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2012-10-04 14:20:08

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) today celebrated the 100th anniversary of a Utah invention that has changed the world -- the traffic signal. To commemorate this anniversary, UDOT celebrated 100 years of innovation by opening a signal history display at the Traffic Operations Center. The display features a replica of the nation's first traffic signal -- original located in the heart of Salt Lake City -- and invented by Utahn Lester F....

2012-08-27 18:20:15

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Allstate Insurance Company (NYSE: ALL) today released its eighth annual "Allstate America's Best Drivers Report(TM)." The report, based on Allstate claims data, ranks America's 200 largest cities in terms of car collision frequency to identify which cities have the safest drivers. The 2012 report includes three Missouri cities: Kansas City, MO., Springfield and St. Louis. Springfield ranks as the tenth safest driving city in the country....

2012-08-27 18:20:09

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Allstate Insurance Company (NYSE: ALL) today released its eighth annual "Allstate America's Best Drivers Report(TM)." The report, based on Allstate claims data, ranks America's 200 largest cities in terms of car collision frequency to identify which cities have the safest drivers. This year's top honor of "America's Safest Driving City" is Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the fifth time in the history of the report that the city has...

2012-08-22 06:20:25

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This month's Republican National Convention is expected to bring approximately 50,000 visitors to Tampa and drive delay times on the city's major roads by 18 percent. The insight, released today by INRIX, the largest global traffic intelligence platform in the world, unveils a number of likely problem areas for drivers including: Routes South of Whiting Street will be closed, including the Platt Street Bridge and the part closure of the Selmon...

2012-06-26 02:21:03

KEMP, Texas, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Larson Electronics' Magnalight.com has announced today the addition of the HAL-TL-2X10W-C Class 1, Division 2, Chemical Resistant LED Traffic Light designed for use in refueling areas where trucks and equipment frequently take on or unload hazardous and flammable materials. Built of non corrosive materials and equipped with red and green LED indicator lamps, these fixtures are built to withstand damaging conditions and environments while...

2012-03-15 12:27:27

Hundreds of lives are being lost each year in the United States because of mistakes made in what engineers call the “dilemma zone” — that area before a stoplight intersection where the traffic light turns yellow and the driver isn´t sure whether to stop or go ahead. New research at Oregon State University will help to more precisely identify that danger zone. Traffic engineers can then use than information, along with advanced technology that can monitor the speed...

2012-02-21 05:00:00

CR impressed by new technology, says it's worth pursuing YONKERS, N.Y., Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An ambitious new safety system that is being developed by government, universities and automakers is featured in Consumer Reports' Annual Auto Issue. Instead of protecting against the aftermath of a vehicle crash, the system is designed to prevent vehicle crashes from occurring in the first place. And the magazine--a staunch advocate of stronger safety features for drivers...

2011-10-17 06:45:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Coinciding with an annual nationwide event, White Cane Safety Day, the American Council of the Blind (ACB) today released an updated edition of its Pedestrian Safety Handbook, a publication which informs people who are blind and visually impaired, their families, and others about contemporary approaches to assuring safe paths of travel for blind pedestrians and effective ways to advocate for accommodations like accessible pedestrian signals,...

2011-08-26 12:29:00

Pedestrian-related accidents a leading cause of severe injuries among children ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the start of the school year quickly approaching, physicians from the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital are urging parents and drivers to do their part to keep kids safe as they walk to school. To avoid potentially fatal accidents, both pedestrians and drivers need to take extra precautions this fall. According to the Centers...

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2011-08-25 12:48:45

MIT and Princeton University researchers have developed a system that uses a network of smartphones mounted on car dashboards that will help drivers obtain better fuel efficiency. The system uses smartphones to collect information about traffic signals and tell drivers when slowing down could help them avoid waiting at lights.  This system helps with fuel efficiency by reducing the need to idle and accelerate from a standstill. Emmanouil Koukoumidis, a visiting researcher at MIT...