Fleet Safety Video Tip: Sharing the Road With School Buses

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Jan 27, 2015
<p><strong><em>ANTHONY FOXX</em></strong></p> DOT Pushes for Wider Adoption of Auto Braking Tech

NHTSA reveals plans to add crash imminent braking and dynamic brake support to the New Car Assessment Program's list of recommended advanced safety features.


Fleet Safety Video Tip: Sharing the Road With School Buses

Here's driver safety advice from both esurance and the State of Washington.



<p><em><strong>Photo of Nissan Pathfinder courtesy of Nissan.</strong></em></p> Nissan Recalls Pathfinder, Rogue SUVs

Under-torqued fasteners might result in a brake caliper separating from the wheel assembly.


NTSB Uses 'Deflate-Gate' to Discuss Tire Inflation

American sports fans are now well versed on the proper inflation requirements for footballs – between 12.5 and 13.5 pounds per square inch. Unfortunately, most Americans aren’t quite as knowledgeable about the inflation requirements of their own vehicle’s tires.



<p><strong><em>Photo courtesy of General Motors.</em></strong></p> GM Safety Tech Helps Reduce Rear Crashes

The automaker opts to equip more Chevrolet models with Forward Collision Alert and Front Automatic Braking to prevent one of the most common types of crashes.  


<p><em><strong>Photo courtesy of Ford.</strong></em></p> Ford Expedition Draws 5-Star NHTSA Score

To qualify for the highest possible overall rating, the vehicle received five-star ratings in the frontal crash and side crash tests.



<p><em><strong>Photo of 2014 Kia Forte courtesy of Kia Motors.</strong></em></p> Kia Recalls 2014-MY Forte for Fire Risk

The cooling fans in nearly 87,000 vehicles are at risk for overheating and melting.


<p><em><strong>Photo of 2014 Toyota Prius V courtesy of Toyota.</strong></em></p> Toyota Recalls Prius V for Passenger Air Bag

The action affects nearly 5,000 of the hybrid cars in the 2014 and 2015 model years.


<p><strong><em>Photo of freeway in San Jose, Calif., by Daniel R. Blume via Flickr.</em></strong></p> Fleet Safety Seminar Set for Northern Calif.

California State Compensation Insurance Fund, California’s largest provider of worker’s compensation insurance, will hold a fleet safety seminar in San Jose, Calif., on Jan. 27.


<p><em><strong>Photo courtesy of Lytx.</strong></em></p> Lytx Reaches 200,000 Subscriptions for Video-Based Safety Service

Lytx reached a record growth of 57,000 new subscriptions in service for 2014.


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