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2013-05-08 00:21:19

NEW Data on Deadly Summer Driving Season Announced WASHINGTON, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To kick off Global Youth Traffic Safety Month (GYTSM), youth from across the country rallied today with National Organizations for Youth Safety® (NOYS), federal government leaders, global partners including the Nelson Mandela family, and corporate representatives to address road and traffic safety issues to help put an end to motor vehicle crashes - the leading cause of death...

2012-08-28 02:20:36

BUNDALL, Australia, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jordan Paris, who was born three and half months premature when his mother was involved in a serious car crash 23-years-ago, has carried thoughts of road carnage throughout his life and is a Director of Global Road Technology and a road safety ambassador. "I have been a victim of unsafe roads, and my mother sustained serious and permanent injuries and still to this day doesn't feel comfortable on our roads, so this is a cause close to my...

2012-06-29 10:20:40

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) applauds congressional passage of H.R. 4348, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21). MAP-21 will fund federal highway programs at $37.5 billion for Fiscal Year 2013 and $37.8 billion in Fiscal Year 2014, giving state departments of transportation, contractors and businesses 27 months of guaranteed funding. Within MAP-21, the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)...

2012-05-01 06:21:06

Tips for parents and teens to make this a safer summer on the roads WASHINGTON, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the most recent data, over 1,000 youth were killed on our nation's highway during the summer of 2010 and preliminary numbers for 2011 are not looking any better. It's that time of year when young people get to enjoy the wondrous summer break. They are ready for tans, summer jobs, beach trips, more free time, and all of the extra activities summer...

2012-04-19 10:20:29

SafeIntersections.com and new video call for expanded use of intersection safety cameras in the state CHICAGO, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Traffic Safety Coalition (TSC), a not-for-profit, grassroots organization working to make roads safer for drivers, passengers, and pedestrians, has launched www.SafeIntersections.com, a new safety campaign in Pennsylvania to engage Pennsylvania citizens and direct them to sign a letter to state legislators expressing support for the...

2012-03-15 20:00:00

Coalition Salutes Sen. Bill Nelson for Leadership WASHINGTON, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Older Roadway User Safety (CORUS) strongly endorses an older driver and pedestrian safety amendment filed by Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and inserted into the Senate transportation authorization bill. CORUS, which is comprised of AARP, American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA), American Highway Users Alliance, Easter Seals, National Association of Area...

2011-08-18 10:44:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released its list of seven safety measures - including red light safety cameras - that can cut traffic deaths significantly, but have not been widely implemented by every state. "It's no surprise the IIHS has found that red light safety cameras are a proven safety tool to prevent unnecessary traffic fatalities. Red-light running causes thousands of injuries and hundreds of...

2011-05-08 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At a time when there is intense debate about the role of government, a majority of Americans support additional laws and want more action by government officials to improve highway safety, according to a new survey out today by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The survey release comes as the United Nations kicks off its 'Decade of Action on Road Safety', a global campaign to reduce highway deaths and injuries. (Logo:...

2011-05-06 17:11:00

Commends Rep. Altmire for Introduction WASHINGTON, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Coalition for Older Roadway User Safety (CORUS) strongly endorses H.R. 1776, the Older Driver and Pedestrian Safety and Roadway Enhancement Act of 2011 introduced yesterday by Rep. Jason Altmire (D-Pa.). CORUS, which is comprised of AARP, American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA), American Highway Users Alliance, Easter Seals, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), and...

2010-03-12 07:00:00

Partnership for Advancing Road Safety working to prevent red light running, speeding, distracted driving in North America WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of road safety advocates has formed the Partnership for Advancing Road Safety (PARS) and vowed to make roads safer by raising awareness of traffic safety initiatives that prevent injuries and decrease fatalities. PARS will work to send a clear and consistent message to the driving public: It is not okay to...