Latest Road safety Stories

2014-05-21 08:20:27

Memorial Day Holiday Period Ranks Highest for Red-Light Violations WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 3.5 million drivers in 20 states ran a red light in 2013, according to the second biannual Safer Roads Report 2014: Trends in Red-Light Running from the National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR). The report, released today, examines red-light running trends across 20 states and is designed to help raise driver awareness of the dangers of red-light running. The risks...

2014-05-20 12:27:10

Older adults, children most threatened by streets built for speed, not safety CHICAGO, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chicago is among the safest metro areas in the nation for pedestrians, ranking 44(th) out of the 51 largest metro areas, a new report released by the National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America, said. While many streets across the country are perilous for people walking, hundreds of communities like Chicago are working to make...

2014-05-16 12:21:53

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association responded with criticism to a study by Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, which claims that electronic logging devices would lower truck crash rates. "The study's conclusion is flawed because it included all other types of crashes except those that supposedly would be prevented with electronic logging devices," said OOIDA Executive Vice President Todd Spencer. VTTI...

2014-05-15 23:04:29

Michael Lira, a sixteen-year-old high school student and race car driver from Port Orange, Florida, has partnered with local personal injury attorneys Rue, Ziffra and Caldwell in a concentrated effort to promote a “Text-Free Zone” by raising awareness about the dangers of texting and driving. Daytona Beach, FL (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 Michael Lira is a sixteen-year-old high school student and race car driver from Port Orange, Florida, who competes in the ARCA Racing Series presented by...

2014-05-15 23:04:08

Independent insurance agency of Little Falls, Minnesota releases helpful advice to help keep local teen drivers safe on the road. Little Falls, Minnesota (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 According to the National Organizations for Youth Safety, car accidents are the number one cause of death for teens. Each May, Youth Traffic Safety Month serves to increase the awareness of this issue and promote safe driving practices to young drivers. In order to help spread the knowledge of this critical cause,...

2014-05-12 12:21:20

STAMFORD, Conn., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoVantage, the complete car and roadside assistance service, today released the results of its 2014 In the Driver's Seat Road Rage Survey, naming both the least and most courteous cities in the US. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140512/86608 Houston was crowned as having the least courteous drivers in the U.S. In comparison to 2009 version of the survey, Houston has "moved up" in the ratings from eighth least courteous overall. Atlanta...

2014-05-08 23:15:50

With mobile calendar integration, drivers can select events to drive to. Spot On Time is from OT Mobility, Inc. Campbell, California (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 OT Mobility, Inc, the makers of Spot On Time, the first app to help people simplify driving to multiple destinations and arriving on time, today announced a new version of Spot On Time. The new mobile calendar integration lets drivers add driving time and traffic-aware departure alerts to driving-related calendar events. You can see a...

2014-05-08 16:20:44

ARLINGTON, Va., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) announced that Superior Carriers, Inc., based in Oak Brook, Illinois, won the coveted Outstanding Safety Performance Trophy in the 2013 calendar year safety competition. The award was presented to Superior Carriers, Inc. during NTTC's 66th Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 29, 2014. The Outstanding Safety Performance Trophy is sponsored annually by Heil Trailer International of...

2014-05-08 12:21:46

DALLAS, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Road Safety Market by Types (Highways and Bridges Safety, Urban Roads Safety and Tunnels Safety) & Systems (Red Light Enforcement, Speed Limit Enforcement, Bus Lane Enforcement, Communication, Incident Detection) - Worldwide Market Forecast (2014-2019)", defines and segments the global highways and bridges, urban roads and tunnels safety market into various sub-segments with in-depth analysis and forecasting of revenues. The...

2014-05-06 16:20:50

Media Members, and Law Enforcement and Government Officials Spearhead a Day-long Series of Panels and Discussions on Distracted Driving VALHALLA, N.Y., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legislation passed recently across the country - and even societal norms - have made a dent in the phenomenon of distracted driving, but there's a long way to go. That was the consensus of a series of blue-ribbon panels at the New York Distracted Driving Summit at the Westchester Medical Center today...

Latest Road safety Reference Libraries

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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