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Tag: Department of Transportation

How Departments of Transportation Plan for a Solar Eclipse

How Departments of Transportation Plan for a Solar Eclipse

| August 18, 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017 marks the date that nearly 200 million Americans will experience a remarkable act of nature, a Solar Eclipse. Here is how Departments of Transportation plan to react The Solar Eclipse Path will effect fourteen great US states between about 16:00 Universal Time (UT) (on the west coast) and 20:00 UT (on […]

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What Oregon Can Teach Other States About Safer Roads

What Oregon Can Teach Other States About Safer Roads

| August 1, 2017

LifeSaver and the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) are trying to create  safer roads, and others are starting to pay attention. The two entities have announced DriveHealthy, a first-of-its-kind campaign to encourage Oregon drivers to put down their phones and drive without distractions. For real. Officially launching on September 1, 2017, DriveHealthy will be powered […]

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Independent Trucking Group Supports 34-Hour Restart

Independent Trucking Group Supports 34-Hour Restart

| March 9, 2017

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, a national association representing small-business truckers, expressed approval of a report by the Department of Transportation Inspector General about restrictions on the 34-hour restart provision of hours-of-service regulations.  The Association says it “agrees with the report’s finding that there is no safety benefit in the two currently suspended provisions of […]

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DOT and Auto Industry Team to Cut Drunk Driving

DOT and Auto Industry Team to Cut Drunk Driving

| January 2, 2014

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a five-year extension of its cooperative agreement with the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety (ACTS), comprised of 15 automakers, to continue researching advanced alcohol detection technology that could prevent vehicles from being driven by a drunk driver. “Drunk driving remains a deadly crime […]

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