traffic accidents

California Gov. Brown signs bill to allow self-driving cars on public streets


September 27th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by BNO News
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) -- California Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday drove in a self-driving Toyota Prius before signing a bill which will allow internet search giant Google and other companies ... Read more...

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Speed-detecting cameras help save lives: UAE study


September 10th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 10 (IANS/WAM) A vast majority of drivers in the UAE - around 71 percent - don't see speed detecting cameras as a money-making scheme, says a survey ... Read more...

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‘Terror attack doubles damage’


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 2 (IANS) A terror attack often strikes twice - snuffing out lives and later shaping our response to the event, which could be as damaging as the first, ... Read more...

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Road accidents killed 14,000 Russians in 2012


August 14th, 2012 - 10:09 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Around 14,000 people have died in traffic accidents in Russia since the beginning of the year, police statistics show.More than 107,000 road accidents resulting in ... Read more...

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No driver’s licenses for drug addicts in China


August 6th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 6 (IANS) China has decided to ban drug addicts from obtaining driver's licenses as part of an effort to reduce the incidence of driving under the influence.Drug ... Read more...

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Violence causes over 25 percent of teen deaths in Brazil


July 19th, 2012 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, July 19 (IANS/EFE) Violent incidents - including accidents and suicides - accounted for over 25 percent of adolescent deaths in Brazil in 2010, a nearly fourfold increase since 1980, ... Read more...

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Development banks pledge $175 bn for sustainable transport


June 21st, 2012 - 8:11 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 21 (IANS) Eight largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) Wednesday announced that they will invest $175 billion to finance more sustainable transportation systems over the coming decade.Rapid ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi sees fewer deaths in traffic accidents


June 5th, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 4 (IANS/WAM) The number of deaths and injuries in traffic accidents over the last four months in Abu Dhabi has gone down by 45 and 34 percent ... Read more...

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2,700 students killed in China road accidents in 2011


June 2nd, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 2 (IANS) About 2,700 schoolchildren were killed and nearly 11,500 injured in road accidents in China last year, says the Chinese government.According to statistics from the Ministry of ... Read more...

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New law sobers up drunk drivers in China


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 23 (IANS) The number of drunk driving cases in China has dropped by 40 percent over the last year after stricter punishment was imposed through an amended law, ... Read more...

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Three kids dead, 15 hurt in Russia accident


May 14th, 2012 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 14 (IANS) At least three children were killed and another 15 injured after a school bus collided with another bus in Russia, officials said.The accident took place Sunday ... Read more...

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Traffic accident deaths decline in UAE


April 22nd, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 21 (IANS/WAM) There has been a 13 percent decline in traffic accident deaths among Emiratis in the first quarter of this year, a report has revealed.According to ... Read more...

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23 die in China accident


April 12th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 12 (IANS) At least 23 people were killed in a head-on collision between a bus and a truck in central China's Anhui province Thursday, police said.The crash occurred ... Read more...

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On Delhi roads, tempers rise with temperatures


April 6th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Motorists, beware of the summer. Every year, as the heat sets in and temperatures rise, the tempers of drivers also head north, causing increased incidents ... Read more...

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Traffic deaths decline in UAE


February 28th, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 27 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) saw an about 13 percent decline in the number of people killed in traffic accidents in 2011 as compared to ... Read more...

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28,000 died in Russian road accidents in 2011


February 10th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) About 28,000 people were killed in nearly 200,000 traffic accidents that occurred across Russia in 2011.According to Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev, Russia continues to suffer ... Read more...

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Eight killed in Bolivia bus collision


January 17th, 2012 - 7:00 am ICT by IANS
La Paz (Bolivia), Jan 17 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and 12 injured after a minibus and a public transport bus collided in the Bolivian city of La ... Read more...

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10 injured in fog-related accidents in UAE


December 27th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 26 (IANS/WAM) At least 10 people were injured and 25 vehicles were damaged in traffic accidents caused by thick fog on the Dubai-Abu Dhabi road Monday morning.Authorities ... Read more...

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Russian Muslim region MPs seek alcohol ban


December 3rd, 2011 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) In a move to prevent traffic accidents and alcohol poisoning, MPs in Russia's predominantly Muslim region Ingushetia have drafted a bill which, if passed, would ... Read more...

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Truck crashes into passenger bus in southern Vietnam, killing 10


November 7th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by BNO News
HANOI (BNO NEWS) -- At least ten people were killed on early Monday morning when a truck lost control and crashed into two passenger buses in southern Vietnam, police said. More than ... Read more...

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Dutch drive more often under influence of drugs


September 27th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, Sep 27 (IANS) The Dutch drive cars under the influence of drugs more often than those in any other European country, new research shows.The study, by Dutch road ... Read more...

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Drunk driving cases drop in China


September 14th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 14 (IANS) The number of drunk driving cases in China has gone down since May 1 when an amended law criminalising drunk driving was enforced.During the first four ... Read more...

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Orangutan rides bicycle to promote cycling safety


August 15th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bangkok, 15 Aug (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Thai government has recruited an 8-year-old orangutan to be the face of the country’s road safety campaign. Thai authorities say the country’s traffic accidents are ... Read more...

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US mulls banning phone use while driving


July 13th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 13 (IANS/EFE) In a desperate bid to bring down road accidents, the US is looking at steps to curb the use of mobile telephones while driving. US Transportation Secretary ... Read more...

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Drug-related crimes rising in China


June 22nd, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 22 (IANS) China is witnessing drug-related crimes turning commonplace on the mainland with a rising number of addicts resorting to robbery and other violent crimes for obtaining drugs, ... Read more...

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Chinese city bans electric bikes


June 7th, 2011 - 10:09 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 7 (IANS) The southeastern Chinese city of Shenzhen, near Hong Kong, has banned electric bikes to reduce traffic accidents, the local government said.The city's public security bureau said ... Read more...

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Binge drinking impairs memory of youngsters


May 17th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) Binge drinking can attack memory even in adults as young as 18 years of age, a Spanish study has found.Heavy alcohol consumption makes it more difficult ... Read more...

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Beijing Police may use drones during emergencies


May 13th, 2011 - 10:07 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 13 (IANS) Beijing Police plan to purchase drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to monitor emergency situations such as traffic accidents, a top official has said.The unmanned aircraft ... Read more...

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High gas prices lead to decline in traffic accidents


May 2nd, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 02 (ANI): Rising gas prices create an accompanying decline in all traffic accidents, including drunk-driving crashes, according to a study by Mississippi State's Social Science Research Center.An SSRC demographer, Guangqing ... Read more...

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Britain could be fined for breaking pollution laws


April 25th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 25 (ANI): Britain could be fined up to 175 million pounds by the International Olympic Committee if it continues to break air pollution laws.The prospect of the air pollution penalty ... Read more...

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Delhi to open rehab centre for teens


April 19th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Delhi government will open a treatment and rehabilitation centre Wednesday for adolescent drug abuse victims, a statement said Tuesday.The Sahyog Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre ... Read more...

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Over 5,000 missing since 2006, says Mexican rights body


April 4th, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 4 (IANS/EFE) A total of 5,397 people have been reported "lost or missing" in Mexico since 2006 and nearly 9,000 have died and not been identified, said ... Read more...

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Traffic accidents may hasten chronic widespread pain: Study


March 21st, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 21 (ANI): A new research has indicated that individuals with poorer health or psychological issues may be prone to developing chronic widespread pain following a traumatic event.The research also found ... Read more...

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95 dead in road accidents during Brazil carnival


March 7th, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 7 (IANS/EFE) At least 95 people have died and over 900 have been injured in traffic accidents during Brazil's most important festival, the carnival, police said.According ... Read more...

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26 killed in Brazil Carnival road accident


March 6th, 2011 - 2:14 am ICT by BNO News
SAO PAULO (BNO NEWS) -- At least 26 people were killed on Saturday in a major accident involving a bus and a truck carrying 37 tons of wooden planks in Santa Catarina, ... Read more...

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