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Video Tip: Staying Safe This Holiday Weekend

Fourth of July celebrations can turn tragic when they lead to drunk driving. Here's advice aimed at keeping the roads safe for everyone this weekend.

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We Can End Impaired Driving

This public service announcement drives home a simple message: We all have the power to help end impaired driving in all its forms. For the full fleet safety tip, click here. Video courtesy of the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility via YouTube.

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Video: Self-Driving Cars Raise Ethical Issues

Should a self-driving car be programmed to save a group of pedestrians at all costs, even if doing so means placing the car’s own occupants in danger? Would you buy a vehicle with such “pedestrians-come-first” algorithms, or would you prefer one that places a higher value on protecting its own occupants? Video courtesy of Science Magazine.

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Video: Supreme Court Rules on DUI Blood Tests

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 23 ruled that police need a search warrant to require a driver suspected of DUI to take a blood test. Requiring the less invasive breath test, however, doesn't necessitate such a warrant, the court decided. Video courtesy of Fox 9 News. 

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Calif. Sees Distracted Driving Spike

A new report from the California Office of Traffic Safety raises concerns about the increase in drivers using electronic mobile devices behind the wheel. Video courtesy of ABC 23. For the full story, click here.

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Driving Dynamics Launches Web Portal for Driver Safety Courses

Driving Dynamics Inc. has launched a new mobile-friendly website dedicated to facilitating registrations for all of its behind-the-wheel (BTW) driver safety training programs comprising multi-employer/open enrollment, dedicated and specialty courses.

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IIHS Considers Passenger-Side Crash Testing

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) may institute passenger-side frontal crash testing as part of its Top Safety Pick criteria after results from tests on smaller SUVs showed that passengers were at greater risk.

Local Motors CEO John B. Rogers Jr. introduces Olli, an autonomous vehicle, on June 16 in Fort Washington, Md. Photo courtesy of IBM.

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Self-Driving Vehicle Taps IBM’s Watson

Local Motors debuts an autonomous vehicle that uses IBM’s Watson Internet of Things to analyze and learn transportation data and to verbally interact with passengers.

Photo of Infiniti Q50 courtesy of Infiniti.

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Nissan Recalls Infiniti Q50 Sedans for Steering

The recall, expected to get under way by Aug. 9, covers more than 28,000 entry-luxury cars in the 2014-2016 model years.

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Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Earns Top Safety Award

The 2016 mid-size luxury SUV is named an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award winner.

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This 14 page whitepaper examines the deadly practice of driving while using a mobile device and the impact such behavior can have on a fleet’s liability. It also addresses innovative solutions that are being developed in response to the growing problem.


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