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March 24, 2015
Fleet Safety Video Tip: Motorcycle Awareness

Sharing the road with motorcyclists poses a host of safety issues that fleet drivers need to keep in mind. Here's some advice you can pass along.


<p><strong><em>Mike Antich, editor and associate publisher of Automotive Fleet magazine, during last year's Fleet Safety Award ceremony.</em></strong></p> Fleet Safety Award Nominations Now Open

The winner will be announced July 15 at the 2015 Fleet Safety Conference in Schaumburg, Ill.



<p><strong><em>Photo of Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of General Motors.</em></strong></p> Chevrolet Silverado Design Simplifies Collision Repair

General Motors engineers incorporated several features that allow technicians to more efficiently repair collision damage.


Video: Tesla's Musk Discusses Future of Self-Driving Cars

Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, predicts that self-driving cars will become so safe and ubiquitous that people-driven cars will be outlawed. Musk was interviewed by Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of NVIDIA, which has developed graphical processing units for autonomous vehicles and virtual dashboards.



Roundabouts Safer for Older Drivers, IIHS Says

This alternative to traditional intersections can mitigate a major cause of crashes among older drivers: inadequate surveillance.


<p><strong><em>Award winner Jan Withers, former president of MADD.</em></strong></p> Feds Salute Highway Safety Leaders

This year’s NHTSA Public Service Award winners include safety leaders from Walmart, MADD, SADD and the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington D.C.


Alabama Highways Lack Law Enforcement Presence

Driving safety advocates in Alabama have raised concerns about the shortage of state troopers available to patrol highways and respond to crashes. Here's a report from WIAT 42 News. 


<p><strong><em>Photo of 2008 Honda Pilot courtesy of Honda.</em></strong></p> Honda Expands Takata Air Bag Recall

The latest action, which expands an existing safety improvement campaign, calls back nearly 105,000 more Pilot, Civic and Accord vehicles for air bag inflator replacement.


<p><em><strong>Photo courtesy of Multiprens.</strong></em></p> Multiprens Recalls Warning Triangle Kits

The action, which covers more than 22,000 potentially defective kits, will allow kit owners to receive a full refund.


<p><strong><em>Photo courtesy of Service King Collision Repair Centers.</em></strong></p> Service King Expands in Chicago Area

The collision repair company acquires Loro Auto Works, which operated a location in Oak Park.


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