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Permitted Left Turns Present Serious Danger For Pedestrians
2013-04-03 12:03:34

A new study shows that 'permitted' left turns are particularly dangerous for pedestrians. According to their research, four to nine percent of the time, drivers don’t bother to check for bikers or walkers before they make their turn.

2012-03-15 12:27:27

Hundreds of lives are being lost each year in the United States because of mistakes made in what engineers call the “dilemma zone” – that area before a stoplight intersection where the traffic light turns yellow and the driver isn’t sure whether to stop or go ahead.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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