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Thursday, July 25, 2013

US Gov launched one more law to prevent distracted driving

Are you still using your one hand to do just anything while driving? If yes then beware New York police is watching you. If you are doing so then you will be penalized by the US government for being practicing hand free driving

US Gov announced $1 million enforcement law to strengthen the state’s newly distracted driving law even steeper. This law is enforced as another step to minimize the accident caused by texting or handling phone during driving. The previous law that had three demerit points for a driver’s license for convicting hand free driving now changed to five. Cuomo says for young driver’s penalties will be even steeper and the first conviction will get a license suspension of 60-days.

They sit a little higher above so that they can have a clear look on where your hands are. If they didn’t find both of your hands on the steering while driving they will pull you out for that offense.

"Out of every five crashes about one is caused by distracted driving" says Cuomo’s office. New York’s anti-distraction law is primary and hopes this might reduce the crash level caused by distracted driving.

posted by All America Auto Transport @ 12:07 AM permanent link  

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Friday, July 19, 2013

New Transportation Bill to Be Passed by Congress?

According to a recent article that was published in the Wall Street Journal, the House Democrats are putting their thinking caps on to come up with a new transportation spending bill that could cost approximately $450 billion over the next six years. However, the bill is just in the beginning stages and hasn't quite come to fruition yet.

Among other things that this bill would propose include (but are not limited to) the following items:

  • Reducing oil consumption in order to boost economic growth.

  • Consolidate (to 6 or fewer) the number of Transportation Department programs used to channel money to the states, which would allow local officials more flexibility to deal with transportation issues.

All of this seems like a fine idea, but where is the money coming from? In a nation that has already seen the economy take a dive downward, it seems that there isn't any more money to spare. According to the article, the question of how to pay for the nation's aging infrastructure is rapidly becoming a nagging issue for Congress. The article goes on to state:

All of that being said what options does this leave us? Is there a way to address the problems that the transportation industry is facing without having to reach so deeply into our pockets?

posted by All America Auto Transport @ 4:28 AM permanent link  

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Reduce Unnecessary Weight Caused By Gasoline:

The day has finally arrived. The big move is here. All of your boxes and bags are packed and loaded up, ready to be re-located to your new residency. All that remains to be shipped are your own personal means of transportation i.e your car.

Finding a proper company to take care of shipping your vehicles is a decision that should be researched. Rates and other such information should be gathered and compared. Once a decision has been made and a company has been chosen it is time to prep your automobile for the actual trip.

When shipping your automobiles there are many questions which may arise. Do I need to drop the vehicle off or will it be picked up? Is it possible to transport personal belongings in the car while it is being transported? Is it cheaper for me to drive it as opposed to having it professionally transported? These questions are endless and can easily be researched and answered by respected car transporting companies.

There are also certain "tips" which if taken into consideration can help with the efficiency in which the transportation takes place. One request which many shipping companies make is that , no more than 1/4 of a tank of gasoline should be present in the tank at the time of the move.

The reason for this is to assist in the fuel efficiency of the truck which is actually transporting the other cars. One gallon of gasoline weighs approximately 5.93lbs to 6.42lbs per gallon depending on type, temperature, and blend. Blends containing methanol as opposed to water or benzene will vary in weight per gallon.

Now, using the same scenario, we will calculate the weight of gasoline when the autos tanks are filled only 1/4 of maximum capacity. If there are only 4.5 gallons of gas in each of the tanks, the weight is reduced to a combined 288.9 lbs. This is a significant drop in weight and can contribute to the overall efficiency of  shipping your vehicle. The less weight the truck is hauling in cars, the more resourcefully it travels per gallon. So when you're prepping your car for cross country transportation, remember, in this case less is better!

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posted by All America Auto Transport @ 4:15 AM permanent link  

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