Distracted driving accidents killed nearly 5,500 people in the United States in 2009 and injured 500,000 more. Distracted driving is operating a motor vehicle while engaging in any non-driving activity. Non-driving activities have the potential to distract the driver from the primary task of driving, which increases the risk of having a motor vehicle accident. Oprah Winfrey, an American television host and producer, has also taken up the cause. Expressing her outrage against distracted driving, Oprah urged her followers to make their cars a “no phone zone.” View Oprah’s distracted driving video [...]
Archive for January 2011
The number of states in the United States that restrict driving while texting or talking on a cell phone continues to increase. Fortunately, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses from crashes on the nation’s highways, has compiled a table of jurisdictions
This article is the first in a series of articles about environmental management in India. In this installment, authors Sanjay Sampath and Raakhee Kulkarni provide an overview of the social and environmental challenges facing India now and in the next 20 years. Subsequent articles will focus on India’s environmental laws and regulations. [...]
Registration is now open for two upcoming conferences sponsored by the Auditing Roundtable, a professional organization dedicated to the development and professional practice of environmental, health, and safety (EHS) auditing. “What’s In Your Audit Plan?” will be the theme of the Auditing Roundtable’s North American meeting in San Diego, California, U.S.A. on January 24 –
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