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2014-04-08 12:20:59

2013 Number Lowest Since Recordkeeping Started in 1928 HARRISBURG, Pa., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of highway deaths on Pennsylvania roads tumbled to a record low last year when 1,208 were recorded, the lowest number since recordkeeping began in 1928, PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch announced today. "Though Pennsylvania has made significant progress in reducing highway crashes and deaths, our efforts to ensure that all travelers reach their destinations...

2014-04-07 08:20:32

DUBLIN, Ireland, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4b8mbb/traffic) has announced the addition of the "Traffic Management Market - Full Pedestrian, Parking Space and Toll Management, Above Ground Pedestrian and Vehicle Detection - Global Advancements, Market Trends, Enterprise Roadmap, Market Forecasts to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4b8mbb/traffic ] report to their offering. (Logo:...

2014-04-03 12:21:19

More Than 40 States Join National Push to Fight Distraction WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Distracted driving is a significant problem on America's roadways. According to the latest federal data, more than 3,328 were killed people and approximately 421,000 people were injured in crashes involving distracted drivers nationwide in 2012. These numbers are likely under-reported because of the difficulty in determining the role distraction plays in crashes....

2014-04-02 20:20:06

Illinois-based trucking company declared to be an imminent hazard to public safety WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered DND International, Inc., USDOT No. 1434005, to immediately shut down after declaring the Naperville, Illinois-based trucking company to be an imminent hazard to public safety. FMCSA investigators found the carrier had committed widespread, serious...

2014-04-01 23:04:17

Announced during the 5th Annual National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the addition further solidifies the company’s commitment to keeping America’s roads safe. Baton Rouge, LA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Cellcontrol, the world’s leading technology to stop distracted driving, announced the addition of Apple iOS to its award winning distracted driving prevention platform. Cellcontrol now offers the first and only solution that defers text, email and inappropriate use of the iPhone...

2014-04-01 16:20:53

Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign focuses on why hands-free is not risk-free ITASCA, Ill., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New findings from a National Safety Council public opinion poll indicate 80 percent of drivers across America incorrectly believe that hands-free devices are safer than using a handheld phone. More than 30 studies show hands-free devices are no safer than handheld as the brain remains distracted by the cell phone conversation. Of the poll...

2014-04-01 08:25:14

Results are mixed as bloggers test apps aimed at improving safety and reducing distraction during National Distracted Driving Awareness Month ERIE, Pa., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Drivers should keep their hands on the wheel, their eyes on the road and their minds on what they're doing--anything else could become a deadly case of distracted driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Last year Erie Insurance analyzed the top 10 driving distractions...

2014-04-01 08:21:58

April Is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month; FRANKFORT, Ky., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In concert with National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the State of Kentucky is first in the nation to debut a new, high-tech solution to the epidemic of texting and driving crashes by offering millions of motorists free, one-year subscriptions to TextLimit.com -- an innovative smartphone application that restricts touch screen and calling functions while the device is in a moving...

2014-03-31 23:38:37

Distracted driving is a major problem. But what is the solution? As part of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, Peggy Smedley outlines the actions that should be taken in Connected World and on The Peggy Smedley Show. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 March 31, 2014, In honor of the fourth annual national Distracted Driving month connected mobility expert Peggy Smedley proclaims the technology to completely eliminate accident and death due to distracted driving is literally at our...

2014-03-31 12:21:07

TRENTON, N.J., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Red-light safety cameras turned in another year of positive results at intersections in New Jersey, and trends show "driver behavior is being modified," according to the recently issued New Jersey Department of Transportation's (NJDOT) third annual analysis of the photo enforcement program. According to the report, "Further sustained analysis is needed and the Department recommends that the Traffic Control Signal Monitoring Systems...


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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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