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2014-06-03 23:05:51

Dallas attorney Jeff Rasansky discusses National Safety Month, and offers a few important safety tips. (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 June is National Safety Month, and the National Safety Council (together with a number of interested stakeholders) have planned numerous activities to sensitize the public on the importance of being safe at all times. On this year’s menu, the council hopes to strengthen its commitment towards educating the public on topics such as prescription drug abuse, slip and...

2014-06-02 12:29:58

OTTAWA, June 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Today The Hon. Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, The Hon. Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport and Mrs. Laureen Harper join Parachute CEO Louise Logan in urging 500 senior students at Nepean High School to stop texting while driving. The event marked the launch of Parachute's public awareness campaign to Stop the Clock on preventable injuries, including those caused by distracted driving. Kathryn Field, whose teenage son Josh died five years ago as a result...

2014-06-02 08:37:37

Have smart phones made us less smart? BOSTON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The rising use of digital technology and the dangerous behavioral patterns that have emerged - including distracted driving/walking from talking and texting on their phones - was the theme of public relations campaigns presented by students from 13 countries and 6 continents this past weekend at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Sponsored by AB InBev, the winning group will present their campaign on...

2014-05-30 08:21:15

Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, and North Dakota Selected WASHINGTON, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Car crashes remain the leading cause of death for 15- to 20-year-olds in the U.S. To help combat this problem, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) announced today that six of its member State Highway Safety Offices have been awarded $100,000 in grants from Ford Driving Skills for Life (Ford DSFL). Elements of the award-wining teen driving program,...

2014-05-28 20:20:23

Just in Time for Summer Vacation, the Auto Body Shop will Release a Public Safety Campaign Devoted to Teaching the Dangers of Distracted Driving SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Da-Les Auto Body, a full service auto body vehicle repair business located in Sunnyvale, Calif., has just posted a new blog to its site that is devoted to the very important topic of safe driving, including why people should never even think about texting while driving. The new blog is...

2014-05-15 23:04:29

Michael Lira, a sixteen-year-old high school student and race car driver from Port Orange, Florida, has partnered with local personal injury attorneys Rue, Ziffra and Caldwell in a concentrated effort to promote a “Text-Free Zone” by raising awareness about the dangers of texting and driving. Daytona Beach, FL (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 Michael Lira is a sixteen-year-old high school student and race car driver from Port Orange, Florida, who competes in the ARCA Racing Series presented by...

2014-05-06 16:20:50

Media Members, and Law Enforcement and Government Officials Spearhead a Day-long Series of Panels and Discussions on Distracted Driving VALHALLA, N.Y., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legislation passed recently across the country - and even societal norms - have made a dent in the phenomenon of distracted driving, but there's a long way to go. That was the consensus of a series of blue-ribbon panels at the New York Distracted Driving Summit at the Westchester Medical Center today...

2014-05-01 12:21:52

ITASCA, Ill., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Car crashes are the leading cause of workplace fatalities in the U.S., and cell phone use is estimated to be involved in 26 percent of all crashes. Employers who ban employee use of cell phones while driving not only help reduce their employees' chances of being involved in a crash. Policies also help protect employers if an employee is involved in a crash where cell phone use is found to be a factor. The National Safety Council details...

Parents Just As Likely To Engage In Distractions While Driving Which Puts Child Passengers At Risk
2014-05-01 03:04:02

Mary Masson, University of Michigan Health System More than 75 percent said they engaged in distractions like phone use, eating or feeding a child in University of Michigan study Despite their precious cargo, parents are no less likely to engage in driving distractions like cell phone use than drivers from the general population, according to a new University of Michigan study published in Academic Pediatrics. The study found that 90 percent of parent drivers said they engaged in at...

2014-05-01 08:21:10

Distracted Driving Prevention PSAs distributed during Global Youth Traffic Safety Month WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Mazda Motorsports, National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) and the Ad Council announced the high school and college winners of their third annual Project Yellow Light college scholarship contest as part of Global Youth Traffic Safety Month(TM). To view the multimedia assets associated with...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
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