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Safety Council Warns About July 4 Holiday Driving

The Fourth of July holiday period this year falls on a weekend, and summer weekends are especially deadly, NSC cautions.

Photo of Jeep Grand Cherokee courtesy of FCA US.

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Grand Cherokees, Durangos Recalled for Suspension

The recalled SUVs are at risk for having faulty suspension components that could lead to rear-end instability, reduced braking power or both.

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Video: N.H. Hands-Free Law Takes Effect July 1

A first offense carries a $100 fine. Bluetooth or other hands-free systems are permitted.

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Fleet Safety Video Tip: Reverse Angle Parking

A growing number of cities, particularly bicycle-friendly cities, have added reverse angle parking spaces in recent years. Here's some advice you can pass along to fleet drivers so they won't be caught off-guard when encountering them.

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Reverse Angle Parking Gains Support in Austin

This video from the City of Austin, Texas, discusses the benefits of adding reverse angle parking spaces. For the safety tip about reverse angle parking, click here.

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New Hampshire Hands-Free Law Takes Effect July 1

New Hampshire State Police on June 25 held a press conference to remind the driving public that the state's new hands-free law goes into effect July 1. Here's video footage from Patch. For the full story, click here.

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Ford Adds Advanced Camera System to Super Duty Trucks

Ford is adding a new split-view camera system that helps drivers see around corners to its next generation of Super Duty trucks and will add rear-view cameras standard equipment on its 2018 light-duty vehicles, Ford has announced.

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How a Driverless Car Sees the Road

In this TED Talk, Google's director of self-driving cars explains how a self-driving car sees the road. Chris Umson also gives an update about Google's program in this talk from March of 2015. For more about how autonomous driving may affect the fleet world, read two Market Trends blogs from Editor Mike Antich's here and here.

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Lexus NX200t Recalled for Stability Risk

The recall, set to begin in early July, affects more than 3,000 of the luxury crossover vehicles.

Photo illustration courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover.

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Jaguar Land Rover Studying Driver Monitoring Tech

Jaguar Land Rover has revealed its Sixth Sense driver-monitoring research technology aimed at reducing accidents caused by stressed or distracted drivers.

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