THE CAR AND TRUCK FLEET AND LEASING MANAGEMENT MAGAZINE
Search Close Menu

Tag Search Result

Safety

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.

Read more

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.

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.

Ford Agrees to $299M Takata Settlement

Ford Motor Co. has agreed to pay $299.1 million to settle consumer economic-loss claims linked to faulty air bags manufactured by Takata Corp. The settlement covers diverse forms of economic damages linked to Takata air-bag inflators.

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.

Uber Terminates 100 Self-Driving Car Operators

Uber has laid off its self-driving car operators in Pittsburgh, as the company rethinks its autonomous vehicle strategy following the fatal crash in Tempe, Ariz. earlier this year, reports Quartz.

NHTSA Wants Automakers to Show Takata Repair Plans

The federal road safety regulator believes that unveiling public plans via automakers websites, for example, will serve as an informational resource to communities and consumers to support effective recall implementation nationwide.

Top Vehicle Theft Hot Spots Named

Albuquerque, New Mexico, recorded the highest rate of vehicle thefts in the U.S. in 2017 as vehicle thefts increased 4.1% across the nation, reports the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Each year, the bureau analyzes thefts reported to law enforcement and releases a top 10 list with its "Hot Spots" report.

Video: Keeping the Right Following Distance

Maintaining a safe driving space around the vehicle is largely something that drivers can control. While many of us have been taught to focus on space — keeping several car lengths between one's vehicle and the car ahead — a better formula concerns time.

The Correct Following Distance

Maintaining safe driving space around the the front, side, and rear of your vehicle that make it vulnerable to collisions is largely something that drivers can control.