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US DoT unveils safer and cleaner transport budget

Nearly 100 billion dollars will be pumped into the US transport network during 2017 as part of the country’s “Beyond Traffic” integrated transport programme. The US Transportation Secretary, Anthony Foxx has provided details of the 2017 budget, which amounts to …

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USA launches nationwide pedestrian and cyclist safety initiative

Rising deaths and serious injuries amongst pedestrians and cyclists in the USA prompts action from Department of Transportation to improve vulnerable road user safety. After steady increases and the numbers of pedestrians and cyclists either killed or seriously injured (KSI) …

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Enforcement body shuts down US bus operator

The FMCSA has closed down D’Boston Transportation for serious violations of both vehicle and driver regulations and endangering passengers and other road users. D’Boston Transportation based in the Massachusetts city of Salem has been ordered by the US Fedearal Motor …

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US authorities shut down unsafe bus operator

A bus company operating between Mexico and the USA has been shut down by the FMCSA for using vehicles in an unsafe condition. Having been in the authorities’ radar for some time, a US bus company called “Its Good Promotion” …

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Oklahoma to use LPR for mainline weight enforcement

Goods vehicles on the I-35 highway through Oklahoma will be subject to weight compliance enforcement on the move using weigh-in-motion and LPR technology. Current enforcement of goods vehicle weight on main highways in Oklahoma depend on stopping samples of vehicles …

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CVSA June enforcement campaign results show poor compliance

Almost a quarter of commercial vehicles inspected during the CVSA enforcement campaign in June were placed out of service due to non-compliance. The USA’s Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has published the results from its enforcement and safety campaign which …

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US commercial vehicle brake safety campaign begins

The CVSA is conducting an enforcement and awareness campaign in Brake Safety week in the USA focussing on brake safety on commercial vehicles. Costly to repair and easy to neglect, brakes should nonetheless be of prime importance on commercial vehicle …

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Initiative launched to fight sleep impaired driving in USA

American road safety organisation releases training resources to help commercial drivers prevent the perils of sleep impairment whilst driving. Driving whilst tired is a serious issue on American roads, especially amongst commercial drivers covering long distances. Despite rules being in …

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Commercial vehicle enforcement campaign starts in USA

A three-day enforcement campaign starts tomorrow in the USA focusing on commercial vehicle safety with checkpoints set up to examine cargo security and bus safety. The campaign by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) of America is part of its …

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America’s CVSA tackles the issue of distracted driving

The CVSA is targeting teenage drivers in a promotional campaign aimed to reduce casualties in the USA resulting from distraction of young drivers. The campaign by the American association CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance) includes a freely available 23-minute DVD …

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