North America News - December 2016

The Ten Commandments of winter driving

Thou Shalt Purchase Winter Tires

Few drivers understand winter tire design, or what “all-season” really means. All-season tires are a major compromise and can increase stopping...

Spate of drugged driving deaths alarms U.S. regulators

The percentage of traffic deaths in which at least one driver tested positive for drugs has nearly doubled over a decade, raising alarms as five states are set to vote on legalization of marijuana...

How effective is your state at combating drunken driving? MADD shares its ratings in a new report.

Mississippi ranks among the best states when it comes to enacting laws against drunken driving. As do Maryland and Nebraska, according to a new report by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)....

Fleet Vehicles Attractive Target for Thieves

Recently, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released data reporting that vehicle thefts were up 3.1% in 2015 over the previous year. The total estimated number of vehicles stolen in 2015...

US demands electric cars make noise at low speed

A US road safety body has demanded that electric cars travelling at low speed make a noise to warn pedestrians.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said the rule was...

Why Fleet Drivers Need to Buckle Up

Fleet managers often struggle to reach and maintain a high seat belt use rate among employees. And research suggests that the task of convincing all fleet drivers to buckle up is a taller order...

Employees Using Company Vehicles to Moonlight as Uber Drivers (and More)

Personal use of company-provided vehicles is a long-accepted practice at most companies. But, lately, a growing number of employees have been caught using their company vehicles as a tool to...

Biggest Spike in Traffic Deaths in 50 Years? Blame Apps

The messaging app Snapchat allows motorists to post photos that record the speed of the vehicle. The navigation app Waze rewards drivers with points when they report traffic jams and accidents....

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