Archive for the ‘Auto’ Category

Automated Driving Would Reduce Crashes by Only a Third

July 21, 2020

Driver mistakes play a role in virtually all crashes. That’s why automation has been held up as a potential game changer for safety. But autonomous vehicles might prevent only around a third of all crashes if automated systems drive too much like people, according to a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. […]

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Traveling the Same Roads Together: AVs and Humans

March 17, 2020

An Update on Safety and Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) Nuro For the first time, regulators at the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) have given permission to an AV manufacturer, Nuro, Inc., to deploy 5000 low-speed electric delivery vehicles without human controls like mirrors or steering wheels. The small, seat-less car, with gull-wing cargo doors on […]

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7 Ways to Improve Company Driver Safety

March 21, 2019

If you have trucks to provide service offsite or to deliver products, you probably either have dedicated drivers or at least many of your employees spend a substantial amount of their time on the road. Here are seven tips for improving safety and reducing costs: Make sure your drivers have safety gear onboard Stock your […]

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Marijuana Use Linked to Increased Car Crashes

December 15, 2018

Although the workplace impact of marijuana in states where it’s been legalized has mainly been a workers compensation concern, a recent study now links marijuana use to increased auto crash claims. In four states where marijuana is now legal — Colorado, Nevada, Oregon and Washington — the frequency of collision claims filed with insurers were […]

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Don’t Be a Fake Accident Victim

October 20, 2018

Auto accidents cost hundreds of billions of dollars each year and in some places, like New York City and Los Angeles, nearly one out of three accidents may not be an “accident” at all, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). In one type of fake accident, dishonest drivers maneuver innocent drivers into car […]

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