivers behind the wheel of the 2017 540i, the first of five planned 5 Series models in the lineup's seventh generation.

April 19, 2017

Ill. County Officials Put Police Replacements on Hold

The Lake County (Ill.) Sheriff’s Department’s request for its regular vehicle replacements is on hold as county commissioners discuss whether more safety measures are needed.

April 5, 2017

Traffic Safety Initiative Reduces Officer Crashes

To combat injuries and fatalities from auto collisions, Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) in California set out to change its safety culture through a traffic safety initiative.

March 28, 2017

Fla. City Sanitation Workers Protest In-Vehicle Cameras

The union for the City of St. Petersburg, Fla., sanitation workers is contesting the city’s decision to enter into a three-year contract for in-vehicle camera systems.

March 15, 2017

Lytx Awards Drivers and Coaches for Safety

Lytx, Inc., a provider of video telematics, announced the honorees of its annual “Driver of the Year” and “Coach of the Year” awards, presented at the fifth annual Lytx User Group Conference in San Diego.

February 17, 2017

Alaska City to Drug Test Drivers After Minor Accidents

The City of Bethel, Alaska, is changing its driver policy to mandate drug tests after minor collisions because vehicle bumps and scrapes have become common among fleet drivers.

February 13, 2017

Safety Tip: Driving in Thick Fog

Here's advice from AAA and Ford on how to drive in heavy fog conditions.

February 10, 2017

How to Drive in Dense Fog

Here's advice on how to drive safely in heavy fog conditions. Video courtesy of Ford Vehicles. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

February 9, 2017

FCA Launches Officer Protection Package for Charger Pursuit

All 2017 Dodge Charger Pursuit law enforcement vehicles will come with technology that detects potential ambushes from the rear while a vehicle is parked. It will come at no cost to U.S. law enforcement agencies.

February 9, 2017

Winter Storm Pounding Northeast

Winter storm Niko is pummeling the Northeast along the corridor running from Boston to Washington. Governors of several Northeastern states, including New York and Connecticut, are urging motorists to stay off the roads for safety’s sake and to enable snow removal.

February 6, 2017

Safety Tip: Averting Pothole Damage

Across the nation, it's pothole season. Here's advice from AAA on how drivers can prevent --- or at least limit --- pothole damage.

February 3, 2017

Seattle DOT Retrofits Trucks with Sideguards

The Seattle Department of Transportation will retrofit all its trucks with side guards to increase safety.

February 3, 2017

LifeSaver for Fleets

LifeSaver presents a mobile app for corporate and fleet customers to reduce fleet driver distraction from mobile phone use, without hardware.

January 30, 2017

Safety Tip: Ensuring a Safe Super Bowl Sunday

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration offers some advice on how to make sure that Super Bowl parties don't end in tragedy. You may want to pass these tips along to fleet drivers as a friendly reminder.

January 25, 2017

NYPD May Invest $10.4M in Bulletproof Windows

New York City's preliminary budget for fiscal-year 2018 includes the installation of bulletproof windows to all patrol cars to keep officers safe. The total cost of the investment is $10.4 million.

January 23, 2017

NYC Parks Creates Fleet Instructional Video Library

New York City Parks is expanding its video library for fleet operators offering training and best practices for vehicle use. Topics include how to charge an electric vehicle, perform a pre-trip inspection, and check fluids.

January 22, 2017

Safety Tip: Setting Mirrors for Safer Lane Changes

AAA offers advice on how to properly adjust mirrors to diminish blind spots.

January 17, 2017

Sacramento Switches to Gasoline Ambulances Amid Driver Complaints

The City of Sacramento, Calif., is speeding up its vehicle replacements. A few weeks ago, the Sacramento Fire Department retired six diesel ambulances after firefighters complained about headaches and dizziness.

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