Pedestrians pass the aftermath of a crash in Gaza City in the Gaza Strip on Oct. 11, 2021.
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Traffic crashes kill and injure millions worldwide every year and are a major drain on economic development. Improving road safety would produce huge payoffs, especially in lower-income countries.
Road signs often display safety messages in an attempt to reduce road crashes.
A study of displayed road signs in Texas shows that, surprisingly, safety messages may actually make roads less safe.
Our findings suggest many people believe they are regularly exposed to pro-speeding content online or via friends, and this might increase their risk of speeding in the real world.
We need to do more to curb tailgating, one of the most stressful and dangerous driving behaviours.
Our results suggest police location groups and pages on Facebook are helping drivers avoid detection for drug driving - with potentially fatal consequences.
Women often feel they’ve given up driving too early.
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We’re driving for longer than ever before and, in the UK, there’s no requirement for a GP to tell us we might be up to the task.
Large numbers of trucks not only add to road construction and maintenance bills, they also make our roads less safe and more congested and add to noise and air pollution.
We know young drivers will put themselves in risky situations, which is why strategies to minimise harm also need to be part of their education.
There are calls to declare road accidents a public health scare in Ghana.
Current methods of road carnage prevention in Ghana have proved unsuccessful .
Eight of the ten top-selling passenger vehicles in New Zealand are now utes or SUVs. With carbon emissions reduction an urgent priority, that’s not a sustainable trend.
While the road toll has come down over the decades, it’s largely a result of fewer car occupants dying. Pedestrian deaths have barely changed for a decade, but they remain a road safety blind spot.
The push for 30km/h speed limits is not about revenue-raising or anti-cars. Even a seemingly small decrease from 40km/h to 30km/h makes a huge difference to the safety and liveability of local streets.
Passing distance laws do change driver behaviour. But new research suggests not all the changes are positive.
Electric vehicles can have more than one source of power, meaning they can be controlled better.
Electric scooters have become a popular way to get around since their introduction to U.S. cities about three years ago. But fatalities are mounting.
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Electric scooter rides soared from zero to 88 million a year between 2017 and 2019. But launching e-scooters in cities without safe infrastructure or clear rules of the road can be deadly.
Incidents of road accidents are on the rise in Ghana.
Authority culpability as a facet of road accidents has been overlooked in Ghana.
Onlookers gather on Queen Elizabeth bridge to look at a public transport bus that drove over the side of the bridge in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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An accurate understanding of the problem is an important part of finding solutions.
Be careful on the road.
Despite a decrease in traffic during the pandemic, single-vehicle car crashes increased.
A bus and tro-tro station in Accra, Ghana.
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A range of factors influence the behaviour of minibus drivers in Ghana. This involves a complex web of factors, motivations and constraints.
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Delivery riders are paying the ultimate price for the fact that our cities, their infrastructure and the rules governing them make cycling much more dangerous than it should be.