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2010-04-15 14:16:20

Kansas State University researchers are discovering the challenges aging creates for drivers. To help improve traffic safety, K-State engineers identified the characteristics of older drivers in Kansas and the types of crashes they are involved in. Their research found most car accidents involving older drivers occur during the daytime and are more severe, often ending in injury or fatality, than those for younger populations. With this knowledge, the researchers will follow up with a study...

2010-04-12 02:00:00

MANCHESTER, England, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Personal injury claims solicitors at First Personal Injury have called for more education for young drivers. Young drivers are more likely to have accidents than older drivers. Michael Jefferies of First Personal Injury believes that campaigns such as the RoSPA one should be more widespread, commenting that: "The current RoSPA campaign focussing on young drivers is excellent. It's informative and targets both new drivers and their parents. We...

2009-11-16 16:29:12

Drivers who engaged in self-harm were at increased risk of motor vehicle crashes, even after controlling for psychological distress and substance abuse, found a study (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj090459.pdf of 18 871 Australian drivers published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal)) (www.cmaj.ca). Newly licensed drivers aged 17-24 in New South Wales, Australia, who participated in the DRIVE study conducted by The George Institute for International Health,...

2009-09-27 23:01:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Two new studies reveal that teen crashes and risky driving behaviors such as cell phone use, failure to wear seat belts, and drinking and driving are strongly linked with the way teens and parents communicate and approach rules about safety. The results of the studies by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and State Farm® were published today in the journal Pediatrics. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to:...

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2009-09-26 06:05:00

Parenting styles and access to a car of their own makes a substantial difference in the safety of teenagers behind the wheel, according to two studies by researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Teenagers with a car of their own or free use of one are much more likely to be involved in a car accident than those who share a vehicle, the studies found. Additionally, parents who set firm driving safety rules, but do so in a supportive way, decrease the chances their teen will be...

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2009-07-16 09:10:00

One of the aims imposed by the European Union in 2004 is to reduce the number of traffic accidents. However, despite the measures taken by the different administrations and the consequent decrease in the number of accidents, the results for 2010 are not close to those set by Europe. Gerardo Reveriego, a young researcher of the University of Málaga, has designed software that informs drivers of the risk situations s/he has while driving. This allows drivers to self-assess themselves and...

2009-07-01 09:45:00

New Study Shows More Forgiving Roads Would Save Lives and Cut Costs; Health Experts & Transportation Leaders Urge Congressional Action WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than half of U.S. highway fatalities are related to deficient roadway conditions - a substantially more lethal factor than drunk driving, speeding or non-use of safety belts - according to a landmark study released today. Ten roadway-related crashes occur every minute (5.3 million a year) and also...

2009-06-26 07:00:00

Summer is the deadliest time for teen drivers ST. PAUL, Minn., June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to reduce teen crashes and fatalities in Minnesota, the Ford Motor Company Fund, the Governors Highway Safety Association, Westfield Insurance and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety are hosting Twin Cities' teens at the Ford Driving Skills for Life teen driving summer camp. This free, once-in-a-lifetime driving experience is being held at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in...

2009-06-26 08:20:42

An emergency rule intended to reduce the number of deaths and injuries associated with Hawaiian air tours was followed by a 47 percent reduction in sightseeing crashes, according to a new study by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Injury Research and Policy.However, the proportion of crashes that resulted in lives lost actually increased after the rule change due to an increase in crashes that resulted from poor visibility, which tend to be...

2009-03-11 05:00:00

NEW Car Interior Safety and Convenience Accessory Designed to 'Guard the Gap' and Protect Drivers from Potential Accidents LOS ANGELES, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, 80 percent of all crashes and 65 percent of all near-crashes involved the driver looking away from road, such as retrieving a cell phone from the gap between the driver seat and console, just prior to (within three seconds) the onset of the event. This statistic is a grave...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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