Motor vehicle crashes are a public health crisis in the US. Distracted driving laws can save lives – but only some states have them.
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.
Comparing crash rates between humans and self-driving cars requires more data than anyone currently collects. And some of it will be quite hard to figure out.
A rethink in the approach to road freight transport safety is urgently required to reduce fatalities and injuries.
Letting cars drive themselves could save some people huge amounts of time. What might they do when they would have been driving?
A sociolinguist wonders if they’ll ever be able to interpret the waves, high beams and middle fingers of human drivers.
Road safety campaigns targeting mobile phone use among drivers should emphasise how perceived social pressure is not an acceptable excuse for engaging in the behaviour.
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.
Conventional approaches to assessing the impact of cameras on collisions may be overoptimistic.
While other countries race into the distance, Australia is still on the starting grid when it comes to electric cars. Why so slow? Because we don't have a proper recharging network.
Using ride-hailing services full-time would mean avoiding the hassles of owning a car. But it could cost less, too – depending on how you value your time otherwise spent behind the wheel.
Should parents be worried that many teens are putting off traditional rites of passage like working, driving and dating?
The dystopian urban future imagined in the Judge Dredd comics warns against letting technology rule our transport systems.
You're four times as likely to have an accident while talking on the phone while driving – even hands free.
The scientific evidence is surprising – and terrifying.
New research reveals there is no evidence to suggest a higher driver licensing age in Victoria has caused higher unemployment rates for 17-year-olds.
We have a reliable and easy-to-use test to measure blood alcohol concentration. But right now we don't have a fast, reliable test to gauge whether someone is too doped up to drive.
Driverless cars are the future, right? Wait. While things would be simple if our roads were 100% driverless, getting there is anything but. And planning for roads shared by robots and humans is hard.
Society often assumes older drivers are bad drivers but that is not necessarily true.
Projects like Sydney’s WestConnex and Melbourne’s Western Distributor don't account for real world evidence of driver behaviour in estimating travel time savings.