While the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Safety Measurement System (SMS) used to identify commercial motor vehicle carriers at high risk for future crashes is conceptually sound, several features of its implementation need improvement, says a new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
A new study inspired by a court case involving a driver seriously hurt in an accident when following another car to a destination, provides evidence to show that the car behind makes risky driving maneuvers. Driving faster, more erratically, closer to the car in front and jumping traffic lights are all blamed on a fear of getting lost. Drivers are advised to provide the follower with a map or navigational guide before setting off.
New research from Concordia's John Molson School of Business (JMSB) has found that cycling can help reduce stress and improve your work performance.
Flying a plane should come with a health warning, according to research led by the University of Stirling. A new study, published in the World Health Organisation journal Public Health Panorama, is the first of its kind to look in-depth at the health of aircrew who are suspected to have been exposed to contaminated air during their careers.
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a system for service vehicles that could reduce emissions and save companies and governments millions of dollars per year in fuel costs.
Stanford scientists have developed a way to wirelessly deliver electricity to moving objects, technology that could one day charge electric vehicles and personal devices like medical implants and cell phones. See video: https://youtu.be/7nkOgiTxfEs.
Most US travelers can't identify a bed bug, and yet the pest evokes a stronger response than any other potential hotel-room deficiency -- putting the hospitality industry in a difficult spot. In a new survey of US travelers, 60 percent said they would switch hotels if they found evidence of bed bugs in a guest room, but less than 35 percent could correctly identify a bed bug in a lineup of other common insects.
As the summer months approach, most people turn to thoughts of sunshine, outdoor barbecues and destination trips. Yet travelers often are greeted by detours, lane closures and delays for road repairs that generally are reserved for warmer weather. Researchers at the University of Missouri have studied systems to alleviate inevitable backups and delays. Researchers found that using variable speed limits in construction zones may ease congestion, reduce crashes and make work zones safer for both workers and travelers nationally.
Black heart attack patients suffered higher mortality rates than white patients when ambulances are diverted because hospital emergency rooms are too busy to receive new patients, according to a new study led by UC San Francisco. In a separate study led by a UCSF researcher, the investigators found that better coordination between correctional and community health care systems can improve overall health equity for released prisoners with chronic health conditions.
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety's latest study analyzes crash rates per mile driven for all drivers and found that for every mile on the road, drivers ages 16-17 are three times as likely as adults to be involved in a deadly crash.