News tagged with highway

Feds urge states to ban texting, talking on roads

(AP) -- Ren Bishop is one of many American drivers who texts, tweets and talks on her cellphone while she's behind the wheel - and thinks it should be up to drivers to use their discretion when it comes to ...

dateDec 13, 2011 in Other
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Smog sparks debate over Beijing air standards

Officially, Beijing's air quality is improving. But in recent weeks, patients with respiratory problems have flooded hospitals, highways have closed and hundreds of flights have been grounded by thick smog.

dateDec 01, 2011 in Environment
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Dynamic toll for smooth-flowing traffic

Highway traffic can flow more freely thanks to a dynamic toll. Siemens has developed a special algorithm for traffic control systems that adjusts the toll charge to the current traffic situation. In return, ...

dateAug 12, 2011 in Engineering
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Mixed signals on cellphone bans

It's legal in 41 states for drivers to use hand-held cell phones, and a leading highway safety organization recommends keeping it that way for now.

dateJul 13, 2011 in Other
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