Our nation has experienced many peaceful demonstrations this year, but as Driving Dynamics’ CEO and president Art Liggio points out in Journey Management: Preparing Drivers to Safely Travel During Times of Civil Unrest, about five percent of them have turned violent. Liggio’s guide is timely; we can expect more demonstrations in this fraught election year.
We note in the Orlando Sentinel that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has proposed a law that includes a rule that would shield drivers from liability “for injury and death caused if fleeing for safety from a mob.” So, theoretically, drivers could mow down protestors and face no legal consequences. We’ll have to keep an eye on Florida.
A bright spot we can point to in this difficult year is the success of NAFA’s 2020 Virtual I&E. This week, FMW executive editor Mark Boada writes about the conclusions of the leadership panel in The State of Fleet in the Time of COVID-19.
Finally, the FMW team congratulates Donlen president Tom Callahan on his well-deserved election into the AFLA Fleet Hall of Fame, and Bryan Flansburg, CAFM, for being honored by NAFA with its Distinguished Service Award!
Strength for the Journey!
Editor in Chief