International News - August 2017

The Northern Lights is distracting drivers, Icelandic police warn

We are all familiar with the risks of driving under the influence of alcohol, but what about driving under the influence of the Aurora Borealis?

Well, that’s becoming an increasing problem...

Trait Anger Linked to Dangerous Behavior Among Drivers

Trait anger and driving anger are positively correlated with dangerous driving behavior, with driving anger partially mediating the effect of trait anger on dangerous driving behavior, according...

India will ban self-driving cars to protect jobs

India has become the first major economy to say no to driverless cars, with transport minister Nitin Gadkari saying the government "won't allow any technology that takes away jobs".


Sleep deprivation costing Australia $66 billion a year

Inadequate sleep kills more than 3000 people and costs Australia $66 billion each year, a Sleep Health Foundation report says.

The report found more than one Australian dies every day — 394...

Fleets need time and assistance to comply with clean air proposals

Fleets will need time and financial incentives to adapt to measures outlined in the Government’s new air quality plan, industry bodies have warned.

A ban on the sale of all new “...

China’s fast growing vehicle population will see further congestion

China’s fast growing vehicle population is posing major challenges for traffic management, especially in major urban areas. Traffic congestion is already a serious problem in the capital Beijing...

Europe’s road death rate still too high

There is widespread consensus across Europe that the road death rate remains too high. There was an average of 51 road deaths/million inhabitants in the EU during 2016. Overall, there was a 2%...

Britain to Ban New Diesel and Gas Cars by 2040

LONDON — Scrambling to combat a growing air pollution crisis, Britain announced on Wednesday that sales of new diesel and gas cars would reach the end of the road by 2040, the latest step in...

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