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2014-06-19 12:22:35

SEATTLE, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- We've all seen distracted drivers on the road, but the latest poll from PEMCO Insurance sheds light on another dangerous distraction - oblivious pedestrians who are more focused on their phones than their potentially hazardous surroundings. The PEMCO Insurance Northwest Poll finds that Washington and Oregon drivers are quick to identify distracted pedestrians, yet most claim to be attentive walkers themselves. In fact, at least eight out of 10...

2014-06-18 08:21:10

ProSight Selects SmartDrive® Systems as the Company's Partner in Delivering SecureFleet(SM) Exclusively to ProSight Long Haul Trucking, Charter and School Bus and Taxi Customers Nationwide MORRISTOWN, N.J. and SAN DIEGO, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ProSight Specialty Insurance(®) ("ProSight"), a leader in providing responsive insurance solutions for the transportation industry and SmartDrive(®) Systems ("SmartDrive"), a leader in driving performance solutions that reduce collisions and...

2014-06-12 16:21:25

Nearly Three in Ten Say Road Conditions Have Contributed to an Accident; Two-Thirds Say It's Adding to Wear and Tear on Vehicles WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Highway Trust Fund nears collapse, a new national random-sample survey released today shows that a majority of Americans are worried about unsafe conditions on roads and highways. Nearly three in ten say poor road conditions have contributed to an accident and two-thirds say road conditions are wearing down...

2014-06-09 12:20:59

A new video released by the Eberstein & Witherite law firm aims to help individuals understand why having Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulation knowledge is important for effectively handling truck accident cases. DALLAS, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Truck accident statistics show that more than 100,000 people are injured in these types of accidents every year. The Texas truck accident lawyers of the Eberstein & Witherite law firm have released a new video in their...

2014-06-09 12:20:48

~ New Data Released During National Safety Month Shows That Eating or Drinking While Driving is Nearly as Dangerous as Texting Your Friends or Using Your Hands-Free Device SAN DIEGO, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Morning commuters may look sharp in their business attire as they sip lattes on their way to work and talk on their hands-free phone, but these drivers are engaging in behavior that is as risky as teenage drivers updating social media on their smartphones from behind the...

New App Increases Efficiency, Accuracy In Reporting Wildlife-vehicle Collisions
2014-06-06 15:17:22

PLOS A new app used to report wildlife-vehicle collisions increased efficiency and accuracy when compared to manual methods, according to a study published June 4, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Daniel Olson from Utah State University and colleagues. Wildlife-vehicle collisions (WVC) endanger both humans and wildlife. Understanding when and where these collisions occur is essential to mitigating risks, but collecting this information requires an efficient and accurate...

2014-06-03 08:21:17

In half of fatalities, teen not wearing seat belt; new study explores why WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More teens die in motor vehicle crashes than from any other cause of death, about 2,500 per year. Fatalities are split almost equally between teen drivers (56 percent) and passengers (44 percent). In half of the fatal crashes, the teen was not wearing a seat belt. To develop strategies to drive down the number of teens killed in cars (which claims fully 25 percent of...

2014-05-30 08:21:15

Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, and North Dakota Selected WASHINGTON, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Car crashes remain the leading cause of death for 15- to 20-year-olds in the U.S. To help combat this problem, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) announced today that six of its member State Highway Safety Offices have been awarded $100,000 in grants from Ford Driving Skills for Life (Ford DSFL). Elements of the award-wining teen driving program,...

2014-05-29 20:20:26

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to published reports, the number of deaths linked to GM's ignition switch recall is likely to rise once the company counts every individual killed in a crash with one of the recalled vehicles(1). Currently, GM has only admitted responsibility for deaths to front seat passengers. While the company has publicly linked the recalled vehicles to only 13 deaths(2), reports indicate that once the company takes into account...

2014-05-29 16:21:14

Portland, Oregon based Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC support Motorcycle Safety Awareness month efforts to educate drivers on best ways to share the road with motorcycles. PORTLAND, Ore., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has deemed May "Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month" and is reminding all motor vehicle operators to look out for, and share the road with, motorcycle riders. The NHTSA believes getting the word out about safe...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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