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2011-08-02 00:00:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The majority of Americans consider themselves to be good drivers but a new study reveals their candor tells a different - and dangerous - story. American drivers believe their own driving knowledge, ability and safe driving habits are well above other drivers on the road. Nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of American drivers rate themselves as "excellent" or "very good" drivers. American drivers' positive self-rating is more than twice as high...

2011-07-01 08:00:00

MATTESON, Ill., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Law enforcement from throughout the Midwest will be cracking down on impaired drivers beginning today and extending through July 4th. The impaired driving crackdown comes as motorists prepare to celebrate the July 4th holiday weekend. "Statistics gathered from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration over the past 25 years show that, on average, nearly half of all deadly traffic crashes over each year's July 4th holiday involved some...

2011-07-01 12:15:00

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As Americans ready for Independence Day weekend road trips and holiday celebrations, AAA and the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (AAAFTS) caution travelers to be extra cautious on the road, particularly on July 4 -- the deadliest day of the year. According to the AAAFTS' recent analysis of national crash data, between 2000-2009, more people lost their lives in motor vehicle crashes on July 4 than on any other day of the year. (Logo:...

2011-06-30 00:00:29

Texans planning to drink and drive this holiday need to get a P.A.S.S."”Person Appointed to Stay Sober. Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 29, 2011 The Fourth of July holiday consistently ranks as one of the deadliest holiday weekends for traffic accidents. Statistics gathered by NHTSA over the past 25 years show that, on average, about half of all deadly traffic crashes over the July Fourth holiday are related to alcohol. Last year, in Texas there were 337 alcohol related traffic crashes over...

2011-06-28 23:01:00

AUSTIN, Texas, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fourth of July holiday consistently ranks as one of the deadliest holiday weekends for traffic accidents. Statistics gathered by NHTSA over the past 25 years show that, on average, about half of all deadly traffic crashes over the July Fourth holiday are related to alcohol. Last year, in Texas there were 337 alcohol related traffic crashes over the July Fourth holiday weekend. That's why TxDOT, law enforcement officials, and other key...

2011-06-28 13:12:12

A national survey has found that more than one in twenty Australian workers report using alcohol while at work or just before work, and more than one in fifty report taking drugs during or just before work. These findings, published online today in the journal Addiction, have implications for workplace safety. Researchers used data from the 2007 National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS), which polled over 23,000 Australian residents aged 12 and over on their use of alcohol, tobacco, and...

2011-06-28 09:30:00

BETHESDA, Md., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer is a wonderful time for outdoor activities with family and friends. For many people, a day at the beach, on the boat, or at a backyard barbecue will include drinking alcoholic beverages. But excessive drinking and summer activities don't mix. Drinking impairs both physical and mental abilities, and it also decreases inhibitions--which can lead to tragic consequences on the water, on the road, and in the great outdoors. In fact, research...

2011-06-23 15:42:41

It's well known that drunk driving can have fatal consequences, but a new study suggests that alcohol is not the only drug that's a danger on the road. It might make sense that drugs like marijuana or amphetamines would impair drivers and lead to crashes. But few studies have actually looked specifically at the impact of other drugs on traffic deaths -- even as there is an increasing push to pass "drugged driving" laws nationally. In the new study, reported in the July issue of the Journal of...

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2011-06-21 05:15:00

According to a new study, no amount of alcohol consumed is safe for driving. University of California - San Diego sociologist David Philips and his team examined official data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS).  The dataset includes information on all persons in the U.S. who were involved in fatal car accidents in the years 1994 to 2008. The researchers used FARS because it is nationally comprehensive and covers all U.S. counties, all days of the week and all times of...

2011-06-17 12:10:00

AUSTIN, Texas, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This month the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will be airing an educational campaign in a mini telenovelas series format in an effort to educate the Hispanic community about the consequences of drinking and driving. TxDOT is one of the first state agencies to tackle the dangers of drinking and driving through the telenovela format. "We created these educational telenovelas on drinking and driving to reach Hispanic women and men who...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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