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Driving Under the Influence of Friends is Risky for Teens

Teen drivers are far more reckless behind the wheel when driving with peers, suggesting that passengers’ attitudes can profoundly affect drivers' risk-taking behavior. ... More>

Researchers Investigate Why Cyclists Run Red Lights

Analysis of video from urban intersections reveals several psychological factors that lead bicyclists to ride through red traffic signals. ... More>

Parenting Advice From ‘America’s Worst Mom’

Using Science to Help Teach Teens Safe Driving Skills

Teens are among the most dangerous drivers on the road, but psychological scientists are investigating new ways to help novices learn to drive safely. ... More>

Movies May Rev Up Teens’ Reckless Behavior Behind the Wheel

Early exposure to reckless driving in movies may increase teens’ tendency for risky driving years later. ... More>