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Technology helps identify, reward safe drivers

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new-driver

You’re a safe driver: You follow all traffic laws, don’t speed and never allow yourself to be distracted by your phone while driving. Suppose you could take credit for your efforts and earn a discount on your car insurance? With growing adoption of telematics by insurance companies, you can.

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The hidden effect of COVID-19 on fleet safety

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fleet-safety

If you’ve driven a motor vehicle since COVID-19 restrictions were initiated in March 2020, you’ve undoubtedly noticed fewer vehicles on the road. You might think this would result in a reduction in overall auto crash rates in general and fatality rates in particular. Unfortunately, it appears just the opposite is happening. While actual miles driven have declined, crash and fatality rates have increased.

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Your safety rides on your tires

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tire-pressure

You and your passengers depend on your tires for a secure ride. Stay safe and save money by regularly maintaining your tires.

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Get serious about distracted driving

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distracted-driving

Distracted driving has become an escalating and deadly problem. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recorded 2,841 distracted driving-related deaths on our nation’s roads in 2018 – 7.8% of all crash fatalities that year. While the number was down from 2017, we have a long way to go considering this is an avoidable risk.

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Get serious about distracted driving

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distracted-driving

Distracted driving has become an escalating and deadly problem. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recorded 2,841 distracted driving-related deaths on our nation’s roads in 2018 – 7.8% of all crash fatalities that year. While the number was down from 2017, we have a long way to go considering this is an avoidable risk.

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Get serious about distracted driving

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distracted-driving

Distracted driving has become an escalating and deadly problem. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recorded 2,841 distracted driving-related deaths on our nation’s roads in 2018 – 7.8% of all crash fatalities that year. While the number was down from 2017, we have a long way to go considering this is an avoidable risk.

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19 states provide automatic MVR notifications

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automatic-mvrs

Fleet safety managers and consultants have long recognized the benefits in using an automatic notification service as a best practice when it comes to managing fleet vehicle operators’ Motor Vehicle Records. What can be better than nearly “real time” notification of changes in one of your driver’s MVRs? Now 19 states offer direct Automatic Notification Service.

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January 6 deadline for USDOT clearinghouse

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CDL-clearinghouse

Employers of commercial motor vehicle drivers should be making final preparations to comply with a federal law set to take effect in January. The U.S. Department of Transportation is rolling out a Federal Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse – a database to track commercial driver’s license holders who have tested positive for prohibited drug or alcohol use or who have refused to take a required test.

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January 6 deadline for USDOT clearinghouse

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CDL-clearinghouse

Employers of commercial motor vehicle drivers should be making final preparations to comply with a federal law set to take effect in January. The U.S. Department of Transportation is rolling out a Federal Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse – a database to track commercial driver’s license holders who have tested positive for prohibited drug or alcohol use or who have refused to take a required test.

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New test for distracted driving: Textalyzers

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distracted-driving-textalyzers

Lawmakers in a handful of cities and states are considering allowing police to use devices called textalyzers to test for suspected cell phone use at the scene of car accidents.

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