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File photo Despite Driver Safety Focus, Distraction Continues
The recent global LeasePlan Driver Survey reported half of drivers polled say the companies they work for focus on driver safety; however, these same drivers reported significant instances of distracted drivers.
Photo via iStockPhoto.com. Creating a Recipe for Safe Driving
An average of 21 percent of fleet vehicles are involved in some form of crash each year. So, how can fleet managers implement their own recipe for safe driving an improve safety while lowering costs associated with accidents.
Photo via istock.com. How to Drive Safely on Winding Roads
Along with slowing down, there are a number of other steps drivers can take to navigate curves cautiously and arrive safely at their end destination.
Fuel-card related fraud results in millions of dollars lost each year for the fleet industry. Photo courtesy of Shell. How to Help Drivers Win the Fight Against Fraud
With the world's reliance on cashless transactions growing every year, now is the time for fleet operators to get ahead in the race against fuel card payment fraud.
About 14 percent of all vehicle collisions that result in damage occur in parking lotsm according to the Insurance Institue for Highway Safety (IIHS). Photo via istock.com How to Avoid Parking Lot Crashes
Although the increased prevalence of rear-view cameras in vehicles has made it easier to safely back out of parking spaces, there are a number of low-tech tools and techniques drivers should also use to prevent collisions in parking lots.

Safety News

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NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind
Highway Bill Would Bolster NHTSA Funding, Authority
The Obama administration's transportation bill, delivered to the U.S. Congress March 30, would triple funding for the federal safety agency's auto defect investigation office.
Video: Toyota, Lexus to Roll Out Low-Cost Safety Tech
Toyota and Lexus will begin offering additional safety technologies such as a pre-collision system, lane departure alerts, and dynamic cruise control across their vehicle lineups by 2017.
Video: Battle Over Connected-Car Spectrum Heats Up
A pending U.S. Senate bill is aimed at opening up a portion of the 5-GHz spectrum band, now reserved for vehicle-to-vehicle communications, to unlicensed WiFi use.
Video: Distractions Causing Teen Crashes, AAA Says
In a new AAA Foundation study, researchers conclude that distraction was a factor in nearly six out of 10 moderate-to-severe crashes involving teens. AAA pushes for state legislative measures to curb the trend.  
Fleet Safety Video Tip: Work Zone Precautions
Highway construction and maintenance season is now under way, so here are 10 work-zone safety tips from the Federal Highway Administration and the New York Department of Transportation.
Photo of Chevrolet Malibu courtesy of General Motors.
Chevrolet Malibu Recalled for Sunroof Controls
The action covers nearly 92,000 mid-size sedans in the 2013-2015 model years.
Photo of Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicle courtesy of Ford.
Ford Explorer, Police Interceptor SUVs Recalled
The recall covers nearly 213,000 2011-2013 model-year SUVs that may have an interior door handle problem.
Photo of A6 courtesy of Audi.
Video: 2016 Audi A6 Earns Highest Safety Rating
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety names the luxury car a Top Safety Pick+ award winner.
Photo courtesy of Toyota.
Toyota Recalls Yaris for Roof Headliner
The recall covers 16,582 Yaris cars sold in Puerto Rico.
Photo of 2015 CLS-Class courtesy of Mercedes-Benz USA.
Mercedes-Benz Recalls CLS-Class, C-Class Sedans
The automaker’s dealers will fix problems affecting taillights and fuel delivery modules, as part of two separate recalls covering 33,180 vehicles. 

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Research and Best Practices

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Distracted Driving Whitepaper – Understanding Your Fleet’s Risk and Liability

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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