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Union Pacific Installs New Signs to Improve Railroad Crossing Safety

Union Pacific is investing $14 million in a major safety initiative to upgrade signs at its railroad crossings without active warning devices. The initiative includes the installation of new high reflectivity crossbuck warning signs, emergency notification signs and private crossing signs at more than 17,500 crossings throughout the railroad’s 23-state system. The safety initiative is on track to be substantially ... Read More »

Nation’s Leading Teen Driving Safety Initiative

Research shows that when parents take an active role in their teens’ driving education and set certain guidelines, their teens’ chances of being in a crash can be reduced by up to one-third. In response to the recent teen crashes in Montgomery County, Chrysler Group’s Road Ready Teens program offers safety tips for parents. The following tips are based on ... Read More »

Faster Travel and the Price We Pay

Speed limits are higher on many U.S. roads than they used to be, and motorists are going faster "”in many cases a lot faster than the newly posted limits. There's a notable absence of public support for, or political will to, lower speed limits, or even to enforce existing limits in the interest of public safety. Read More »

NHTSA Proposes Standard for Tire Pressure Monitoring Devices

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today proposed a new safety standard to warn the driver when a tire is significantly under-inflated. The proposal requires manufacturers to install a four-tire Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that is capable of detecting when a tire is more than 25 percent under-inflated and warning the driver. The new ... Read More »