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American Roads Remain as Dangerous as Ever

Despite safer vehicles and tighter laws, American roads are still dangerous. In 2014, 32,675 people were killed in traffic accidents, and the year before, 2.3 million people were injured in vehicular accidents. Why are these numbers still so astonishingly large? If American roads were as safe as those in Ireland, the number of deaths prevented [...]

American Roads Remain as Dangerous as Ever 2017-10-31T21:04:53+00:00

Drivers With Longer Commutes Likely to Drive Less Safely

A study co-sponsored by the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety of 1,002 NJ drivers, found that drivers with longer commutes are less likely than drivers with shorter commutes to drive safely. Commuters with longer drives tended to talk on the phone more often than commuters with shorter journeys to work, are more likely [...]

Drivers With Longer Commutes Likely to Drive Less Safely 2017-10-31T21:04:57+00:00

Top 10 Reasons for Not Having a Driver Safety Program

Driver Safety Program By: Rumble Strip 10. As long as you are generally careful, you do not have to worry about other reckless drivers. 99% of accidents are caused by "you" and not "the other guy". It is a known fact. 9. Bicycles are cheaper to operate than motor vehicles so you should swap over [...]

Top 10 Reasons for Not Having a Driver Safety Program 2017-10-31T21:04:57+00:00

Are we Thinking Too Small About Biofuels?

Written By: Al Costa In the past weeks we've seen how Brazil has been considering increasing the amount of ethanol mixed in gasoline. The mix, which historically has been at a whopping 25% (the world's largest), is receiving strong pressure from the local sugar cane producers to go to 27.5%, as a means to encourage [...]

Are we Thinking Too Small About Biofuels? 2017-10-31T21:04:57+00:00

Car Crashes are the Leading Cause of Workplace Deaths

According to the National Safety Council, the leading cause of workplace deaths is car crashes. The most recent report notes that in 2012, there were 2.3 million collisions that caused injuries, of which 33,561 were fatalities. These statistics don't include commuting to and from work. However, when we factor that in, the total loss in [...]

Car Crashes are the Leading Cause of Workplace Deaths 2017-10-31T21:04:57+00:00

State Government Fleets Focus on Zero-Fatalities

Cooperation between various divisions of government is the hallmark of a new initiative in the State of Iowa. According to the Mason City Globe Gazette, public officials from the governor's office, to transportation, public health and public safety agencies, are urging individuals to direct full attention to the road, with a goal of zero fatalities [...]

State Government Fleets Focus on Zero-Fatalities 2017-10-31T21:04:58+00:00

Reduce Exposure to Vicarious Liability & Negligent Entrustment

Does your company employ persons who drive while at work? If so, your business is vulnerable to vicarious liability or negligent entrustment claims. How do these claims arise? If your employee, driving a vehicle while on company time, causes damage or injury, your business may be found liable. Typically, these claims rest upon a showing [...]

Reduce Exposure to Vicarious Liability & Negligent Entrustment 2017-10-31T21:04:58+00:00

Driver Safety Remains Top Priority of Fleet Managers

Ensuring driver safety is the biggest priority of fleet managers, according to a survey conducted at the 2014 NAFA Institute and Expo by GE Capital Fleet Services. With more than a third (35 percent) of fleet managers identifying it as their main concern, driver safety outpaced cost-savings goals and workforce productivity (27 percent and 22 [...]

Driver Safety Remains Top Priority of Fleet Managers 2017-10-31T21:04:58+00:00

Negligence Lawsuit – Failing to Implement Cell Phone Policy

Failing to Implement Cell Phone Policy If you’ve not heard, a mother of two was killed as they crossed the street by a SDG&E company driver that police suspect was distracted while driving. The family of the victim has filed a negligence lawsuit against SDG&E for allegedly not having a cell phone policy in place. [...]

Negligence Lawsuit – Failing to Implement Cell Phone Policy 2017-10-31T21:04:58+00:00

Minicars Perform Poorly in latest IIHS Crash Test

Minicars generally fared poorly in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s newest and toughest trial. Of the 11 minicars tested, none achieved the institute’s highest rating of Good. Only one – the Chevrolet Spark – achieved the next highest rating of Acceptable. The others received ratings of either Marginal or Poor, the lowest rating. The two [...]

Minicars Perform Poorly in latest IIHS Crash Test 2017-10-31T21:04:58+00:00