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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.

2012-01-06 10:29:34

Government plans to increase the motorway speed limit in England and Wales will have adverse effects on health, outweighing any economic benefits.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.