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Central business districts in major cities can be intimidating for some fleet drivers accustomed to driving in much less congested conditions. Here are some urban driving safety tips you can pass along. Video courtesy of Vision Zero San Francisco and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. For more city driving advice, click here.

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Safety Video Tip: Adjusting to the Time Change

The beginning of Daylight Saving Time brings an increase in drowsy driving risk as motorists struggle with sleep debt. Here are some timely safety tips from AAA and the National Sleep Foundation you can pass along to fleet drivers.

Video Tip: Crosswalk Safety

Here's some advice from the California Department of Motor Vehicles to help drivers improve crosswalk safety.

Pedestrians More Distracted, Too

This Wall Street Journal video demonstrates how distracted -- and more unpredictable -- many pedestrians are today because they're too busy looking at their cell phone instead of where they're walking. To view the full fleet safety tip on crosswalk safety, click here.

NHTSA Delays EV Warning Noise Requirements

The deadline for requiring hybrids and electric vehicles to produce pedestrian-alerting noises to warn sight-impaired pedestrians and bicyclists has been pushed back until March.

Report: U.S. Pedestrian Fatalities Remain High

A report from the Governors Highway Safety Association finds that 2,125 pedestrians were killed in the first half of 2014 – essentially unchanged when compared with the 2,141 pedestrian fatalities during the same period in 2013.