Human-operated cars affect health in three main ways, all negatively. How might driverless cars be healthier?
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.
Conventional approaches to assessing the impact of cameras on collisions may be overoptimistic.
Beware unicycling clowns ...
Politics Podcast: Darren Chester on the infrastructure spending spree.
Darren Chester says there is too much hyper-partisanship in Australian politics.
Consumers with high hopes of driverless vehicles improving safety might be looking past the boring near-term advances that could make a real difference. It happened before – more than 60 years ago.
More cyclists are suffering from serious injuries than ever before. Here's what we can do to provide a safer environment.
Wider societal issues are driving road user behaviour, which cannot be fixed by taking a traditional road safety approach.
The primacy given to the car has shaped our cities, the roads that serve them and our very thinking about the place of driving in our lives. And it's a mindset that leaves cyclists highly vulnerable.
How might we, and our nation's roads and highways, need to change as autonomous vehicles become more ubiquitous? We know a lot of the answers, but not all of them.
It's time for Australia's personal injury insurance schemes to start preparing for change.
A new study has reported injuries are the greatest cause of death in Australian kids.
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the bicycle, we look at new research that confirms cars cause the majority of bike collisions. It's time to follow much of Europe and shift liability to drivers.
You're four times as likely to have an accident while talking on the phone while driving – even hands free.
Because Australian roads were built and designed with motorists in mind, it is easy for Australian motorists to feel cyclists are using 'their' roads and disrespecting the natural order.
Together, three recent events mark a crucial turning point in the development of autonomous cars: They are both safer and more advanced than ever before.
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.
If we want older people to stay mobile, we need to look at the everday issues they encounter first.
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.
In contrast to increases in vehicle safety over the decades, we have seen little new technology to ensure the safety of pedestrians – and current innovations are still based on a car-centric approach.