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Safety in Formula One and NASCAR -

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May 1st, 1994. February 18th, 2001. Those two dates are the last time a driver died during a Formula One and NASCAR race weekend. They are two forms of auto racing that should be very proud of the job they've done to make their respective disciplines safer for their participants.
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Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years

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DETROIT (AP) — In the age of Apple's CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks.The average vehicle in the U.S. is now a record 11.5 years old, according to consulting firm IHS Automotive, a sign of the increased reliability of today's vehicles and the lingering impact of the sharp drop in new car sales during the recession.Drivers behind the wheel of older cars aren't enjoying some of the latest advanced safety features or infotainment systems that effectively turn cars into cellphones on wheels. Then again, they don't have to worry about hackers finding their way in to the car's computer network through the cassette or CD player.IHS said U.S. registrations grew to a record 257.9 million cars and trucks, up 2 percent from a year earlier.The average age of vehicles has been climbing steadily since IHS began tracking the number in 2002. As quality and reliability have improved, people have been holding on to their cars and trucks for longer. The average length of ownership for a new vehicle is now almost 6.5 years, IHS said. For a used vehicle, it's five years.Cars and trucks now have the same average age, says Mark Seng, IHS Automotive's global aftermarket practice leader. For many years, cars had shorter lifespans than trucks, but their quality has now caught up.Experts say there's no rule for how long to hold on to an old car or truck. A car with good reliability can go for 200,000 miles or more, which can easily last a decade for some motorists, says Doug Love, a spokesman for Consumer Reports.The magazine doesn't recommend driving older cars without two key safety features introduced more than a decade ago: electronic stability control and side curtain air bags.The aging car population could mean that Americans will be slow to adapt safety and semi-autonomous features that have car company executives and experts heralding a new age of the automobile. Adaptive cruise control arrived in the U.S. market in 2006, for example, but nine years later only 6 percent of all cars have it, according to a recent report from Boston Consulting Group. It will also take longer for much-hyped advances like CarPlay — which gives drivers access to their apps through the dashboard — to become commonplace.But Seng says the auto industry should take heart. Even though the average vehicle age shows no sign of reversing, it is starting to plateau, since buyers have returned to the car market in big numbers. Sales of new cars rose from 12.7 million in 2011 to 16.5 million last year and are expected to reach or exceed 17 million this year. IHS thinks the average vehicle age will hit 11.6 years in 2016 but won't climb to 11.7 years until 2018.Seng says that's a more normal rate than the industry saw in the years after the recession. Vehicle age increased rapidly between 2008 and 2013, since more people were keeping older cars. In 2008, the average age of cars and trucks in the U.S. was 10 years; by 2013, it was 11.4 years, or 14 percent higher.
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Troopers from 6 states to target distracted driving - Logan Banner - loganbanner.com

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Local News, Sports, Obituaries, and Classifieds for Logan, WV
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Photos: Bicycle safety course at Williams Park

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Six-year-old Jaedyn listens to instructions from Officer Kevin DeFelice during a bike safety course this morning at Williams Park. The course is the second of five conducted by the city at Batavia's five municipal parks as part of the summer rec programs. The children participating learn the rules of the road, proper hand signals and the importance of wearing bike safety helmets. At the end of the course, they receive a certificate that makes them eligible for a free helmet, courtesy of the Batavia Lions Club, which they can pick up at Adam Miller Toy and Bicycle. The course today was conducted by DeFelice, Det. Rich Schauf and Toni Funke, program coordinator for the Youth Bureau.
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Safety Day to Discourage Distracted Drivers

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2013, 3,154 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in the United States. An additional 424,000 people were injured, an increase from 421,000 in 2012. The 3rd Military Police Group will use simulators and other high-tech resources to educate Hunter’s military community about…
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Gloria Estefan Pays For Boy's Cerebral Palsy Treatment

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Gloria Estefan is funding treatment for a young boy with Cerebral Palsy.
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Motorcycle accidents decline as more taking safety course

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When a fatal motorcycle accident rocks a community, public opinion tends to be that these incidents are not only par for the course, but happen all the
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Video: Distracted Bus Drivers Caught on Tape Endangering the Lives of Passengers

The proliferation of cellphone cameras causes rise in viral video footage of bus drivers texting instead of watching the road.
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Atlanta, north Ga. residents among three dead in I-16 accident

Atlanta, north Ga. residents among three dead in I-16 accident | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
Crash marks third multi-fatal incident on the major interstate
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Lifetime Achievers: Steven Gottlieb

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Bike Rodeo Makes Bike Safety Fun!

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TEWKSBURY - The Annual Tewksbury Bike Safety Rodeo was held Sunday at Tewksbury Memorial High School. Sponsored by the Tewksbury Police Department and Tewksbury Rail Trails, the family-friendly event is always well attended. Nearly one hundred children made their way through the bike safety obstacle course. Students from Tewksbury Memorial High School and Rail Trail volunteers explained bike safety tips and rules such as stopping at a driveway and making sure a driver sees you, and avoiding obstacles.
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Liz Marks Texting & Driving Story - YouTube

This is the story of how my daughter Liz's car accident from texting while driving has changed our lives forever. If you get a text, don't look at it while y...
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Wrong-way driver causes accident on Ga. 400

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Atlanta police believe that a serious accident that shut down a portion of Ga. 400 on Sunday was the result of a driver who went the wrong way.
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Hyundai becomes first to use Android Auto in production cars

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Hyundai will begin using Android Auto in its Sonata infotainment system, making it the first major carmaker to use it in production vehicles.
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Police puzzled over fatal accident

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Atlanta PD seeking anyone who witnessed accident at Emma Lena Way From staff reports The Atlanta Police Department is seeking information or eyewitnesses following a fatal wreck at this morning (Tuesday, July 28) at the intersection of Loop 59 and Emma Lena Way. Officers are seeking information from anyone who may have witnessed the crash that left one woman dead and another injured. Please call Sgt. Steve Cromeans or Lt. Allen Williams if you or someone you know may have additional information at 903-796-7973. The accident occurred Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at approximately 9:45 a.m. Atlanta Police Department responded to a vehicle crash at the intersection US -59 and Emma Lena Way in Atlanta. This is the intersection between Walmart Supercenter and McDonald's Restaraunt. Upon arrival it was determined that two vehicles were involved. 
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Formula One: Bianchi dies nine months after Japanese GP crash

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French F1 driver Bianchi died Friday night from head injuries he suffered in a crash at last season's Japanese GP.
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As bicycle commuting rises, so does danger of pedaling by trucks

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Heavy trucks like 18-wheelers, box trucks, garbage and dump trucks, make up a fraction of the vehicles on the road, but are involved in a disproportionate share of accidents that kill bicyclists, according to federal data. The problem is worst in cities, where most bike fatalities occur.
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Hand-Held Devices Banned

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Following in Vermont’s footsteps, New Hampshire last week put in place a law that makes it illegal for drivers to
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Fireworks safety for the Fourth of July

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Fireworks send 3,000 children under the age of 15 to the emergency room each year in the United States.  With the Fourth of July just three days away, it is important to remember that children unde...
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Herniated Discs caused by accidents | Atlanta Injury Lawyer Blog

Herniated Discs caused by accidents | Atlanta Injury Lawyer Blog | Atlanta Trial Attorney  Road SafetyNews; | Scoop.it
An explanation of herniated discs, preexisting conditions, and evaluation ,settlement and trial of injury lawsuits
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Motorist jailed after wrong-way crash kills 3

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An Atlanta motorist is behind bars, Sunday night, charged with killing three people in a wrong way crash in the early morning hours.
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  LegalBeagleNews brought to you by Laurie Robbins…

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Distracted Driving, Summer 2015 | Atlanta Injury Lawyer Blog

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Victims of distracted driving wrecks ask you to save a life. Put down your cell phone, put down your sandwich, watch the road and be safe.
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Marietta: Pedestrian signal on S. Cobb Parkway will improve safety -

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Pedestrians walking along South Marietta Parkway will soon have a traffic signal to help them safely cross the street near the Cobb Community Transit transfer station.
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NHTSA Plans To Increase Effectiveness Of Auto Investigations

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2014 set the record for the year with the most automotive recalls of all time. it was a serious nbsp ...
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Takata Says It Will No Longer Make Side Inflater Linked to Airbag Defect

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The auto supplier is preparing for a congressional hearing on Tuesday where it will be asked about repairs for defective vehicles, and why it took so long to recall them.
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