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May 6, 2015

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May 6, 2015

Impulsive, Angry Personalities More Prone to Aggressive Driving, Accidents, Study Finds

Apr. 28, 2015 — Drivers with impulsive, angry personality characteristics are more likely than other drivers to engage in the kind of belligerent driving that potentially leads to accidents, a new study confirms. ... read more

Convenience, Workplace Incentives May Increase Use of Public Transit

Apr. 16, 2015 — Transit stops close to home and workplace incentives are associated with higher likelihood that commuters will choose public transportation, according to ... read more

To Improve Bicycle Safety, Crash Reports Need to Capture More Data

Apr. 2, 2015 — American researchers are calling upon police in all states to improve their reporting of crashes involving vehicles and bicycles. Currently, details on crashes are handwritten by police on paper and ... read more

For Drivers With Telescopic Lenses, Driving Experience and Training Affect Road Test Results

Mar. 27, 2015 — For people with low vision who need bioptic telescopic glasses to drive, previous driving experience and the need for more training hours are the main factors affecting performance on driver's ... read more

Traffic Fatalities Spike During Spring Break

Mar. 18, 2015 — Come spring break, college students from all over the country travel to warmer climates for time off from school and to escape the cold weather. However, it's not all fun in the sun. At popular ... read more

Better Products, Services for Winter Maintenance, Traffic Safety

Mar. 18, 2015 — Researchers have developed increasingly better road weather and winter maintenance services, and combined them into product and service packages. Consequently, information is available on wintry road ... read more

'Distracted Driving' at an All-Time High; New Approaches Needed, Experts Say

Mar. 17, 2015 — The advent of cell phones, text messaging and heavy urban traffic has taken the issue of 'distracted driving' to a historic level, a new report says, although it also identifies some ... read more

Alarms in Cars Could Cut Crash Rates

Mar. 10, 2015 — An in-car alarm that sounds when sensors on the vehicle detect an imminent crash could cut crash rates from one in five to one in 10 for drivers over the of 60 suffering tiredness on long journeys, ... read more

Mar. 2, 2015 — The chemical signature of water vapor emitted by combustion sources such as vehicles and furnaces has been found in the smoggy winter inversions that often choke Salt Lake City. The discovery may ... read more

Developers Help Fund Transit Through Value Capture Plans

Feb. 25, 2015 — Transit improvements increase property values, and cities increasingly are asking real estate developers to help fund transit facilities that will benefit their projects, according to a new ... read more

Unexpected Outcomes for Elderly Couples Who Stop Driving

Feb. 24, 2015 — Even if just one member of a couple stops driving, negative consequences result for both the driver and non-driver, a study concludes. The researcher recommends that the elderly and their adult ... read more

Feb. 19, 2015 — Europe cannot achieve the WHO air quality guidelines without strictly controlling emissions from coal and wood burning for home heating, road traffic, and other sources such as industrial-scale ... read more

USA: Little Public Support for Benefit Principle Taxation to Fund Roads

Feb. 16, 2015 — Benefit principle taxes, such as a mileage tax, have the potential to replace fuel taxes and make up for falling revenues. But new research shows that, at best, only one in three Americans believe ... read more

Interconnected IT for Business Models in Rural Areas

Feb. 2, 2015 — More and more people are moving from rural areas to cities, leaving behind crumbling infrastructures that make daily life difficult for those who stay. Some people are bucking this trend. Researchers ... read more

Jan. 28, 2015 — Cities that host bike-to-work events as their sole effort to increase commuter travel by bicycle may be missing a larger -- perhaps more valuable -- opportunity, according to a study. Local ... read more

Jan. 20, 2015 — Researchers studying how the region would react to a sudden spike in gas prices, found those living closest to their work, in areas with more compact street networks and better multi-modal ... read more

Jan. 20, 2015 — Researchers have developed a computer simulation model that helps city officials decide which improvements can be made to increase the number of bicycle users in the city. The model compares ... read more

Jan. 16, 2015 — Only about 2 percent of commuters in three metro areas - Atlanta, the Twin Cities and Los Angeles - reported pedaling their bicycles to the transit station, suggesting the need for better ... read more

Up in Smoke or Bottoms Up: How Policy Could Affect Substance Abuse

Jan. 12, 2015 — Half of young drivers who died in car crashes in American states such as California, Hawaii and West Virginia were under the influence of either alcohol or marijuana, or both. This is the story told ... read more

Social Equity in Urban Transportation Planning: Survey of North American Cities Suggests Ways to Spread Infrastructure Benefits Across Society

Jan. 7, 2015 — During the 20th century, urban transportation planning in North America was mainly concerned with easing traffic congestion, improving safety and saving time for motorists. These days, most ... read more

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