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2014-01-23 11:24:00

[ Watch the Video: Texting And Walking Just Makes You Look Silly ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Man has probably not evolved to be proficient at simultaneously texting and walking, and a new study in the journal PLOS ONE has found that this type of multi-tasking causes us to slow the pace of our walk, swerve slightly and move more robotically. The team of researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia said they wanted to investigate anecdotal news...

2014-01-22 23:28:26

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has been making lots of improvements to crosswalks and sidewalks in recent months, but it’s not enough says Oregon personal injury lawyer Sean DuBois, of Shulman DuBois LLC. We also need to focus on educating drivers and increasing awareness. Portland, OR (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 The Portland Bureau of Transportation makes safety in the city a priority, which is evident by the new sidewalks and crosswalks they have installed, including the...

2014-01-20 23:23:25

The freezing raining and snowing reportedly caused hundreds of accidents in Tri-State. Wanting to help drivers to be safer on and off this weather, Stisim Drive advised driving training with driving simulator systems. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 The freezing rain and snow created dangerous driving conditions in Tri-State. According to report from cbslocal.com, it caused hundreds of accidents on the roads across it. Meanwhile, in an attempt to help, driving simulator company...

2014-01-20 12:20:12

FREMONT, Mich., Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the past several weeks, communities across Michigan have become increasingly familiar with the weather phenomenon known as a Polar Vortex. The resulting frigid temperatures and dangerous driving conditions have caught many people off guard causing numerous crashes. At least 21 deaths have been attributed to Polar Vortex conditions in 2014 and meteorologists are predicting another blast of arctic air in the coming days. "Winter...

2014-01-19 23:03:01

Texas car accident lawyer Tom Carse of Carse Law Firm hopes a recent report about teenage drivers becoming increasingly careless behind the wheel serves as a wake-up call to all drivers. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 19, 2014 Dialing a phone or texting while driving increases the risk of an auto accident, especially among teenage drivers who gradually develop bad driving habits, according to a recent study that alarmed Dallas personal injury lawyer Tom Carse of Carse Law Firm. Commenting on...

2014-01-17 12:20:47

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Next week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will publish a Patterns of Safety Violations Rule which implements the agency's authority to shut down a bus or truck company if the company, or a company officer, has a history of purposely violating federal safety regulations. The rule is one of the new enforcement tools that the agency has developed in recent years to target high-risk carriers that endanger...

2014-01-16 23:04:56

The Dual-Vision™ XC -3, the latest generation in Rosco’s continuous dual video recording devices, gives fleet managers a tool to reinforce safe driving habits throughout their fleet while helping to keep drivers compliant with laws banning distracted driving behavior. (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 Rosco, Inc., an automotive vision safety leader in backup camera systems, automotive windshield based camera recording, and rearview interior/exterior mirrors, announced that it began shipping...

2014-01-16 23:02:16

A man died after being hit by a car. Tampa injury lawyer KC Williams says pedestrian deaths are terrifyingly common in Florida. (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 A pedestrian died after being hit by a car January 4. Attorney KC Williams, the founder of Williams Law Association, P.A., says that the accident highlights how unsafe Florida streets really are. The fatal accident happened in the evening when 24-year-old Matthew Woods was walking along East Palm Avenue, according to the Tampa Bay Times...

2014-01-16 12:20:27

Annual summary of transportation priorities includes eliminating distraction in transportation ITASCA, Ill., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council applauds the National Transportation Safety Board for again including distraction in transportation - specifically the use of portable electronic devices - on its 2014 Most Wanted List. The list was released today and outlines the agency's highest transportation safety priorities. It is designed to educate...

2014-01-15 23:29:22

In a comprehensive report, DUI attorneys from Ankin Law Office compare the open bottle to the lit smartphone screen to discover which is more deadly for drivers. For teens, it’s the latter. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Drinking and driving kills 2,700 teens in the U.S. every year, according to an in-depth report released today by Ankin Law Office. Texting while driving kills 3,000. These statistics make up only part of a larger, more gruesome picture and they highlight the...


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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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