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Pink Jeep® Tours Adopts Smith System® Driver Training

March 12, 2014

SEDONA, AZ--(Marketwired - March 10, 2014) - Pink Jeep® Tours is the only tour company in the world using this comprehensive driving system. Used by such well-known companies as Fed-Ex, Chevron, and 250 other Fortune 500 Companies, the Smith System® is based on five keys for driving and focuses on anticipating driving factors rather than reacting. It is the leading provider of collision avoidance driver training and delivers behind the wheel instruction to tens of thousands of fleet drivers every year. The Smith System® requires a significant financial and time commitment for any company to implement and use as a key training component. Having this extensive training creates a safer environment for passengers and a better experience for all.
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How big data is changing the cost of insurance

November 18, 2013

Car insurers want to monitor driver behavior to help them lower rates - and help improve customer driving.
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Just how dangerous is daydreaming while driving?

September 27, 2013

By William Hampton | Popular Mechanics - You might think you're a good driver. But you, like all other drivers, tend to daydream behind the wheel. Why? It has to do with the way nature wired your brain. Because millions of sensations bombard us every second, the brain sorts through them to allow only the most important ones to become conscious—for instance, you don't notice what's in your peripheral vision unless something moves there. It's just the way the brain evolved to protect it from self-destructing. If it allowed too many sensations to get through, we would be paralyzed by the massive sensory overload. The downside to this is that your mind has a narrow attention span, so it likes to wander—a lot. That beer you're thinking about having when you get home from work could distract you long enough to expose you to danger while behind the wheel. Daydreaming can't be eliminated, only minimized.
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Cop claims he’s issued nearly 800 tickets for texting and driving

September 27, 2013

By Amanda Cook GWINNETT COUNTY — Channel 2 Action News has learned one Gwinnett County police officer has given more tickets for texting and driving than any other officer in the state. Ch. 2’s Amanda Cook spoke with the officer about how drivers are making it so easy for him to give the tickets Gwinnett County Police Officer Jessie Myers said if you do anything on your phone besides make or receive a phone call, he will pull you over. He said the most common place to catch you in the act right at traffic lights. “I’ve written almost 800 tickets for unlawful communications device this year," Myers said.
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Roads Kill: Quick Facts from Around the World

August 12, 2013

United States: The U.S. was an early pioneer in road safety standards, particularly with respect to engineering safer highways, implementing government-mandated safety standards for vehicles and enforcing strict drunk-driving laws. The number of road fatalities has been in steady decline since the early 1970s when it peaked at 26 deaths per 100,000 citiizens, but with 10.3 deaths per 100,000 last year, the U.S.’s overall driving record is still poor compared to other wealthy nations.

Global Roads Kill Study Map

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National Express Wins APTA Bus Safety & Security Excellence Award

May 09, 2013

National Express employees in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania have been awarded the prestigious Certificate of Merit for Safety by The American Public Transportation Association (APTA).
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Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities for the First Quarter of 2012

July 30, 2012

A statistical projection of traffic fatalities for the first quarter of 2012 shows that an estimated 7,630 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes.
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Driver Finds “Keys” To Safety

June 15, 2012

By using the Smith Keys to anticipate the road ahead, Cryogenic Transportation Inc. (CTI) driver David Notter avoided being involved in a horrific accident. Then, acting upon pure instinct, he likely saved the lives of two people.
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Blueprint for Ending Distracted Driving calls on everyone to do their part for safety

June 07, 2012

Today, we take a big step forward in our fight against the deadly epidemic of distracted driving. With the release of our Blueprint for Ending Distracted Driving, DOT is putting critical safety information into the hands of those who can make the biggest difference.

Parents, teens, driving instructors, automakers, and safety advocates can all use the new blueprint to take this important effort to the next level.

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NTSB Releases Video and Final Agenda for March 27 Attentive Driving Forum

March 19, 2012

WASHINGTON – Today, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the final agenda, including invited presenters, for its Attentive Driving: Countermeasures for Distraction forum, on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, in the NTSB Conference Center and Board Room in Washington, DC.

The one-day forum will look at the broad range of distractions that compete for driver's attention, characterize the various distracted driver laws, and discuss the differences in how states have adopted restrictions. The NTSB also released a short video highlighting the issues to be addressed at the forum.

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