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Shane Jones doles out millions of dollars to Northland, Hawke’s Bay, and rail regeneration

"The re-opening of the line will provide road safety benefits by minimising the number of logging trucks on this difficult and fragile highway, environmental benefits with rail a smaller generator of carbon and finally it will provide opportunity for significant economic and social benefits for northern Hawke's … Read More

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Road Safety

Bike helmet laws to be examined by ACT Road Safety Minister amid rise of bike-sharing services

With bike-sharing schemes expected to come to Canberra in the near future, ACT Road Safety Minister Shane Rattenbury said it was a good time to revisit discussions about whether bike helmets were necessary. And what's more, he said there was some chance removing a requirement for riders to … Read More

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Road Safety

On rules of the road

Vivekam Sr Sec School, Coimbatore, organised a Road Safety Awareness Programme recently. Sujit Kumar I.P.S., Deputy Commissioner of Police – Traffic, Coimbatore, was the chief guest. K.V. Vinayagamoorthy, Road Safety Training Officer, was the resource person. He dealt with topics such as safety … Read More

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Distracted Driving

Students take part in driving simulator experiment

The purpose of the project was to identify how different weather and traffic conditions, as well as sleep deprivation had on one's driving ability. After taking the simulator for a spin, students were able to see the effects first hand. Edwin Barrera took part in the project and says, “Our …

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Distracted Driving

Blotter: Man crawls away from rollover crash on I-35E

Kizer said the man was driving along southbound I-35E when his truck hit the guardrail at about 1 p.m. The vehicle went airborne before it rolled several times, eventually coming to a stop in an area near the frontage road, Kizer said. Kizer didn't know whether distracted driving or intoxication …

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Distracted Driving

Senate budget chief questions texting ban bill

Currently, texting while driving is a “secondary” violation, which only comes into play if drivers are stopped for another reason. Bill supporters say it needs to be a primary offense, pointing to 50,000 distracted–driving crashes in Florida in 2016, resulting in 233 deaths. But Bradley, a lawyer and former … Read …

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Distracted Driving

Teens take action against distracted driving with license plate contest

… our panels of judges have narrowed them down to eight finalists, so the public can go to dmvnow.com/vaplatecontest now until March 20th to vote for their favorite," Brandy Brubaker of the Virginia DMV says. The winner's design will be made into a license plate that drivers will actually see …

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Road Safety

Past, present leaders commend FRSC at 30

NIGERIANS from all a walks of life have commended the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, for its efforts in reducing road traffic accident rates across the country, and also called for adequate funding of the agency. At an event to mark its 30th anniversary at the Nigerian Airforce Conference … Read …

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Road Safety

Automated Vehicles Get The Green Light

The Andrews Labor Government is leading the way on automated vehicle technology with historic legislation passing Victorian Parliament this week that allows driverless vehicles to be trialled across the state. Under the changes to the Road Safety Act, VicRoads will be able to grant permits to … Read More

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Road Safety

BettyBlueMenz Perspectives – Deadly Roads

We all have seen how precious lives have been lost due to the poor nature of our roads. People who were breadwinners of their families have lost their lives because of bad roads. Statistics available at National Road Safety Commission indicates that in 2017 alone, 2,706 died in road accidents. …

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