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Study: Voice-to-Text Apps Still Pose Safety Danger for Drivers

When texting drivers use the voice-to-text method instead of texting manually, they are still endangering themselves and others on the road, new research findings suggest.

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CSA priorities include addressing concerns of small carriers, crash accountability, agency says

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration moves forward with making the new Hazardous Materials Compliance BASIC (Behavioral Analysis and Safety Improvement Category) public “in November or December” this year. The announcement came during a “Life Cycle of a Roadside Inspection Violation” daylong seminar April 22 in which Agency and state law-enforcement representatives, among others, followed violations through their observation during inspection through to their contribution to carriers’ Compliance, Safety, Accountability scores to their effect on subsequent safety investigations, or interventions.

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DOT to Host Webinar on Truck Navigation Systems

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Trucking Industry Mobility & Technology Coalition will sponsor a free webinar on the benefits and consequences of GPS navigation systems used by commercial drivers.

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Consumer Advisory: NHTSA Reminds Drivers of 15-Passenger Vans to Guard Against Rollover Crashes During the Warm-Weather Driving Season

WASHINGTON – As the summer driving season gets under way, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is again reminding all 15-passenger van users to take appropriate precautions to guard against the possibility of a tragic rollover crash.

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