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2014-02-14 23:23:37

The lead attorney at the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates is asked about a study showing that texting while driving greatly increases car accident risk. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 Commenting on a study that finds texting, dialing, or reaching for a cell phone increases crash risks for drivers, Atlanta car accident attorney Gary Martin Hays of the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates, P.C., said today that a combination of strict law enforcement and...

2014-02-14 23:20:49

Dallas attorney Jeff Rasansky discusses this new FMCSA rule, and how it should lead to safer highways for us all. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 A proposed rule implementing a database of truck drivers who have refused or failed an alcohol or drug test will soon be published, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced on February 12th, 2013. This new law will effectively help keep the roads safer by making trucking companies aware of any and all drug or alcohol...

2014-02-13 12:21:11

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new research white paper examining safety impacts of simulator training for truck drivers was released yesterday by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). The report, Safety Impacts of Truck Driver Simulator Training, investigated the effectiveness of using customized truck driving simulators to target specific driving behaviors that have been associated with increased crash risk. (Logo:...

2014-02-12 23:30:50

New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman of The Perecman Firm warns pedestrians to be aware of snow-clearing vehicles and drivers of the machines to watch out for pedestrians. There were two accidents in New York City involving these vehicles and pedestrians, one was fatal. New York, New York (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 Personal injury lawyer David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, reminds drivers of snow removal vehicles and pedestrians to watch out for each other. A...

2014-02-12 12:21:59

ITASCA, Ill., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council announced today its preliminary estimate that approximately 35,200 motor vehicle fatalities occurred in 2013. This is a three percent decrease from 2012. Crash injuries requiring medical attention also are estimated to have fallen by two percent since 2012 to a total of 3.8 million. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130530/MM23334-b) Although 2013 traffic fatalities are three percent lower...

2014-02-11 23:28:49

The lead attorney at the Law Offices of James Morris says state lawmakers are smart to consider banning New Yorkers from wearing Google Glass while driving, due to concerns about distracted driving accidents. Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 Commenting on a news report about a proposal to ban drivers from wearing "Google Glass," Buffalo car accident lawyer James E. Morris of the Law Offices of James E. Morris said the measure should be seriously considered. Morris said he...

2014-02-11 20:21:13

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Illinois-licensed truck driver Renato V. Velasquez to be an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered him not to operate any commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce following a Jan. 27 crash that killed an Illinois Tollway worker and seriously injured an Illinois State Police trooper. "Safety for all travelers is our...

2014-02-10 12:20:57

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) is encouraged by the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability's report on red-light safety cameras, noting that traffic deaths and injuries have decreased dramatically since cameras were installed throughout the state. The report has found that fatal collisions have decreased by 49 percent in the 12 counties studied, resulting in an estimated 18 lives saved. In...

2014-02-07 23:23:53

Personal injury attorney Jon Zbinden of the law firm Zbinden & Curtis says he urges all drivers to avoid using cellphones, and he questions a finding in the new study that suggests there is no danger in talking on a cellphone while driving. Portland, OR (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 Commenting on a report in Oregonlive.com about new texting and driving research, Portland, OR personal injury lawyer Jon Zbinden of Zbinden & Curtis today said he was not surprised to read that texting,...

2014-02-07 16:21:11

Protecting the safety of Canadians travelling by rail and road at federally regulated grade crossings OTTAWA, Feb. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced proposed Grade Crossings Regulations that would establish new safety standards for federally regulated grade crossings. A grade crossing, also known as a road or level crossing, is where a railway line crosses a road at the same level. Under the authority of the Railway Safety Act,...


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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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