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Safety & Accident


AAA's Rules of the Road

Dr. Bill Van Tassel, a driving expert with AAA, explains some rules of the road regarding distracted driving, aggressive driving, traffic laws, smooth driving and proper steering. Video courtesy of the Travel Channel.


A Driver’s Nightmare in L.A.

Tough commute last night? Well, imagine having your vehicle suddenly plunge into a 20-foot-deep sinkhole filled with rushing water and raw sewage streaming from a burst pipe. That’s what happened to one motorist in rain-soaked Los Angeles on Friday, Feb. 17. Video courtesy of ABC7 News.


Subaru Impreza Shines in Crash Test

The 2017 Subaru Impreza performs exceptionally well in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety small overlap crash test en route to qualifying for a Top Safety Pick+ award. For the full story, click here.


Buick LaCrosse Aces Crash Test

To qualify for the Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the 2017 Buick LaCrosse draws the highest available score of "good" in the small overlap crash test. For the full story, click here. Video courtesy of IIHS. 


Tips on Making Turns

Here's advice on how to execute right, left and U turns more safely. Video courtesy of the California Department of Motor Vehicles. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.


Wash. Distracted Driving Deaths Up 32%

A new study from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission underscores the cause of this surge: 71% of distracted drivers in the state are preoccupied with their phones. Click on the photo. Video courtesy of KXLY4 News.


How to Drive in Dense Fog

Here's advice on how to drive safely in heavy fog conditions. Video courtesy of Ford Vehicles. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.


N.M. Weighs Restricting Alcohol Sales to DWI Convicts

A controversial New Mexico bill seeks to prohibit alcohol sales to people with a current driver's license requiring the use of an ignition interlock device. Previous attempts to pass such a law have failed. Video courtesy of KRQE News 13.


Mass. Struggles to Crack Down on Drugged Driving

Massachusetts has seen a surge in drugged driving cases, but successful prosecution is often difficult. Video courtesy of NBC Boston.


Hawaii Considers Tripling Distracted Driving Fines

The Hawaii Department of Transportation backs proposed state legislation that would triple fines for distracted driving. Video courtesy of KHON2 News. 


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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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