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Autonomous Cars Get Green Light In California, But With Strict Rules
2014-05-22 10:35:33

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the near future, you might not be able to get mad at the driver of the car that cuts you off – at least not in California where that car might not actually have anyone behind the wheel. While the days of a true driverless car are still far down the road, this week California's Department of Motor Vehicles approved regulation effective September 16 that would allow automobile manufacturers that have secured the proper permits to...

2014-05-22 08:30:41

Project Gearshift aims to increase awareness around the number one cause of death amongst Canadian teenagers TORONTO, May 22, 2014 /CNW/ - In an effort to educate teens about distracted, aggressive and impaired driving, as well as reduce the number of motor vehicle-related injuries and fatalities among young Canadians, Parachute and partner State Farm launched Project Gearshift today. Now in its second year, Parachute's Project Gear Shift is a national awareness campaign designed...

2014-05-21 16:20:47

Protest Rally Scheduled Thursday at Uber Boston Headquarters for 2:00 pm BOSTON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Boston Taxi Drivers Association (BTDA), an affiliate of the United Steelworkers (USW) representing 1,400 cab drivers is calling on the Mayor of Boston and the Police Commissioner to order all Uber-X and Uber-XL for-hire transportation vehicles off the streets of Boston until the city can regulate and license all Uber drivers and cars....

2014-05-21 08:21:27

Drivers Want Focus on Increasing Road Maintenance and Ensuring Smooth Pavements LANHAM, Md., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ahead of the summer driving season, a new survey from the Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) finds U.S. drivers increasingly frustrated with the state of U.S. roads. The national survey found that drivers prefer well-maintained, safe, and smooth roadways; moreover they understand these qualities require periodic maintenance and financial investment....

2014-05-21 08:20:27

Memorial Day Holiday Period Ranks Highest for Red-Light Violations WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 3.5 million drivers in 20 states ran a red light in 2013, according to the second biannual Safer Roads Report 2014: Trends in Red-Light Running from the National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR). The report, released today, examines red-light running trends across 20 states and is designed to help raise driver awareness of the dangers of red-light running. The risks...

2014-05-20 23:11:39

Uptime Service Level Agreement covers all of Spireon’s automotive finance customers. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 Spireon, the leading M2M provider of mobile resource management (MRM) and business intelligence solutions, announced today at NABD 2014 National Conference a 99.9% Service Level Agreement is available now for customers of its automotive collateral management platform designed for organizations in the vehicle finance industry, including automotive finance companies,...

2014-05-20 12:20:43

Older adults, children most threatened by streets built for speed, not safety WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 47,000 people were killed while walking in the U.S. between 2003 and 2012, at a rate that has been rising in the last few years. The majority of those deaths likely could have been prevented with safer street design, according to a new report released today by the National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America, in conjunction with...

2014-05-20 08:22:15

Demand for Real-Time Carpooling & Toll Reimbursements Brings Carma Expansion to New Manor Expressway AUSTIN, Texas, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to overwhelming success in Northwest Austin, Carma Carpooling, the real-time carpooling network, is expanding its toll benefits program for carpoolers to the newly opened Manor Expressway. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140519/89040 Carma celebrated its expansion with local businesses and community leaders at the Central Texas...

2014-05-19 23:04:14

Suffering a motor vehicle accident almost assuredly means one will be looking for help from Vancouver law firms. Lars F Kusher, Barrister and Solicitor now provides help and advice for those who have suffered from a motor vehicle accident at http://kushnerlaw.ca. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 Lars F Kushner has recently announced that he will be providing motor vehicle accident legal aid for clients in Vancouver. He is one of many Vancouver law firms that will provide assistance for...

2014-05-19 12:21:39

"Border-to-Border" Initiative Emphasizing Zero Tolerance Across State Lines HARRISBURG, Pa., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT, Pennsylvania State and local police are partnering for a nationwide "Click It or Ticket" seat-belt enforcement which starts today, May 19 and runs through June 8. "Increased safety efforts, education and enforcement are helping to drive down the number of unbelted crashes and deaths, but there is still work to do," PennDOT Secretary Barry J....


Latest Road transport Reference Libraries

Pellandine Steam Cat, National Motor Museum at Birdwood, South Australia
2014-02-01 07:49:27

Pellandini Cars Ltd was a South Australian kit car manufacturer founded in 1970 by Peter Pellandine. It was located at Cherry Gardens, South Australia. Other projects included the development of a steam powered car. He closed the company in 1978. In 1979, Pellandine moved to Thetford, Norfolk, England where he started Pelland Engineering, which also manufactured kit cars. Pellandine’s design was sold to Ryder Cars in 1980. The company was then sold to Graham Autos, but very few cars...

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2010-11-15 19:40:35

Traffic cones, which also have many other names, are cone shaped markers used primarily to redirect traffic in a safe manner. They are used to create separation or merge lanes during construction although more permanent markers are used if the diversion is to stay in place for a long period of time. Charles P. Rudebaker invented the traffic cone in 1914. His version was made of concrete although now the cones are usually made of a brightly-colored thermoplastic or rubber. The cones are...

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Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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