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November 21, 2017
<p><em>Photo by Mlaurenti/Wikipedia.</em></p> Thanksgiving Road Deaths Expected to Rise

The National Safety Council estimates that 421 people could lose their lives in car crashes during the upcoming holiday weekend — a 7% jump over the average.


<p><strong>Derek Barrs, Florida&rsquo;s chief of commercial vehicle enforcement, asked for a show of hands among the state enforcement people in the room if they were ready for the ELD mandate. </strong><em><strong>Photo</strong>: Deborah Lockridge</em></p> ELD Violations Won't Count Against CSA Scores During Transition Period

Federal officials have taken another step to make the transition to mandatory electronic devices less painful. If drivers are cited at roadside for not complying with the ELD rule come the Dec. 18 deadline, the citation will be a “no points cite” that will not affect the Safety Measurement System that feeds into CSA scores – until April 1.



Video Safety Tip: Urban Driving

Here's advice, provided by State Farm and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, on how to drive safely in central business districts in major cities.


<p><em>Photo of Chevrolet Silverado 3500 courtesy of Chevrolet.</em></p> Chevrolet Silverado 3500, GMC Sierra 3500 Recalled

The recall, which addresses a fuel-level sensor problem, covers nearly 35,300 2011-2015 trucks equipped with dual fuel tanks.


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Digging Out a Vehicle Buried in Snow

When removing snow and ice from a vehicle after a storm, some drivers summon their inner MacGyver and experiment with different methods to hasten their progress. Unfortunately, that can be a big mistake that risks injury and vehicle damage. Learn what to do, and what not to do, when a fleet vehicle is buried in snow. Video courtesy of AAA.


<p><em>Photo of Nissan Rogue courtesy of Nissan.</em></p> Nissan Recalls Rogue for Seat Frames

The recall, expected to begin Dec. 4, involves nearly 4,900 compact SUVs in the 2016 and 2017 model years.



<p>Volvo and Uber have joined forces to develop Volvo XC90 SUVs&nbsp;capable of autonomous driving. <em>Photo courtesy of Volvo.</em></p> Volvo to Supply Uber 20K+ Autonomous Vehicles

Under a framework agreement, the automaker will sell the ride-hailing company autonomous driving-compatible base vehicles from 2019 to 2021.


Drowsy Driving Is Impaired Driving

Working long hours is never a good excuse for getting behind the wheel when you're too tired to drive safely. That's true whether you're a senior executive, a sales rep, a service tech or even a clown. Either take a nap first or find alternative transportation. Video courtesy of the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility.


<p><em>Photo courtesy of Toyota/CSRC.</em></p> Toyota Safety Researchers Launch Five Projects

The new projects, part of a broader five-year program, are aimed at facilitating a safe transition to future mobility.


<p><em>(from upper left to right) Bensel, Denmyer, Latzko, and Villella</em></p> CEI Group Names Four Vice Presidents

The CEI Group has promoted four individuals to vice president who have been "major contributors to the success that both CEI and Element have realized over the past few years," according to the company.


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