Fleet Safety Video Tip: Reverse Angle Parking

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June 30, 2015
<p><em><strong>Automotive Fleet photo.</strong></em></p> Safety Council Warns About July 4 Holiday Driving

The Fourth of July holiday period this year falls on a weekend, and summer weekends are especially deadly, NSC cautions.


Fleet Safety Video Tip: Reverse Angle Parking

A growing number of cities, particularly bicycle-friendly cities, have added reverse angle parking spaces in recent years. Here's some advice you can pass along to fleet drivers so they won't be caught off-guard when encountering them.



Learn How to Integrate Safety Policies and Technology

Is driver over-reliance on this technology an unintended downside of having this lifesaving equipment onboard? That's what a panel of subject matter experts at the upcoming Fleet Safety Conference will be exploring.


<p><strong><em>Photo courtesy of Ford.</em></strong></p> Ford Recalls Vans, Escapes for Instrument Panel

To fix the problem, Ford dealers will update the instrument panel cluster software -- free of charge.



<p><em>Photo illustration courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover.</em></p> Jaguar Land Rover Studying Driver Monitoring Tech

Jaguar Land Rover has revealed its Sixth Sense driver-monitoring research technology aimed at reducing accidents caused by stressed or distracted drivers.


<p><em>Graphic courtesy of Ford.</em></p> Ford Adds Advanced Camera System to Super Duty Trucks

Ford is adding a new split-view camera system that helps drivers see around corners to its next generation of Super Duty trucks and will add rear-view cameras standard equipment on its 2018 light-duty vehicles, Ford has announced.



Samsung Safety Truck Tested in Argentina

Samsung has developed a safety system for semi-trailer trucks that allows drivers behind a truck to view what's ahead. A video wall on the rear of the truck displays a live image from a wireless camera attached to the front of the truck. For the full story, click here.


Video: N.H. Hands-Free Law Takes Effect July 1

A first offense carries a $100 fine. Bluetooth or other hands-free systems are permitted.


<p><strong><em>Photo of Subaru Outback courtesy of Subaru.</em></strong></p> Subaru Eyesight Driver Assist Triggers Recalls

In 72,000 vehicles, the automatic pre-collision braking system is at risk for failing if the switch that activates the brake lights fails.


<p><strong><em>Photo of Jeep Grand Cherokee courtesy of FCA US.</em></strong></p> Grand Cherokees, Durangos Recalled for Suspension

The recalled SUVs are at risk for having faulty suspension components that could lead to rear-end instability, reduced braking power or both.


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