Stories tagged accidents

Watch out for cars with bumper stickers. A social psychologist in Colorado has found that the more bumper stickers a car has, the more aggressive the driver will be, and the more likely to succumb to road rage.

All I’m sayin’ is “Forget about world peace – visualize using your turn signal.”

Researchers at the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque looked a decade's worth of data, and showed that bicycle crashes are more likely to be deadly when the rider has been drinking, is an adult male, has a collision with a car, or is riding on a high-speed roadway. They also found that helmets have a significant protective effect, although they don't much help riders hit by cars. (The findings were presented at the American College of Emergency Physicians Annual Scientific Assembly.)