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Wireless Technology Improves Road Safety
(NewsUSA) - Imagine a futuristic transportation system with "talking" roads and cars that instantly provide real-time updates on local weather, traffic and road conditions. Equipped with up-to-the-minute information, motorists could choose safer, more direct routes helping to reduce traffic congestion, shorten trips and reduce vehicle emissions.
(Family Features) - According to the Farmers' Almanac, this winter will see an increase in "shivery conditions," where temperatures will average below normal for about three-quarters of the nation and snowfall will be significant. Are you and your family winter ready?
(NAPSI)—More than 26 million children ride the school bus every day. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, school buses are the safest form of transportation for getting children to and from school, with most serious school bus incidents taking place when children are outside of the bus.
(NAPSI)—Now that school buses are back on the roads, here are some important driving and riding tips:
SARASOTA - The Federal Aviation Administration warns about an increase of planes not being where they should be on runways at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport. They call them "runway incursions."
(NAPSI)—When it comes to staying safe on the roads, motorists may want to take a few cues from the experts: school bus drivers.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has told New York City transit officials to adopt several safety changes following the deadly derailment of a commuter train.
(NAPSI)—When it comes to winter driving, being prepared can help keep you on the road to safety.
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are investigating fires in Tesla Model S electric cars.
SARASOTA, FL - Friday's traffic accident involving a school bus is raising questions about the safety practices of drivers.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida officials are raising awareness of the impacts of aging and driving.
(ARA) - Fallout from the long economic downturn has made it more important than ever for families to insulate themselves against financial shock. And yet, ownership of individual life insurance stands at a 50-year low, according to the industry group LIMRA. That represents a big risk to financial security in a lot of American households.
(NAPSI)—When the chatter of your wiper blades is louder than the kids in the backseat, you know it’s time to change your wiper blades, and you may even add it to a pre-road-trip to-do list. But why wait? Instead, make inspecting wiper blades part of your regular vehicle safety inspection.
MANATEE COUNTY - A strange site along U.S. 41 in Palmetto Monday morning, as drivers shared the road with a cow as it strolled more than 4 miles through Manatee County.
SARASOTA, Fla. – At a special meeting Tuesday, city leaders discussed panhandling and voted on a measure they hope will put an end to people soliciting funds on the roadways.
With the rainy months approaching, authorities are warning drivers to take it easy on the road.
(NewsUSA) - Bald or poorly maintained tires won't get you very far when it comes to driving on slippery roadways. With improper equipment and maintenance, slick surfaces from rain storms are a major threat to safety on the road.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Silver could take on a whole new meaning when it comes to car shopping. With more elderly drivers on the road, the federal government is contemplating a "silver car" rating system that will help identify which cars better protect elderly drivers and passengers in a crash.
(NAPSI)—Maintaining your car throughout the year is vital to ensure safety. These tips will prolong your vehicle’s life and may save you from costly repairs.
(ARA) - Summer is a great time for a road trip. With kids out of school and longer hours of daylight, many families will head out on the highway to a variety of summer vacation destinations. For many, night-time driving will be an unavoidable necessity if they want to make the most of their vacation time.
SARASOTA, Fla. - It's the end of an era. In December, the last VW van will roll off the assembly line in Brazil, and the distinctive bus will no longer be manufactured anywhere in the world. But never fear, you'll still be seeing them on Suncoast roads.
(NAPSI)—Whether you’re driving across town or across the country, here are some tips to keep you on the road to safety and savings and help you get the most out of your trip.
(BPT) - The shiny paint. The new car smell. Many aspects about buying or leasing a new vehicle can excite your senses.