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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...

2014-01-22 23:28:26

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) has been making lots of improvements to crosswalks and sidewalks in recent months, but it’s not enough says Oregon personal injury lawyer Sean DuBois, of Shulman DuBois LLC. We also need to focus on educating drivers and increasing awareness. Portland, OR (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 The Portland Bureau of Transportation makes safety in the city a priority, which is evident by the new sidewalks and crosswalks they have installed, including the...

2014-01-22 12:20:33

Eleventh Annual Roadmap Report Highlights Dangerous Gaps in State Traffic Safety Laws WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) today released the 2014 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws. This annual report grades all 50 states and the District of Columbia on 15 basic traffic safety laws. It also focuses on progress these past 25 years and deadly gaps that put drivers and children in every state at risk. "We release this report at a...

2014-01-07 23:28:48

Orange County car accident lawyer John Rapillo weighs in on study reporting that young adult drivers use their phones more than drivers 16-18 years old. Orange County, CA (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 A recently released report claims drivers 25-39 years old are more than twice as likely to regularly use their phone while driving than drivers 16-18 years old, a statistic that came as a surprise to Orange County, CA personal injury lawyer John Rapillo of the Law Offices of John Rapillo....

2013-12-31 12:20:05

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- All-terrain vehicles are made for offroad use, but large numbers of people take their ATVs on public roads, where they are generally prohibited. About 1,700 ATV riders died in crashes on public roads in the United States from 2007 to 2011 according to a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131231/DC39038) Although many ATVs can reach highway speeds,...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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