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Saving Sacred Lives

Contributed - Apr 12, 2014

Saving Sacred Lives

We’re not supposed to admire Sweden because its economic system employs many socialistic practices, ranging from single-payer healthcare to high income tax rates. Still, a recent article in The Economist about traffic safety in that country made it hard not to ...

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Sober teen punished for helping friend, keeping roads safe

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 17, 2013

Sober teen punished for helping friend, keeping roads safe

I thought the idea was to make roads safer. It’s a fact: Teenagers do stupid things. We all do. However, this is ridiculous. And this wasn’t stupid – at least not on the part of 17-year-old honor student Erin Cox, captain of ...

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Who Shot the Cyclist?

Better Roads Staff - Oct 02, 2013

Who Shot the Cyclist?

A decade or so ago, I was enjoying a late afternoon jog in New York’s Central Park on a beautiful summer day. Central Park is one of the world’s greatest places to run or walk, and I extended my outing ...

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Iowa DOT: TXTL8R

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 23, 2013

Iowa DOT: TXTL8R

The Iowa State Department of Transportation plans to launch an app in 2014 called “TXTL8R” as a way to reduce the number of young drivers who text while driving. Iowa DOT Spokeswoman Andrea Henry says the agency would like to be ...

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TxDOT implements three new road safety features (VIDEO)

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 17, 2013

TxDOT implements three new road safety features (VIDEO)

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has launched its latest road safety features, which include the use of Automated Flagger Assistance Devices (AFADs), temporary rumble strips and flashing-yellow, left-turn arrows. AFADs increase worker safety by allowing TxDOT crews to route traffic ...

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Florida traffic safety act helps victims of motor vehicle accidents

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 13, 2012

Florida is raising the bar in its approach to traffic enforcement and road safety. A powerful traffic safety act uses a portion of traffic light violation fees to fund paralysis research, helping to benefit victims of motor vehicle accidents. The Mark ...

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Distracted driving, teen driver safety top AAA’s state legislative safety priorities for 2012

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 17, 2012

Recent public attention to distracted driving will likely spur additional legislative activity as states convene their 2012 sessions, according to AAA. Laws that ban texting while driving and that improve teen driver safety again top AAA's nationwide ...

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Safety is in the numbers for pothole patching crews

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 30, 2010

If a main street, highway or expressway is in need of a pothole patching job, a crew of between six and 10 workers may be required to safely get the job done, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) ...

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