Their analysis finds that the costs exceed the benefits by over $170 billion – but it includes four major errors in the calculations.
Bumps in the road are dangerous, expensive and difficult to fix.
Our brains work differently the morning after the night before.
Hundreds of US cities have red light cameras to try to catch traffic violations and prevent accidents. But research shows that the cameras may encourage other types of accidents.
From the 1930s to the 1960s, 'The Negro Motorist's Green Book' and 'Travelguide: Vacation and Recreation Without Humiliation' offered African-American roadtrippers lists of black-friendly businesses.
Most road fatalities involving heavy vehicles are caused by the other party, not the truck driver. We need to educate road users on how to be safer around trucks.
Motor vehicle crashes are a public health crisis in the US. Distracted driving laws can save lives – but only some states have them.
There's a common, popular and well-studied method to ensure new technologies are safe and effective for public use – even if researchers don't fully understand how they work.
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.
A rethink in the approach to road freight transport safety is urgently required to reduce fatalities and injuries.
Letting cars drive themselves could save some people huge amounts of time. What might they do when they would have been driving?
A sociolinguist wonders if they’ll ever be able to interpret the waves, high beams and middle fingers of human drivers.
Road safety campaigns targeting mobile phone use among drivers should emphasise how perceived social pressure is not an acceptable excuse for engaging in the behaviour.
Why do tech companies care so much about self-driving cars? If drivers no longer need to pay attention to the road, they can use their mobile devices even more.
Conventional approaches to assessing the impact of cameras on collisions may be overoptimistic.
While other countries race into the distance, Australia is still on the starting grid when it comes to electric cars. Why so slow? Because we don't have a proper recharging network.
Using ride-hailing services full-time would mean avoiding the hassles of owning a car. But it could cost less, too – depending on how you value your time otherwise spent behind the wheel.
Should parents be worried that many teens are putting off traditional rites of passage like working, driving and dating?
The dystopian urban future imagined in the Judge Dredd comics warns against letting technology rule our transport systems.
You're four times as likely to have an accident while talking on the phone while driving – even hands free.