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Maths Helps Us Know When To Be More Alert On The Roads
2012-06-22 12:05:18

Technicians from Madrid City Council and a team of Pole and Spanish researchers have analyzed the density and intensity of traffic on Madrid's M30 motorway (Spain) throughout the day. By applying mathematical algorithms, they have verified that drivers should pay more attention to the road between 6pm and 8pm to avoid accidents. Detection devices installed by the Department of Traffic Technologies of Madrid City Council on the M30 motorway and its access roads were used to conduct a...

2012-01-06 10:29:34

Editorial: Proposals to increase the motorway speed limit by 10 mph Government plans to increase the motorway speed limit in England and Wales will have adverse effects on health, outweighing any economic benefits, claims an editorial published on bmj.com today. The authors, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, criticize government proposals to raise the speed limit on all motorways in England and Wales from 70mph to 80mph by the year 2013. The government argues...

2010-12-30 05:12:00

KIEV, December 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The infrastructure in Ukraine will develop to a great extent in the duration of 5 to 7 years to come. The process will include creating the system of high-speed motorways widely made use of in the most of Europe. This statement was made by the Vice Prime Minister - Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Borys Kolesnikov. "Provided the tax on fuel, there will appear real high-speed motorways in Ukraine", underlined Borys Kolesnikov. Unlike the...

2009-05-26 12:43:33

British police said the busy M25 motorway was closed for nearly three hours while authorities tried to capture cattle that escaped from an overturned trailer. Police and Highways Agency traffic officers said the road was closed in both directions near Sevenoaks, England, at about 7 p.m. Monday, shortly after a horse trailer overturned and allowed two bulls and a heifer to escape onto the road, The Daily Telegraph reported Tuesday. The cause of the accident, which took place as thousands of...

2009-05-15 12:14:11

A 23-year-old man test-driving a convertible in Germany had an envelope containing more than $31,000 in cash blow away, police say. Police said after the envelope blew off the back seat of the vehicle, the $31,135 in cash it contained spilled along the motorway the man was traveling on, the BBC reported Friday. While police cordoned off the road for half an hour to aid in the search for the escaping funds, nearly $4,100 was never recovered. The man had the cash with him to pay for the Audi...

2009-04-23 17:13:11

British police said an 89-year-old man took a wrong turn on his mobility scooter and wound up on a 70 mph motorway. Officers said they took the man home Tuesday after maintenance workers found him traveling 8 mph on the shoulder of the M20 in Cheriton, England, the Daily Mail reported Thursday. I could not believe it when I saw him casually driving towards us. It was frightening, but when we stopped him he was determined to carry on along the M20, said a maintenance worker who asked not to be...

2009-03-18 02:00:00

ARNHEM, The Netherlands, March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international design, consulting, engineering and management services company announced today that it will assume the contractor role together with Rijkswaterstaat (Dutch Transportation and Water Authority) in three road expansion projects. In total, motorways with a length of 42 kilometres will be widened from 2x2 to 2x3 lanes. Rijkswaterstaat is experimenting during this pilot project with a...

2008-11-14 03:00:19

WARSAW and PARIS, November 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Poland's General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways has selected an Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and Thales consortium to design, integrate, install and deploy the systems that will bring the A2 motorway up to EU commercial motorway standards. The contract, valued at approximately 80 million Euros, includes a 3-year multivendor maintenance contract. Alcatel-Lucent as the leader of the consortium, will...


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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'