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Lengthy Commutes Take a Mental Toll

The longer the drive to work, the lower people rate their overall satisfaction with life. ... More>

Waking Up to Dangers of Drowsy Driving

The link between quality sleep and driving safety is so strong that people’s everyday bedtime routines can be used to predict their likelihood of car crashes. ... More>

You’re A Distracted Driver Even When You Ignore That Text

Using a cell phone while driving is dangerously distracting, but new research from Florida State University shows that ignoring a call or text can be just as impairing. ... More>

Why ‘Batman’ Met a Tragic Death on the Highway

Research shows that pedestrians often underestimate how visible they are to drivers at night, and motorists overestimate their own accuracy at spotting pedestrians in the dark. ... More>

‘Inoculating’ Against Road Rage

A new intervention may help “inoculate” drivers from the cognitive distortions that lead to explosive anger behind the wheel. ... More>