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Safety Council Campaign Spotlights Vehicle Recalls

A new public awareness campaign from the National Safety Council and FCA US seeks to improve completion rates for vehicle safety recalls.

During the fatal crash, the roof of the Tesla Model S was sheared off. Photo courtesy of NTSB.


Driver in Tesla Autopilot Crash Ignored Vehicle Warnings

Newly released NTSB reports reveal more details about the May 2016 fatal collision that involved a Tesla Model S in Autopilot mode and a tractor-trailer truck in Florida.

Image of self-driving car courtesy of Continental.


Continental Joins BMW Autonomous Driving Project

The global automotive supplier will collaborate with BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye to develop a model for highly and fully automated driving.


SambaSafety to Power MVR Screening for General Information Services

SambaSafety has partnered with General Information Services (GIS), a NAPBS-accredited employment background screening company, to provide expanded criminal and driver monitoring offerings, according to the company.


How Do Flex Lanes Work?

Flex lanes, also known as reversible lanes, can help ease traffic congestion during peak commuter times. But flex lanes can also confuse drivers who are unaccustomed to them. This video explains how they work. Video courtesy of the Utah Department of Transportation. 


Chevrolet Bolt EV Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

The all-electric car excels in crashworthiness evaluations by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.


Chevrolet Bolt Crash Test

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt recently aced crashworthiness evaluations administered by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, including the small overlap front crash test. To read the full story on how the car became a 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick award winner, click here.

Photo of Waymo self-driving Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan courtesy of FCA.


Feds May Override State Autonomous Vehicle Laws

Automakers and technology companies argue that a patchwork of state regulations is slowing progress on the research and development of self-driving cars.


Failure to Yield

First responders in West Lafayette, Ind., discuss what stakes are involved when drivers fail to yield to emergency vehicles. This report also includes video of close calls caused by drivers who failed to yield. Video courtesy of WLFI-TV. For the full fleet safety tip on how drivers should respond to an approaching siren, click here.


Safety Tip: When You Hear an Approaching Siren

Here’s driving-safety advice, provided by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, on how to respond to a siren coming from an approaching emergency vehicle.

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