Deciding when someone no longer has the ability to drive safely can be difficult – and it’s not just a matter of age. But there are practical steps we can take to ensure older drivers are safe.
Developers love the cul-de-sac, but for the rest of us it’s one of the least practical and efficient ways to design streets.
It’s the holidays and for many of us, that means driving. Here’s how to keep your cool on the road this summer.
Residential ‘stroads’ – neighbourhood streets that have become rat runs for through traffic – can be turned back into safe, mixed-use streets that put residents’ and children’s needs first.
Private car accidents dominate crash numbers in Ghana.
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Fatal road injuries are among the top 10 causes of death in Ghana.
Low-quality asphalt binder — the glue that holds roads together — can leave roads prone to cracking in cold temperatures.
The quality of asphalt binder — the glue that holds roads together — influences their condition. Binder made from Alberta bitumen is low in waxes and could extend pavement lifespan.
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.