News tagged with road traffic

SAFEPED helps cities fix dangerous intersections

Traffic planners and engineers worry about "black spots" — intersections that experience a high incidence of traffic accidents. But when it comes to designing safer roads, they lack effective tools to determine what ...

dateSep 12, 2011 in Software
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European researchers driving road safety

Safety while driving is paramount, and Europeans are making efforts to ensure our well-being in vehicles - whether we are behind the steering wheel or in a passenger seat. The project partners have pushed the envelope by ...

dateAug 09, 2011 in Engineering
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Livestock also suffer traffic accidents during transport

A Spanish study has analysed traffic accidents involving cattle being transported for human consumption in the country for the first time. Despite the "relatively" low mortality rate, animals suffer high-risk situations that ...

dateMay 13, 2011 in Other
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Drafting without drivers

Fewer accidents, less fuel consumption, and fewer traffic jams: Autonomous, computer-controlled vehicles have many advantages in road traffic. In particular, if many cars join to form long convoys. On May 14 and 15, 2011, ...

dateMay 11, 2011 in Engineering
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Traffic noise increases the risk of having a stroke

Exposure to noise from road traffic can increase the risk of stroke, particularly in those aged 65 years and over, according to a study published online today (Wednesday 26 January) in the European Heart Journal.

dateJan 26, 2011 in Health
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Lack of evidence for motorcycle rider training

The George Institute for Global Health has revealed a startling lack of evidence of whether pre- and post-licence training is effective in reducing death and serious injury for motorcycle riders.

dateDec 13, 2010 in Health
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