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2013-03-25 23:04:29

Dr. Myra Blanco, research scientist with the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) has won the SAE International J. Cordell Breed Award for Women Leaders. She will receive the award during the Awards Ceremony at the SAE 2013 World Congress in Detroit. Warrendale, PA (PRWEB) March 25, 2013 Dr. Myra Blanco, research scientist with the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) has won the SAE International J. Cordell Breed Award for Women Leaders. She will receive the award during...

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2009-08-05 13:30:00

The White House on Tuesday urged for a broader discussion of how to combat the increasing number of accidents involving distracted motorists. The Obama administration called for a summit to be held in September in order to address public concerns with the dangers of distracted driving. A study conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute last week found that truck drivers were 23 times more likely to get into accidents while texting. The study noted that texting posed a greater...

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2009-07-29 05:50:00

According to a report released on Tuesday, text messaging while driving increases the risk of an auto accident even more than talking on a cell phone while driving. The study, which was conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), found that texting while driving increased the risk of an accident by more than 23 times. "Text messaging on a cell phone was associated with the highest risk of all cell phone related tasks," says the VTTI. "The tasks that draw the driver's eyes...


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