November 2018

Summaries of timely road safety news, events, and alerts
Message from NETS' Executive Director, Joe McKillips
As we head into the final stretch of 2018, I am hopeful this finds you reflecting back on a safe and prosperous year with regards to your road safety endeavors. Here within NETS the dust has now settled on what amounted to be one of our most successful conferences on record and want to thank those again who were able to join our annual event . Not only did we set a new attendance record during this year’s conference but experienced an all-time high in sponsor turnout as well. Introduction of our newest NETS Board member, Toyota North America was also a notable highlight of our proceedings with unique and forward looking perspectives into the emerging state of the automotive industry shared with all. 

A deep dive presentation reflecting on recent findings from our annual Benchmark report was also unveiled with numerous eye-opening findings and road safety trends shared with conference attendees. Numerous conference highlights were also profiled in a recent Fleet Management Weekly article. Within the past few weeks a series of conference photos and presentations have also been formally loaded onto the NETS Web-site for NETS members and conference attendees to review.

Finally, as unveiled during our annual conference, I am thrilled to introduce the first-ever NETS Latin America Satellite Conference slated to take place April 2-3, 2019 in San Jose, Costa Rica. Strategically expanding our road safety focus across the globe will help target a variety of unique road safety needs and challenges faced by many of our multi-national NETS members, sponsors and prospective members alike. For those who carry international responsibilities, particularly in Latin America, we encourage you to SAVE-THE-DATE for what is certain to be an exciting opportunity to help NETS expand its mission of reducing risk and saving lives!

Thanks again for your commitment to road safety and wishing you the very best as you close the year.
NETS is holding its first ever
April 2-3, 2019
Intercontinental Hotel
San Jose, Costa Rica
Registration: $249.00 USD

Conference registration and hotel information, as well as preliminary agenda, coming soon!
NETS Annual Conference a Success!

Thank you to all conference attendees and NETS Sponsors who helped make this year’s conference a successful event! Conference photos and presentations are now available on the website.

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NETS Conference Highlighted in Fleet Management Weekly

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Driver Risk Exposure, Advantages of Continuous Monitoring

Determining whether you should or should not know about driver risk is a hot topic for most companies. SambaSafety recently co-produced a white paper which delves into driver-qualification standards and how monitoring for compliance can reduce risk.

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A Distracted Driving Crackdown Is Coming

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Wildlife Crossing: Tips to Avoid Animal-Vehicle Collisions

Animal-vehicle collisions are not only costly, but can be dangerous. From 2001 to 2011, animal collisions contributed to more than 2,080 fatal crashes nationwide. Whether a deer, dog, moose or squirrel, animals on the roadway are unexpected, and...

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Winter/Snow Tires vs. All-Season Tires: How They Compare

Using test data, Consumer Reports compares winter/snow vs. all-season tires for winter performance. Find out which type is right for you.

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Eight Healthy Ways to Stay Awake on a Long Drive

Road trips are an incredibly fun way to travel; you can stop and start whenever you feel like it, and the scenery always offers something new. They're often a cheaper way to get from A to B, too.

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Tire Prices Increase Due to Higher Commodity Costs

Higher commodity prices are putting upward pressure on fleet prices for replacement tires. National accounts are no longer as willing to absorb the majority of price increases which are between 3% and 8% on select tire lines.

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Helping Teenagers to Be Safer Drivers

New drivers are more likely to get into trouble because they lack experience, but the best way to reduce the risk of a crash is to become an experienced driver. My 16-year-old grandson, who lives in suburban Los Angeles, is on the ...

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Distracted Driving Tends to Cause More Severe Crashes

A new study says crashes caused by distracted driving tend to be more severe than others, and their severity also depends on the type of setting in which they occur - a finding that suggests more attention should be paid to roadway design.

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GM Autobrake Cuts Front-to-rear Crashes

An IIHS study of General Motors vehicles with optional front crash prevention systems adds to the evidence that forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking prevent crashes. GM vehicles with autobrake and forward collision warning...

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Samsung Ponders Training Self-Driving Cars With Brain Waves

Samsung's efforts in the self-driving automotive industry appear poised to continue growing, based on a recent patent for a new autonomous driver training model published by WIPO. The patent itself applies primarily to an 'apparatus' and...

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Cities Must Drive Autonomous and Connected Strategies

Singapore and San Francisco have put connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) at the heart of their mass transit future while Paris and Hong Kong view it as an enhanced transport solution.

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Fleet Safety Guidelines and Safer Car Purchasing Policy

Global NCAP provides an updated sample policy for new car purchasing guidelines.

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Lyft and States Partner to Encourage Responsible Road Use

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and Lyft have awarded State Highway Safety Offices in five states more than $85,000 in grant funds and Lyft ride credits to support campaigns that deter impaired road use this holiday season.

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Construction, Transport Workers: Higher Spinal Injury Risk

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Alliance Advocates Program Extends to Asia

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ETSC Campaign Supports Future EU Vehicle Safety Standards

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Global NCAP and AA South Africa Call for Urgent Action

The latest crash test results in the #SaferCarsForAfrica campaign, released by Global NCAP and AA South Africa last week, show that Nissan's NP300 'Hardbody' received a zero star safety rating. The vehicle structure collapsed and was found to be...

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Stars Shine on Fiat 500X: Latest Latin NCAP Results

The sixth round of results of the year of the New Car Assessment Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean, , was released today with a top result and an Advanced Award for Fiat 500X while New Cruze renews a solid four stars result.

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Holiday Season National Enforcement Mobilization

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Sixth Global Meeting Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety

Registration is open for the Sixth Global Meeting of Nongovernmental Organizations Advocating for Road Safety and Road Victims, which will take place 8-13 April 2019, at the Avra Imperial Hotel, Chania, Greece.

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Super Bowl Drunk Driving Prevention Campaign

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