Raising Speed Limits Doesn’t Curb Speeding in Utah

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July 26, 2016
<p><em>(l. to r.) Pam Sederholm, executive director of AALA; Nikith Rajendran; and Mike Antich, editor of Automotive Fleet. Photo by Jim Park.</em></p> SolarCity Fleet Director Wins Fleet Safety Award

SolarCity's fleet operations director Nikith Rajendran was named the winner of the 2016 Fleet Safety award during a July 19 ceremony at the Fleet Safety Conference.


<p><em>Photo courtesy of IIHS.</em></p> Raising Speed Limits Doesn’t Curb Speeding in Utah

A recent IIHS study found that Utah’s speed limit increase is raising average speeds and increasing the likelihood of vehicles exceeding 80 mph.



Video Safety Tip: When Power Lines Fall

Here's advice on what to do if your vehicle comes in contact with downed power lines during a storm or collision.


<p><em>Screenshot courtesy of ARI.</em></p> ARI Rolls Out Driver Scorecard Tool

ARI has begun offering a driver scorecard tool that measures driver behavior, automatically assigns appropriate safety training and consolidates data into organized online view, the fleet management company announced.



<p>The 2016 Fleet Safety Conference had record attendance.</p>
2016 Fleet Safety Conference in Pictures

The Fleet Safety Conference was an event for fleet, risk, safety, sales, human resources and EHS professionals that offered insights and practical education for improving fleet safety. Photos by Mark Campbell Photography and Chris Wolski.


Advice for Drowsy Drivers

North Dakota Highway Patrol Sgt. Tim Coughlin Jr. offers tips for drivers who feel they're starting to nod off. Video courtesy of West Dakota Fox. For more advice, click here.



<p><em>Photo of cougars courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via Wikimedia Commons.</em></p> Cougars Could Lower Deer-Vehicle Crashes

A new study examines how recolonizing big cats in the eastern U.S. could thin deer populations and ultimately reduce deer-vehicle collisions.


Audit: Takata Fudged Test Results

An audit of Takata's air bag inflator test data has uncovered evidence that the supplier manipulated test results, according to a report from Bloomberg News. Video courtesy of Bloomberg News.



<p><em>Mitch Bainwol, president and CEO of the Auto Alliance. Photo courtesy of Auto Alliance.</em></p> Auto Alliance Backs TTIP Regulatory Convergence

A new study from the Center for Automotive Research concludes such a provision would save as much as $2.3 billion annually.


<p><em>Photo of Chevrolet Impala by IFCAR via Wikimedia Commons.</em></p> Older Chevrolet Impalas Recalled for Air Bags

The action calls back more than 289,000 mid-size sedans in the 2009 and 2010 model years so dealers can resolve a potential wiring issue affecting air bag deployment.


<p><em>Image courtesy of NHTSA.</em></p> Mitsubishi Recalls Outlanders, Lancers for Control Loss

The recall, which affects 174,382 vehicles, is tied to corrosion caused by road salt exposure.


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Cruise Control

Cruise control can be beneficial when used under proper road, climate and traffic conditions. It enables you to maintain a safe speed without keeping your foot on the gas pedal thereby reducing driver fatigue during a long trip. While there are benefits it is important to know when it is appropriate to use the system.

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