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2014-09-18 12:22:14

In a New Plymouth Rock Assurance Study, 99 Percent of New Jersey Drivers Report Witnessing At Least One Road Rage Incident; Company Offers Tips to Reduce Stress and Deter Aggressive Driving RED BANK, N.J., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Plymouth Rock Assurance has published the results of a new study revealing that virtually all drivers polled have witnessed provocative driving behavior or road rage in New Jersey. Behaviors reported include unsafe and aggressive driving sometimes even leading...

2014-09-18 12:21:38

Governor Dayton Declares September "Don't Text and Drive Awareness Month" ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota Safety Council urges drivers to join in a national effort to combat distracted driving on Friday, September 19, part of the It Can Wait campaign. Drivers can participate in a "day of action" by taking an online pledge never to text and drive, and can find free resources to help spread the word to their families, friends and communities at...

2014-09-11 23:09:37

The dangers and statistics regarding the average amounts of deaths, injuries, and damages due to speeding drivers are discussed in latest article from The Jones Firm, a law firm of Bellevue, WA. Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 “According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 30% of fatal accidents are the result of speeding,” according to the latest article published by The Jones Firm on September 10, 2014. “This percentage amounts to over...

2014-09-10 23:11:09

New York auto accident lawyer David Perecman of The Perecman Firm cautions on the dangers of distracted driving following a fatal accident in which a driver was using Facebook while traveling on an interstate. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 A North Dakota woman was so distracted by Facebook photos on her cell phone that she rear-ended a SUV and killed Phyllis Gordon, 89. The North Dakota Highway Patrol determined that Abby Sletten, 20, was traveling at approximately 85 mph at the...

2014-09-09 23:11:45

Each day in the United States, people are killed and injured in crashes that are reported to involve distracted driving, many due to cellphone use. Journeyworks Publishing’s new title offers tips and tricks for stowing the phone and staying safe on the road. Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 Who are the most frequent offenders of talking on a cellphone while driving? Teens. Who are they talking to? Their parents. We know being distracted by our cell phones while driving is...

2014-09-09 00:20:32

AAA Foundation research reveals opportunities to produce smarter, safer drivers AURORA, Ill., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Although vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for teens, fewer new drivers are participating in what used to be considered a rite of passage - driver education. State funding and requirements for these programs have declined over recent decades, leaving uneducated teen drivers vulnerable on America's roads. New research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic...

2014-09-03 16:21:03

Transportation Research Board Publishes MRIGlobal Research Based on Driving Behavior of More Than 3,100 Drivers. KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MRIGlobal today announced that results of its offset left-turn lane study using data from the Strategic Highway Research Program 2's (SHRP 2) Naturalistic Driving Study are now available. The research shows that positive offset left-turn lanes can make left turns safer by reducing the chance that an opposing...

2014-08-27 12:23:05

CHICAGO, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- DMV.com - a one-stop resource for all DMV and motor vehicle information, has released a top ten list of things parents and motorists should keep in mind to ensure child safety during the back to school season. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140826/139882 "Given the significant number of motorists and pedestrians heading back on the road, we thought it was the right time to remind drivers and parents of the extra precautions necessary...

2014-08-26 08:23:10

Auto insurance group offers discount to drivers in Arizona who install text blocking devices. ATLANTA, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Good2Go®, specialists in minimum coverage auto insurance, announced that their Cell Phone Safety Discount is now available in Arizona. Customers will receive 5% off bodily injury, property damage, and collision coverage per vehicle for installing a device that blocks distracting cell phone functions such as text messaging, email, and Internet browsing....

2014-08-26 08:22:54

States share how to keep novice drivers focused on the road WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As young drivers head back to school, a new Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) report explores the problem of teen distracted driving and highlights promising policies designed to address it. According to the most recent data, teens represent the largest proportion of drivers who are distracted at the time of a fatal crash. These crashes impact not only the distracted teen...


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2010-11-15 19:40:35

Traffic cones, which also have many other names, are cone shaped markers used primarily to redirect traffic in a safe manner. They are used to create separation or merge lanes during construction although more permanent markers are used if the diversion is to stay in place for a long period of time. Charles P. Rudebaker invented the traffic cone in 1914. His version was made of concrete although now the cones are usually made of a brightly-colored thermoplastic or rubber. The cones are...

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