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How to Effectively Back Up Using Rearview Cameras

Rearview cameras can reduce the blind spot zone behind a vehicle by approximately 90%. However, the technology doesn’t eliminate the need for drivers to turn around and look.

In 2015, 2.2% of all drivers were observed texting or otherwise manipulation hand-held devices, according to data comiled by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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The Importance of In-Vehicle Safety Technology

With features such as frontal and radar-based collision avoidance systems, blind spot warning, cross traffic alerts, and rear-view cameras, it is important to educate drivers to rely on their senses.

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NETS Benchmark Conference Attracts Record Attendance

Attendance for the annual NETS benchmark conference has grown every year since its inaugural conference in 2007.

Graphical representation of the areas affected by the Mirai bot during the October 2016 cyberattack on the Dyn network. Illustration: DownDetector via Wikipedia

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Fleet Vulnerability to DDoS Is Low, For Now

There was a renaissance in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks in 2016. While the threat against fleets is low, for now, fleet managers need to be on guard as technology such as autonomous vehicles, vehicle-to-infrastructure, and IoT technologies mature.

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How to Curb Aggressive Driving Behaviors

Speeding, sudden lane changes, and failure to yield are the most common aggressive driving behaviors that lead to fatal crashes.

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Effective Metrics for Rewarding Positive Driving

The use of incentives may be a productive part of a well-rounded and well-executed fleet driver safety program, but it should never be used as a shortcut to deliver results when underlying practices may be incomplete.

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The Risks of Eating and Driving

Eating or drinking while driving ranks just below holding or talking on a cellphone when it comes to prevalence of behaviors that distract drivers.

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Fleet Safety Conference Celebrates 5th Anniversary

The 2016 Fleet Safety Conference delivered valuable content to fleet managers, EHS and HR professionals, and stakeholders across the spectrum, touching on technology, driver behavior, legal challenges, and security. The message was clear: Fleets have many options to make their operations safer and more efficient.

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Mercedes-Benz Shows Fleet Managers E-Class Safety Tech

Mercedes-Benz hosted Southern California fleet managers at its new Vehicle Preparation Center for a demonstration of its redesigned 2017 E-Class.

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How LED Headlights Illuminate the Road Ahead

While LED headlights have improved vehicle illumination, they are not a panacea. Fleet drivers should take into account driving conditions to properly use these advanced headlights.

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