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2011-06-28 23:01:00

AUSTIN, Texas, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fourth of July holiday consistently ranks as one of the deadliest holiday weekends for traffic accidents. Statistics gathered by NHTSA over the past 25 years show that, on average, about half of all deadly traffic crashes over the July Fourth holiday are related to alcohol. Last year, in Texas there were 337 alcohol related traffic crashes over the July Fourth holiday weekend. That's why TxDOT, law enforcement officials, and other key...

2011-06-17 12:10:00

AUSTIN, Texas, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This month the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will be airing an educational campaign in a mini telenovelas series format in an effort to educate the Hispanic community about the consequences of drinking and driving. TxDOT is one of the first state agencies to tackle the dangers of drinking and driving through the telenovela format. "We created these educational telenovelas on drinking and driving to reach Hispanic women and men who...

2011-03-15 18:06:00

Also Believes the Court Erred by Failing to Recognize the Arbitrary & Capricious Nature of the STB's Analysis CHICAGO, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit's March 15 decision upholding the Surface Transportation Board's (STB) December 24, 2008, decision approving the purchase of the EJ&E rail line by Canadian National Railway (CN), the TRAC Coalition lauds the Court for affirming that the...

2011-02-08 12:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) "Teen Click It or Ticket" campaign will launch statewide following the success of a five-county pilot program aimed at increasing seat belt use among young drivers and passengers ages 16-20. Since the roll out of the pilot program in May 2009, both teen drivers and passengers buckled up for safety - with as much as a 9.1 percent increase in the number of teen drivers using seat belts according to...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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