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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,

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.

2012-01-30 08:28:36

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.

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.

2011-07-26 07:57:00

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- flinc is the world's first social mobility network which matches drivers and passengers for ridesharing in real-time using desktop, smartphone and navigation technology. Gas prices are rising, carbon emissions need to be reduced and roads are congested: the challenges for individual mobility seem unsurmountable.

2011-06-15 13:00:00

SEATTLE, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Avego Driver, a free ridesharing app that shares empty seats between drivers and riders in real time, is now available on Windows Phone 7. Avego Driver is the first real-time ridesharing application available on Windows Phone 7, as well as the first real-time ridesharing app compatible across multiple mobile platforms.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.