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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released fatal traffic crash data for calendar year 2016. According to NHTSA data, which was collected from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, 37,461 lives were lost on U.S. roads in 2016, an increase of 5.6 percent from calendar year 2015. — source [...]
Parisians and tourists were encouraged to stroll through the City of Light on Sunday as officials banned cars from its streets for a day. Paris has experimented with car-free days in the past, but Sunday marked the first time the entire city was handed over to ramblers, cyclists and roller-bladers. Only emergency vehicles, buses and [...]
http://cdn.downtoearth.org.in/library/large/2017-07-11/0.70143700_1499765921_traffic.jpg Researchers have found that traffic speed remains slow even during non-peak hours (Credit: Vikas Choudhary/CSE) An analysis of traffic on major arterial roads—build with the purpose of removing congestion—has found traffic speeds across Delhi-NCR have worsened. The study was carried out by non-profit Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) using real-time Google Maps data [...]
London's transport authority announced Friday that it will not renew Uber's license, saying the company is not "fit and proper" to operate in the city. The move, if upheld after an appeal, could deal a serious blow to Uber's business. Transport for London cited the company's approach to reporting serious criminal offenses, and the way [...]
Worldwide, three new cars roll off the line every second – that’s 73 cars and 18 million utility vehicles per year. Most run on gasoline. In industrialized nations, the trend is moving towards so-called downsizing engines: smaller but with direct gasoline injection and turbocharging. This technology is kind to the environment and saves fuel, the [...]
Researchers from Leicester’s Hospitals and the University of Leicester have found that driving for more than two hours a day appears to steadily reduce intelligence. Those who drove more than two to three hours a day typically had lower brainpower at the start of the study, which kept on declining throughout and at a faster [...]