Slow down: Reduced speed limits save lives in busy cities

Traffic accidents are the leading cause of non-natural deaths worldwide. Lower speed limits may help prevent accidents. But speed-reduction policies can be controversial and effects are not well documented.

Ridehailing services may be driving up traffic deaths

While the era of app-based ridehailing services, such as Uber and Lyft, has been credited with keeping more impaired drivers off the road, increasing job opportunities and offering new levels of convenience, it is also linked ...

Building more flexible barriers to save lives on country roads

Each year in Victoria around 75 people are killed—and more than 500 hospitalised—after running off the road or having a head-on crash on high-speed country roads. Many of these are country Victorians, with 47 per cent ...

Project aims to prevent smartphone-related traffic accidents

Toyota Motor, Komeda Co., and KDDI Corporation will begin an initiative on September 20, 2016 by utilizing a smartphone application called Driving Barista. The application is aimed at reducing the number of traffic accidents ...

Crash study aims to make roads safer

It was an early-August evening in rural Wisconsin. An SUV traveling north along a two-lane road veered over the center line. Before landing in a ditch, the car hit a light pole, speed-limit sign and a 13-year-old pedestrian, ...

Virtual driver can increase confidence in self-driving car

Self-driving cars are what we can all expect to see in the future. But will drivers be willing to leave control to technology? Behavioral scientist Frank Verberne at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) believes a virtual ...

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