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2010-06-09 07:35:00

Transportation engineering PhD student Zhixia Li was attracted to the University of Cincinnati because of the real-world education and experience the university provides. In return, he's headed a real-world project that every driver can relate to. It's a project on which he has presented and published nationally, and it looks at what he calls the "yellow light dilemma." Are you, as a driver, more likely to stop or to speed through a yellow light? Here's what he found when conducting research,...

2009-11-18 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19: TRAFFIC SIGNALS Profile America -- Thursday, November 19th. It's hard to imagine busy city streets without automated traffic lights to regulate the flow of cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians. One of the first traffic signals was patented this week in 1923....

2009-10-01 11:56:00

Partnership with NETS to launch with "Drive Safely Work Week" October 5-9 WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- EcoDrivingUSA is proud to announce a new partnership with the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) during "Drive Safely Work Week" (DSWW), recognized nationally October 5-9. The partnership will promote safe and fuel-efficient driving in order to improve and strengthen the driving habits of Americans. Drive Safely Work Week is the NETS annual workplace...

2009-08-04 12:24:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- August 2 through August 8 is national "Stop on Red Week." Drivers are reminded to be careful on the road and mindful of the danger of disobeying traffic control signals. While the message is sound, this particular safety campaign is unlike traditional safety programs like "Click It or Ticket." The "Stop on Red Week" program has a decidedly corporate slant. The big push behind this week appears to be coming from the photo enforcement industry. These are...

2009-08-02 23:59:44

A U.S. safety expert advises parents not let a child under age 10 to cross the street alone and be sure children wear brightly colored clothing when walking. Injury prevention coordinator Susan Laurence of Trauma Services at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Ohio also says bright colors might make a child more visible to traffic. As children begin preparing to return to school, it's important for parents and children to go over safety tips together, Laurence says in a...

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2004-12-01 08:24:34

TOKYO (AP) -- Equipped with a tiny camera, a high-tech device that recognizes the white stripes of a pedestrian crosswalk and reads traffic lights could tell a blind person when it's safe to cross the street, researchers say. The electronic eye, being developed at Kyoto Institute of Technology, could one day be adapted for broader use to help the blind or visually impaired get around without a walking stick or seeing-eye dog. Tested in a lab by Tadayoshi Shioyama and Mohammad Shorif Uddin,...


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