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A Psychological Solution Prevents Rubbernecking

An accident on the side of the road can distract drivers, leading to traffic jams. Blocking the view can help keep drivers’ eyes on the road and traffic moving. ... More>


Why People Buckle Up in Cars, But Not in Cabs

Most people understand that seat belts could save their lives, but behavioral research shows why they don't always use them. ... More>


Music in the Car Can Cause Teen Drivers to Tune Out

Most drivers listen to music or the radio in the car, but for inexperienced drivers listening to music may become a dangerous distraction. ... More>


Real-Time Data May Be the Best Backseat Driver

Researchers from the University of Groningen find that live in-car feedback with financial Pay-As-You-Drive incentives dramatically reduced speeding and unsafe driving behavior. ... More>


Old (Commuting) Habits Die Hard

The ideal time to convince commuters to make the switch from driving to taking public transportation appears to be right after a major event disrupts their day-to-day travel routine. ... More>