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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>

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>

Bike Visibility Does Little to Change Drivers’ Dangerous Overtaking

Donning reflective safety gear did little to prevent drivers from getting dangerously close when passing a bicyclist. ... More>

Beyond Simple Models of Self-Control

The adolescent brain is more “plastic” than it will ever be again and capable of remarkable adaptability in light of the many challenges that this developmental phase brings. Yet it […]... More>

Why We Worry About Shark Attacks, Not Car Crashes

New research from the University of Waikato demonstrates how our perceptions of risk on the road don’t always match up with the reality. ... More>