Each year nearly a million people in Europe suffer from a cardiac arrest. A mere 8% survives due to slow response times of emergency services. The ambulance-drone is capable of saving lives with an integrated defibrillator. The goal is to improve existing emergency infrastructure with a network of drones. This new type of drones can go over 100 km/h and reaches its destination within 1 minute, which increases chance of survival from 8% to 80%! This drone folds up and becomes a toolbox for all kind of emergency supplies. Future implementations will also serve other use cases such as drowning, diabetes, respiratory issues and traumas.
To help improve pedestrian and driver safety, this instructional video produced by the City of Springfield, Oregon shows how pedestrians use a Rapid Flashing Beacon crossing and how drivers need to observe the lights.
Mission’s Johnson Drive opens all four lanes of traffic as long construction project comes to an end.
ELTEC Corp has added safety measures to Mission, KS Johnson Drive. By installing Eltec’s RRFB (Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons) crosswalk safety features the four lane highway will notify drivers of potential pedestrians crossing. The RRFB is a rectangular shaped, high intensity signal head, which flashes in a wig-wag, rapid flickering pattern. The alternating signals provide direct, ultra-bright concentration as well as wide-angle intensity. The beacons are pedestrian activated: push button or passive detection (several options available).
JUl 2 5 2014
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE Washington, D.C. 20590
In Reply Refer To: HOT0-1
Mr. Bill Marshall
1310 Commerce Street
Marshall, Texas 75672
Dear Mr. Marshall:
Thank you for your e-mail message of July 9 requesting an official interpretation as to whether the simpler flash patterns for rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFBs) that recently were successfully tested could be made available for use.
Every year, on average, 100 children are killed and 25,000 are injured walking to and from school, according to ATS. The company attributes many of these incidents to drivers who are distracted, speeding through school zones or illegally passing stopped school buses as children move toward or away from the bus. Enforcing traffic laws can help reduce these hazards, company officials said, but the demands on officers make it challenging for them to maintain a constant presence on school buses and in school zones on a daily basis.
Safety Feature For Pedestrians Has Undesired Consequence
New pedestrian, bike safety devices
By PHOEBE MUTHART | The Municipal
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Pedestrians who are crossing busy streets are often busy doing something else: listening to music, texting or talking on a phone. Those distracted walkers often fail to look both ways for traffic or follow other safety rules.
A study conducted during the summer in Seattle, Wash., may be the largest one yet to look at real-world pedestrians in this age of distraction. It found that more than 26 percent of the 1,000-plus walkers were using electronic devices as they navigated intersections where pedestrians had been hit in the past.