Insurance group calls for Amazon, FedEx and others to use more safety tech in delivery vans

About half a million light vans are sold in the United States every year, with many of those going to companies like Amazon and FedEx. Used to deliver packages to people’s front doors all over America, they are also involved in their share of crashes, many of which could be avoided with readily available technologies.

Vans like these are involved in an average of about 935,000 police-reported crashes each year, including 98,000 resulting in injuries and 3,600 resulting in deaths, according to research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a group funded by auto insurers.

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