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2014-04-01 08:21:58

April Is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month; FRANKFORT, Ky., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In concert with National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the State of Kentucky is first in the nation to debut a new, high-tech solution to the epidemic of texting and driving crashes by offering millions of motorists free, one-year subscriptions to TextLimit.com -- an innovative smartphone application that restricts touch screen and calling functions while the device is in a moving...

2014-03-31 23:38:37

Distracted driving is a major problem. But what is the solution? As part of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, Peggy Smedley outlines the actions that should be taken in Connected World and on The Peggy Smedley Show. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 March 31, 2014, In honor of the fourth annual national Distracted Driving month connected mobility expert Peggy Smedley proclaims the technology to completely eliminate accident and death due to distracted driving is literally at our...

2014-03-31 12:21:07

TRENTON, N.J., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Red-light safety cameras turned in another year of positive results at intersections in New Jersey, and trends show "driver behavior is being modified," according to the recently issued New Jersey Department of Transportation's (NJDOT) third annual analysis of the photo enforcement program. According to the report, "Further sustained analysis is needed and the Department recommends that the Traffic Control Signal Monitoring Systems...

2014-03-31 04:20:09

NATIONAL DISTRACTED DRIVING AWARENESS MONTH WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month during which the States of Kentucky and West Virginia are the first in the nation to debut a new, high-tech solution to the epidemic of texting and driving crashes by offering millions of motorists free downloads of TextLimit -- a unique smartphone application that restricts touch screen and calling functions while the device is used in a moving vehicle....

2014-03-29 23:04:45

Ohio pedestrian accident attorney Scott Elliot Smith of the Law Offices of Scott Elliot Smith weighs in on a report revealing fewer pedestrian fatalities nationwide and in Ohio in 2013. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) March 29, 2014 Reversing a longtime trend, the number of pedestrian fatalities declined nationwide in 2013 for the first time since 2009, including a 37 percent decrease in Ohio pedestrian fatalities, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). Columbus personal...

2014-03-27 23:32:17

The lead attorney at the Law Offices of Daniel C. Carlton weighs in on the California Highway Patrol’s conclusion that texting while driving is more dangerous than drunk driving. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Commenting on a recent news story quoting California Highway Patrol officials who say texting and driving is more dangerous than driving drunk, Irvine car accident lawyer Daniel C. Carlton said today he was not surprised to hear of their conclusions. He said other studies have...

California Billboards Shame Texting Drivers
2014-03-27 12:01:53

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The latest efforts against texting and other distractions while driving include a website aimed at shaming texters, and now billboards with large photos of people on the 101 Freeway who don't keep two hands on the wheel and two eyes on the road are popping up in California. Graphic designer Brian Singer started with the website TWITSpotting.com, Adweek reports. The TWIT stands for Texting While in Traffic, but connotations are heavily...

2014-03-26 23:04:41

The world’s leading distracted driving technology will prevent texting and other risky driving behaviors by commercial vehicle drivers. Louisville (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 In order to address inherent safety concerns and strict regulations regarding distracted driving in the fleet industry, Forward Thinking System announces its partnership with Cellcontrol at the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville. The new strategic partnership empowers fleet managers to help commercial vehicle...

2014-03-25 23:00:50

Nearly 4,000 people die nationwide each year in crashes involving large commercial trucks or buses. Many of those people are young, inexperienced drivers who don’t understand the dangers they and their passengers face every day on the road. College Station, Texas (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Federal officials, law enforcement and teen driving safety advocates are joining forces to help young drivers share the roadways more safely with large trucks. The Teens in the Driver Seat program,...

2014-03-25 16:20:55

INDIANAPOLIS, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Safe drivers in Wisconsin will not have to subsidize the cost of insurance for drivers cited for moving violations, as state legislators adjourned earlier this week without enacting on a proposal that would have had that effect. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140110/MM44408LOGO The proposed legislation, Assembly Bill 737, would have permitted most persons convicted of violating a traffic regulation to attend a driver...

Latest Road safety Reference Libraries

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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