Seat Belt Usage Data for 2011 Released

The U.S. National Traffic Safety Highway Administration has released a fact sheet that provides updates on occupant protection—or seat belt usage—in 2011. Research has found that lap/shoulder seat belts, when used, reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat passenger car occupants by 45 percent and the risk of moderate- to-critical injury by 50 percent. [...]

Seat Belt Usage Data for 2011 Released 2017-10-31T21:05:01+00:00

Addressing Driver Performance and Behavior in Traffic Safety

Traffic Safety The Transportation Research Board recently released the initial analysis of the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) project to study specific research questions using early SHRP 2 naturalistic driving study and roadway information database data. The study recruited 2,800 volunteer drivers, ages 16-80, across six sites...data will be collectd for 1 to 2 [...]

Addressing Driver Performance and Behavior in Traffic Safety 2017-10-31T21:05:01+00:00

Car Crashes Remain Leading Cause of Workplace Deaths in the U.S.

If you drive for work, either in your own car or in a fleet vehicle, you work in one of the most dangerous "offices" around. In 2011 the total unintentional injury related deaths in the US attributed to driving for work was 1,603 - roughly 70% of the total number of 2,306 work-related deaths, according [...]

Car Crashes Remain Leading Cause of Workplace Deaths in the U.S. 2017-10-31T21:05:01+00:00

Distracted Driving Laws Complicate Fleet Operations

Fleet Operations Do your drivers have company cell phones? Does your company have a driving policy that prohibits cell use in one way or another while driving? Even if it's not company policy (you are not alone), do your drivers operate company vehicles in states or jurisdictions where cell phone use is banned in one [...]

Distracted Driving Laws Complicate Fleet Operations 2017-10-31T21:05:02+00:00