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November 29, 2016
<p><em>Photo courtesy of USMC.</em></p> New NHTSA Driver Distraction Guidelines Target Mobile Devices

The voluntary measures, proposed by NHTSA, encourage mobile electronics manufacturers to create products that limit the potential for driver distraction.


<p><em>Photo courtesy of NHTSA.</em></p> U.S. Seat Belt Use Reaches High of 90%

The new data comes from an observational study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.



<p><em>Photo by 51fifty via Wikimedia Commons.</em></p> Drugged Driving Crashes Up in Ohio

To reverse the trend, the state has begun to use freeway message signs to raise public awareness of the problem.


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2017 Fleet Safety Conference Seeks Presenters

The Fleet Safety Conference planning committee is looking for presenters for the 2017 show to fill out the conference schedule.



<p><em>Photo courtesy of Nissan.</em></p> Nissan Recalls Titan XD Diesel Trucks for Fuel Gauge

The recall affects more than 12,000 2016-model year pickup trucks that are at a higher risk for running out of fuel.


Safety Tip: Floor Mat Installation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides advice on how to ensure floor mats are installed properly and don't interfere with accelerator or brake pedal operation.



<p><em>Photo of 2017 RAV4 Hybrid Limited courtesy of Toyota.</em></p> 2017 Toyota RAV4 Adds Standard Safety Package

Toyota's safety package becomes standard on all RAV4 models for the 2017 model year, and the nameplate also adds premium and sporty models, Toyota has announced.


<p><em>Photo courtesy of Caruma.</em></p> Caruma's Connected Car Tech Targets Distracted Driving

Caruma Technologies has introduced a new technology offering that combines computer vision, deep learning and big data analytics into a vision-based connected car platform to curtail distracted driving.


Ky. Texting Ban Hard to Enforce

Kentucky's ban on texting while driving -- a law difficult to enforce because of loopholes -- has failed to adequately curtail the state's distracted driving problem, according to state officials. But legislative reform efforts are in the works. Video courtesy of WKYT.


<p><em>Photo of Toyota Sienna courtesy of Toyota.</em></p> Toyota Recalls Sienna Minivans for Sliding Doors

The recall covers about 744,000 vehicles in the 2011 to 2016 model years.


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