Driving conditions that don’t require frequent use of vehicle controls, but do require constant vigilance for hazards, can reduce driver alertness.
Humans are poor at remaining vigilant over time. That's bad news for the safety of partially automated cars, which sometimes need the person behind the wheel to quickly take over control.
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.
Tech companies want to reduce conflict between texting and driving.
Why do tech companies care so much about self-driving cars? If drivers no longer need to pay attention to the road, they can use their mobile devices even more.
Young drivers are at high risk of fatal crashes, but it’s wrong to just blame the problem on youth ‘recklessness’.
It is widely believed that youth recklessness is often the cause of young driver crashes, but is this simply a myth?
Small device, but very demanding.
As summer vacations approach, it's worth recalling the value of disconnecting and perils of multitasking in our digitally distracted lifestyles.
Most drivers recognise the need to observe a lower speed in school zones, so why do many still break the limit?
Blaming motorists for their speeding may at times be undeserved. We have recently shown that, rather than intentional wrong-doing by drivers, cognitive factors can explain speeding behaviour. Policies…