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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

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.

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.

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.

2009-02-03 21:04:14

There was an increase in the rate of traffic fatalities in the U.S. Northeast three months after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, researchers say. Psychologist Alexander J. Rothman and colleagues at the University of Minnesota analyzed records obtained from the U.S.

2009-02-02 13:37:42

The September 11 terrorist attacks had a profound impact on this country's psyche. Eight years after the attacks, we are still learning how those terrible events affected us.

2009-01-21 09:17:24

Street lighting provides a simple, low cost means of stemming the global epidemic of road traffic death and injury. Low income countries should consider installing more lights, and high income countries should think carefully before turning any off to reduce carbon emissions, is the advice from a new Cochrane Review.

2008-12-29 12:59:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twelve people were killed in traffic crashes investigated by state police during the five-day Christmas holiday driving period, Commissioner Frank E. Pawlowski said today.

2008-12-15 14:00:00

ITASCA, Ill., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media coverage of car crashes may harm rather than help public health, according to two new studies published in the National Safety Council's Journal of Safety Research.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.