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2014-10-21 23:03:38

Recent high-profile motor vehicle accidents have brought national attention to the dangers of drowsy driving. The National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project is addressing this pervasive threat to public health and transportation safety by launching the “Awake at the Wheel” public education campaign, which will educate drivers of all ages about the risks of driving while drowsy in order to reduce avoidable accidents and save lives. Darien, Ill. (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Recent...

2014-10-21 12:22:42

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the trucking industry's not-for-profit research organization, today released a follow-up technical report to its previously released Enforcement Disparities study. In the new technical report, Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement - Top 10 High-Performance States, ATRI researchers identified the top 10 states that demonstrate superior safety and enforcement performance. In...

2014-10-21 12:20:57

Grand Prizes Awarded to Tug, a Pedestrian Alert App and Anti-Sleep Alarm, a Drowsy Driver Detector App NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An app that alerts pedestrians as they are about to enter an intersection and one that alerts drivers when they are showing signs of drowsiness are the grand prize winners in AT&T's* Connected Intersections Challenge, a tech challenge aimed at spurring technological solutions to improve traffic safety on New York City streets. For the...

2014-10-21 08:23:02

Teen Driver Safety Week Is October 19-25, 2014 DENVER, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DriveSafe Driving Schools is teaming up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration this week on the "5 to Drive" campaign, to encourage the parents of teen drivers to always set the rules before their teens hit the road. "We want parents to know that even though their teens might be gaining some independence, the parents' job doesn't end there," said Ben Baron, DriveSafe's owner. "Teens are still...

2014-10-20 23:08:36

Car accident attorney Stuart Fraser IV, a founding partner at the firm, says the findings of a nationwide study on pedestrian safety should serve as a call to action for drivers across Detroit. Detroit, MI (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Commenting on a recent Crain’s Detroit Business article revealing Detroit to be one of the most dangerous cities for pedestrians, Detroit personal injury attorney Stuart Fraser IV stressed today the importance of driver education and safe driving habits in...

2014-10-20 04:20:17

AAA Foundation Research Suggests States Could Reduce Crashes by Extending GDL Requirements WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Experience behind the wheel may matter more than age when it comes to the safety of young-adult drivers, according to two new studies by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. These results suggest that states could reduce road crashes, fatalities and injuries by extending graduated driver licensing (GDL) laws to novice drivers beyond age 17. AAA is...

2014-10-17 08:20:29

FOURTH-ANNUAL STUDENT ROADWATCH OBSERVES DANGEROUS DRIVING HABITS SACRAMENTO Calif., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- California drivers can make significant gains in focus while behind the wheel, reveals a new study funded by The Allstate Foundation. Students who monitored 80 intersections at schools across California this week recorded more than 8,000 cases of distracted driving in a single hour. Student researchers from 28 counties participated in this week's Roadwatch--an annual...

2014-10-07 08:25:02

Liberty Mutual Insurance Releases Pedestrian Safety Index with Top 15 Safest U.S. Cities for Pedestrians BOSTON, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. pedestrian population is on the rise, increasing by 24 million people between 2005 and 2010 (Center for Disease Control and Prevention). With 4,302 pedestrian fatalities reported in 2010 (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), protecting the walking masses is an important issue. In an effort to raise awareness and identify best...

2014-10-07 00:20:28

AAA Urges Manufacturers to Focus on Accuracy and Usability to Reduce Cognitive Distraction WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With three out of four drivers believing that hands-free technology is safe to use, Americans may be surprised to learn that these popular new vehicle features may actually increase mental distraction, according to new research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. This research can serve as guidance to manufacturers who increasingly market...

2014-10-06 16:21:04

Employers encouraged to make road safety a key component of their safety culture ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of the national Drive Safely Work Week campaign, October 6-10, the Minnesota Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) is calling on leaders of companies and organizations to adopt elements of road safety for all employees--not just business drivers--as a core component of the organization's safety culture. Now in its 18th year, Drive...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.