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2013-04-11 12:21:35

Company led the industry with an organization-wide policy banning use of mobile devices while driving. CINCINNATI, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstGroup America (FGA), North America's leading transportation company, joins with the National Safety Council (NSC) to recognize April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month and encourages all motorists to take the NSC pledge to drive cell free at www.nsc.org/pledge. This year's theme - What were you thinking? - focuses on educating...

2013-04-06 23:02:47

Alonso Krangle urges all motorists to curb cellphone use when driving to help reduce traffic accidents caused by distracted driving. "An alarming 25% of all accidents are due to distracted driving; we urge everyone to turn off all cellphones while driving and pay attention!" Melville, NY (PRWEB) April 06, 2013 According to the National Safety Council (NSC), approximately 25 percent of all car / auto traffic accidents are caused by distracted driving, specifically cellphone use while...

2013-04-05 12:21:53

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Alabama Chapter, honored Barb Wisniewski, McWane Vice President of Health & Safety, for helping to drive award-winning improvements across the McWane family of companies. The ASSE recognized "Special Honoree" Barb Wisniewski at an Alabama Chapter event this month, noting that under her leadership McWane has become one of the foundry industry's leaders in health and safety. "In 1999 we made a...

2013-04-03 12:22:50

Record-breaking funds raised to further the safety movement ITASCA, Ill., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council presented Exxon Mobil Corporation with the Green Cross for Safety medal at its annual fundraising dinner in Houston last night. The dinner honored ExxonMobil for its leadership and comprehensive commitment to safety excellence. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120705/DC35658LOGO) "It is an honor to receive this medal on behalf of the...

2013-04-03 08:21:35

CA Teen Safe Driving Week Kicks Off Distracted Driving Awareness Month ELK GROVE, Calif., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ADEPT Driver, a California company that develops proven crash reduction programs, called on all drivers to observe National Distracted Driving Awareness Month by putting away phones, food, iPods and other diversions that can distract from safe driving. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120823/SF62269LOGO) (Logo:...

2013-04-01 23:00:24

2013 IISC “Safety at the Crossroads” Professional Development Conference and Expo to be held in Coralville, Iowa at the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. (PRWEB) April 01, 2013 Russell Associates CEO Jerry Van Oort, Senior Consultant Kevin Gilbert and Marketing Coordinator Justin Day will exhibit at booth #8 for the duration of the 2013 Iowa-Illinois Safety Council´s 60th Annual Professional Development Conference. At 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 11 the trio...

2013-03-28 16:20:18

National Safety Council educates on the distracted brain this Distracted Driving Awareness Month ITASCA, Ill., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Each April, the National Safety Council promotes Distracted Driving Awareness Month and encourages the public to drive cell free. An estimated one in four crashes involves drivers using cell phones. Those interested in getting involved in this issue can take the NSC pledge to drive cell free and share the downloadable materials available at...

2013-03-13 23:01:08

Irvine auto accident attorney Daniel C. Carlton said he wants to alert California motorists about an upsurge in number of deadly car accidents, and he detailed ways to protect the public. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) March 13, 2013 Orange County personal injury lawyer Daniel C. Carlton today said a reported increase in deadly car accidents in California and nationwide should spark more efforts to educate the public about safe driving habits. Fatal car accidents increased nationwide last year for the...

2013-03-04 12:20:25

MADD and GHSA warn that failure to fund priority safety programs will be devastating for states WASHINGTON, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six major highway safety organizations called on Congress to fully fund the Priority Highway Safety Grant Program, known as Section 405, when Congress considers funding for the remainder of FY 2013. Section 405 provides performance-based incentive funding for states to address key areas of highway safety that include impaired driving,...

2013-02-27 16:20:22

Lawmakers championed inclusion of key incentive grant provisions in MAP-21 legislation ITASCA, Ill., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council today announced it plans to present its Excellence in Highway Safety award to two U.S. senators and two U.S. congressmen for their leadership in teen driving and distracted driving. NSC will recognize Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), Rep. Tim Bishop (D-NY) and Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) for...