70 Percent of Drivers Using Smartphones

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May 21, 2015
<p><em><strong>Automotive Fleet photo.</strong></em></p> Cell Phones Linked to 27 Percent of Crashes

The estimate from the National Safety Council includes crashes involving drivers who were texting or talking on handheld or hands-free cell phones.

<p><em>Photo via iStockPhoto.com</em></p> 70 Percent of Drivers Using Smartphones

A reported 70 percent of drivers use their smartphones while behind the wheel, according to a new study from AT&T.

<p><em>Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.</em></p> Gasoline Prices Rise to $2.74 Per Gallon

Gasoline prices continued their upward climb, rising 5.3 cents to $2.744 for a gallon of unleaded as a national average, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

<p><strong><em>Screen shot of U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx during press conference, via YouTube.</em></strong></p> Takata Vehicle Safety Recall Now Biggest Ever

The Japan-based auto safety parts supplier reaches an agreement with NHTSA to expand its recall of defective air bag inflators, which have been linked to six deaths worldwide.

<p><em>Chart courtesy of NTEA.</em></p> High-Roof Vans Closing Ground on Standard-Roof Models

As fleets begin embracing a new wave of Euro-style full-size vans, high-roof vans appear to be gaining favor over their standard-roof siblings, according to the NTEA.

Fleet Safety Video Tip: Passing on a Two-Lane Roadway

Here's some advice, provided by the Iowa Department of Transportation, on how to safely pass another vehicle on a two-lane road or highway. DefensiveDriving.com offers video tips as well.

Chris Brown
Executive Editor
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Chris Brown
Executive Editor
Amy Winter
Associate Editor
Eric Bearly
Sales Manager
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Robert Brown Jr.
Great Lakes Sales Manager
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