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July 18, 2017
<p><em>Photo by Nandaro/Wikimedia Commons.</em></p> Safety Tip: Night Driving

The California Department of Motor Vehicles offers advice to promote safer driving at night.


<p><em>Photo by Famartin/Wikimedia Commons.</em></p> Following Another Vehicle Leads to Risky Driving

A new study from Arizona State University concludes that drivers who follow another car to a destination are more likely to drive dangerously.



<p><em>Graphic: NICB</em></p> NICB Names Most Stolen Vehicles of 2016

Among late-model cars, the most commonly stolen one is the 2016 Toyota Camry, according to the report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau.


<p><em>Screenshot via Nauto.</em></p> Toyota Invests in Distracted Driving Tech for Fleets

Toyota has invested in Nauto, a Palo Alto-based company that has developed a distracted driving system for commercial fleets that monitors drivers and the road environment to increase safe driving.


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Wrong-Way Driver Terrifies L.A. Commuters

Quick-responding motorists on a Los Angeles-area freeway managed to avoid colliding with a wrong-way driver during rush-hour traffic on July 12. The California Highway Patrol eventually stopped and arrested the driver. Video courtesy of CBS LA Channel 2 News. For tips on guarding against wrong-way drivers, click here.


ARI Client to Explain How He Reduced Accident Rate

Red Hawk Fire & Security saw a 68% drop in the number of accidents year-over-year and saved $1 million in liability costs by leveraging their fleet data and implementing a proactive driver safety training program.



<p><em>Photo of Mazda CX-5 courtesy of Mazda.</em></p> Mazda CX-5 Wins Top Safety Pick+ Award

The compact SUV aces crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and meets criteria for headlights and front crash prevention.


<p><em>Photo of Jeep Grand Cherokee courtesy of FCA.</em></p> FCA Recalls Five Models for Stalling

The recall covers more than 442,000 Chrysler 300, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger and Dodge Durango vehicles.  



<p><em>Photo of Ford Edge courtesy of Ford.</em></p> Ford Recalls Edge, Fusion for Stalling

The recall, which also affects the Lincoln MKZ, covers more than 5,000 vehicles in the 2017 model year.


<p><em>Photo of Dodge Journey courtesy of FCA.</em></p> Dodge Journey SUVs Recalled for Air Bags

The recall covers more than 363,000 compact SUVs in the 2011 to 2015 model years.



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