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Faulty Takata Air Bags May Not Be Replaced for Months

(Reuters) – U.S. safety regulators do not expect Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp (7312.T) to be able to fully supply replacement parts for…Read More »

Obama Administration Eyes Leadership Change at Auto Safety Agency

The acting chief of the NHTSA, the top U.S. automotive safety regulator, is unlikely to be nominated for the job and an active search is under way…Read More »

Guardrail Manufacturer to Halt Device Sales Amid Safety Concerns

Trinity Industries is halting sales of its controversial ET-Plus guardrail system, a device meant to protect motorists across the country that…Read More »

Ford Pre-Collision Assist System Coming In 2015

Ford has announced that its Pre-Collision Assist With Pedestrian Detection technology will debut on the 2015 Mondeo sold in Europe, before becoming…Read More »

Texas Guardrail Manufacturer Found Guilty Of Defrauding Federal Government

The ongoing safety fight over a specific type of guardrail end terminals (not necessarily pictured above) has reached its first of perhaps many…Read More »

Quiz: Are You a Smart Driver?

It’s probably been a few years since you first learned to drive and tested for your driver’s license…Read More »

Guardrail Tests Went Unreported, Court Hears

Trinity Industries, a maker of roadway guardrails, found itself on the defensive Wednesday in a federal whistle-blower trial as it tried to explain…Read More »

Third Traffic Death in U.S. Linked to Takata Air Bags

(Reuters) – A fatal accident near Los Angeles last year of a 2002 Acura sedan involved a Takata Corp air bag, the third death in the United States linked…Read More »

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Driving Dynamics President Arthur Liggio to Present at 2014 Fleet Safety Conference in Schaumburg, IL

Newark, Delaware, July 16, 2014 – Arthur Liggio, Driving Dynamics president will present Moving Beyond the Checklist to a Strategic “Blueprint for Safety” at the 2014 Fleet Safety Conference in Schaumburg, IL at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel on Tuesday July 22, 2014 at 3:10 pm. The session will focus on creating a shift … Read More »

Driving Dynamics Wins 2014 Apex Grand Award for Publication Excellence

Driving Dynamics a Preferred Provider of Behind-the-Wheel Driver Safety Training and Fleet Risk Services has Been Honored with an Apex Grand Award for its Aggressive Driving e-Lesson and Two Awards of Excellence for its Newsletter and Safety Videos Driving Dynamics Inc. announced today it has been selected as a 2014 recipient of three APEX Awards … Read More »

The Driver Advantage™ Driver Safety e-Newsletter from Driving Dynamics Reaches Three-Year Milestone

Newark, Delaware, February 28, 2014- Driving Dynamics Inc. announced today its award-winning driver safety e-newsletter, The Driver Advantage, has reached a three-year anniversary. To celebrate the milestone the company has produced a commemorative, full-color magazine-style edition that is available for free to safety, fleet and risk professionals. The publication can be accessed at: This … Read More »

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Cold Weather Tire Pressure

Q. In our part of the country, just a few days ago we experienced our first cold weather. Every year when this happens, I remind our drivers to be sure and check the tire pressure on their vehicles.

Inevitably, I will get a call from a driver and questioned as to why their tires leak so much air in cooler weather…could you help me answer this question for my drivers.

Patrick H.

Safe Following Distances

Q. In a recent meeting with my drivers, I asked them what their biggest challenge was for that particular day? The overwhelming answer, because of a light misty rain that was falling, was that the roads would be slick. I then asked the question, if the roads are slick what should be our priority today? After several minutes of discussion, the answer was to be aware of other drivers and create space between our vehicles and everyone else on the road. Although everyone seemed to be in agreement that this is the right thing to do, most were uncertain that it would be attainable; their thinking was that it would slow them down too much, and too many people would be “cutting them off” if they leave space in front of their vehicle.

I understand my drivers’ thinking and logic, and I shared with them that they only lose a few seconds each time they create space, but I don’t think I convinced them creating space was the best choice.

What else can I share with my drivers to get them to understand that leaving space between their vehicle and those around them is the correct way to drive.

Jerry S.

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Bus Stop/School Zone Driving Safety Tips At a glance: Twice a day during the school year, sidewalks fill with kids who walk or bicycle to school, or ride the bus. Follow these tips to keep them safe — especially between 3 and 4 p.m., when the most severe school-age pedestrian injuries happen. Look both ways … Read More »

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