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NHTSA paves the way for connected vehicles

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 04, 2014

NHTSA paves the way for connected vehicles

Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology will soon be included in all new cars. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced Monday that it plans to “begin taking steps to enable V2V communication technology for light vehicles.” NHTSA Acting Administrator David Friedman said the ...

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Rail safety among NTSB’s top 10 most wanted transportation improvements for 2014

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 21, 2014

Rail safety among NTSB’s top 10 most wanted transportation improvements for 2014

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released its 2014 Most Wanted List, which features the agency’s top 10 advocacy and awareness priorities for the year. For the first time, the agency has included safety in rail mass transit on the ...

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Submit your extreme winter maintenance stories and photos

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 07, 2014

Submit your extreme winter maintenance stories and photos

With the polar vortex that has made temperatures in the Midwest drop to subzero temps (with the windchill, temps are as cold as -45 degrees Fahrenheit in Chicago and close to -30 in the Columbus, Ohio, area where I am ...

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NHTSA officials could require vehicle-to-vehicle communication in future cars

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 02, 2014

NHTSA officials could require vehicle-to-vehicle communication in future cars

Manufacturers may soon be required to include vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology in all new cars. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) officials are working to decide whether the technology should be a requirement to help prevent car crashes, ABC News reports. The report ...

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Wisconsin lawmaker moves to increase road worker safety with cell phone ban in construction zones

Amanda Bayhi - Dec 12, 2013

Wisconsin lawmaker moves to increase road worker safety with cell phone ban in construction zones

A bill proposed in the Wisconsin state Legislature would ban drivers from talking on their cellphones while driving in a construction zone, the Associated Press reported. Sen. Jerry Petrowski (R-Wis.) authored the bill, which would be in place only when workers ...

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K&K Systems releases telescoping winch radar

Amanda Bayhi - Nov 21, 2013

K&K Systems releases telescoping winch radar

Traffic safety product manufacturer K&K Systems has released its telescoping winch radar, which winches straight up and down, can winch up to 7 feet above ground and rotates 360 degrees. The radar is designed for use in construction zones, speed zones, ...

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Swedish duo develops invisible bike helmet

Amanda Bayhi - Nov 15, 2013

Swedish duo develops invisible bike helmet

Bike helmets are a necessary safety precaution, but they are often bulky and uncomfortable. That’s why two Swedish women have developed an invisible bike helmet, Jalopnik reports. The helmet looks like a scarf. It zips on and remains comfortably around the neck ...

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Glow-in-the-dark pavement coating improves safety for cyclists, pedestrians

Amanda Bayhi - Nov 06, 2013

Glow-in-the-dark pavement coating improves safety for cyclists, pedestrians

What if the pavement pedestrians and cyclists travel on could create a safer environment for them? A new, sparkling glow-in-the-dark pavement coating makes that possible. England-based company Pro-Teq has created an artistic and energy-efficient way to illuminate bike and pedestrian paths with ...

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FTA makes available $29 million for safety, disaster solutions

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 22, 2013

FTA makes available $29 million for safety, disaster solutions

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced the availability of $29 million in competitive research funds to help transit agencies  improve safety, natural disasters and emergency resiliency and emergency response capabilities. For first time, funds available through ...

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ARTBA to host Roadway Construction Safety Academy in early-December

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 17, 2013

ARTBA to host Roadway Construction Safety Academy in early-December

Industry safety professionals will soon have the chance to get the training and credentials vital to managing and improving safety on construction projects and jobsites. The American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) will host the Roadway Construction ...

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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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VIDEO: Amtrak PD launches text reporting for passengers, employees

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 16, 2013

VIDEO: Amtrak PD launches text reporting for passengers, employees

Amtrak passengers and employees will soon be able to report suspicious activity to the Amtrak Police Department (APD) with just a text message. APD is launching APD11 “Txt-aTip,” a program that will allow passengers and employees to send an SMS text ...

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