Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Larry Snow with the Secure Transportation and Executive Protection News for Thursday, June 28th, 2018. 

In Vehicle News

From the International Security Driver Association

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

At some point, almost everyone has seen the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) warning light to appear on the dashboard. Its purpose is to warn you that at least one or more tires is significantly under-inflated, possibly creating unsafe driving conditions. The tire pressure readings are provided by pressure-sensing transmitters mounted inside each tire and sent to a central computer (ECU) for display on the dashboard. The problem is that the warning light on the instrument panel does not come on until there is a 25-percent drop in tire pressure. By the time the warning light is displayed, you and the passengers are in a very unsafe vehicle.

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 And from Government Fleet

REV Group Launches Ambulance with Ballistic Protection 

REV Group, a manufacturer of specialty vehicles, has launched the REV Guardian, the first ambulance with built-in ballistic protection. The Guardian is a fully functioning ambulance wrapped in Level IIIA ballistic protection. This provides the same protection as commonly-issued ballistic vests and helmets.

The standard vehicle package contains three pillars of protection: run-flat tire inserts, ballistic glass, and a full envelope of Level IIIA ballistic Kevlar throughout the ambulance.

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In Driving News

From the Center of Disease Control

Tips for Driving in the Heat

Winter isn’t the only season that can take a toll on driving safety. It is important to keep workers safe on the road during summer, too. Extreme heat can damage your company’s fleet vehicles and put workers at risk of a breakdown. Workers who drive as part of their job may be sharing the roads with fatigued or impaired travelers on their way to or returning from vacation. Many workers are themselves travelers, and some may be driving a company vehicle approved for personal use.

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And from NJ1015.Com

TAKING ALLERGY MEDS? YOU MAY BE GUILTY OF DRUGGED DRIVING

When the sneezing and itchy eyes just won’t quit, many of us are willing to pop any pill for seasonal allergies so we can get rid of the symptoms and get on with the rest of our day.

And drugged driving — even when legal medications are involved — can be considered by law enforcement the same as driving under the influence of alcohol, the center noted in a news release. 

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