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April 4, 2018

Obstacles to Overcome Prior to a Volume Rollout of Autonomous Vehicles

I believe volume penetration of fleets by autonomous vehicles will take much longer to occur than what is predicted in today’s optimistic forecasts. Conceptually, autonomous vehicles are technologically feasible, but, as they say, the devil is in the details. One thing is certain, as we trail blaze new ground, so too will we trail blaze new problems.

March 23, 2018

Driving on a Wet Road

AAA offers several tips so drivers can use the safest approach when driving on a wet road. Read the full driver training tip here. Video via MonkeySee.

March 23, 2018

Video: How to Drive in the Rain

Spring showers can quickly turn into downpours, and that can mean dangerous road conditions for drivers. The vast majority of weather-related crashes happen on wet pavement and during rainfall — 73% on wet pavement and 46% during rainfall.

March 12, 2018

Minnesota Lays Groundwork for Autonomous Vehicles

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has formed a 15-member advisory council to make policy recommendations regarding traffic regulations, safety issues, and privacy concerns as they relate to rolling out self-driving vehicles in the state.

March 2, 2018

Handling an Ice Skid

Winter brings snow and ice on roadways, so here's a tip to help drivers handle an ice skid. Richard D'Astolfo of Aclubdriving.com gives three tips in this Howcast video. Read the full story here.

March 2, 2018

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.

January 29, 2018

Mich. Tow Truck Crash

Despite slick road conditions, a driver fails to slow down when approaching a tow truck parked on the side of a Michigan highway. Dashcam video courtesy of the Michigan State Police and WTHR. For the full safety tip, click here.

January 5, 2018

4 Tips for Driving in Snow

Following blizzard-level snowfall on the East Coast, the Team O'Neill Rally School produced this video with in-car advice on how to drive in such challenging conditions. Ever wonder which states are the riskiest for driving in snow? Click here.

January 5, 2018

Which States Are Riskiest for Driving in Snow?

A driver’s chances of getting in a snow-related crash are highest in the state of Wyoming, according to a recent analysis of 2016 crash data.

January 4, 2018

Storm Blasts East Coast with Blizzard Conditions

A massive winter storm known as a Bomb Cyclone has slammed the East Coast from Florida to Maine, bringing with it snow, high winds, and frigid temperatures that are creating difficult traveling conditions across a wide swath of the Northeast.

December 27, 2017

Tips for Driving in Icy Conditions

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation provides advice for driving over black ice.

December 17, 2017

Video Safety Tip: Accommodating Snow Plows

Here's advice from both the State of Massachusetts and Lake County, Ill., on how to safely share the road with snow plows.

December 16, 2017

Don't Crowd the Plow

The Lake County Division of Transportation in Illinois offers advice on how to safely share the road with snow-plow trucks. Video via YouTube. For the full safety tip, click here.

December 12, 2017

Driving in Slippery Conditions

Even light rain or snowfall can cause dangerously slippery road conditions. But there are measures drivers can take to help stay safe. Video courtesy of KTRK-ABC13.

December 11, 2017

Video Safety Tip: Understanding Traction Control

The National Safety Council explains the benefits of traction control and reveals the two driving situations when the feature should be turned off.

December 11, 2017

How Traction Control Works

A vehicle's traction control system restricts wheel spin when accelerating on slippery surfaces. But there are two specific situations when traction control isn't advantageous and should be turned off. For the full safety tip, click here. Video courtesy of the National Safety Council.

December 6, 2017

Protecting Your Vehicle During a Cold Snap

Ford Motor Co. offers advice on how to protect your vehicle when temperatures plunge. Video via YouTube.

November 24, 2017

When Your Vehicle Gets Stuck in Snow

Ford Motor Co. offers advice on what steps you should take if your vehicle gets stuck in snow and won't move. Video courtesy of Ford.

November 13, 2017

Video Safety Tip: Winter Emergency Kits

With temperatures dropping and snowfall forecast for many areas, now is a great time for fleet drivers to make sure their winter emergency kit is fully replenished and onboard.

November 12, 2017

Packing a Winter Emergency Kit

It's the time of year when fleet drivers need to make sure their vehicle is equipped with a winter emergency kit. But what should be included? Video courtesy of Bisnett Insurance. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

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