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Why this safety technology doesn’t work
A new distracted driving report confirms what truckers know intuitively and expands upon what other studies say: Hands-free communications technology is just as distracting as hands-on.
AAA Urging Drivers Not to Use Voice-to-Text Systems, Cites New Research
A new AAA study on driver cognitive distraction concludes that as mental workload and distractions increase, drivers’ reaction time slows, their brain function is compromised, and they scan the road less and miss visual cues. As a result, these drivers see fewer items right in front of them, including stop signs and pedestrians.
Fleet Safety Tip of the Week: Skid Recovery
Here’s a video from Ford that offers advice on how to recover from a skid. The procedure may seem counter-intuitive for some, so you may want to pass this along to all your drivers as a friendly reminder.