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Risky Drivers More Likely to Ignore Road Rules Even as Pedestrians

Research comparing risky behavior between pedestrians and drivers finds that some people are more likely to engage in dangerous behavior, behind the wheel or not. ... More>


Yellow Lights Pose Particular Peril for Older Drivers

Our reactions at yellow traffic lights may change in unexpected ways as we age, making intersections particularly dangerous for older drivers. ... More>


Risky behavior by teens can be explained in part by how their brains change


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>


Bicyclists Beware: The Psychology of Car-Bike Crash Risks

Differences in how bikers and drivers perceive risk on the road could have implications for preventing crashes. ... More>