E-scooters are increasingly used for urban transport, but the road rules treat them as recreational devices and their users as pedestrians.
Are debates about e-scooters too narrow? Perhaps it is time to focus more on revitalising urban spaces and retrofitting road infrastructure.
If a vehicle was coming through this intersection would this pedestrian have right of way?
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Most people do not know the right-of-way rules, but a starting point should be that pedestrian needs and safety take priority. Current road rules are biased towards driver convenience
Trials found that 5% of offending drivers used a mobile phone with both hands while the vehicle was moving.
Trials of the program found about 5% of offending drivers used their mobile phone with both hands, while the vehicle was moving.
A cyclist not wearing a helmet can expect to attract the attention of NSW Police – and not always just for that offence.
Bike helmet laws are meant to be about safety. But the hefty penalties and huge number of fines are causing resentment – made worse by some police abusing the law to stop, question and search riders.
Modern cars are safer than this – but not because auto companies got more ethical.
Of course people need ethics. But the current troubles in the technology industry are not evidence of an ethics crisis; it is a public-policy crisis.
The relationship between drivers and cyclists is highly unequal, both physically and culturally.
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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.
With Australian roads originally built and designed with only motorists in mind, drivers and cyclists are still learning to share.
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.
Whom should I save?
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As self-driving cars proliferate, we need a system to handle difficult situations.
Different people behave in different ways behind the wheel of a car.
Personality traits can be used to predict a lot about a person. They can tell about their probable career success, if they’re likely to get divorced, their risk at dying early from disease – and now, how…
Most drivers recognise the need to observe a lower speed in school zones, so why do many still break the limit?
Blaming motorists for their speeding may at times be undeserved. We have recently shown that, rather than intentional wrong-doing by drivers, cognitive factors can explain speeding behaviour. Policies…
Stuck in a traffic jam.
Motorcyclists are about to get a green light to “filter” through traffic on New South Wales roads. But what does that mean, for them and others sharing the road? And what are the rules for motorcycles…