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2011-05-04 04:15:00

AURORA, Ill., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AAA urges Illinois legislators to vote no on SB 1913, which allows large tractor-trailer trucks to travel on all four-lane highways outside Chicagoland at 65 mph, as opposed to the current 55 mph speed limit. The bill has already passed through the Illinois Senate and awaits a full vote by the Illinois House. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100506/AAACHILOGO) "The Illinois legislature should not ignore the inherent danger of this...

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2011-04-08 12:35:00

The Texas House of Representatives approved a new speed limit law in the Lone Star State of 85 miles per hour. The new law would allow the Texas Department of Transportation to establish a speed limit not to exceed 85 miles per hour on a part of a state highway system. The proposal is a provision of a bill that would eliminate funding for an unpopular toll road project. The 85 mph speed limit would be the highest posted speed limit in the U.S. and the second-highest posted speed limit in...

2011-01-05 16:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On January 3, 2011 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an agency of the US Department of Transportation, filed a Grant Decision on a previously filed petition to require speed limiting devices to be set on all heavy commercial vehicles at 68 mph. This DOT petition was originally filed by Road Safe America, the American Trucking Associations and numerous leading trucking companies in 2006. "Road Safe America is very...

2010-06-28 06:00:00

ARLINGTON, Va., June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Americans celebrate Independence Day each year, an average of 148 people die in motor vehicle crashes according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. An analysis of federal fatal crash data shows that July 4, August 13, July 15, and January 1 were the days with most crash deaths during 2004-2008. That compares with 114 deaths that occurred on the average day. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100405/DC81155LOGO)...

2010-06-03 17:25:00

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Highway safety advocacy group Road Safe America and others concerned about more death and injury on Florida's roads are urging Gov. Charlie Crist to veto House Bill 1271, which includes raising the maximum weight carried by Florida trucks from 80,000 pounds to 88,000 pounds. Road Safe America (www.roadsafeamerica.org) predicts the 10% increase in total weight without requiring any additional axles or brakes for control or stopping power will cause...

2010-01-07 16:37:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Trucking Associations (ATA) encouraged the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to focus on driver behavior as a top safety priority in its 2010-2015 Strategic Plan. Most of ATA's recommendations are part of the progressive safety agenda it adopted in 2008. In comments filed Jan. 5, 2010, ATA told NHTSA that distracted driving, speeding and aggressive driving are all dangerous behaviors, particularly as...

2009-07-17 14:17:47

In the 10-year period after repeal of the National Maximum Speed Law in 1995 there were some 12,500 U.S. deaths due to the increased speed, researchers said. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health law said the federal law, which restricted the maximum speed limit to 55 mph on all interstate roads, was initiated in 1974 to conserve gasoline in response to the oil embargo. During the first year there was a drop of almost 17 percent in fatalities after the...

2009-07-17 07:56:56

The repeal of the federal speed control law in 1995 has resulted in an increase in road fatalities and injuries, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. The research is published in the September issue of the American Journal of Public Health. It is the first long-term study to evaluate the impact of repealing the National Maximum Speed Law on road fatalities and injuries in fatal crashes between 1995 and 2005. The law, which restricted the...

2009-07-06 14:22:00

ARLINGTON, Va., July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of truck-involved traffic fatalities declined 12 percent in 2008, dropping from 4,822 in 2007 to 4,229, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said last week. "This achievement is great for all highway users," said Bill Graves, President and CEO of the American Trucking Associations (ATA). "We must build upon this and look toward long-term improvements. The trucking industry remains committed to safety and ATA will...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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