This Street Has No Lanes, Signals, or Signs—And It's Safer For It

Imagine a street where pedestrians, bikes and cars peacefully coexist without any posted regulations or official roadway technology. Is this some autonomous car utopia of the near-future? Nope. This is a globally proven design for safer streets, which is finally making its way to the U.S. » 10/28/14 4:10pm 10/28/14 4:10pm

How Long a Yellow Light Should Be

Sitting at a red light can feel torturously long, but yellow lights often seem suspiciously short. It's not all in your head: some yellow lights are too short. There is an ideal minimum length of a yellow traffic light. You just might never experience it (especially if you're from Chicago). » 10/17/14 6:30pm 10/17/14 6:30pm

This Norwegian Road Tunnel Exists Solely to Set Fire to Things

The Runehamar Tunnel on the west coast of Norway is a piece of disused underground road infrastructure that has found an unexpected second life through its new and bizarre purpose: it now exists solely as a place for setting fire to things. » 12/11/13 9:42am 12/11/13 9:42am

Disturbing Billboard Bleeds When It Rains

The local government in Papakura, New Zealand isn't screwing around when it comes to road safety. Their new bleeding billboard campaign takes a Red Asphalt approach that they hope will creep out reckless drivers. » 7/06/09 4:00pm 7/06/09 4:00pm

Hindsight Cyclist Glasses Are Eyes in The Back of Your Head, Kinda

The Nike Hindsight cyclist's glasses from designer Billy May (we loved his Torn lights before) are designed to do one simple thing: stop cyclists from getting hurt on the roads. At the extended side of each lens is a carefully arranged high-power Fresnel lens that captures the view to the sides of the wearer's head,… » 10/22/08 5:09am 10/22/08 5:09am

Chrysler Cars With In-Car Internet and WiFi This Year; Road Safety…

Chrysler has announced its intention to bring internet access to its vehicles. The functionality will be added to existing models this year, and will be followed by assembly line produced, internet ready automobiles. The connections will rely on mobile phone towers and a monthly subscription charge will be levied on… » 3/23/08 12:15pm 3/23/08 12:15pm