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2010-10-01 14:50:00

CLEARFIELD, Pa., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A PennDOT worker, Jack Griffin, 51, of Bradford, was killed today when a vehicle crashed into a work zone on State Route 646 in Foster Township, McKean County. "It is difficult to lose a member of our PennDOT family," said Ron Keim, assistant district executive for maintenance in PennDOT Engineering District 2. "Our thoughts are with Jack's family and friends as they face this sudden and devastating loss." Griffin was a flag-person...

2010-07-15 14:37:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- As Ohio roads continue to experience increased traffic and congestion during the busy summer months, the Traffic Safety Coalition reminds Ohio motorists to obey the rules of the road, maintain safe speeds, and exercise caution at intersections. During the summer, more families travel by car for vacation, joggers, and cyclists use our roads for recreation, and students home from school get behind the wheels of their parents cars. All these factors...

2010-04-18 23:01:00

During National Work Zone Awareness Week, AAA emphasizes the importance of safe and alert driving as risk of injury and death is heightened for motorists in work zone areas WASHINGTON, April 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today marks the start of National Work Zone Awareness Week and AAA urges motorists to use caution and drive safely when approaching and driving through work zones as most people injured or killed in work zone crashes - approximately four out of every five - are drivers...

2009-07-08 06:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the summer driving season kicks into full gear, AAA, the nation's largest motoring organization, urges motorists to use caution and practice safe driving habits when approaching and driving through work zones. In light of the enactment of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, which included $27 billion for states and localities to repair and build highways, roads and bridges, Americans preparing for summer road trips...

2009-04-02 08:00:00

Motorists Encouraged to 'Cone-Trol' Their Driving in Work Zones HARRISBURG, Pa., April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nearly $3 billion worth of highway and bridge projects coming to Pennsylvania this year will result in a greater number of work zones than ever before, according to PennDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E. To help increase safety in work zones, PennDOT is launching a new work zone awareness campaign. "With a record of nearly $3 billion being invested in roads and bridges...

2008-09-19 09:00:00

ROADWORK RULE A proposed change in state policy allowing civilian flaggers on low-risk road projects would mean little or nothing in some South Shore communities. In Quincy, having civilians do such work is forbidden by an ordinance, and it would not be allowed under the city's contract with the Quincy police union. Police unions in other communities have similar contract language, or are scrambling to get such guarantees written into their work rules. Gov. Deval Patrick pushed for...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'