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How highways got their signs

How highways got their signs

| January 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

We recently got an interesting inquiry from a customer asking, just how did street signs get that way?  Why are they shaped like they are? Well, it’s actually an interesting question!   At first, signage on streets and highways wasn’t standardized at all.  In the early 20th century, most long-distance travel was by rail or […]

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L.A.’s bike highway that never was

L.A.’s bike highway that never was

| December 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Los Angeles is the car capital of America. Its landmarks are its roads: Sunset Boulevard, the Pacific Coast Highway, Rodeo Drive. And entire comedy sketches have been made about Angelenos’ love affair with the automobile.  But it wasn’t always this way.  In 1900, Los Angeles had the first elevated “cycleway” in the world. At the […]

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Parking lot warnings

Parking lot warnings

| December 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

There is a lot of legalese you see every day.  For instance, if there’s a parking lot sign saying “Management is not responsible for damage to your car or its contents”– does it actually mean the management isn’t responsible?  Do these signs actually establish legal obligations? Here’s the answer.  Usually, parking lot owners aren’t responsible […]

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Road safety in inclement weather (Infographic)

Road safety in inclement weather (Infographic)

| December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Winter driving can be dangerous, especially in areas that expect an abundance of snowfall and inclement weather. Every year, thousands of people are injured in vehicle crashes that occur in snowy or icy conditions. It’s important to be prepared and take extra precautions on the road when dealing with wintry weather. We created the following […]

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Everything you need to know about accessible parking spaces

Everything you need to know about accessible parking spaces

| November 30, 2016 | 1 Comment

Accessible parking spaces are mandatory for all parking facilities on a site, including garages and lots, a regulation required by the ADA Standards for Accessible Design. Businesses and privately owned facilities that provide some kind of goods or services much also remove barriers to access in existing lots. How many accessible spaces should there be? […]

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Why we support Move NY

Why we support Move NY

| April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Newly indicted New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver killed New York’s congestion pricing plan in 2008. A followup plan to charge nearly all drivers heading into Manhattan is now in play, and we’re behind it. Since Sheldon quietly smothered congestion pricing in its crib, we’ve added 5% to our population, nationwide vehicle miles traveled have […]

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Hawaii Governor strengthens distracted driving and seat belt laws

Hawaii Governor strengthens distracted driving and seat belt laws

| March 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

On May 20, the Governor of Hawaii, Neil Abercrombie, signed two important bills for traffic safety. One mandates that all occupants in a vehicle, whether sitting in the front or the back, must wear seat belts. The other bill prohibits drivers from using handheld mobile phones and texting (whether with a mobile phone or other […]

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Seat belt law tightens in West Virginia

Seat belt law tightens in West Virginia

| March 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

West Virginia drivers may now be pulled over for seat belt violations – by themselves, without any other infractions – if a new measure recently approved by the state’s House of Delegates 55-44 is passed by the Senate.

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The history of seat belt usage

The history of seat belt usage

| March 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

For many Americans, safety measures like buckling into a car are almost second nature. Not surprisingly, in 2010, 85% of drivers throughout the U.S. wore seat belts. Seat belt usage hasn’t always been so widespread, though. Even as few as 30 years ago, in 1982, only 11% of drivers used seat belts. Ever since the […]

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Space saver disasters from Winter Storm Jonas

Space saver disasters from Winter Storm Jonas

| February 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

There’s nothing like a snowstorm to turn adults into kids again—and by “kids” we mean irritable, entitled children fighting over handmade igloos, err, parking spaces. After Jonas ravaged the east coast last week, drivers were forced to dig out their cars—and, as in storms past, more than a few became territorial over their shovel jobs. […]

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Parking app roundup

Parking app roundup

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

The latest crop of parking apps delivers remote car access, a map of cheap fuel options, and access to private parking spots. The only catch? Most of these innovative apps are only available in certain locales; the parking app market remains sadly fragmented: FordPass Happily, the app isn’t just for Ford drivers. Through a partnership […]

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