Black drivers are more likely to encounter police regardless of how they drive, research shows.
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Driver’s license suspensions increase the probability that Black – but not white – drivers incur more traffic tickets, even after the debt is paid, research shows.
Passing distance laws do change driver behaviour. But new research suggests not all the changes are positive.
Be careful on the road.
Despite a decrease in traffic during the pandemic, single-vehicle car crashes increased.
As the recent wave of Black Lives Matter protests have shown many people, racial bias, prejudice and discrimination very much still exist, but have become increasingly subtle and complex.
Uber drivers are back in court for a final showdown with the American company.
Drivers and cyclists develop distinct identities of themselves and others in ways that mirror the formation of ethnic identities. And on-road segregation runs the risk of reinforcing this process.
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.
Car owners’ attachment to driving and the willingness of others to switch from public transport could confound rosy predictions for autonomous vehicles.
Scenarios based on a survey of Adelaide commuters and analyses of traffic flows show it’s possible the congestion could get worse in the transition to driverless vehicles.
When computers take the wheel, the emotive aspect of driving will change significantly.
This is just one example of how being ‘different’ can lead to being treated differently.
Drivers are to blame for about four out of five accidents with cyclists.
Australia has had an 80% increase in cyclist deaths in 2017-18. With drivers at fault in most collisions, their attitude and behaviour should be the main targets for change.
Just like teenagers, robot drivers need lots of practice.
Autonomous cars need to learn how to drive just like people do: with real-world practice on public roads. It’s key to safety, and to public confidence in the new technologies.
A lecturer in transport engineering weighs in on one of the greatest debates of our time.
Decisions made by engineers today will determine how all cars drive.
The biggest ethical challenges for self-driving cars arise in mundane situations, not when crashes are unavoidable.