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Permitted Left Turns Present Serious Danger For Pedestrians
2013-04-03 12:03:34

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Executing a ℠permitted´ left turn while driving through your neighborhood can be a risky maneuver. These are different from the ℠protected´ left turns, which are indicated by a solid green arrow. Permitted left turns are allowed when there´s a break in oncoming traffic. This means drivers who attempt this tricky turn may only be focused on cars hurtling towards them and not other potential risks —...

Distracted Walking Quickly Becoming As Dangerous As Distracted Driving
2012-12-13 08:34:42

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Distracted behavior is a burgeoning problem in our society, largely due to mobile technology. While distracted driving is arguably the most dangerous when it comes to mobile use, another type of distraction is quickly becoming a safety concern. A new study, published online in the journal Injury Prevention, warns that distracted walking is quickly becoming just as much of a hazard as distracted driving. The researchers found...

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...


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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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