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.
For a full picture of any given situation, we must be able to read it, understand it and anticipate what could happen next.
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.
Humans and machines perceive the world differently and respond in different ways to what they perceive. This lays the groundwork for conflict – and crashes.
In the wake of a self-driving Uber car killing a pedestrian in Arizona, an ethicist examines the state of autonomous vehicle development.
Cycling is a low-cost and non-polluting way to make deliveries in congested cities. Slow cyclists should be recognised as good for the economy and environment, not treated like second-class citizens.
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.
Analysis shows that productivity-based payments are associated with recognised unsafe work practices including longer hours of driving and fewer rest breaks.
A rethink in the approach to road freight transport safety is urgently required to reduce fatalities and injuries.
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.