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2014-06-13 16:20:34

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo., June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has been pushing federal agencies for years to implement minimum, behind-the-wheel training standards for new truck drivers, yet no such regulations exist today. "Instead of relying on technology and making misguided, hours-of-service regulations changes, the focus should instead be on training standards for entry-level drivers," said OOIDA Executive Vice President Todd...

2014-06-12 12:20:54

Truck avoids collision with full Amtrak passenger train THE VILLAGE OF ELWOOD, Ill., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Elwood Police Department released a video today of an 18-wheel semi-truck breaking through the railroad crossing gates at Walter Strawn Drive and Route 53, avoiding what could have been a tragic collision with a loaded Amtrak passenger train. Law enforcement authorities released the video to demonstrate just how dangerous the intersection has become....

2014-06-11 08:21:44

Auto insurance group offers discount to drivers that install text blocking devices. ATLANTA, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Good2Go®, specialists in offering minimum coverage auto insurance, announced that their Cell Phone Safety Discount is now available in Connecticut. 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...

2014-06-09 12:20:48

~ New Data Released During National Safety Month Shows That Eating or Drinking While Driving is Nearly as Dangerous as Texting Your Friends or Using Your Hands-Free Device SAN DIEGO, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Morning commuters may look sharp in their business attire as they sip lattes on their way to work and talk on their hands-free phone, but these drivers are engaging in behavior that is as risky as teenage drivers updating social media on their smartphones from behind the...

2014-06-04 23:15:22

Auto Mate Systems Limited has recently installed a site wide traffic control system at a large GlaxoSmithKline factory site in Maidenhead, UK, consisting of Site Wide Traffic Lights, Radar Speed Signs, VMS (variable message signs) and Gate Automation, linked via a long range radio network system, to a master touch screen control unit installed into the reception area. (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Vehicle Log Jams Compromised Site Operation Auto Mate’s customer had a number of issues which were...

2014-06-03 23:05:51

Dallas attorney Jeff Rasansky discusses National Safety Month, and offers a few important safety tips. (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 June is National Safety Month, and the National Safety Council (together with a number of interested stakeholders) have planned numerous activities to sensitize the public on the importance of being safe at all times. On this year’s menu, the council hopes to strengthen its commitment towards educating the public on topics such as prescription drug abuse, slip and...

2014-06-03 08:22:20

Auto insurance group provides discount to drivers that install text blocking devices. ATLANTA, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Good2Go®, specialists in offering minimum coverage auto insurance, announced that their Cell Phone Safety Discount is now available in Delaware. 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 browsing. Full...

2014-06-02 12:29:58

OTTAWA, June 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Today The Hon. Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, The Hon. Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport and Mrs. Laureen Harper join Parachute CEO Louise Logan in urging 500 senior students at Nepean High School to stop texting while driving. The event marked the launch of Parachute's public awareness campaign to Stop the Clock on preventable injuries, including those caused by distracted driving. Kathryn Field, whose teenage son Josh died five years ago as a result...

2014-06-02 08:37:37

Have smart phones made us less smart? BOSTON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The rising use of digital technology and the dangerous behavioral patterns that have emerged - including distracted driving/walking from talking and texting on their phones - was the theme of public relations campaigns presented by students from 13 countries and 6 continents this past weekend at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Sponsored by AB InBev, the winning group will present their campaign on...

2014-05-30 08:21:15

Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, and North Dakota Selected WASHINGTON, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Car crashes remain the leading cause of death for 15- to 20-year-olds in the U.S. To help combat this problem, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) announced today that six of its member State Highway Safety Offices have been awarded $100,000 in grants from Ford Driving Skills for Life (Ford DSFL). Elements of the award-wining teen driving program,...


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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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