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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,...

2014-05-28 20:20:23

Just in Time for Summer Vacation, the Auto Body Shop will Release a Public Safety Campaign Devoted to Teaching the Dangers of Distracted Driving SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Da-Les Auto Body, a full service auto body vehicle repair business located in Sunnyvale, Calif., has just posted a new blog to its site that is devoted to the very important topic of safe driving, including why people should never even think about texting while driving. The new blog is...

2014-05-21 12:21:44

ARLINGTON, Va., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today announced the appointment of Annette M. Sandberg to its Board of Directors. Ms. Sandberg, CEO of TransSafe Consulting, previously served as Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) following her nomination by President George W. Bush and confirmation by the Senate. In addition to serving as FMCSA Administrator, Ms. Sandberg also served...

2014-05-21 08:22:06

Auto insurance group offers discount to drivers that install text blocking devices. ATLANTA, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Good2Go®, specialists in offering minimum coverage auto insurance, announced that their Cell Phone Safety Discount is now available in Alabama. 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...

2014-05-21 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...


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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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