Stop signs of confusion for older drivers
A project undertaken by the Illinois Department of Transportation has set out to improve the road-safety record of older drivers. As drivers age, their reactions slow and their eyesight begins to fail, making them more vulnerable to highway accidents. The project, aimed at reducing collision figures in Illinois, finds that older drivers need bigger road signs and consistent traffic signals. It reports that some street-name signs are too small or are hard to see in the dark. However, most volunteers taking part in the study were happy with Illinois' traffic-control systems.
Publication Name: Safety & Health
Shell buildings as development tools
The construction of industrial shell buildings can help in boosting local economic development. Shell building construction offers inherent advantages such as lower relocation costs to employers, providing a focal point for community development marketing campaigns and the relative easiness of marketing area which already has industrial infrastructure. However, attention should be given to marketing, financing, and construction costs to optimize project advantages and minimize risks.
Publication Name: Economic Development Review
Catching the Aloha spirit
More than 320,000 Canadians traveled to Hawaii during 1991 despite the rising costs associated with travel to the islands. The friendliness of residents and respite from winter cold in Canada are two reasons often cited by travelers.
Publication Name: Maclean's
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