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Jefferson County Sheriff Cadet Andrew Sevitts directs traffic as police stop drivers to see if they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol at a mobile Driving Under the Influence (DUI) checkpoint in Golden, Colorado in 2008. Rick Wilking/Reuters

Drunk driving laws don’t match the research

Research suggests lower blood alcohol concentration limits and interventions like ignition interlocks can make a big difference.
There’s a good reason why we find ourselves unable to move sometimes when we’re afraid. Konstantinos Tamvakis/Flickr

Paralysed with fear: why do we freeze when frightened?

Freezing might have psychological benefits. Many people who “freeze” report little or no memory of the trauma.
The makers of GPS devices are among the many factors and actors whose role in road safety has not been fully considered. flickr/Schu

The ‘fatal five’ causes of road trauma: who’s in control?

The focus is on reducing the “fatal five” behaviours that cause road trauma: speeding, drink and drug driving, not wearing seatbelts, fatigue and driving while distracted.
This wouldn’t have happened in standstill traffic. EPA

London’s congestion charge increases speed and saves lives

London has long been one of the world’s most congested cities. Before a £5 “congestion charge” was introduced for vehicles entering the city centre, cars would spend a third of their time in peak hours…
A 20-year-old man died in this accident in WA earlier this month when his Ford Falcon utility a tree. AAP/WA Police

A new approach to cut death toll of young people in road accidents

Too often in Australia we hear tragic stories of another young life cut short in a car accident and yet any attempts to dramatically reduce the death toll are not working. Young male drivers are our hardest…

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