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March 13, 2018
<p><em>Photo via <a href="https://www.mertonauto.com/7-ways-to-avoid-falling-asleep-at-the-wheel/" target="_blank">Merton Auto Body</a>.</em></p> Drowsy Fleet Drivers May Increase Risk After Daylight Saving Time

Fleet drivers and other workers — particularly those already at a higher risk for drowsiness — may be particularly tired on Monday after the beginning of Daylight Saving Time, according to a new report from the National Safety Council.

<p>Research from the&nbsp;National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) shows that vehicle parts can bring in about 70% of the full cost of the car. <em>Grapahic courtesy of NICB</em></p> Rising Parts Costs Drive Vehicle Thefts

Thefts of vehicles in the U.S. rose again last year by more than 4%, according to preliminary 2017 crime data from the FBI. Many of the vehicles that are recovered are missing wheels and rims or other key parts.

<p><em>Photo by Roselynne Reyes.</em></p> Ford Uses Virtual Reality to Show Pre-Collision Assist

Attendees of the 2018 Work Truck Show can experience Ford Motor Co.’s new Pre-Collision Assist with pedestrian detection, which is now standard on 2019 Transit Connect compact vans.

<p><em>Photo of U.S. Capitol via <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/wallyg/3664385777" target="_blank">WallyG</a>/Flickr.</em></p> Groups Pressure Senate Leaders to Halt Autonomous Car Bill

A coalition of 27 public interest groups is asking congressional leaders to reconsider legislation that would stimulate the development and deployment of self-driving vehicles.

Video: How to Drive During an Earthquake

Earthquakes may not be common, but they can strike in every region of the country — and usually without warning. Drivers should know what to do if one hits when they're behind the wheel.

<p><em>Photo of 2018 Ram ProMaster City courtesy of FCA.</em></p> FCA Recalls Ram ProMaster City for Tire Placards

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling approximately 3,460 2018 Ram ProMaster City compact vans because the tire placards may provide misinformation regarding seating capacity.

<p><em>Photo via <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/77087921@N06/6910355817" target="_blank">cwozniak</a>/Flickr.</em></p> Texting Ban Sails Through Florida House

A bill that would fully ban texting while driving in Florida swept to an easy victory in the state's House on March 1, when the legislative body voted 112-2 in favor of the legislation that would make texting while driving a primary offense.

<p><em>Photo via <a href="http://www.picserver.org/m/minnesota.html" target="_blank">R M Media Ltd</a>/Picserver.org.</em></p> Minnesota Lays Groundwork for Autonomous Vehicles

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has formed a 15-member advisory council to make policy recommendations regarding traffic regulations, safety issues, and privacy concerns as they relate to rolling out self-driving vehicles in the state.

<p><em>Photo via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Spliff_Joint_Twig_Dooby_Jay.jpg" target="_blank">Psychonaught</a>/Wikimedia.</em></p> Vermont May Use Saliva Test for Drugged Driving

A bill that would allow Vermont police to take a saliva sample from drivers who appear drug impaired received preliminary approval by the state's House on March 1. If the bill passes in a second vote on the House floor, it will move to the Senate.

<p><em>Photo of the 2017 Jeep Renegade Limited courtesy of FCA.</em></p> Jeep Renegades Recalled for Oil Pump

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling an estimated nine 2017 Jeep Renegade vehicles equipped with 2.4-liter engines because the may contain a cracked oil pump housing/balance shaft module (BSM).

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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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