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2014-02-26 23:34:43

As the National Highway Traffic Safety Association continues to research the statistics of highway collisions for 2013, The Jones Law Firm writes about the statistics of fatalities and personal injuries due to truck related accidents. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Personal injury claims are some of the most costly and taxing for everyone involved. In light of the devastation so frequently seen following an accident with a truck, the Jones Firm decided to write a blog post...

2014-02-14 23:20:49

Dallas attorney Jeff Rasansky discusses this new FMCSA rule, and how it should lead to safer highways for us all. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 A proposed rule implementing a database of truck drivers who have refused or failed an alcohol or drug test will soon be published, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced on February 12th, 2013. This new law will effectively help keep the roads safer by making trucking companies aware of any and all drug or alcohol...

2014-02-13 12:21:11

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new research white paper examining safety impacts of simulator training for truck drivers was released yesterday by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). The report, Safety Impacts of Truck Driver Simulator Training, investigated the effectiveness of using customized truck driving simulators to target specific driving behaviors that have been associated with increased crash risk. (Logo:...

2014-02-12 12:21:59

ITASCA, Ill., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council announced today its preliminary estimate that approximately 35,200 motor vehicle fatalities occurred in 2013. This is a three percent decrease from 2012. Crash injuries requiring medical attention also are estimated to have fallen by two percent since 2012 to a total of 3.8 million. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130530/MM23334-b) Although 2013 traffic fatalities are three percent lower...

2014-02-10 12:20:57

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) is encouraged by the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability's report on red-light safety cameras, noting that traffic deaths and injuries have decreased dramatically since cameras were installed throughout the state. The report has found that fatal collisions have decreased by 49 percent in the 12 counties studied, resulting in an estimated 18 lives saved. In...

2014-02-03 08:33:15

DUBLIN, Ireland, February 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/h867tk/semi_autonomous) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis on the International Semi Autonomous Market - Forecasts to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/h867tk/semi_autonomous ] report to their offering. <start_newscom> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) According to the WHO's Global...

2014-02-02 23:01:51

McAllen car accident lawyers at Tummel & Casso say they hope predictions of fewer accidents involving self-driving cars in the future become a reality. McAllen, TX (PRWEB) February 02, 2014 The number of self-driving cars will dramatically increase in the next 20 years, resulting in more efficient vehicles that have fewer car accidents, according to a recent study that Texas personal injury lawyer Ken Tummel, of Tummel & Casso law firm in McAllen, TX, said he hopes turns out to be...

2014-01-30 23:02:45

In most states, traffic camera violations don't appear on drivers's Motor Vehicle Records, which is increasing fleets' liability exposure. A solution is technology that line those violations to fleet drivers' safety profiles. Trevose, PA (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 Fleets that don’t make red-light, speed, or school bus stop arm safety camera violations part of their drivers’ safety profiles are running the risk of multi-million dollar liability costs, says Vincent...

2014-01-29 08:20:19

Safe Roads AND Safe Drivers Imperative for Public Safety WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Highway Users Alliance today released a new study, Safety Impacts of Using Deicing Salt, which confirms tremendous safety benefits of safe winter road operations. The new study finds that: -- Road surface condition is the single most important safety factor during a winter event -- more important than visibility, precipitation intensity, air...

2014-01-28 12:20:35

FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Traffic Safety Services Foundation (The Foundation) is hosting its second annual Virginia Teen Driver Safety Video Contest funded by State Farm®. Virginia high school students are invited to submit a 30-60 second public service announcement (PSA) video encouraging teens to respect other drivers and focus on safe driving behavior, which includes wearing seatbelts and driving with no distractions, no drinking...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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