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U.K. Telematics Provider Offers App-Based Product to U.S. Fleets

The Floow Limited, a telematics provider with officers in Detroit and the United Kingdom, has launched a telematics platform for commercial fleets that uses a driver's cellphone to allow insurance companies, fleet operators, and manufacturers to collect data about driver behavior.

April 5, 2018

Distracted Driving: Men vs. Women

Distracted Driving: Men vs. Women

Nearly one in 10 drivers admitted to fixing their appearance behind the wheel, but women outdid men with 11% saying they engaged in the risky behavior versus 4.7% of men, according to a new survey from Finder.com.

April 5, 2018

Getting Out of a Sinking Vehicle

Getting Out of a Sinking Vehicle

If your car becomes submerged in water and starts sinking fast, follow these tips for how to get out. Read the full tip here. Video via Howcast/YouTube.

April 5, 2018

Video: How to Escape a Car Sinking in Water

Video: How to Escape a Car Sinking in Water

Experts say 350 to 400 Americans drown in submerged vehicles each year, accounting for up to 10% of all drowning deaths. That's more than the number of people who drown in boating accidents, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

April 5, 2018

LeasePlan Adds Mobile Driver Scorecard

LeasePlan USA has introduced a new feature within the MyLeasePlan mobile app. The feature, called OneScore, is designed to help drivers get feedback on driving styles to improve on potentially risky and inefficient behavior on the roads.

April 2, 2018

How Holman Is Redefining Insurance for Fleets

How Holman Is Redefining Insurance for Fleets

Holman Insurance’s new program combines its in-house risk expertise with technology and fleet management experience to enhance the company’s role of advising and consulting fleets in the area of insurance.

April 2, 2018

Drowsy Driving Dangers

Drowsy Driving Dangers

A motorist with less than five hours of sleep in a 24-hour period has a crash risk comparable to one who’s legally drunk. Cars.com’s Matt Schmitz provides tips to stay safe, and awake, on the road. Read the full tip here.

March 30, 2018

Video: 11 Drowsy Driving Tips

Video: 11 Drowsy Driving Tips

Fatigue can have deadly consequences on the road. Sleepy drivers cause nearly one in 10 crashes nationwide and drivers who skimp on sleep — getting just five hours of shuteye nightly — nearly double their risk of a crash.

March 30, 2018

Affectiva's AI Tech Detects Driver Emotions

Affectiva's AI Tech Detects Driver Emotions

A Boston-based company that specializes in emotion detection technology has begun offering its Affectiva Automotive AI product to vehicle manufacturers. The product, which is considered the first in-cabin artificial intelligence sensing solution, is designed to improve road safety by identifying dangerous driving behavior.

March 29, 2018

Texas Leads Nation in Drowsy Driving Fatalities

Texas Leads Nation in Drowsy Driving Fatalities

Texas led the country in sleep-related crash fatalities in 2016, according to a recent study about the prevalence of deadly accidents stemming from sleep deprivation. The Lone Star state recorded 159 deaths, accounting for 22.1% of all drowsy driving fatalities nationwide.

March 29, 2018

Seatbelt Enforcement Aims to Reduce Fatalities in Rural Colorado
Driving on a Wet Road

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

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 23, 2018

Dealing with Aggressive Drivers

Dealing with Aggressive Drivers

Fleet drivers may come into contact with aggressive drivers. Here are several tips for how drivers should handle a possible road-rage situation from Officer Shaun Appler of the Wrightsville Beach (N.C.) P.D. Read the full safety tip here. Video via ExpertVillage.

March 19, 2018

Video: How to Deal with Aggressive Drivers

Video: How to Deal with Aggressive Drivers

Learn how fleets drivers should deal with aggressive driving behaviors such as speeding, following too closely behind another vehicle, unnecessary horn honking, and verbal assaults.

March 19, 2018

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