Hundreds of US cities have red light cameras to try to catch traffic violations and prevent accidents. But research shows that the cameras may encourage other types of accidents.
The warm summer months encourage more of us to get outside and exercise, whether by shooting hoops or riding a bike. But there's a downside: higher risk of injury.
A survey found very few people are aware of the social and health benefits from the wide scale use of autonomous vehicles. But their attitudes change with a little extra information.
Aviation safety has much to gain from neuroscience: studying how our brains become “deaf” to alarms allows us to adapt the pilot's flight instruments.
Advising women to "stay safe" is problematic because it transfers the responsibility for men's violence onto women, and distracts us from more difficult conversations.
All the cyber threats that fans and footballers face at the World Cup...and tips for remaining safe.
Shipping is becoming greener, but this brings new safety challenges.
Do people really trust driverless cars to carry them safely to their destinations? New research shows that we are ready to use driverless cars in certain situations but not others, yet.
New research shows what type of signs are most effective at communicating safety messages in national parks - and what not to do.
Security in cities can make some people feel safe while excluding others. New ways of planning and policing public space are needed to ensure cities are safe and accessible for all.
Developments in technology mean that we can use automation to reduce accidents on oil rigs.
From predicting suicide risk to chatbot therapy, artificial intelligence is all the rage in suicide prevention. The question is, can it really work?
In the wake of a self-driving Uber car killing a pedestrian in Arizona, an ethicist examines the state of autonomous vehicle development.
There's a common, popular and well-studied method to ensure new technologies are safe and effective for public use – even if researchers don't fully understand how they work.
After Columbine, teens weren't taking to the streets to call for more gun regulations. So what's changed?
At least half of campus sexual assaults involve alcohol. But prevention programs at US colleges and universities don’t address what that means for bystanders.
While some indoor trampoline parks operate to a high safety standard, others don't, and there's nothing compelling them to lift their game.
One in four patients who stays overnight in hospital endures a complication.
The shipping industry can learn from oil spills – if it wants to.
If government and industry overhype autonomous vehicles, the public may expect too much, be disappointed and reject the new technology.