Tag Archive for 'car travel'

Car use taxes society

December 18th, 2012 by European Cyclists Federation

On average, every car in Europe produces external costs of the equivalent of €1,600 per year in noise, air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and accidents not covered by liability insurance. This figure comes from a study published in the paper “The true costs of automobility: External costs of cars” that was produced and presented to […]

Traffic at 30 mph is too fast for children’s visual abilities, scientists reveal

November 26th, 2010 by Royal Holloway University of London

To coincide with Road Safety Week new research has been published by researchers at Royal Holloway, University of London that reveals that primary school children cannot accurately judge the speed of vehicles travelling faster than 20 mph. The researchers measured the perceptual acuity of more than one hundred children in primary schools, and calculated the […]