North America News - October 2015

3 Ways Fleets Can Create a Safer Culture Through Driver Policy

Without tools to identify, mitigate and monitor behavior, you could be employing a dangerous driver and only learn about the risk once it costs you. Negligent Entrustment is a gamble no fleet can...

Know your workforce: Driver health linked to overall safety

WINDSOR, CT. Technology has made vehicles significantly safer than they were. And trucks, loaded with telematics, collision mitigation systems, active brake assist, electronic stability control,...

Drug use now rivals drunk driving as cause of fatal car crashes, study says

Police said Ronald Hayes Jr. was high on drugs and alcohol and desperate to escape officers in Prince George’s County, Md., when he ran a red light and smashed into the side of a minivan filled...

1 in 5 Drivers Don’t Care About Fancy New Car Tech

The most common reason cited for abandoning a tech feature? "Did not find it useful."

Today’s new cars come with all sorts of high-tech systems “infotainment”, parking assistance and heads-...

Self-Control Competes with Memory

You’re battling morning rush-hour traffic on the way into work, when another car swerves into your blind spot just as you’re about to switch lanes. To avoid a rear-end collision, you have to...

Driving safety campaign puts spotlight on smartphone use

Minnesota and North Dakota are competing to see who can send the most text messages promising not to send text messages.

The promise is to not send text messages - or update social media or...

DOT size and weight study ‘falls short,’ says new report

Nice try, but the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) report to Congress on federal truck size and weight limits could have come up with something other than that the data was insufficient to...

Don't become immune to driving safety

This week we were again reminded how deadly our highways can be for area motorists, and for the third week in a row life was lost on nearby roads.

Toyota Aims to Make Self-Driving Cars by 2020

TOKYO— Toyota Motor Corp. plans to make some of its cars fully capable of self-driving on highways by around 2020, it said Tuesday, accelerating the rollout of its autonomous-drive technology and...

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