News tagged with pedestrians
(Medical Xpress)—Trying to keep an image we've just seen in memory can leave us blind to things we are 'looking' at, according to the results of a new study supported by the Wellcome Trust.
Neuroscience Oct 01, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Just because a driver has passed the motor vehicle administration's vision test may not mean he or she is safe to drive. A recent study found that the frequency and distance at which drivers with moderate levels of blurred ...
Ophthalmology Apr 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Canadians aren't the only people concerned with weather, eh? A new study from McGill and Concordia universities observed pedestrians in nine cities around the world and found people are less likely to walk when temperatures ...
Health Jun 28, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
More than 270,000 pedestrians are killed on the world's roads each year, the World Health Organisation said Thursday, slamming decades of neglect in favour of vehicle transportation.
Health May 02, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Elderly pedestrians face a much higher risk of being killed in a traffic accident than the young do, a new government report finds.
Health Apr 18, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Rapid growth of large cities throughout the world is having enormous impact on traffic safety in urban areas, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Health Feb 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Federal Safe Routes to School program reduces child injuries by more than 40 percent in New York City
The national Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program was funded by Congress in 2005 in an effort to create safe environments for American children to walk or bike to school. Has the program been effective? In New York City, ...
Pediatrics Jan 14, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Almost one in three pedestrians is distracted by mobile devices while crossing busy road junctions, finds an observational study published online in Injury Prevention.
Health Dec 12, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Worldwide, more than 1.2 million traffic fatalities occur yearly, and the lives of pedestrians account for a third of those lost. In the United States, pedestrians make up 12 percent of deaths from traffic ...
Health Dec 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
Researchers from UCL have found that cycling is safer than driving for young males, with 17 to 20 year old drivers facing almost five times greater risk per hour than cyclists of the same age.
Health Dec 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
USC researchers show that men and women focus on different things when paying attention and are drawn away by different types of distractions.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 31, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The ability to cross a road in time is one that most of us take for granted. A new study published in the journal Age and Ageing, entitled 'Most Older Pedestrians are unable to cross the road in time: a cross-sectional study' ...
Health Jun 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Listen up, pedestrians wearing headphones. Can you hear the trains or cars around you? Many probably can't, especially young adult males. Serious injuries to pedestrians listening to headphones have more than tripled in six ...
Health Jan 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Road deaths among young adults and seniors are down nearly 60 percent since 1968, but they still have the highest road fatality rates among all age groups, say University of Michigan researchers.
Health Oct 26, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
People who cycle through London and other major cities have higher levels of black carbon in their airway cells, experts from the UK have shown.
Health Sep 25, 2011 | not rated yet | 1
A pedestrian is a person traveling on foot, whether walking or running. In some communities, those traveling using roller skates or skateboards are also considered to be pedestrians. In modern times, the term mostly refers to someone walking on a road or footpath, but this was not the case historically.
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