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2014-04-15 23:14:20

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx will discuss distracted driving on The Peggy Smedley Show today, April 15, at 12 noon CT as a part of the show's coverage of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Carol Stream, Ill. (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 “Distracted driving is a big epidemic,” according to U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx. “The trend is growing, particularly with younger drivers who feel more brazen about using technology while they’re...

2014-04-15 12:21:22

Bridgestone survey reveals distracted driving behaviors persist among young drivers; Teens Drive Smart scholarship contest continues to encourage responsible driving NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight out of 10 teens say that texting and driving is more dangerous than skydiving, yet young drivers are 50 times more likely to text and drive than skydive, according to a recent nationwide survey*. The survey found that while teens say texting and driving is dangerous,...

2014-04-15 08:21:14

-- Honda "#ThumbsUp" campaign uses emoticons to stress importance of not texting while driving TORRANCE, Calif., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honda is initiating a new social media program aligned with April's Distracted Driving Awareness Month to call attention to the dangers of texting while driving. In support of this first-ever National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) initiative, Honda is launching the "Thumbs Up" (#ThumbsUp) social media campaign to reach young...

2014-04-14 08:40:09

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month PHOENIX, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and U-Haul is showing their support in an effort to reduce the number of distracted driving related crashes across the US. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), over 3,000 deaths in automobile accidents were caused by distracted driving in 2012. At any given moment, approximately 660,000 U.S. drivers are using their cell phones while...

2014-04-12 23:02:54

Tulsa OK distracted driving lawyer Jeff Martin is asked to weigh in on an effort by Oklahoma lawmakers to move a legislative bill forward that would ban texting while driving in Oklahoma. Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) April 12, 2014 A legislative bill to ban texting while driving in Oklahoma introduced by a state politician recently cleared a legal hurdle and will be voted on by the full House of Representatives in Oklahoma, according to KOCO.com News. Tulsa personal injury attorney Jeff Martin of...

2014-04-10 08:22:49

Drivers navigate innovative distraction simulations that effectively change road safety opinions NORTHBROOK, Ill., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Curved LED televisions embedded in the windshield of real vehicles will serve as centerpieces of Allstate Insurance Company's "Reality Rides(SM)" 2014 national campaign tour. Kicking off during the peak of "Distracted Driving Awareness Month," Reality Rides is a unique driving simulation experience featuring innovative distracted driving technology....

2014-04-10 04:20:34

ELK GROVE, Calif., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ADEPT Driver, a California company that develops proven crash reduction programs, is observing National Distracted Driving Awareness Month by launching a new version of its award-winning teenSMART program. While continuing to focus on the leading causes of teen driver crashes, the new version places renewed emphasis on visual awareness and distracted driving using realistic driving simulations. These simulations provide an effective...

2014-04-09 23:24:03

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and Mastery Technologies is helping to raise awareness by offering 6 distracted driving Video On Demand courses at a 75% off discounted price of $5.00 per play. Train your employees or even your teenage drivers to look out for the hazards of driving distractions. Novi, Michigan (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Distracted Driving has become a major threat on the roadways and continues to be a leading cause of traffic accidents. In America, 16 percent of...

2014-04-09 08:21:11

TGI Architectural by TrafficGuard, a safety, security and traffic bollard manufacturer, launched its site of 304 stainless steel security traffic posts, which are known for their durable protection. GENEVA, Ill., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- TrafficGuard has launched a new website, TGI Architectural by Traffic Guard, featuring its selection of new 304 stainless steel removable bollards designed for structural protection. (Photo:...

2014-04-08 12:20:59

2013 Number Lowest Since Recordkeeping Started in 1928 HARRISBURG, Pa., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of highway deaths on Pennsylvania roads tumbled to a record low last year when 1,208 were recorded, the lowest number since recordkeeping began in 1928, PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch announced today. "Though Pennsylvania has made significant progress in reducing highway crashes and deaths, our efforts to ensure that all travelers reach their destinations...


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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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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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