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Nissan Chooses First-Ever Lane
Departure Warning System
Calif., March 31 / -- Iteris, Inc., the company that introduced the
world's first commercially available Lane Departure Warning system (LDW),
has been chosen by Nissanís Infiniti Division to offer the first
passenger car application with Iteris' LDW technology later this
LDW technology, the first-of-its-kind to be available on passenger
cars in the U.S., will initially be offered as part of an option
package on 2005 models of Infiniti's FX crossover sport utility
vehicle. The FX models
with LDW are expected to arrive in U.S. dealer showrooms this Fall.
Training, Education, Proper
Work Practices Are Key to Increasing Work Zone Safety
PLAINES, Ill., March 31 / -- the American Society of Safety
Engineers (ASSE) says that through education, training and proper
work practices, roadway work zone accidents and injuries for workers
and motorists can be reduced.
than 1,100 men, women and children are killed in roadway work zones
annually. To assist employers and workers on increasing roadway work
zone safety, the ASSE recommends they be aware of the many types of
worker hazards; setting up an advance work zone warning area and
transition area; the hazards of installing, modifying, and removing
work zones; how to best equip a flag person and driver awareness.
OneChoice Auto: A New Insurance Option for Maine
March 31 / -- OneBeacon Insurance is delivering comprehensive
protection to fit the needs and lifestyles of a broad range of Maine
drivers, called OneChoice Auto.
Auto offers standard property damage, liability and medical
coverages. In addition,
consumers can tailor their protection by adding coverage for
roadside assistance; the gap between the amount owed on a loan or
lease and the value of a vehicle; original equipment manufacturer
replacement parts (for vehicles less than three years old); travel
expenses following an accident
far from home; rental reimbursement while their vehicle is being
repaired; accidental airbag deployment and a reward for auto theft
AutoTrader.com Starts Its Largest Ever Cable TV
March 31 / -- AutoTrader.com, the world's largest automotive
marketplace, announced its largest ever cable television buy. Their
popular and award-winning ads will appear in nearly 600 spots on
television's most popular sitcoms, movies and stations all spring
included in the ad buy consists primarily of prime time slots on
stations that include TBS, TNT, USA, Lifetime and Nick at Nite.
Shows on the list include "Friends," "Everybody Loves
Raymond," "Law & Order," and "The Cosby
Mineta Announces Grants of $36.4 Million to Increase Safety Belt Use
DC, March 31 / -- U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta
announced that 47 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico
will share $36.4 million in National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) grants for states that develop innovative
projects to increase safety belt use.
According to NHTSA, safety belts are the most effective
safety device in vehicles and their increasing use has saved more
than 164,750 lives since 1975. In 2003, safety belt use in the
United States reached an all-time high of 79 percent, in part due to
high visibility enforcement programs funded by NHTSA.