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2013-12-04 19:32:18

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Volvo is pulling up to the worldwide competition of self-driving vehicles, or autonomous cars. The Swedish-based (and Chinese-owned) auto manufacturer began a large-scale autonomous driving project, involving 100 self-driving Volvo cars on public roads. Tests will be conducted during everyday driving conditions around the Swedish city of Gothenburg. The company is naming the test "Drive Me -- Self-driving cars for sustainable...

2013-12-03 23:33:32

Automotix provides resources for repairs and replacement parts. Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 Reports show that nonfatal vehicle collisions increase during adverse weather, especially snow and ice. Compound that with December having some of the darkest days of the year, drivers need to take extra precautions, not only with their driving habits, but with vehicle maintenance as well. In fact, every year there is an approximately $42 billion economic toll due to winter weather...

2013-12-02 23:04:27

InventHelp, based in Pittsburgh, is attempting to submit the Safe Martin to companies for their consideration. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 Police officers have a duty to enforce driver-safety laws, which includes determining if people are wearing their seat belts. However, this task can be difficult. "After going through a seat-belt checkpoint, I was inspired to design an easier way to know if seat-belt laws are being obeyed," said an inventor from Collierville,...

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...

2013-11-25 08:20:20

NEW YORK, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) may soon be facing an audit of its programs and oversight capabilities that could uncover some serious flaws in the agency's regulation of the trucking industry. Since many personal injury lawyers rely on the FMCSA's regulations and ratings to establish when trucking companies may have been negligent, any problems that are uncovered in this audit could have significant repercussions on how truck...

2013-11-22 16:21:57

'Operation Safe Holiday' Focuses on Seat Belt Use, Impaired Driving HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT, the Pennsylvania State Police and local police statewide are teaming for "Operation Safe Holiday," an enforcement initiative focusing on seat-belt use and impaired-driving that aims to reduce crashes and traffic fatalities this holiday season. The operation begins with statewide Click It or Ticket seat-belt enforcement that runs from Nov. 22-Dec....

2013-11-20 23:29:27

New York auto accident lawyer David Perecman at The Perecman Firm shares tips for driving in freezing weather conditions. New York, NY (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 Auto accident lawyer David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, wants to remind drivers in New York to drive carefully on icy roads. An accident in Tonawanda, NY believed to be caused by black ice caused a twenty-car pileup on the I-29 ramp to I-190 South. WIVB (11.12.13) reported that no one was seriously injured in the...

2013-11-20 12:20:41

OTTAWA, Nov. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today released the following statement to mark the sixth annual National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims: "The safety and security of our transportation system is of the utmost importance to the Government of Canada. Today, we remember the lives lost due to road fatalities and offer our support to the families affected. On this occasion, I would like to extend my sympathies to all Canadians...

2013-11-19 16:20:54

ITASCA, Ill., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council today released its estimates of fatalities from traffic crashes for the 2013 Thanksgiving Day holiday period, which begins at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 27, and ends at 11:59 p.m., Sunday, December 1. The Council estimates 436 traffic fatalities and another 46,600 medically consulted injuries may occur from motor vehicle collisions during this busy holiday time. (Logo:...

2013-11-19 12:20:23

Driving-Tests.org delves into the real cost of car ownership for teenage drivers and their families as part of a special investigation on teenage driving. WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- What's going on with today's teenagers? According to recent studies, today's teens are waiting longer to get their driver's licenses, and, once licensed, are driving fewer miles than in previous years. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131119/MN19114) Some experts think that today's...