Month: July 2016

The Real Cost of Road Crashes

While every road crash causes immeasurable pain and suffering to individuals and their families, collectively, crashes contribute to an additional problem: a mounting financial drain imposed upon society and the economy.

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ROAD SAFETY NEWS OF THE WEEK

Last Week, the City of Toronto increased the investment in its municipal road safety plan. A new road safety innovation keeps motorists alert while driving.

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U.S. road death rates are unacceptably high – and very preventable

Our Expert Panel Chair Dr. Kenneth Moritsugu discusses the dangerous road we’re on and what we can do to fix it.http://bit.ly/2a9xd8r

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New pedestrian safety music app lowers volume when approaching roadways

A new app uses a phone’s GPS system to detect when a person is approaching an roadway, and lowers the music playing on the phone. http://bit.ly/2agkuzp

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How Private Business Can Help Promote Safer Roads

The private sector stands a lot to gain by joining the effort to improve road safety. Certain industries, due to their visibility, or access to captive audience, are in a prime position to become a catalyst for change.

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ROAD SAFETY NEWS OF THE WEEK

Last Week, the US will provide traffic management technology for India’s road safety efforts. Changes to the U.K. driving test will better prepare newly qualified drivers on the road.

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“Diverging Diamond” Road Design Decreases Road Incidents by 60%

A new road design called a “Diverging Diamond” has been found to drastically reduce the number of collisions at intersections http://for.tn/29LVi5J

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Road Safety by the Numbers

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 1.25 million people die and 50 million are injured every year on the roadways. Here are some startling facts…

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