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2014-05-01 23:04:38

Local independent insurance agency of Monroe, Michigan, releases tips to help keep families safe on the road. Monroe, MI (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 According to the National Organizations for Youth Safety, driving is the number one killer of teens. Youth Traffic Safety Month, held annually in May, was founded in order to increase awareness of these dangers and promote safe driving habits to young drivers. In order to help raise awareness for this critical cause, Insurance Center of Monroe...

Parents Just As Likely To Engage In Distractions While Driving Which Puts Child Passengers At Risk
2014-05-01 03:04:02

Mary Masson, University of Michigan Health System More than 75 percent said they engaged in distractions like phone use, eating or feeding a child in University of Michigan study Despite their precious cargo, parents are no less likely to engage in driving distractions like cell phone use than drivers from the general population, according to a new University of Michigan study published in Academic Pediatrics. The study found that 90 percent of parent drivers said they engaged in at...

2014-05-01 08:23:04

ATLANTA, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Georgia woman's traffic ticket has revolutionized how drivers pay traffic fines and other driving-related expenses. For the price of one cup of coffee per month, DriverSaveClub.com members protect their family budget from unexpected driving-related expenses such as traffic tickets. This unique approach to keeping money in motorists' pockets starts accepting members this week. "Since most people are careful drivers, traffic fines are...

2014-05-01 08:21:43

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of the eighth anniversary of Global Youth Traffic Safety Month(®), local youth joined members of the National Transportation Safety Board, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Governors Highway Safety Association, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) and Safe Kids Worldwide today at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to address the issue of road safety...

2014-04-30 23:06:28

With several distracted driving applications now on the market, law firm Gordon & Doner is now offering drivers a printable guide to choosing an app that best suits their needs. West Palm Beach, Fla. (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 South Florida car accident law firm Gordon & Doner is spearheading an effort to reduce texting and driving accidents by publishing a guide to selecting a smartphone app that may curb distracted driving behaviors. Robert Gordon, the firm’s founding partner,...

2014-04-30 12:22:10

More than 75 percent said they engaged in distractions like phone use, eating or feeding a child in University of Michigan study ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite their precious cargo, parents are no less likely to engage in driving distractions like cell phone use than drivers from the general population, according to a new University of Michigan study published in Academic Pediatrics. The study found that 90 percent of parent drivers said they...

2014-04-29 12:22:01

ITASCA, Ill., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council estimates 26 percent of all car crashes involve cell phone use. Although texting is widely considered the riskiest form of distraction, just 5 percent of crashes involve text messaging. An astounding 21 percent involve talking on a cell phone - handheld or hands-free. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140425/78813 An NSC survey revealed that 8 in 10 drivers mistakenly believe hands-free devices...

2014-04-29 08:23:20

Auto insurance group offers discount to drivers that install text blocking devices. ATLANTA, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Good2Go®, specialists in offering minimum coverage auto insurance, announced that their Cell Phone Safety Discount is now available in Washington, D.C. Customers receive 5% off bodily injury, property damage, and collision coverage per vehicle when they install a device that blocks distracting phone functions such as text messaging, email, and Internet...

2014-04-29 08:22:19

The Allstate Foundation invites teens to inspire their peers with smart driving and win a school visit by Austin NORTHBROOK, Ill., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Allstate Foundation and singer Austin Mahone are challenging teens to #GetThereSafe during Global Youth Traffic Safety Month this May and throughout the summer, the deadliest season for young drivers on the road. Starting today through August 8, teens across the country will have a chance to show where and how they get there...

2014-04-27 12:20:12

MILTON, ON, April 27, 2014 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada today launched Rail Safety Week with new funding to improve railway crossings. This year, Transport Canada will provide more than $9.2 million for improvements at over 600 railway crossings across the country through its Grade Crossing Improvement Program (GCIP). Under the GCIP, eligible railway crossings are upgraded based on factors such as traffic volume and accident history. Improvements may include installing...


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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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