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Video: How to Handle an Ice Skid

It doesn't take much snow or ice to make roads dangerous in the winter. While knowing how to handle an ice skid is critical, avoiding getting into one in the first place is even more vital.

Photo of 2018 Taurus interior courtesy of Ford.


Ford Recalls Taurus Sedans for Shift Assembly

Ford Motor Company is recalling approximately 2,100 2017 to 2018 Ford Taurus sedans that operate with a physical key because the ignition key can be removed when the gearshift is not in the "park" position.

Photo via Cburnett/Wikimedia.


Iowa Moves Toward Ignition Interlock Law

An Iowa bill developed by a coalition of public safety, legal and transportation agencies calling for ignition interlocks on any motor vehicle owned or operated by a person with a temporary restricted driver's license is headed to a state's Senate Judiciary Committee for review.

Graphic courtesy of GHSA.


Pedestrian Fatalities Reach Record for Two Consecutive Years

The 5,984 pedestrians killed in motor vehicle accidents in 2017 represents a decrease of just one half of 1% of pedestrian fatalities in 2016, according to a new report from the Governor's Highway Safety Association (GHSA).

Photo courtesy of Ford.


Ford Begins Testing Driverless Delivery Service in Florida

Domino's has begun using a self-driving delivery test vehicle from Ford Motor Co. in south Florida to help the automaker gather data for a fully autonomous delivery service Ford plans to launch in 2021, the company announced.

Photo via Automobileitalia/Flickr.


Driverless Cars Hit California Roads in April

Driverless cars without a human operator will begin rolling out on California city streets in April, following legal approval by the Department of Motor Vehicles to institute ground rules and issue permits to auto manufacturers and tech companies that want to test their autonomous cars.

Photo via The Blue Diamond Gallery.


NHTSA Launches Compliance Assistance Program

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched a Compliance Assistance Program to help regulated entities comply with safety regulations mandated by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FVMSS).

Photo via Bernard Gagnon/Wikimedia.


Utah Paving the Way for Autonomous Cars

A Utah bill aimed at adopting rules that would allow autonomous cars and trucks on roads in the state passed a House committee on a unanimous vote on Feb. 21. The proposed legislation will now proceed to the full House for consideration.

Photo via Visitor7/Wikimedia.


Autonomous Vehicles Pose Washing Dilemma

Autonomous vehicles need to be cleaned more often than regular cars but putting them through an automated car wash could actually cause other hazardous issues, according to a CNN report.

Photo via State Farm/Flickr.


IIHS to Evaluate Rear Automatic Braking Systems

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has launched a rear crash prevention ratings program to help drivers identify models equipped with technology that stop or reduce low-speed backing crashes, the institute has announced.

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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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Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

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Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

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