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Do speed cameras really save lives?

Speed cameras have been the focus of motorists' anger and frustration for years, although we are told repeatedly that they are an effective means of reducing death and injury on the roads. But is this really the case?

Lost in translation: When humor kills the message

Getting a laugh may not help get the road safety message across, with a new QUT study showing humorous driver sleepiness advertisements can get lost in translation.

Drivers are less cautious at railway crossings

Drivers aren't as cautious approaching a railway level crossing compared to a road intersection despite the greater risk of fatality if a collision occurs, a new QUT study has found.

What is a safe following distance?

Confusion over what is a "safe following distance" has QUT road safety researchers calling for a standardised definition to prevent tailgating.

Coordinated automated road transport

A new report by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) explores how connected vehicles and intelligent systems could change transport and the (r)evolution these changes could bring to people's lives.

Drivers don't ignore a ringing phone but do ignore the risk

Drivers find it difficult to ignore a ringing phone but they do ignore the dangers, with a new QUT study revealing almost 50 per cent believe locating and answering a ringing phone is not as risky as talking and texting.

House passes bill to speed deployment of self-driving cars

The House voted Wednesday to speed the introduction of self-driving cars by giving the federal government authority to exempt automakers from safety standards not applicable to the technology, and to permit deployment of ...

Spotting risky behavior crucial in cutting road accidents

Road safety and accident prevention are not always studied from the same perspective, though it may be obvious that accident-related events are linked to risky behaviour. David Herrero, author of a new eight-year study, says, ...

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