Dusk is a dangerous time of day for hitting wildlife on the road, and the one-hour time change means more drivers are out while deer are at their most active and visibility is dropping.
Avoiding hitting deer on the road is as much about when you drive as where. An animal behavior expert explains why.
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.
Despite a decrease in traffic during the pandemic, single-vehicle car crashes increased.
Once his leg fracture heals, his leg can potentially be just as straight and strong as it was before. But his foot and ankle are more of a worry.
Trauma results in 41 million emergency department visits a year and hundreds of thousands of deaths. May is National Trauma Awareness month, and two experts explain why it’s time to pay attention.
As a police officer, I was involved in many pursuits, investigated serious accidents and later became a researcher. Here’s what I’ve learned about how police make decisions in a pursuit.
Road traffic injuries are one of the leading causes of death worldwide.
Perceptions about safety might be one of the reasons more and more people are buying SUVs. The evidence from crash data, though, is troubling – particularly for other road users.
A damning report lists a number of questionable design decisions that appear to greatly increase the risks of a crash.
Motor vehicle crashes are a public health crisis in the US. Distracted driving laws can save lives – but only some states have them.
The biggest ethical challenges for self-driving cars arise in mundane situations, not when crashes are unavoidable.
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.
Conventional approaches to assessing the impact of cameras on collisions may be overoptimistic.
Car seats and their endless harnesses, straps and buckles feel like an engineering nightmare for parents. But they work.
Improved autonomous vehicle technology could reduce the tens of thousands of annual U.S. deaths due to human error behind the wheel. Are driverless cars the next big public health intervention?
Sleep deprivation in teenagers as a result of early morning school starts has been a topic of much debate. There’s more to this issue than just laziness.
Sometimes a user’s death causes technology development to slow down – but other times, progress speeds up to address the newly uncovered problems.
Reactive seats and head restraints would help cut down on head and neck injuries in rear-end shunts.
Those who place responsibility for road accidents on others have worse mental and physical health outcomes than those who…