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Virginia DOT to improve driver safety on portions of I-77

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 25, 2014

Virginia DOT to improve driver safety on portions of I-77

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Monday that the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will improve driver safety on Interstate 77 in the Fancy Gap area of Carroll County by building a new safety system. The $7.5 million Active Traffic and Safety ...

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Illumagear to showcase Halo Light Personal Active Safety System at ConExpo-Con/Agg

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 19, 2014

Illumagear to showcase Halo Light Personal Active Safety System at ConExpo-Con/Agg

Safety product manufacturer Illumagear will showcase its Halo Light Personal Active Safety System at ConExpo-Con/Agg. Designed for use on a hard hat, the safety system illuminates a worker’s task area. According to the company, the light requires no adjustment and eliminates ...

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VIDEO: TxDOT uses Vine videos to urge teens to buckle up

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 18, 2014

VIDEO: TxDOT uses Vine videos to urge teens to buckle up

When I was a teen driver, I always remembered to buckle my seatbelt. That’s not because I was necessarily the best kid in the world. I just knew that I would experience the full wrath of my mother (who had ...

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Senate Commerce panel to meet on rail safety

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 07, 2014

Senate Commerce panel to meet on rail safety

A Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation panel is set to discuss rail safety next week. The Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security is scheduled to meet on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. for ...

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4 Forklift Safety Tips Every Highway Construction Crew Needs to Know

Contributed - Feb 04, 2014

4 Forklift Safety Tips Every Highway Construction Crew Needs to Know

Since forklifts were first introduced in the early 20th century, they have revolutionized the construction industry. The design of today’s lifts are far superior to those of the past. Thanks to new materials, hydraulics and electronics, modern forklifts are more durable ...

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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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