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The latest addition to Texas' efforts to prevent distracted driving is a one-hour video course. In September, the video will become required viewing for driving skills exam applicants 18 and older. The state has also sought to raise awareness of the problem through signage, as shown here. Photo courtesy of the Texas Department of Transportation.

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Texas Mandates New Distracted Driving Course

Beginning Sept. 1, a one-hour video course on distracted driving will become required viewing for all driving skills exam applicants 18 and older.

Photo via Seeing Machines.

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NFL Season May Bring Increased Drowsy Driving Risk

A spike in drowsy driving incidents among waste drivers seemed to correspond with the return of the the NFL season, according to video-based technology safety company Lytx.

Photo of Colorado roadway courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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Safety Tip: When Passing Isn’t Safe

When is it unsafe to pass another vehicle? The Idaho Transportation Department offers guidance.

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GM Names Massimilla Vehicle Safety VP

Jeffrey Massimilla, currently the company’s chief cybersecurity officer, will assume the management role following the retirement of Jeffrey Boyer.

Photo courtesy of Vantage Mobility International.

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Paratransit Chrysler Pacificas Recalled for Steering

A major wheelchair van converter is recalling nearly 600 of the minivans so the pinion brackets can be replaced.

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How the Solar Eclipse Will Affect Fleets

The Aug. 21 solar eclipse will bring total or partial darkness to much of the continental U.S. – and with it, a potential traffic nightmare for drivers across the country.

Study volunteers were monitored via standoff and wearable sensors. Graphic courtesy of the University of Houston.

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How Do Distracted Drivers Physically Respond?

Texting while driving is much riskier than driving while emotionally upset or daydreaming, according to a new study from the University of Houston and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

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Ram Truck Track Bars Recalled for Steering Loss Risk

Certain adjustable track bars, manufactured by Carli Suspension, are at risk for detaching from the axle.

Photo of Intel's Advanced Vehicle Lab in Chandler, Ariz., by Tim Herman/Intel Corporation.

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FCA, BMW Target 2021 for Fully Autonomous Vehicle

Fiat Chrysler is speeding up its bid to develop autonomous driving technology, by signing on to a joint venture with the BMW Group, Intel Corp. and Mobileye that's expected to lead to a fully autonomous production vehicle by 2021.

Photo courtesy of Waymo.

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Waymo Patents Tech to Curtail Pedestrian Injuries

The self-driving car technology would reduce the force of impact by altering the rigidity of the vehicle’s surface.

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