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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,...

2013-12-30 23:22:40

A study could pave way for further research and new state laws designed to reduce cell phone and texting-related car and truck crashes, says Louisiana personal injury attorney James Wattigny of the James Wattigny Law Firm. New Iberia, LA (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 Recent studies conducted by Louisiana State University College of Engineering shed light on the dangers of texting while driving and a number of other potential safety hazards, according to James Wattigny, a distracted driving...

2013-12-27 23:00:30

Rating fleet drivers, providing them with easy access to their driving history and explaining to them how their history is converted into their risk scores are keys to getting them to buy into a fleet safety policy. Trevose, PA (PRWEB) December 27, 2013 Rating fleet drivers, providing them with easy access to their driving history and explaining how their history is converted into their risk scores are keys to getting them to buy into a fleet safety policy, according to Brian Kinniry,...

2013-12-14 23:00:07

New York Car Accident Lawyer Adnan Munawar, of Munawar & Andrews-Santillo, Lauds the State of New York for Employing New Technology to Help Reduce Wrong-Way Crashes on New York Thruways (PRWEB) December 15, 2013 CBS News reported that the State of New York has announced its implementation of a new, high-tech means of trying to reduce the number of wrong-way thruway crashes. (N.Y. State Announces Plan to Fight Wrong-Way Thruway Crashes, December 4, 2013). In 2012 alone, there were...

2013-12-04 23:04:16

More personalized fleet safety messages sent to segmented audiences of fleet drivers and managers can help fleets surpass accident reduction plateaus achieved through more traditional methods. Trevose, PA (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 A key to further reducing fleet accidents may be timely safety messages that target specific segments of the driver population. That’s the message Ryan Dicken, CEI’s Midwest regional sales manager told members of the Wisconsin chapter of the NAFA Fleet...

Research Shows Where We Drive Affects How We Drive
2013-12-02 14:30:56

University of Nottingham According to the International Transport Forum Malaysia has one of the highest death rates from road traffic accidents in the world. While the number of road deaths continues to rise in Malaysia the number in the United Kingdom is much lower and experiencing a downward trend. For the first time a team of experts have been looking at the cross-cultural effect on drivers' hazard perception and their research has shown that compared to British drivers, Malaysian...


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