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Cause and Effect of Fatigue

Fatigue decreases mental capacity and increases safety risks, particularly while driving. More than 16% of fatal crashes involve a drowsy driver. Video courtesy of the National Safety Council. To learn about a new NSC study on employee fatigue, click here.

Photo courtesy of the National Safety Council.

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43% of Americans Admit to Risk-Raising Fatigue

A new National Safety Council Study also finds that 97% of Americans acknowledge having at least one of the nine main risk factors for fatigue.

Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, during a July 27 markup session that included legislation on autonomous vehicles. Screen shot courtesy of the House Energy and Commerce Committee/YouTube.

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U.S. House to Weigh Self-Driving Car Bill After Recess

A key Congressional panel approves legislation establishing federal authority over autonomous vehicle performance and safety standards.

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Accuscore Separates Driver Risk Scoring for Fleets, Insurers

Accuscore now offers a separated scoring function, based on the same collected driving data, for insurers and fleets.

Photo of Ford F-150 courtesy of Ford.

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Ford Recalls F-150 and 3 Other Models for Seats

The recall, tied to defective attaching bolts, covers more than 94,000 Ford F-150, E-Series, Escape and Lincoln MKC vehicles in the U.S.  

A handful of FSC attendees were selected to find the above IEDs, which were hidden on two vehicles. Photos: Jim Park

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TSA Demonstrates Vehicle Explosives Detection

A team of experts from the Transportation Security Administration offered both classroom and hands-on presentations on improvised explosive devices (IEDs) at this year’s Fleet Safety Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois.

The recall covers more than 40,000 GM cars and trucks. Photo courtesy of GM.

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GM Recalls Multiple Models for Air Bags, Seat Belts

A software update that was part of a previous recall might have been incomplete, affecting more than 40,000 cars and trucks.

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Safety Board Calls for More Speed Cameras

A new report from the National Transportation Safety Board recommends a number of policy actions to prevent speeding -– a major cause of road deaths.

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How Point-to-Point Speed Cameras Work

The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending that states consider the use of point-to-point speed camera systems for speed-limit enforcement -- a road safety technology that Australia has begun to embrace. Video courtesy of Today Perth News/Time News via YouTube.

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Speeding Fuels Deadly Crashes

From 2005 through 2014, crashes involving a speeding passenger vehicle resulted in 112,580 fatalities in the U.S. Nearly the same number of people -- 112,948 -- died in alcohol-involved crashes during the same period, according to research from the National Transportation Safety Board. Video courtesy of CBS This Morning. Click here for the full story.

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