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September 5, 2015

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September 5, 2015

Police at Risk of Traffic Injuries in Stopped Cars, as Well as When Speeding, Study Finds

Sep. 1, 2015 — Vehicle crashes are the largest cause of death among police in the United States, but what conditions contribute to the risk faced by officers? The first quantitative study of the issue finds a few ... read more

Study Examines How, Why States Adopt Drunk Driving Laws

Aug. 10, 2015 — The severity of drunk driving within a state is not the most important predictor of whether states adopt new laws to restrict drunk driving -- nor is the political makeup of the state government. ... read more

New Database Could Make Airport Ground Movements Quicker, Greener and Cheaper

July 29, 2015 — A new system for calculating the quickest and most fuel efficient routes for moving aircraft on the ground could transform the way our airports operate, according to new ... read more

Switching Off Street Lights at Night Does Not Increase Car Crashes, Crime

July 28, 2015 — Reduced street lighting in England and Wales is not associated with road traffic collisions or crime, according to research. The study suggests that local authorities can safely reduce street ... read more

July 27, 2015 — A logging company has agreed to begin dismantling abandoned logging roads currently being used by poachers to access prime Amur (Siberian) tiger habitat in the Russian Far ... read more

Research Encourages the Consideration of Air Pollution When Planning Housing Near Transit

July 7, 2015 — Policymakers and developers lack a complete picture of the potential dangers of air pollution when advocating the construction of high-density housing (like apartment buildings) along traffic ... read more

July 6, 2015 — Researchers have designed EYES, a new system for smartphones and tablets –now in the prototype phase– which aims to make overtaking manoeuvres safer on highways. EYES provides visual help to the ... read more

It Pays to Repave in Colder Climates

June 25, 2015 — Repaving roads is a costly and complicated process, especially when the road is a critical artery. But new research from Norway shows that switching to more durable asphalt could save significant ... read more

Innovating Bridge Repair: Avoiding the Rush-Hour Nightmare

June 18, 2015 — Researchers have been testing a solution that would significantly reduce this cost and avoid the kind of construction zone traffic interruptions that make rush-hour commutes a ... read more

June 17, 2015 — A new study examines 25 metro regions over 20 years to see who has the shortest and longest commutes to work. The new analysis also covers commuting to work when the U.S. was affected by unemployment ... read more

Vehicle Direction, Not Driver Biometrics, Best Way to Detect Drowsiness

June 16, 2015 — Drowsy drivers take a heavy toll on the nation's highways, so finding a reliable way to test for fatigue to mitigate its potential damage could have a significant impact on highway safety. ... read more

US Freight Rail Regulations Outdated, Modernization Recommended

June 10, 2015 — While a 1980 reform law enabled the modernization and stabilization of the US freight railroad industry, federal regulation has not kept pace with the industry's transformation and should be ... read more

How Did the Chicken Cross the Road...safely?

June 3, 2015 — Protecting animals from speeding vehicles doesn't have a one-size-fits-all solution. Instead, a more detailed understanding of preventive measures should be gained through scientific ... read more

You’re Driving Yourself to Burnout, Literally

May 26, 2015 — Commuting length, distance, and means are stress factors that can lead to burnout, reports a new study. The research offers no surprises: the bigger the city, the more stressful the commute, at least ... read more

More Cycling With E-Bikes

May 20, 2015 — Electric bikes make people cycle longer and more often, a new study concludes, adding that the effect is best on women. A new study focused on how people use the electric bike and how the electric ... read more

Real-Time Data Sharing Can Make Airports Greener and More Efficient

May 18, 2015 — Aviation engineering experts have revealed a new framework that could reduce delays, improve efficiency and cut pollution at major international airports. With increasing air traffic, rising fuel ... read more

Six Times More Expensive to Travel by Car Than by Bicycle: Study

May 12, 2015 — It is six times more expensive for society -- and for you individually -- if you travel by car instead of cycling. This has been shown in a study from Copenhagen, a city of cyclists. It is the first ... read more

New Study Assesses Risks of Extreme Weather to North Texas Roads, Runways

May 12, 2015 — A new study explains how climate change and extreme weather will significantly disrupt infrastructure across the Dallas-Fort Worth region by the end of the 21st century. The assessment found the ... read more

Teens Probably Won’t Like Self-Driving Cars, but Their Parents Will

May 8, 2015 — If consumers have their way, self-driving cars will enable parents to keep tighter reins on teen motorists. A new survey reveals that people are soundly in favor of putting parental controls in ... read more

Traumatic Brain Injury Linked to Increased Road Rage

May 5, 2015 — Ontario adult drivers who say they have experienced at least one traumatic brain injury in their lifetime also report significantly higher incidents of serious road-related driving aggression, said a ... read more

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