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America's Safest Places to Drive Named

A North Carolina city has been named the best city for driving, while a California suburb tops a list of the safest place to drive in a new report from WalletHub.

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Ga. Hands-Free Driving Enforcement Begins

After a distracted driving law banning hand-held cell-phone use went into effect in Georgia on July 1, law enforcement officers wrote 1,000 citations in just four days.

Study Examines Qualities of Good Driving

When asked whether it's better to be passive or aggressive behind the wheel, 74% of women and 69% of men — or a total of 71% of U.S. drivers — believe passive driving is safest, according to a recent survey by Quoted.

Infotainment Systems Not Safe to Use While Driving: AAA

A recent study from the AAA Foundation and the University of Utah that measures cognitive and visual demands of infotainment systems suggests that they are not proven safe to use when operating a motor vehicle.

States with Safest Fleet Drivers Ranked

Fleet drivers in North Dakota with Verizon Connect telematics systems showed the safest driving behavior over a two-year period, while those in Utah were the most dangerous, according to aggregated data from the telematics provider.

Illinois Distracted Driving Bill Heads to Governor

A bill that would impose stiffer penalties on Illinois motorists who text while driving has passed the state Senate on a 50-2 vote and has reached Gov. Bruce Rauner, reports the Chicago Tribune.

Seatbelt Enforcement Aims to Reduce Fatalities in Rural Colorado

Colorado authorities have begun their Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement in rural counties to motivate drivers to buckle up and reduce fatalities.

Netradyne RiskMap Identifies Risks on Specific Routes

Netradyne has announced a new feature for analyzing driver risks based on the route called Driveri RiskMap, allowing fleet managers to visualize a more complete picture of fleet behavior.

Fleet Driver Behavior Improves for Larger Vehicles

In the third annual Driver Scorecard Benchmarking Survey, a collaboration between ARI and Automotive Fleet, medium-duty trucks, heavy duty trucks, and vans experienced the largest improvements in driver behavior.

FleetWatch, LifeSaver Launch Cellphone Restricting App

FleetWatch Systems and LifeSaver have teamed up to launch Cell Restrict, a simplified smartphone prevention app for distracted driving. The new tool allows fleet managers to monitor cell phone use and ensure that their companies' driving safety policies are being properly followed.