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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...

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 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...

2014-05-19 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 12:21:11

Council encourages drivers to use extra caution to keep our roadways safe ITASCA, Ill., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council today released its estimates of fatalities from traffic crashes for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend, beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 23, and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 26. The Council estimates 382 traffic fatalities and another 40,900 medically consulted injuries may occur over the traditional summer kick-off weekend...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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