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Federal safety regulators are delaying work on crafting guidelines for the testing and operation...

Too Soon to Regulate Autonomous Vehicles: NHTSA

As regulators, public safety advocates and automakers grapple with how to create a federal legal framework for the deployment of autonomous vehicles, the nation's top auto safety official has said it's premature to regulate self-driving vehicles.

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A survey comissioned by MiX Telematics found that 3 in 10 fleets still haven't installed...

ELDs: Many Fleets Haven't Installed Them

A new survey of North American fleet executives has found that three in 10 fleets haven't get bought mandatory electronic logging devices, with many relying on grandfathered automatic onboard recording devices to track driver logs.

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A federal audit has found that NHTSA mishandled the Takata air-bag recall with poor oversight...

Audit Faults NHTSA for Takata Recall Oversight

An audit of the way the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration handled the recall of vehicles equipped with faulty, and in some cases deadly, Takata air-bag inflators cites the agency for delayed action and poor oversight, which may have left dangerous vehicles operating on U.S. highways longer than necessary.

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Ford is recalling 550,000 Fusion midsize sedans (2016 model shown) and Escape compact SUVs for...

Ford Recalls Fusion, Escape for Possible Rollaway

Ford Motor Co. is recalling approximately 550,000 2013 to 2016 Fusion midsize sedans and 2013 to 2014 Escape compact SUVs in North America because the bushing that attaches the shifter cable to the transmission may be degraded and detach from the transmission, which could result in a rollaway.

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Drunk driving still remains a significantly higher cause of road deaths than drugged driving,...

Drunk Driving Still a Worse Problem Than Drugged Driving: MADD

The national president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving has acknowledged that drugged driving is a growing problem but said alcohol-impaired driving remains the number one cause of roadway fatalities nationwide in recent testimony before a U.S. House subcommittee.

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Ford is recalling its 2018 F-53 stripped chassis for front-wheel studs.

Ford Recalls Stripped Chassis for Front-Wheel Defect

Ford Motor Co. is recalling an estimated 162 2018 Ford stripped chassis vehicles with 22.5-inch wheels and a 22,000-, 24,000- or 26,000-pound gross vehicle weight rating because the front-wheel studs were improperly heat treated.

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FROM THE DESK OF THE SAFETY PROFESSIONAL
Jerry Veres
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Facts and Statistics

  • The average driver takes their eyes off the road for 5 seconds while distracted. Examples include: texting or answering an email.
  • At 55 MPH that driver has driven the length of ONE football field. All while not looking at the road
  • Suggestion: Keep your phone in the glove box to keep yourself from the possibility of distraction

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