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Fun With Road Signs

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 03, 2013

Fun With Road Signs

While running the Emerald City Half Marathon in Dublin, Ohio, in late August, I managed to pass the miles by reading the amusing signs spectators made to cheer on friends and family – and the funny signs that some runners ...

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Weirdest U.S. Driving Laws

Lauren Heartsill Dowdle - Sep 02, 2013

Weirdest U.S. Driving Laws

Don’t run red lights or stop signs. Stay on your side if there are double lines. These are all laws we know and hopefully abide by – but what about these crazy rules? Many states have outlawed texting while driving. But ...

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National Drilling Association to host Annual Convention in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 13, 2013

National Drilling Association to host Annual Convention in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

The National Drilling Association will host its Annual Convention from October 17-19 at the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Tim Connor, management and leadership speaker, trainer and international best-selling author of more than 80 books, will ...

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Florida man designs hurricane-resistant traffic signal hangers

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 17, 2013

Florida man designs hurricane-resistant traffic signal hangers

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is installing pivotal hangers at traffic signals throughout the state to protect the signals from hurricane damage, according to a report from the Sun Sentinel. The hangers, designed by Florida native Robert Townsend, will be ...

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Florida teen discovers new biofuel technology

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 08, 2013

Florida teen discovers new biofuel technology

A Florida teen has discovered a new method for creating biofuel, according to our sister site, Total Landscape Care. Evie Sobczak, a 16-year-old from St. Petersburg, Florida, engineered a way to turn algae into biodiesel. Her method, which does not use ...

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Florida’s Red Light Camera Game: G R E E N orange R E D

John Latta - May 17, 2013

Florida’s Red Light Camera Game: G R E E N orange R E D

A lot of orange traffic lights in Florida don’t last as long as they used to. And that has stirred up a hornet’s nest. Are shorter orange light times just there to make money via red light cameras (RLC)? Do they ...

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LaHood addresses Tampa bike safety summit attendees

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 11, 2013

LaHood addresses Tampa bike safety summit attendees

At a national bike safety summit in Tampa, Florida, today, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said he thinks the Tampa area can become bike-friendly, the Tampa Bay Times reported. Today’s bike safety summit, one of two scheduled this month, focused on ...

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Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers holds annual auction

Better Roads Staff - Feb 02, 2012

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will sell more than 9,100 heavy equipment items and trucks – the most items the company has ever sold at a single auction – at its unreserved public equipment auction in Orlando, Florida, from Feb. 13-18, beginning ...

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