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2012-07-16 23:03:13

Collaborative consumption startup first rideshare site in the nation to implement ID verifications to further protect drivers and passengers San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 16, 2012 Ridejoy, the social ridesharing marketplace which connects drivers and passengers on long-distance roadtrips, today introduced a groundbreaking new safety feature in partnership with Jumio, Inc. The feature, ID verifications, is designed to reinforce trust and create a safer, more vibrant community by ensuring...

2012-02-06 14:00:00

Ridejoy Delivers Social Ridesharing Community for Drivers and Passengers to Safely, Easily and Cost-Effectively Share Rides on Long Distance Roadtrips San Fracisco, CA (PRWEB) February 06, 2012 Ridejoy, the social ridesharing community that brings people together on long distance roadtrips, today announced that it has received $1.3 million in seed funding from a list of notable venture capitalists and angel investors led by Freestyle Capital and followed by Lerer Ventures, Start Fund, SV...

Booster Seat Laws Ignored When Carpooling
2012-01-31 06:13:16

A new study from the University of Michigan´s C.S. Mott Children´s Hospital finds that 45 percent of parents do not require their children to be in booster seats when carpooling other children. The study cites practical barriers that include limited seating within the vehicle and difficulties making arrangement with other drivers leads parents to avoid safety seats while carpooling. Nationally, most states require the use of booster seats. Many require the use up to the age of...

2012-01-30 08:28:36

Many parents are more relaxed about booster seat use when carpooling, stronger laws need to encourage safety seat use Most parents report that they typically require their child to use a life-saving booster seat, but more than 30 percent said they do not enforce this rule when their child is riding with another driver. The study, conducted by child health experts at University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, also revealed that 45 percent of parents do not require their kids...

2011-10-11 20:48:33

The end of a California program granting free access to carpool lanes by solo drivers of hybrid cars has unintentionally slowed traffic in all lanes, according to transportation engineers at the University of California, Berkeley. The program, which began in 2005 and ended on July 1, gave consumers an extra incentive to buy low-emission cars. By 2011, some 85,000 low-emission vehicles had gotten the coveted yellow stickers that gave them entry into the carpool lanes, but critics of the...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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