News tagged with drivers

Marijuana use involved in more fatal accidents in Colorado

The proportion of marijuana-positive drivers involved in fatal motor vehicle crashes in Colorado has increased dramatically since the commercialization of medical marijuana in the middle of 2009, according to a study by University ...

May 15, 2014
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Don't judge older drivers by age

Encouraging older drivers to self-regulate their driving rather than revoking their licence based on age, has the potential to improve their safety and maintain their independence, a QUT study has found.

Jan 28, 2014
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Truckies hit the road to better health

The long hours and sedentary work life of truckies has the potential to be lethal when it comes to their health, but a new program is helping drivers adopt healthier habits.

Jun 10, 2014
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Over 70 and still driving, who do you listen to?

Studies show older drivers self-regulate their actions behind the wheel, but now a QUT road safety researcher is looking to find out who and what influences their driving decisions and how this feedback can ...

Jul 29, 2014
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Drug use tied to fatal car crashes

It's well known that drunk driving can have fatal consequences, but a new study suggests that alcohol is not the only drug that’s a danger on the road.

Jun 23, 2011
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Driving errors increase with age among older drivers

Even healthy adults with a safe driving record tend to make more driving errors as they age, including potentially dangerous mistakes, such as failing to check blind spots, according to a study published by the American Psychological ...

May 16, 2011
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