Smart cities sound like something science fiction blockbuster movies are made of. The truth is, they are here and now, and your city could be well on its way to becoming one. Smart cities are described as urban areas that use electronic data, gathered from a variety of collection sensors, to determine how to better manage assets and resources.

What sizes are smart cities?

The good news is that cities of any size can become smart cities. It has nothing to do with the size of the city, merely with the use of technology to manage and allocate resources. The use of technology can be used to do any or all of the following:

  • Ease traffic congestion by planning new streets or widening existing streets.
  • Reduce labor costs for garbage or mosquito truck drivers.
  • Adjust the tempo of traffic lights to accommodate high-traffic flow at certain times of the day.
  • Decrease fuel costs for municipal fleets.
  • Reduce greenhouse emissions and take better care of the planet.

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On October 2, 2019, the National Transportation Safety Board, known as the NTSB, sent out a press release announcing the launch of an initiative advocating a national safety standard for limousines when it comes to seat belt systems and seating inside limousines. The organization has gathered information gleaned from limousine accidents in New Jersey, New York and Illinois, and the recommendation is that lap and shoulder belts be required for all passenger seating positions on all new vehicles designed or modified for use as limousines. It further stipulates that the seating systems be required to meet minimum specific standards for safety to ensure the structural integrity of the seats should a crash occur.

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In the United States, the top cause of death for teenagers between the ages of 15 and 18 years old is motor vehicle crashes. However, with the advanced technology today, parents now have peace of mind knowing there are safety features that can help avoid the most common dangers for teenagers behind the wheel, including:

  • Distracted driving
  • Not wearing seat belts
  • Speeding

Teen drivers have a higher risk of crashes because they’re eager to gain their independence, but they’re still learning how to safely operate a vehicle and navigate the rules of the road. Parents must educate themselves on which vehicles are the best for their teenage drivers based on the available safety features, affordability, crash-test ratings and more before their teen loved ones get behind the wheel.

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