A new study suggests that being wealthy primes people to act like jerks.
Why teens are more likely to crash when transporting passengers.
States that legalize medical marijuana see fewer fatal car accidents, according to a new study, in part because people may be substituting marijuana smoking for drinking alcohol.
The next time you put the kids in the car, you might want to ask Grandma to drive. Kids are twice as safe when their grandparents are behind the wheel instead of their parents, a new study shows.
A new study finds that among 44,000 U.S. drivers involved in fatal single-vehicle car crashes between 1998 and 2009, 25% tested positive for drug use. The most common drugs were marijuana, cocaine and amphetamines.
(Updated) The blood-alcohol limit in the U.S. is 0.08% — a cutoff that implies that any blood-alcohol content (BAC) south of 0.08% is safe, or at least not illegal.
Is there anything that says summer in America like cruising with the windows low and the tunes on high? Too bad the activity may be a health hazard, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Washington, …
We know it’s a really bad idea to talk or text while you’re driving, but what about walking and talking?
Worsening vision and dulled reflexes might explain why some older folks have trouble behind the wheel. But researchers from the University of Rochester may have uncovered another possibility: the aging brain may be better at …
How do you react when you hear the words “road trip?” Do you get excited, inspired by the idea of being on the road and by the adventure of driving?
Car accidents are the leading cause of death among teens — 16-to-19-year-olds are four times more likely to be in a fatal car crash than 25-to-69-year-olds — so it makes sense to devote a week to a national discussion about …
Between 2008 and 2009, 30 states tried to reduce car crashes by enacting bans on text messaging while driving.
An increase in fatal nighttime crashes involving teenage drivers is likely attributable to an increase in talking and texting while driving, according to a new report from the Texas Transportation Institute. As the Associated Press reports, researchers found that, across the U.S., deadly nighttime crashes involving drivers between the