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2013-12-02 00:20:10

AAA's list helps "silver tsunami" match health concerns with helpful vehicle features WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seniors shopping for a new ride can find "smart" features in today's cars that help alleviate a variety of age-related health conditions that typically challenge older drivers, according to AAA. Nearly 90 percent of motorists 65 and older suffer from health concerns that affect driving safety, for example, lack of flexibility and muscle...

2013-11-26 16:20:20

Eight Driver Safety Tips for This Holiday Weekend NEW YORK, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thanksgiving is among the top ten holidays where increased travel leads to a spike in auto accidents. That, combined with a forecast for inclement weather this year, could be a recipe for disaster, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). The Bureau of Transportation notes that Thanksgiving and the surrounding days are some of the most heavily traveled of the year. The AAA...

2013-11-25 12:21:46

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Trucking Associations is urging the 43.4 million motorists that are expected to travel on the highways this Thanksgiving holiday weekend to follow the safety tips from a team of professional truck drivers with millions of accident-free miles. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) Additional motorists and winter road conditions can lead to dangerous situations, so a team of elite professional truck...

2013-11-22 16:21:57

'Operation Safe Holiday' Focuses on Seat Belt Use, Impaired Driving HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT, the Pennsylvania State Police and local police statewide are teaming for "Operation Safe Holiday," an enforcement initiative focusing on seat-belt use and impaired-driving that aims to reduce crashes and traffic fatalities this holiday season. The operation begins with statewide Click It or Ticket seat-belt enforcement that runs from Nov. 22-Dec....

2013-11-20 12:20:41

OTTAWA, Nov. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today released the following statement to mark the sixth annual National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims: "The safety and security of our transportation system is of the utmost importance to the Government of Canada. Today, we remember the lives lost due to road fatalities and offer our support to the families affected. On this occasion, I would like to extend my sympathies to all Canadians...

2013-11-15 08:21:04

New Jersey Residents Show Strong Support for Life-Saving Benefits of Camera Technology WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) has collected more than 12,300 signatures from New Jersey residents on its petition supporting the use of red-light safety cameras at dangerous intersections in the state. By signing the petition, New Jersey residents have shown critical support for the life-saving technology as a tool to keep roads...

2013-11-07 12:21:31

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Child Safety Network ("CSN") requested that the US senate execute a resolution to dedicate a month to school bus safety and to support the goals and mission of the CSN Safe Bus Campaign. The resolution was quickly embraced by co-sponsors Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), Chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and Ranking Member John Thune (R-SD). The Resolution passed by unanimous consent and will be signed into to...

2013-11-06 16:20:36

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Road Assessment Program's analysis of Genesee County, Michigan's highway network has been honored with a 2013 National Roadway Safety Award in the category of Program Planning, Development, and Evaluation. Presented by the Federal Highway Administration and the Roadway Safety Foundation to the Genesee County Road Commission (GCRC) at a Capitol Hill luncheon today, the Award recognizes the "particular benefits of the usRAP...

2013-11-06 04:20:21

States, Local Governments, and Private Sector Organizations from Across the Country Receive Awards WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a Capitol Hill awards ceremony, the Roadway Safety Foundation (RSF) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today recognized 12 exemplary highway projects and programs from across the country as winners of the biennial National Roadway Safety Awards. Recipients of awards included State and local departments of transportation, a State...

2013-11-04 08:20:31

The Allstate Foundation asks teens to talk safe driving in state ranking second in number of deaths from car crashes SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Over a five-year period (2007-2011), 1,572 California teen drivers, ages 13-19, were involved in fatal crashes[1], and more than half of those teen drivers caused the crash.[2] To spotlight this issue in California, a state that is ranked second for the most teen crash fatalities, The Allstate Foundation and thousands of...