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April 24, 2018
<p><em>Photo via <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/trippchicago/4022287791" target="_blank">Tripp</a>/Flickr.</em></p> Work-Related Collisions Account for 40% of Driving Accidents

About 40% of motor vehicle accidents are work-related, which poses a significant risk to employees who drive for their jobs, according to a new report based on U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics.


<p><em>Pete Frey, Nationwide's commercial telematics director</em></p> Q&A: Nationwide's Commercial Telematics Director

Pete Frey joined Nationwide in March as its commercial telematics director. He has been tasked with developing a usage-based insurance program for commercial fleets.



Video: 10 Tips for Driving in Dense Fog

Spring rains can often mean fog is on the horizon. Dense fog poses a serious driving situation because few conditions restrict visibility more than dense fog.


<p><em>Photo via <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traffic#/media/File:I-80_Eastshore_Fwy.jpg" target="_blank">Minesweeper</a>/Wikimedia.</em></p> Safety Groups Seek End to Roadway Fatalities

A coalition of safety groups has released an ambitious plan to eliminate roadway deaths by 2050 in response to rising fatalities in recent years that have reversed the progress of earlier decades.



<p><em>Photo via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Waymo_self-driving_car_rear_three-quarter_view.gk.jpg" target="_blank">Grendelkahn</a>/Wikimedia.</em></p> Waymo Applies to Test Driverless Cars on California Roads

If Waymo receives the new permit, it plans to begin testing near its Mountain View headquarters — the same place it has been testing its fleet of self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans with backup drivers.


<p><em>Photo via <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/auvet/2717691105" target="_blank">Jimmy Emerson</a>/Flickr.</em></p> Maryland Adds Recall Info to Vehicle Registration Process

Maryland will begin notifying vehicle owners this month about outstanding safety recalls as part of its registration process, according to a report in the Frederick News-Post. Maryland is the only state providing recall information to its vehicle owners.


Toyota Cars to Communicate With Other Cars by 2021

Toyota will begin implementing a sensor-based system in its vehicles by 2021 that will allow them to communicate with other vehicles on the road as well as infrastructure to reduce collisions, the automaker has announced.


<p><em>Photo of 2018 Sedona courtesy of Kia Motors.</em></p> 2018 Kia Sedona Captures Top Safety Pick

The 2018 Kia Sedona minivan has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick award when equipped with optional front crash prevention and good-rated headlights.


<p><em>Photo of Guardian Interlock AMS2000 via Rsheram/Wikimedia.</em></p> Ignition Interlocks Stopped the Most Drunk Drivers in Wis. Last Year

A state-by-state breakdown of drunk driving attempts prevented by ignition interlocks shows that a total of 354,372 incidents of driving while intoxicated were averted nationwide in 2017, according to Mothers Against Drink Driving (MADD).


<p><em>Photo of 2018 BMW X3 crash test courtesy of IIHS.</em></p> 2018 BMW X3 Qualifies for Top Safety Pick+

The 2018 BMW X3 has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick+, when the midsize luxury SUV is equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights.


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