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The History Of Florida Road Rangers In 2000, the Florida Department of Transportation voted to create a free service to help stranded motorists across Florida. Since that time, Road Rangers have come to the assistance of more than 5 million motorists across Florida who were stranded for a variety of reasons ranging from running out of gas on the highways … Continue reading “Florida Road Rangers Keeping Highways Moving & Safe”

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IoT Technology: The Future Of Smart Cities In AmericaWe live in a technology-driven world where technological devices control everything around us. Everything from interactive microwaves and cars, to smart cars, our lives are shaped by IoT technology. Devices that communicate with each other through the Internet leverage IoT networks to increase the breadth and value of data that is collected at each point … Continue reading “How IoT Technology Is Creating The Future Smart Cities”

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Seniors vs. Teens Answer: Teens We expect mistakes from young drivers, but the first few years are pretty risky. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), drivers ages 16-19 are three times more likely to crash than drivers over 20. These novice drivers cause significantly more car accidents than seniors: The United States Census Bureau calculates 12.2 percent … Continue reading “Who Causes More Car Accidents? The Data May Surprise You”

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The Traffic Safety Store is currently developing a safety resource center to help you prevent accidents on the road, in the workplace, or on your property. We will be releasing content on an ongoing basis. If you have any suggestions or questions regarding safety and regulations, please leave a comment below. New pages include: How To Wear a Children’s Bicycle … Continue reading “Introducing Our Safety Resource Center”

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April is distracted driving awareness month. Rather than list the reasons why this staggering public safety issue deserves your attention, Traffic Safety Store got some help from designer, Adrienne Erin. The infographic below can help you explain to friends, loved ones and coworkers, why putting down the cellphone is a MUST. Here’s Adrienne’s bio: Adrienne is a freelance writer and designer … Continue reading “This Straightforward Infographic Explains Distracted Driving”

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Of course you could argue every accident is preventable. The driver should have braked sooner. He should have looked before turning left. He should have yielded to the oncoming car. But some causes are so blatant, they defy human error. Take texting-while-driving, for example. That mistake causes over a million accidents every year according to National Highway Safety Association. Prevention … Continue reading “3 Accidents that are Completely Avoidable”

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Ready or not, a second bone-chilling gust is blowing in from the north. Temperatures are expected to reach sub zero in some parts and, once again, we can expect several inches to several feet of snow in the Midwest and Northeast. Here’s some tips and reminders to get through this week safely: Think Your Car is Winter-Proof? Here’s What You … Continue reading “The Polar Vortex Returns. Here’s Tips To Get You Through it.”

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Stuck The Story: The Washington Post called it “traffic anarchy.” During an infamous 2011 snowstorm, northbound commuters trapped on the George Washington Parkway without food or water got so desperate some hopped the medium and wove through opposing traffic. Others simply abandoned their vehicles and started walking. The interstate, marred with black ice, fallen trees, and snow-trapped 18-wheelers, held travelers captive … Continue reading “Don’t Be That Guy: 5 Car Catastrophes to Avoid This Winter”

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Winter can’t be predicted. One week you’re struggling to pull your car out of the snow. The next week you’re splashing through puddles that snow left behind. It’s hard to know exactly what to prepare for. Unless you live in Maine or Minnesota, you probably pack a snow brush, put extra air in your tires, and consider yourself ready for the … Continue reading “Think Your Car is Winter-Proof? Here’s What You Might Be Missing.”

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The Arctic is drunk. That’s how science blogger, Greg Laden, describes the current weather phenomena: The mass of cold air that typically sits atop the north pole has stumbled down the western hemisphere, dumping ice, feet of snow, and extreme temperatures on the United States. Even Georgia, Florida, and Louisiana are feeling the freeze. Recent winters have been relatively mild … Continue reading “What Happens to Our Roads In a “Polar Vortex””

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For many, the end of December will be full of travel, family and hopefully a few good parties. Unfortunately, for some, the season also means morning the loss of a loved one – about 900 people are killed each holiday season due to drunk driving. With all the social activities and reunions, it’s easy to slip in an extra drink … Continue reading “Don’t be a holiday statistic. Free rides can keep your family safe”

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What the Techies Can Tell Us About Safe Winter Driving People aren’t good at driving in the snow. So Wired Magazine reached out to their tech-loving readers to build a definitive list of clever, but effective tips for safe winter driving. [Wired] Michigan Roads Are Now Open for Self Driving Cars As part of an effort to re-claim their status … Continue reading “Week In Traffic: Winter Driving Tips and New Leadership for U.S. DOT”

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Can a New Mayor eliminate Traffic Deaths in New York City? Bill De Blasio, New York City’s mayor-elect, has pledged to eliminate all traffic deaths by 2024. His new initiative “Vision Zero” is modeled after a campaign that was successful in Sweden. [The Villager] E-Cooridnated Traffic Signals could end Congestion in North Jersey Northern New Jersey is, no doubt, one … Continue reading “Week In Traffic: Solving Congestion, Holiday Road Rage and the Accidents that Follow”

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Driverless cars are here! Time for Congress to Wake Up. Despite what our political representatives believe, driverless cars are coming soon—possibly by the end of the decade.  That was the message behind countless testimonies at a recent congressional hearing on autonomous vehicles. Whiteness from Carnegie Mellon and Nissan urged law makers to begin working towards new policies that will enable … Continue reading “Week in Traffic: Congress debates the future of driving”

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You can’t underestimate their intelligence A recent study by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) discovered an upward trend among states battling tech-induced distracted driving. New measures focus on increasing educational programs and enforcement campaigns as well as updating laws for the changing “wireless” culture. Read more The latest culprit? Driving “selfies,” or self-portraits taken while driving, are increasingly popular … Continue reading “Week in Traffic: Is technology making drivers dumb?”