As much as 48 percent of marijuana users in the United States said it is safe for them to drive while stoned. Of the total respondents, 17 percent said they are 'very safe', while 31 percent said they are 'somewhat safe'.
Public Health April 28, 2019
Twenty-one percent of medical marijuana users in Michigan drive while 'very high,' a behavior that increases their risk for car accident. When should marijuana users drive after using cannabis?
Public Health January 11, 2019
Driver fatigue is one of the leading causes of fatal road accidents. According to researchers from Australia, the cars themselves may be to blame for making drivers feel sleepy while behind the wheel.
Public Health July 9, 2018
Car accidents occurred at drastically lower rates among drivers with ADHD taking their prescribed medications than those who aren't, a new study has found. Learn more about this potential benefit of taking ADHD medications religiously, especially for safe driving.
Medicine May 11, 2017
A concussion can affect a patient's driving ability even after the symptoms are gone, according to new research. The next step of the research is to determine exactly when concussion patients can resume driving.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 9, 2017
Video games are a lot of fun but did you know that they can help you develop skills useful in the real world? Action video games, for instance, can help in improving visuomotor skills necessary for driving.
Video Games August 12, 2016
Which states in the U.S. are the most and least dangerous for senior drivers aged 65 and above? Survey findings shed light on the lack of regulations and high roadway fatalities among the graying baby boomers.
NASS July 13, 2016
Driving while talking on the phone is dangerous. This holds true regardless whether the driver holds the mobile device or uses it hands-free.
Car Tech June 12, 2016
People who spend an hour driving every day are more likely to be heavier and have larger waists compared to those who only drive for 15 minutes or less. They are also more likely to develop heart problems.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 10, 2016
Truck drivers with untreated sleep apnea are five times more at risk of getting involved in a preventable crash. The study implies that transportation companies should start implementing in-depth assessment and treatment of sleep apnea among truck drivers.
Life March 22, 2016
Researchers found that regular driving among seniors can decrease risk for dementia. As physical and cognitive functions further decline in old age, pensioners should come up with ways to keep social functions and mobility.
Life January 25, 2016
Night-shift workers who drive home during the daytime while drowsy are at higher risk for getting into car crashes than other drivers. Researchers suggest different ways to avoid accidents caused by drowsy driving.
Life December 23, 2015
Shaun Davis, a 42-year-old driver, filmed himself hitting speeds as fast as 192 miles per hour while driving luxury vehicles on country roads. The videos landed him in court, where he was sentenced with imprisonment for over two years.
FUTURE TECH November 7, 2015
A new study revealed that people who are aged 65 years old and above are less safe while driving because of their declining eyesight. In different trials, elderly people were assessed regarding how they process visual information.
Life October 26, 2015
The number of deaths and serious injuries caused by traffic accidents in the US has dramatically increased in the first half of this year compared to last year. The improving economy and cheaper gas prices, overspeeding and cell phone distractions are the most common causes of road accidents. This year just might be the deadliest driving year yet, since 2007.
Life August 18, 2015
Researchers conducted visual tests to see whether or not the idea of augmented-reality head-up displays on windshields is safe for drivers.
FUTURE TECH June 29, 2015
If a picture speaks a thousand words, how many are said by a video game? For "SMS Racing," plenty. This Gear VR game tasks you with successfully texting while driving.
Geek May 13, 2015
Drugs and alcohol are no longer the top reasons for car crashes involving teen drivers. Distractions, such as talking with others, playing with digital devices, personal grooming and singing are primary actions leading to road accidents.
FUTURE TECH April 6, 2015
When another driver is doing something other than just focusing on the road, it can mean big danger for every other driver on that road. It's a scenario that's happening everywhere.
Society April 6, 2015
Don't put that Chapstick on while driving in Las Vegas. Highway patrol officers are pretty serious about citing drivers for distracted driving as one woman found out.
Society April 5, 2015
It's horrifying to watch as your car is picked up and towed away...but what would happen if you jumped in and took off? One Chicago man dared to do the impossible...
Internet Culture April 2, 2015
A recently signed decree in Russia prevents individuals with 'disorders of sexual preference,' along with those who have certain psychological and physical conditions, from obtaining a driver's license.
Life January 10, 2015
Teen drivers in smaller cars, or older vehicles, face greater risks of death in accidents, study finds. New cars better are protecting occupants in crashes, researchers point out.
Society December 23, 2014
A Virginia vendor aims to get a text-tracking gun closer to the hands of cops. Do you know how fast you were going and don't you know texting while driving is illegal?
Car Tech September 17, 2014
A new survey ranked the states that have the rudest drivers. New York, stereotypically known to be rude, ranked in the top five, but the state with the rudest drivers may surprise you.
Internet Culture September 16, 2014
The state with the rudest drivers is Idaho. Yup, New York landed third on the ranking and New Jersey is in spot number eight.
Arts & Culture September 15, 2014
Walking and cycling have better mental health benefits over driving. Experts suggest that driving for longer distance has worse effects on mental wellbeing of a person.
Life September 15, 2014
Cannabis is legal in two states for recreational use, and may be coming soon to several others. But, how does this affect drivers on the road?
Life September 2, 2014
Parents’ constant calls are distracting driving teens. A new report found drivers are responding to parents more than their friends when behind the wheel.
Internet Culture August 11, 2014
New report reveals teen drivers are mostly talking to parents when they're behind the wheel as they're afraid to ignore the call. But when texting and driving it's a friend they're communicating with.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 9, 2014
Texting and talking on the phone while driving is considered dangerous driving, and accounts for 11 percent of teen fatalities. A new study suggests teens may actually be texting and talking to their parents most of the time.
Society August 8, 2014
Everybody knows that texting while driving is dangerous -- even those who do it. But did you know it's significantly more dangerous that driving drunk?
Internet Culture August 1, 2014
Along with wear, many used cars aren't equipped with the safety features needed to protect the youngest and most inexperienced drivers. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety lists the safest used cars.
FUTURE TECH July 18, 2014
Sleeping and drowsy drivers are at risk of road accidents, but there were approximately 1.8 million drowsy drivers in the last 30 days. One in 25 drivers surveyed by the CDC likewise said they have fallen asleep while driving in the prior month.
Life July 4, 2014
The number of teens who smoke, get involved in physical fights and sex is declining but teenagers engage in risky behaviors such as texting while driving and not using condoms.
June 15, 2014
Los Angeles has the worst traffic in North America, a study from TomTom reveals. That doesn't come as a surprise for LA residents.
FUTURE TECH June 6, 2014
You may get ticketed if you mix Google Glass with driving. At least in California.
Wearable Tech November 3, 2013