When cars, trucks, bikes and pedestrians come together at an intersection, design makes the difference between collisions and safety.
Collisions at intersections between motor vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians cause many deaths and injuries. Design that considers how each group approaches intersections improves everyone's safety.
35,092 people died in crashes on U.S. roadways
Motor vehicle crashes are a public health crisis in the US. Distracted driving laws can save lives – but only some states have them.
Serious injury rates are rising in cyclists, and are associated with significant disability and economic costs.
More cyclists are suffering from serious injuries than ever before. Here's what we can do to provide a safer environment.
Australia has a series of transport injury insurance, compensation and rehabilitation schemes.
It's time for Australia's personal injury insurance schemes to start preparing for change.
Driverless cars still need to ‘learn’ how to drive on our roads, especially at busy junctions.
We should all learn from mistakes. Driverless cars must do the same when it comes to any accidents they've been involved in on our roads, no matter who was to blame.
Uber’s self-driven Volvo SUV was flipped on its side after a collision in Tempe, Arizona, US, in March this year.
Reuters/Fresco News/Mark Beach
Driverless cars may cut the number of traffic offences but they could open up a whole new area of litigation - who's responsible for any crash?
These packs have already been deployed to villages in Zambia.
A project that aims to change the fate of accident victims in developing countries.
Opiates have emerged as a significant threat to public health in the UK.
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A mathematician shares some tips on how to avoid four-hour car park grid lock.
Jefferson County Sheriff Cadet Andrew Sevitts directs traffic as police stop drivers to see if they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol at a mobile Driving Under the Influence (DUI) checkpoint in Golden, Colorado in 2008.
Research suggests lower blood alcohol concentration limits and interventions like ignition interlocks can make a big difference.
The Tesla Model S involved in the fatal crash on May 7, 2016, Florida, US.
Reuters, courtesy of Robert VanKavelaar
Two Tesla cars running on autopilot have crashed this year, and one driver was killed. It raises the question of whether the company's autonomous driving system is safe for our roads.
There’s a good reason why we find ourselves unable to move sometimes when we’re afraid.
Freezing might have psychological benefits. Many people who “freeze” report little or no memory of the trauma.
The makers of GPS devices are among the many factors and actors whose role in road safety has not been fully considered.
The focus is on reducing the “fatal five” behaviours that cause road trauma: speeding, drink and drug driving, not wearing seatbelts, fatigue and driving while distracted.
Weapons and flames: this ‘dream car’ design by teenagers doesn’t include any safety features.
Teenagers are more interested in gadgets and flashy desig in their first car than they are about safety features. So how do we make them think safety is important?
Suicides are the second leading cause of death on college campuses.
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Suicidal thoughts among college students are more common than we think. Graduate students, especially those in the humanities, are at a greater risk.
This wouldn’t have happened in standstill traffic.
London has long been one of the world’s most congested cities. Before a £5 “congestion charge” was introduced for vehicles entering the city centre, cars would spend a third of their time in peak hours…
A 20-year-old man died in this accident in WA earlier this month when his Ford Falcon utility a tree.
Too often in Australia we hear tragic stories of another young life cut short in a car accident and yet any attempts to dramatically reduce the death toll are not working. Young male drivers are our hardest…