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Web Defensive Training Courseware for Commercial Trucking Expanded

TORONTO, ONTARIO – AlertDriving.com has expanded its Web-based defensive driver training courseware for commercial trucking. Two new modules have recently been added, titled “Defensive Backing Strategies” and “Drowsy Driving.” The module expansion was in response to customer requests for additional truck training for their fleets.

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Volvo Cars Presents System for Avoiding Collisions at Low Speeds

IRVINE, CA – Volvo Cars has unveiled a system that can help the car driver avoid the sort of low-speed collisions that are common in urban traffic and in slow-moving traffic. If the driver is about to drive into the vehicle in front and does not react in time, the car brakes itself. The system is called City Safety.

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AmeriFleet's Betz Named to Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) National Board of Directors

ALPHARETTA, GA – Matt Betz, vice president of national account sales, AmeriFleet Transportation, has been appointed to the National Board of Directors of the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS).

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The 2007 Subaru Legacy, Forester, and Tribeca Earn the Top Safety Pick Awards From the IIHS

CHERRY HILL, N.J. – Subaru was a big winner with this year's Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awards, as the 2007 Subaru Legacy, Forester, and Tribeca earned the “Top Safety Pick” designation.

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New Ford Edge Crossover Offers Extensive Range of Standard Safety Features

DEARBORN, MI – The new Ford Edge crossover vehicle's standard safety features include its Safety Canopy side curtains with side airbags. Ford's AdvanceTrac with RSC, standard on Edge, uses two gyroscopic sensors to monitor both yaw and roll motions.

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Survey Reveals That 59% of Drivers Experience Road Rage

LOS ANGELES – About 59 percent of workers surveyed by CareerBuilder.com admit to experiencing road rage while traveling to and from work.

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2007 Volvo XC90 Rated Top Safety Pick by IIHS

IRVINE, CA – The Volvo SUV was among 13 vehicles earning “Top Safety Pick” awards for 2007 announced by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

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Two Audi Models Named as “Top Safety Pick” for 2007 by IIHS

AUBURN HILLS, MI – The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named two Audi models as “Top Safety Pick” in their respective categories. The Audi A6 was the only car listed in the large car category, while the Audi A4 took honors in the mid-size category.

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Fleets May be Targeted in Campaign to Have InterLock Devices Installed for First-Time DUI Convictions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), backed by a national association of state highway officials and car manufacturers, announced in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 20, a campaign to change drunken driving laws in 49 states to require that even first offenders install a device that tests drivers and shuts down the car if it detects alcohol.

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TrafficSchool.com Provides Winter Driving Tips

NORTH HILLS, CA – As fleet drivers hit the roads this winter, it's especially important they exercise extra caution when roads are wet.

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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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