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2014-06-25 08:22:05

Auto insurance group offers discount to drivers that install text blocking devices. ATLANTA, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Good2Go®, specialists in offering minimum coverage auto insurance, announced that their Cell Phone Safety Discount is now available in Oregon. Customers will receive 5% off bodily injury, property damage, and collision coverage per vehicle when they install a device that blocks distracting cell phone functions such as text messaging, email, and Internet...

2014-06-24 23:16:40

New study suggests that persuading teens to avoid distracted driving might start by asking them to monitor their parents’ driving behavior Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 Every day, tens of thousands of students sit through hundreds of public awareness assemblies in classrooms and auditoriums at high schools across the United States. Most of the messages are forgotten within a few days. Joel Feldman is determined to make sure his messages are not among them. For nearly three...

2014-06-24 08:20:34

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Lakeville, Minn.-based On Eagles Wings Charters, Inc., USDOT No. 1100785, to immediately cease all passenger transportation operations after finding that the company was endangering the traveling public by failing to ensure the safety of its vehicles and drivers. "Safety is our highest priority and we will continue to insist that...

2014-06-23 16:21:08

National Safety Council shares new opinion poll results during National Safety Month ITASCA, Ill., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New findings from a National Safety Council public opinion poll indicate 73% of respondents think there should be more enforcement of texting laws, while only 22% said the current level of enforcement is fine. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130530/MM23334-b When asked what type of penalties they'd like to see, 52% of poll participants chose...

2014-06-19 23:17:56

As school lets out for the year, more teen drivers will hit the road. Take steps to make sure your teen driver stays safe this summer. NEW HAVEN, CONN. (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 The Connecticut auto accident firm of Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers is reminding all motorists to be alert for more teen drivers on the road during the summer months. With the school year behind us, more teens are using their new freedom to take to the roadways. While many teens are safe and conscientious drivers,...

2014-06-19 23:11:51

All doctors at Healthpointe are now FMCSA trained and certified to perform DOT physicals La Mirada, Ca (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Healthpointe centers throughout Southern California are now offering certified DOT physical examinations for all current or aspiring commercial drivers. Under the regulations set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) all Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals must aim to identify any underlying mental, physical, or emotional issues that...

2014-06-19 23:07:59

In honor of June Safe Driving Month, a new survey reveals 40 percent of drivers report anxiety with night driving by age 40, which is a problem for them and can also be a danger for everyone on the road. Vision plays a key role with low-light conditions and glare limiting the ability to see at night and react quickly, but research shows an effective solution to the problem lies right before our eyes. ST. LOUIS (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 A lack of confidence on the road is associated with older...

2014-06-19 16:21:34

- More than 10 million Honda and Acura vehicles purchased in the U.S. feature pedestrian injury mitigation features and designs TORRANCE, Calif., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honda's commitment to introduce advanced vehicle designs aiming to reduce pedestrian injuries and enhance driver visibility with standard rearview camera application has earned Honda recognition as a "Highway Safety Hero" by the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates). For 2014, Honda was the sole...

2014-06-19 12:22:35

SEATTLE, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- We've all seen distracted drivers on the road, but the latest poll from PEMCO Insurance sheds light on another dangerous distraction - oblivious pedestrians who are more focused on their phones than their potentially hazardous surroundings. The PEMCO Insurance Northwest Poll finds that Washington and Oregon drivers are quick to identify distracted pedestrians, yet most claim to be attentive walkers themselves. In fact, at least eight out of 10...

2014-06-19 04:20:21

Three in 10 Americans say they're more likely to drive after a few drinks when only going a short distance NEW YORK, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- All over the country, grills are heating, drinks cooling and long-ago-planned vacations are fast approaching. For those reading these annual touchstones like so many iced tea leaves, all signs point to summer - even if its official start date isn't until June 21. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100517/NY06256LOGO While summer brings with it...


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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 terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'