News Stories relating to "driving"
Thursday, March 21, 2013
There's a billboard up ahead
, a roadside sign full of language and imagery. You become emotionally distracted, and guess what happens next?
One researcher has discovered that language used on billboards can provoke an emotional response that affects our...
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Don't set off for that long Thanksgiving holiday drive after watching a horror movie. People's driving behaviors can be subtly influenced by emotionally charged images, and research has shown that people often drive more recklessly after viewing an action movie and more cautiously after seeing a relaxing film.
In the November 20th...
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Psychologists have long argued about whether or not video games are dangerous for kids
, but thing's for sure: They're bad for their DRIVING skills. And with the majority of fatal auto accidents involving teens, this is not good news.
Teens who play mature-rated...
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The teenaged brain is not yet fully formed
, which may be the reason why teens have the greatest percentage of auto accidents. Before they buy their kid a car, many parents would like to...
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Our Iraq and Afghanistan war vets
are coming home with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disease), and due to the roadside bombs
they encountered when they were abroad, many of them are having trouble...
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
You know it's dangerous to drive while talking on your cell phone (in many places this is now illegal). Now scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) are keeping you safe by testing a system in the Detroit area that will help you drive in bad weather by passing along information from other drivers about black ice, fog,...