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Does Punishing Speeders Prevent Speeding?

New research finds that tickets and citations may be important tools in convincing drivers to put the brakes on speeding. ... More>


Troubled #hearts — in 140 characters

I joined Twitter in 2008, and I’ve always been impressed by the diversity of this floating conversation. People will just as soon tweet about dinner as the sorry state of […]... More>


Advance Warning for Light Changes Could Make Intersections Safer

A new study finds that drivers who receive advance warning that a traffic light is about to change are far more likely to slow down or stop at intersections. ... More>


A History of Stress May Contribute to Anxiety Behind the Wheel

A history of high stress may be one factor that makes some of us more prone to developing driving anxiety after an accident. ... More>


Observer Article

‘Sensitive’-Topics Research: Is It Really Harmful to Participants?

Two psychology professors argue that “sensitive”-topics research, when approached carefully, is not necessarily more traumatic for participants than “minimal risk” studies. ... More>