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2014-10-06 16:21:04

Employers encouraged to make road safety a key component of their safety culture ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of the national Drive Safely Work Week campaign, October 6-10, the Minnesota Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) is calling on leaders of companies and organizations to adopt elements of road safety for all employees--not just business drivers--as a core component of the organization's safety culture. Now in its 18th year, Drive...

2014-10-03 12:20:56

TextBuster® prevents texting while driving; allows incoming/outgoing calls and GPS STEUBENVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TextBuster® is a device that prevents drivers from accessing text, email and Internet functions while driving. It does not interfere with inbound and outbound calling. The firmware technology behind TextBuster® sends a blocking signal to the user's phone automatically, every time the user enters the vehicle. TextBuster® will not interfere with any...

2014-09-29 12:22:13

LONDON, September 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global NCAP is pleased to confirm that it is becoming a partner of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Program. In 2010, Bloomberg Philanthropies committed $125 million in funding to 10 countries that represented half of road traffic-related deaths globally (Brazil, Cambodia, China, Egypt, India, Kenya, Mexico, Russia, Turkey and Vietnam). In a new commitment of $125 million over five years from 2015, the...

2014-09-29 12:21:41

New $125 Million Commitment Aims to Reduce Road Traffic Fatalities and Injuries in Low- and middle-income Cities and Countries LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Traffic fatalities are one of the world's leading causes of preventable death and, unless urgent action is taken, will become the seventh leading cause of death by 2030. To combat this trend, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced today a new phase of the foundation's Global Road Safety initiative, which aims to...

Google Glass
2014-09-26 03:00:12

Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala, University of Central Florida Texting while driving with Google Glass is clearly a distraction, a new University of Central Florida study has concluded -- but there is a twist. In the study, texting Glass users outperformed smartphone users when regaining control of their vehicles after a traffic incident. “Texting with either a smartphone or Glass will cause distraction and should be avoided while driving” said UCF researcher Ben Sawyer. “Glass did help...

2014-09-25 20:20:24

Cameron Yadidi Brock seeks to help L.A.-area drivers make sense of the new three-foot buffer rule between automobiles and bicycles LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Throughout Los Angeles, Cameron Yadidi Brock and his team at the Law Offices of Burg & Brock have earned a reputation for offering life-changing legal counsel to those who have suffered in automobile collisions. As an avid motorcyclist, Mr. Brock is particularly attuned to the dangers faced by cyclists on busy L.A....

2014-09-22 23:01:03

Glatthorn, a distracted driving accident lawyer in West Palm Beach, gives his thoughts in response to a news article questioning whether Florida’s 2013 ban on texting while driving has been effective in preventing car accidents. West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 Commenting on a WINK News article that suggests Florida’s 2013 ban on texting and driving did little to stop drivers from sending and reading text messages behind the wheel, West Palm Beach distracted driving...

2014-09-18 12:22:14

In a New Plymouth Rock Assurance Study, 99 Percent of New Jersey Drivers Report Witnessing At Least One Road Rage Incident; Company Offers Tips to Reduce Stress and Deter Aggressive Driving RED BANK, N.J., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Plymouth Rock Assurance has published the results of a new study revealing that virtually all drivers polled have witnessed provocative driving behavior or road rage in New Jersey. Behaviors reported include unsafe and aggressive driving sometimes even leading...

2014-09-18 12:21:38

Governor Dayton Declares September "Don't Text and Drive Awareness Month" ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota Safety Council urges drivers to join in a national effort to combat distracted driving on Friday, September 19, part of the It Can Wait campaign. Drivers can participate in a "day of action" by taking an online pledge never to text and drive, and can find free resources to help spread the word to their families, friends and communities at...

2014-09-11 23:09:37

The dangers and statistics regarding the average amounts of deaths, injuries, and damages due to speeding drivers are discussed in latest article from The Jones Firm, a law firm of Bellevue, WA. Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 “According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 30% of fatal accidents are the result of speeding,” according to the latest article published by The Jones Firm on September 10, 2014. “This percentage amounts to over...


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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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  • A unit of saved energy.
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