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Article ID: 714477

Clearing the Decks: MTRI Zooms in on Bridge Damage

Michigan Technological University

A hitch-mounted, cinema-quality camera on a pick-up truck can make bridge inspections safer and faster, developed by the Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI) and Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).

Released:
18-Jun-2019 9:35 AM EDT
Newswise: New App Provides Emergency Response Vehicles with the Fastest, Safest Path to Incident Scenes

Article ID: 713931

New App Provides Emergency Response Vehicles with the Fastest, Safest Path to Incident Scenes

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

QuickRoute uses GPS and routing data to provide turn-by-turn directions, and it features an alerting mechanism to warn responders of hazards along the route, such as a flooded road, an accident, or downed power lines.

Released:
4-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Does being seen really make cyclists safer on the road?

Article ID: 713603

Does being seen really make cyclists safer on the road?

University of British Columbia's Okanagan Campus

Researchers from UBC Okanagan have determined motorists tended to give cyclists wearing high-visibility vests more room on the road, compared to cyclists without high-visibility clothing.

Released:
29-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: The Medical Minute: Keeping Your Teen Safe Behind the Wheel

Article ID: 713389

The Medical Minute: Keeping Your Teen Safe Behind the Wheel

Penn State Health

A tragic trio of inexperience, strong emotions and distractions combines to make vehicle crashes the leading cause of death and disability among American teenagers.

Released:
23-May-2019 10:40 AM EDT
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    22-May-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 713289

New study shows crowdsourced traffic data could save lives

University of California, Irvine

A new UCI-led pilot study finds, on average, Waze "crash alerts" occur two minutes and 41 seconds prior to their corresponding California Highway Patrol (CHP)-reported crash. These minutes could mean the difference between life and death.

Released:
21-May-2019 11:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 713189

Driverless cars working together can speed up traffic by 35%

University of Cambridge

A fleet of driverless cars working together to keep traffic moving smoothly can improve overall traffic flow by at least 35 percent, researchers have shown.

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20-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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    20-May-2019 12:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 712897

Teens with ADHD Get More Traffic Violations for Risky Driving, Have Higher Crash Risk Regardless of Age When Licensed

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Teen drivers diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are significantly more likely to crash, be issued traffic and moving violations, and engage in risky driving behaviors than their peers without ADHD.

Released:
15-May-2019 10:30 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    13-May-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 712699

Texting While Driving Common Among Millennial, Older Parents

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

A distracted driving survey of millennial parents (ages 22 to 37) and older parents (37 and up) shows that most parents had read and written texts while driving in the part 30 days but millennial parents

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10-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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