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3 ways a mechanic can make your car safer

You probably know how important it is to get your oil changed, check tire pressure and bring your car into a mechanic for periodical tune-ups. However, some busy people may overlook all the basics of car maintenance if their vehicles seem to be running fine. The wellbeing of a car is not the only reason to keep up with periodic maintenance, though.

Mobile workforce more prone to distracted driving

The vehicle management and reimbursement platform Motus has released its 2018 Distracted Driving Report, which focuses on the mobile workforce. Mobile workers are on the road 49 percent more often than any other type of employee in the U.S., so it's important that they stay away from distractions. Mississippi motorists will want to know about the conclusions that Motus has reached.

HOS, brake violations the most common findings of CVSA roadcheck

Every year across North America, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance holds its International Roadcheck to ensure vehicle- and driver-related safety compliance. Enforcement personnel stop trucks, buses and other commercial vehicles at random and conduct inspections at one of several levels with Level I being the most comprehensive. Commercial truck drivers in Mississippi will want to know about the most common violations.

Researchers evaluate real-world teen driving programs

Young drivers in Mississippi could learn valuable lessons by participating in risk reduction programs that combine classroom learning with trips to morgues, intensive care units and emergency rooms. This was the conclusion reached by researchers from Baylor University after observing a group of 21 teen drivers as they participated in such a program in Texas. However, the researchers were not able to establish if learning about driving dangers led to more responsible behavior behind the wheel.

Report finds that car safety tech can reduce backup crashes

Backup crashes can result in extensive property damage and serious injuries. Children are especially vulnerable in such crashes. However, drivers in Mississippi should know that there is safety tech out there that has been demonstrated to cut down on the number of backup crashes. A report says that rear automatic braking is linked with a 62 percent drop in backup crashes.

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