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2014-08-26 12:20:38

New Location Factors and Interactive Maps Show Where Your City Ranks When Population, Density and Precipitation are Considered for City Drivers IRVING, Texas, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Allstate Insurance Company today released its tenth annual "Allstate America's Best Drivers Report®" and Brownsville ranked second safest among America's 200 largest cities(i) in terms of car collision frequency. The report underscores Allstate's commitment to keeping roadways safer for customers and...

2014-08-26 08:35:07

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2014-08-26 08:25:38

Launches Year-Long Sustainability 360 Program on Wildfires, Drought and Water Issues, Climate Science and Native American Cultural Sustainability FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year, wildfire season is trending longer, larger and more extreme. As fires continue to blaze in the West, Northern Arizona University (NAU) is launching a multi-part series, designed to provide education on critical issues related to wildfires. The series features expert commentary,...

2014-08-26 08:25:14

MEDINA, Ohio, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Slate Rock Safety, LLC, an ecommerce retailer and distributor of safety clothing specializing in flame resistant (FR) clothing, was selected by Inc. Magazine as one of "America's Fastest Growing Private Companies" for the third year in a row. Earning a spot on the Inc. 500 in 2012, and Inc. 5,000 in 2013, Slate Rock Safety landed spot number 2,008 on 2014's list.A major contributor to recent growth has been Slate Rock Safety Outfitters, a...

2014-08-26 08:23:10

Auto insurance group offers discount to drivers in Arizona who install text blocking devices. ATLANTA, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Good2Go®, specialists in minimum coverage auto insurance, announced that their Cell Phone Safety Discount is now available in Arizona. Customers will receive 5% off bodily injury, property damage, and collision coverage per vehicle for installing a device that blocks distracting cell phone functions such as text messaging, email, and Internet browsing....

2014-08-26 08:22:54

States share how to keep novice drivers focused on the road WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As young drivers head back to school, a new Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) report explores the problem of teen distracted driving and highlights promising policies designed to address it. According to the most recent data, teens represent the largest proportion of drivers who are distracted at the time of a fatal crash. These crashes impact not only the distracted teen...

2014-08-26 08:22:15

New data shows significant gaps in new driver road readiness; Michelin and FIA launch comprehensive plan GREENVILLE, S.C., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New data about driver's education and training in this country finds that teenagers in the United States often lack the essential knowledge and skills that can help keep them safe on the roads. This knowledge gap may result in nearly 300,000 preventable car crashes involving inexperienced drivers each year(1). Automobile accidents are the No....

2014-08-26 08:22:05

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, American Trucking Associations-led coalition of transportation trade groups urged that the scores produced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Compliance, Safety, Accountability fleet monitoring system be removed from the agency's website, citing recent government research that found the scores unreliable....

2014-08-26 08:21:01

~ New Data from Video-Based Driver Safety Leader Lytx Shows that Near-Collisions in Good Weather Nearly Double Compared to Inclement Weather Conditions ~ SAN DIEGO, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New data released today shows your chances of having a near-collision while driving nearly doubles in good weather conditions. Lytx, Inc. (formerly DriveCam Inc.), a global leader in delivering video-based driver safety and compliance solutions, determined from analysis of its data that more...

2014-08-26 08:20:42

Drivers in Three California Cities Surpass National Average of Collision Every 10 Years SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Allstate Insurance Company today released its tenth annual "Allstate America's Best Drivers Report®" and Visalia ranks first in California and seventh nationally as safest among America's 200 largest cities[i] in terms of car collision frequency. The report underscores Allstate's commitment to making roadways safer for its customers and all drivers. For...


Latest Disaster Accident Reference Libraries

Arenal Volcano
2014-08-28 11:31:44

Arenal Volcano, also known as Volcán Arenal, is an active stratovolcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. It can be found in Arenal Volcano National Park and was one of Costa Rica’s most active volcanoes until 2010. This volcano has a small crater and several eruptive vents and is the youngest of all active volcanoes in Costa Rica. Arenal Volcano has produced some violent eruptions, including the eruption of 1968, which covered three villages, killed eighty-seven people, and...

Mount Nyiragongo
2014-08-28 11:22:30

Mount Nyiragongo is an active stratovolcano that is located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This volcano is part of the Virunga Mountains and is located in Virunga National Park. It reaches an elevation of 11,385 feet and has a crater that reaches 1.2 miles in width. This crater typically holds a lava lake that has varied between 2,000 and 10,660 feet in depth. It is not known how long this volcano has been active, but at least 34 eruptions have been recorded since 1882. Mount...

2014-08-28 11:14:31

Nevado del Ruiz, also known as La Mesa de Herveo, is an active stratovolcano that is located along the border of the Colombian territories, or departments, of Caldas and Tolima. It reaches an elevation of 17,457 and is shaped like a cone. This volcano is protected within Los Nevados National Natural Park, along with many other volcanoes, and it is a popular tourist destination. Winter activities like skiing are conducted here as well as hiking and fishing. Nevado del Ruiz is part of the...

Galeras
2014-08-28 10:56:28

Galeras is a stratovolcano that is located in Nariño, a Colombian controlled territory. This volcano, which reaches a height of 14,029 feet, is highly active and the most active volcano in Colombia. It primarily contains andesite and holds two calderas that were created by eruptions in the past 560,000 years. Although it is shaped like a horseshoe, eruptions have caused a cone shaped structure to build up in one of the calderas. It was labeled a Decade Volcano in 1991, despite its recent...

Chaitén
2014-08-28 10:38:21

Chaitén is a volcanic caldera that is located in southern Chile that reaches an elevation of 3,681 feet. It is thought that this volcano once held a rhyolite obsidian lava dome that reached 3,156 in height, but this was destroyed after its most recent eruption in 2008. In the past, this volcano has released grey obsidian, which was used by pre-Columbian cultures to make many objects, some of which have been found 250 miles away from the volcano. Chaitén experienced the beginning of a new...

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