In the News: Distracted Driving, Fleet Auditing and New California Driving Laws

Distracted Driving by The Numbers

Distracted Driving by The Numbers[companyInfo]

Three Important News Stories:

Dialing While Behind the Wheel is Riskiest Form of Distracted Driving

The next time you’re tempted to make a phone call while you’re behind the wheel, remember this: Dialing while driving increases the risk of a crash or near-crash more than any other sort of distraction. That’s one of the findings of a special report published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. Other dangers identified in the report include….

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ALERT: IRS to Audit Fleets for Personal UseIRS to Focus on Auditing Fleets for Personal-Use Reporting & Compliance

Last August, the IRS announced areas it will prioritize for audits in 2014, one of which is fringe benefits, especially the personal use of company vehicles. The priority areas identified by the IRS are based on the recent completion of a national research project on employment tax compliance. “Early findings from these audits indicate that employers  are….

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New Calif. Driving Laws Go into Effect in 2014New Calif. Driving Laws Go into Effect in 2014

A number of new laws affecting California drivers will take effect in 2014, including regulations about bicycle passing distance and use of clean-air vehicle decals. The following laws go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014, unless otherwise noted….

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