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Have a Road with a Crash Problem? Consider a Road Diet.

-By Steve Paulus - September 27,2016

Not all crashes are created equal. Drivers, pedestrians and even roadways are all responsible for creating dangerous situations for other road users.

One of the most notorious high crash-rate roadways is the four-lane undivided highway that forces left-turning vehicles to slow down while actively in a through lane and cross dual lanes of oncoming traffic.

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6 School Zone Safety Driving Tips

-By Steve Paulus - September 09,2016

You’ve probably noticed the extra congestion on the roads as Labor Day marked the unofficial start of school for students across the nation.

As class begins for more than 50 million children, increased vehicles on the road and pedestrian foot traffic on sidewalks boosts the odds of potential school zone accidents.

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Interim Approvals Recommended as MUTCD Delay Expected

-By Steve Paulus - August 19,2016

The expected delay of the next Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) edition has motivated the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (NCUTCD) to recommend changes to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for Interim Approval.

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U.S. Ranks Last in Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths Report

-By Steve Paulus - August 12,2016

Every day approximately 90 people die from motor vehicle accidents in the United States, ranking our country last among the 19 high-income nations analyzed in the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Let's Talk LED Enhanced Signs...

-By Joanne Conrad - July 28,2016

As seen in the IMSA Journal, July/August 2016 Edition

In our quest to make roads safer for motorists and pedestrians, LED enhanced signs are being used to draw attention and deliver messages at all times. Certain areas of the country may be prone to snow, floods and other types of inclement weather. There may be a dangerous curve, a blind pedestrian crossing, a low overhead or a highwind area.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Shocking Facts About Pedestrian Fatalities

-By Ashley Hodgen - July 21,2016

Pedestrians are needlessly killed every day in collisions with vehicles. In 2013, an astounding 4,735 pedestrian deaths occurred in the United States alone – and as pedestrian deaths continue to rise, local and state governments are left scrambling for solutions to combat this ever-growing problem.

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5 Tips on How to Avoid Wrong-Way Drivers

-By Steve Paulus - July 08,2016

You are driving home on a dark highway late one summer night when headlights suddenly blind your line of sight. A wrong-way driver comes speeding towards you.  Your heart pumps frantically as you white-knuckle the wheel in pure horror. Surely this can’t be happening.

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FHWA Approves Revisions for High-Visibility Safety Apparel

-By Steve Paulus - June 28,2016

High-visibility safety apparel that meets the newly revised American National Standard for High-Visibility Safety Apparel and Accessories, ANSI/ISEA 107-2015, will conform to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced earlier this month.

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