According to the FBI, car thefts increased to 773,000 in 2017 representing an eight-year high and presenting quite a problem for consumers reporters say are often to blame for the thefts of their vehicles.

How are car owners to blame for many of the car thefts that occur? Simple carelessness. Many thieves are simply taking advantage of opportunities that present themselves when car owners thoughtlessly leave key fobs in their cars.

Thieves swoop in and drive off in these newer vehicles without a hitch. With so many vehicles operating with push-button starts today, they only need the key fob to be present in the vehicle for it to start. This means thieves push the button and drive away.

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When your fleet drivers are driving your vehicles, you expect them to do their very best to avoid distractions and pay attention to the road. But, there are a number of things that can distract your drivers, even unintentional. One type of distraction is visual distractions.

Visual distractions are actually one of the more common types of distractions for most drivers. These are distractions that take the driver’s eyes and focus off the road, even for mere seconds. These could include adjusting vehicle devices like the GPS or radio to viewing text messages from their phone. Any type of visual distraction will keep the driver from focusing straight ahead where they’re supposed to be looking to drive safely.

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In a bill designed to give peace of mind to parents, the New York City Council approved a measure to install GPS systems on all New York City school buses by September 2019. This allows parents to track the progress of school buses transporting their children via apps.

The inspiration for the bill was an incident in November 2018 that left children stranded on school buses for hours during a snowstorm while frantic parents were unable to reach their children.

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