Articles Tagged with ''traffic''

The seven deadly sins of driving

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an estimated 32,310 motor vehicle traffic fatalities occurred in 2011.  With snowfall and the potential for icy roads now part of many forecasts, it’s even more important for drivers to be cautious and follow the rules of the road. To remind commuters to avoid hazardous driving behaviors, Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), a leader in first-aid and safety products, has identified the seven worst driving offenders.


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States get report cards on highway safety

Crash fatalities up in 2012

Progress in traffic safety is “at risk of being undone,” according to a safety group that has put together a 2013 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws, a report card grading all 50 states and the District of Columbia on their performance on 15 basic traffic safety laws.


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Billboard industry touts discredited research to support safety claims for electronic signs

A Swedish study has found that drivers take long gazes at electronic billboards, possibly raising the risk of highway crashes. The new research has put the U.S. billboard industry into a defensive mode. In an effort to dismiss the findings, the industry’s top trade group quickly cited an unpublished U.S. government study to argue that the electronic displays pose no traffic safety hazard.


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Traffic deaths: A surprising dimension of the red state-blue state divide

The nation’s red and blue states often are miles apart in social attitudes and, of course, political outlook. It turns out that they also divide into distinct camps when it comes to a grimmer measure — fatal traffic accidents.


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More of us are buckling up, survey shows

An overwhelming majority of the millions of families traveling our nation's highways this Thanksgiving weekend, one of the busiest travel times of the year, will be buckling up, according to new survey results released today by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).


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Pedestrian fatalities on the rise

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is reminding pedestrians of all ages to walk with care – using crosswalks where possible – and urging drivers to be on the lookout for pedestrians at all times.


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Better vehicle design credited with decline in highway deaths

Analysis shows marked decline in likelihood of crashing, increased likelihood of escaping a crash without injuries

The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that better-designed, safer vehicles have contributed to an overall decline in crashes, deaths and injuries on U.S. roadways.


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FAA releases independent report on controller training

Tighter college training, annual refresher courses recommended for air traffic controllers

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Randy Babbitt last week announced a set of recommendations from an independent panel on how to improve all aspects of an air traffic controller’s experience at the FAA, including hiring, training, placement and career development.


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Eye Injuries: You rarely see them coming. Practical Solutions for reducing injuries to the eye.

The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

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